Pupil Personnel Services
Parents are reminded that Massachusetts State Law requires that before children are allowed to enter the public schools, proof must be provided that they have been immunized against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DPT), Polio (OPV), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, and Varicella.
Parents must also bring the following documents with them to complete the registration:
NO STUDENT WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE SAUGUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNLESS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS RECEIVED WHEN PACKAGE IS RETURNED
1. Child's birth certificate
2. Proof of lead screening (test results)
3. Proof of immunization
4. Proof of residency ( i.e. Driver's License, Utility Bill, Lease or Landlord Verification form)
5. Proof of child's most recent physical examination
6. Proof of student withdrawal from previous school
7. Copy of student IEP or 504 if student needs special services
8. Picture identification of parent/guardian driver's license and/or passport Special Education, Section 504-American with Disabilities, McKinney-Vento, English Language Learners, Nursing Services, Clinical and Guidance Services
Special Education Department
Pupil Personnel provides services to meet the needs of individual students that cannot be met through the regular instructional program or administrative procedures of the Saugus Public Schools. Among the services provided are the following: guidance, counseling, screening evaluation and placement of special needs children; psychiatric and psychological evaluation; individual testing; special classes for physically, emotionally and mentally handicapped and children with learning disabilities; speech, occupational and physical therapy; programs for the blind and hearing impaired; vision and hearing testing; and suspension reinstatement.
Section 504 accommodations are provided to all students found to have physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities (including learning). Students determined to be disabled under Section 504 require a response from the regular (general) education staff within the general curriculum. A team of individuals knowledgeable about the student (including parents/guardians) reviews the nature of determine what accommodations and/or services are required. A variety of accommodations and services are offered in accordance with 504 Accommodation Plans; which are periodically documented and reviewed. The Chief Compliance Officer is the 504 Coordinator for the district.
Special Education Eligibility (603 CMR 28.00)
Special Education services are provided to all Saugus students age 3 through age 21 who, because of a professionally recognized disability, are unable to progress effectively in regular education programs even with accommodations and require specialized instruction. A disability shall mean one or more of the following impairments: Autism, Developmental Delay (applies to ages 3-9), Specific Learning Disability, or Impairments age, gender or handicap in, admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.... that are Intellectual, Sensory (includes hearing, vision, or deaf/blind), Neurological, Emotional, Communication, Physical, or Health. A specialized screening program for all preschool and kindergarten students is conducted annually during the first two months request; a Pre-school Team provides screening and/or evaluation for children ages 3-5 years old. Contact the your neighborhood school to make a screening appointment for your child. A wide variety of programs are offered for students with special needs in accordance with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) developed by an IEP Team, of which the parents and/or guardians are key members. The Saugus Public School system recognizes a continuum of settings and provides a full array of services to support academic success for students with disabilities. The continuum of settings ranges from general education within the public schools to hospital placements and juvenile detention/treatment outside of the schools, and will, in time, include a full array of support services in all settings. Students with disabilities that are social-emotional in nature and present as behavior problems are supported through appropriate classroom strategies and services. At all levels, they participate in the full range of specific areas of study and all citywide testing programs.