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Phone: 978-777-4539

Welcome to the Student Services Department Site.

Our administrators, psychologists, social workers, teachers and staff work together to provide services and support for students and parents throughout the district.

978.774.6112

Director of Student Services
Lyn O’Neil x2232
oneil@danvers.org

Administrative Assistant to the Director
Debbie Rubano x2238
debrarubano@danvers.org

Administrative Assistant/Financial
Patricia Trask x2235
patriciatrask@danvers.org

Administrative Assistant
Jillian McCarthy x2233
jillianmccarthy@danvers.org

High School Special Education Coordinator 
978.777.8925
Jennifer Callison x2206
jennifercallison@danvers.org

Middle School Special Education Coordinator
TBD

Elementary Special Education Coordinator
978.774.6112
Eric Oxford x2274
ericoxford@danvers.org

Out of District Coordinator and Psychologist
978.774.6112
Dr. Karri Isidoro x2418
karriisidoro@danvers.org

Pre-School Coordinator and Kindergarten Psychologist
978.774.5010
Bethany Stangas x2417
bethanystangas@danvers.org

Great Oak Psychologist
978.774.2533
Dana Caggiano x2240
danacaggiano@danvers.org

Highlands Psychologist
978.774.5011
Dana Caggiano x2240
danacaggiano@danvers.org

Riverside Psychologist
978.774.6112
Bethany Stangas x2417
bethanystangas@danvers.org

Smith Psychologist
978.774.1350
Lynore Connelly x2217
lynoreconnelly@danvers.org

Thorpe Psychologist
978.774.6946
Ana Laguarda x7175
analaguarda@danvers.org

Holten Richmond Middle School
978.774.8590
Christine Brown x3228
christinebrown@danvers.org

Danvers High School
978.777.8925
Jill Porter x2234
jillporter@danvers.org

978.774.6112
Kim Steele x2229
kimberlysteele@danvers.org

978.774.6112
Brittany Anderson x2239
brittanyanderson@danvers.org

978.774.6112
Michaela Wood x2317
michaelawood@danvers.org


Parent’s Notice of Procedural Safeguards

What are Procedural Safeguards? Procedural Safeguards protect the rights of children with disabilities and their parents. These safeguards include the right to participate in all meetings, to examine all educational records, and to obtain an independent educational evaluation (IEE) of the child.

We have included this notice in English, but also have other languages available.

Additional Languages

English

Español

العربية

Cabo-Verdiano

中文 

Français 

Kreyòl Ayisyen 

Português

Soomaali 

Tiếng Việt


Q: What is an IEP?

A: An IEP is the written document reviewed each year that determines the services, accommodations, and modifications that your child will receive. If a service or accommodation is written into the IEP, your child must receive it.

Q: Who needs an IEP?

A: Every child who receives special education services in a publicly funded school, including publicly funded charter schools.

Q: How often are IEP meetings held?

A: IEPs are held at least once a year but if you have a concern, you can request a meeting at any time. Click here to see a Sample Letter for requesting an IEP.

Q: Who decides what goes into my child’s IEP?

A: The IEP team, comprised of the parents or guardians, the student, your child’s teachers, a general education teacher, and someone from the district decide what goes into your child’s IEP. The team may also include others at the request of the parents or the school.

Q: What happens at an IEP meeting?

A: The team meets in order to:
· Describe where your child is now in terms of academic and functional performance areas
· Develop long-term goals for your child to achieve during the year
· Identify short-term steps for your child to help accomplish the goals
· Decide how the team will know when the child has met the goals
· Identify special instruction and related services that your child will receive to help them meet the goals including the amount of time your child will receive specialized instruction
· Discuss accommodations that will help your child meet the goals

Q: Can I request additional time for my child’s IEP meeting?

A: You may table a meeting to request additional time to complete an IEP.

Q: How should I prepare for the IEP meeting?

A: Gather all of your child’s records and evaluations, make a list of questions or concerns you would like to discuss, identify a person (Family member/friend) to take notes during the IEP meeting

Important Links

Immunization Requirement (also available in Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese)

DESE Special Education Home Page

DESE Special Education Parent Information Page

Parent Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

Little Falcons Preschool Program

Preschool Payments

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