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Program Registration Form
Summer 2013 Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Development Programs
Five Week Cycle: July 12th – August 9th
Deadline for Registration is June 14th; There is a $25 late registration fee for any forms received after June 14th
For 2013, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from CVS Caremark, the Evan Henry Foundation for Autism, the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Boston Bruins Foundation, Grace E. Brooks Foundation and Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 550 U.A. as well as our community fundraising supporters!
We are pleased to sponsor another summer session of Scituate Public Schools Academic and Social Development Programs running five weeks to complement SPS extended year services on Fridays, July 12th – August 9th. For each program, we have identified highly qualified SPS staff and aide support to provide a low staff to student ratio (usually 1:3 for social groups and 1:4 for academic courses) to assure the quality of this programming for our students. Programs are open to ALL SPS students, unless designated, and are staffed appropriately so that children with special needs can successfully participate in them.
Unfortunately, we no longer accept out-of-town registrations for Scituate Public Schools’ after-school academic and social skills development programs, except for students tuitioned into SPS or Scituate students who are enrolled out of district.
Information on courses offered is outlined below. This information is also available in a brochure that you can download by clicking on the link to the left.
S492 Circle of Friends Plus Music Therapy!! (Pre-school)
This program provides a small group setting for students to develop social thinking and social language to enhance their play skills concluding with a fun and entertaining music therapy session. Through interactive play and small group activities, children build their skills in communicating, sharing and problem-solving. The optimal teacher-child ratio promotes opportunities for children to learn through structured play and facilitated conversations. Children will be encouraged to express themselves, both verbally and through art/journals. Children will practice identifying expected and unexpected behavior in groups by role playing and using puppets. Examples of expected behaviors that will be focused on during the session include listening to others, taking turns and participating appropriately in group settings. A 45-minute music therapy group will be provided by a music therapist from South Shore Conservatory to conclude the session. Social skills, communication, and more will be explored through fun instrument play, singing, and movement! This class is geared toward 4-5 year olds; 3 year olds will be considered if space is available.
Primary Instructor(s): Kim Sheehan (SPED Teacher), Kari O’Briant (Music Therapist)
Time: Fridays 9:45–11:45am
Location/Fee: Early Childhood Center Room 131 $80
S493 Seaside Explorers (Grades K-3: open to all schools)
This class will provide a small group setting for students to develop social thinking skills as well as strengthen shared interactions and communication. The program will provide positive experiences for students to develop skills such as: working with others effectively; thinking about others’ points of view and interests; and understanding of expected social interactions. Lots of fun activities such as arts and crafts, board games, physical games, dramatic play, and music provide opportunities for flexible thinking and problem solving.
Primary Instructor(s): Kim Sheehan (SPED Teacher), Devon St. Clair-Barrie (Teacher)
Time: Fridays 8:00-9:30am
Location/Fee: Early Childhood Center Room 131 $60
S494 Math Investigators Plus! (Grades 3-6: open to all schools)
PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM STARTS 7/19, is a 4 WEEK PROGRAM
This program will work on sharpening the students’ math skills using Everyday Math games. It will also equip students to solve multi-step math problems by teaching strategies to understand the question, identify important information, choose an appropriate strategy, solve the problem and then check to make sure it is reasonable. Students will also work on developing their grade level math vocabulary. "Math Investigators" will cover the strands of Number Sense, Patterns and Relationships, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Measurement. Students will develop an understanding of these strands using games to reinforce skill knowledge, group activities for vocabulary development and multi-step problems. A portion of each class will be dedicated to working on the summer math packet assignments in grade level groupings.
Primary Instructor(s): Sharon Taylor (SPED Teacher), Devon St. Clair-Barrie (Teacher)
Time: Fridays 9:45-11:15am
Location/Fee: Scituate High School $50
S495 Reading and Writing Enrichment Plus! (Grades 3-6: open to all schools)
Summer Reading fun! Students will work together in small groups to strengthen their reading comprehension and writing skills. A reading novel will be chosen for the students that is appropriate toward completing part of their summer ELA assignment; some reading will still need to be completed at home. We will read together in small groups and focus on a different literary theme each week. In addition, we will use portions of the district’s writing curriculum that relates to the summer reading assignments.
Primary Instructor(s): James O’Sullivan (ELA Teacher) and Ashley Corcoran (SPED Teacher)
Time: Fridays 8:00-9:30am
Location/Fee: Scituate High School $60
S496 Research Explorers (Grades 4-6: open to all schools)
This class will provide multiple opportunities for students to master research skills in cooperative peer groups. Cooperative groups will provide natural conditions to problem solve, take turns, resolve conflicts, communicate ideas, identify strengths and weakness, and other skills necessary for successful teamwork. While researching unique topics, students will explore organizational techniques, identify strong resources, determine authenticity of information on the Internet, and realize that there’s more to researching than “Google”. This program is designed to provide students with tools to be successful while participating in group work/assignments throughout the year.
Primary Instructor(s): Cindi Walsh- Hamlin (Teacher)
Time: Fridays 8:00-9:30am
Location/Fee: Scituate High School $60
S497 Community Field Trips
(Grades K-8: open to PLC/ILC/Gates students and Scituate students with out-of-district placements)
This program will provide community experiences to students who attend the Primary, Intermediate and Gates Learning Centers as well as Scituate students with out-of-district placements who are interested in participating. This program will provide opportunities for students to further develop appropriate social and communication skills in the Scituate community. The schedule for each week’s outing will be provided in advance of the program.
Primary Instructor(s): Cassondra McNamara (School Psychologist), Shan Morrissey (SPED Teacher)
Time: Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Location/Fee: High School Superintendent Entrance $90
S498 Gates/High School Summer Enrichment Support
Keep your reading and math skills sharp! If you will be in Gates or Scituate High, then you will want to be a part of this small group to work on reading and math summer enrichment packets. The reading novel chosen will be appropriate for the ELA assignment. Some reading will need to be completed at home. For the math component, please bring a calculator, if you have one and your Study Island password.
Primary Instructor(s): Christine Kane (SPED Teacher)
Time: Fridays 9:45-11:45 am
Location/Fee: Scituate High School $80
S499 Gates/High School Traveling Tuesdays
PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAM STARTS 7/2, is a 6 WEEK PROGRAM, 4 HOURS EACH TUESDAY
The focus of this program will be on introducing students to new environments, activities and people in a fun and relaxed setting. We will be going kayaking, to the Espionage at Patriot’s Place, making pizza at Pizzeria Uno, exploring Plymouth Harbor, and enjoying a day at the beach on 4th Cliff. Students will be working on social thinking skills, travel training, money skills and fostering peer relationships.
Primary Instructor(s): Julie Heffernan (SPED Teacher), Kathleen McCarthy (Physical Education Teacher)
Time: Tuesdays 7/2-8/6 (6 weeks) 12:00-4:00pm
Location/Fee: Scituate High School $250
Policies and Procedures
(Please read carefully and complete acknowledgement box on registration form)
- Unless otherwise noted, registration will occur on a first come, first served basis. There are a set number of slots per class reserved for students who receive Special Education services. If those reserved spaces do not fill by the registration deadline, all remaining slots are filled first come, first served.
- Our staff to student ratio allows for most children with special needs to successfully access our classes independently, if the student can understand directions, be able to request assistance and have basic verbal skills to communicate with peers. If you feel your child cannot successfully access a class, Pursuant to Title II of the American Disabilities Act of 1992, it is the responsibility of SPS to ensure equal access for all students in any classrooms, school or school district activity, practice or procedure unless the district can demonstrate that making the necessary modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the program. If a parent/guardian believes that a program is not accessible to their student and wants more information, please call Meaghan Baird, SPS liaison at 781-534-0266 or email email@example.com.
- There is a $25 late registration fee for forms received after the designated registration deadline.
- If you register past the deadline, your child’s start date for the program may be delayed in order to assure adequate staffing.
- Room assignment will be posted at the front entrance the first day of class and/or the instructor will meet you there.
- Attendance will be taken each class; you must sign your child in and out of class. If your child will be absent, please notify the instructor (contact information will be provided first day of class) so all students enrolled are accounted for.
- If someone other than yourself is picking up your child, you MUST give a note of permission.
- If your child needs access to medications after-school, please be aware that there is no school nurse on-site and medications in school offices are locked. Parents are responsible for assuring the appropriate arrangements and information is provided to the instructors. School personnel or instructors cannot dispense medication. If there is an emergency, 911 will be called.
- If your child is intentionally disruptive in the class, you may be called to pick them up early. Chronic intentional behavior problems will result in termination from the program without refund.
- Your emergency contact person needs to be someone who will be available and able to pick up your child.
- Please pick up your child on time. There will be a $25 late fee if pick up is 10 minutes or more after dismissal time.
- I understand and affirm that by registering my child for a CORSE program, I grant permission for SPS, Scituate Recreation and CORSE to use photographs and/or videos of my child in CORSE, SPS and/or Scituate Recreation publications, materials and websites. If there is a need to avoid photos of your child, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org and put your request in writing. Every effort will be made to avoid photos in regards to this request, but it cannot be guaranteed.
- If there is an official school holiday, there is no class that day; it will be rescheduled. If school is cancelled for weather or emergent reasons, there is no class that day; every effort is made to reschedule for this, but make-up classes cannot be guaranteed nor fees reimbursed.
- Refund policy is based on the withdrawal date of the student. Please notify email@example.com immediately.
- Unfortunately, we no longer accept out-of-town registrations for Scituate Public Schools’ after-school academic and social skills development programs, except for students tuitioned into SPS or Scituate students who are enrolled out of district.
To fill out a registration form click here.