Scituate High School Best Buddies
Scituate High School Best Buddies 2020-21
Each Month There will be one AFTER-school Meeting for each Cohort (A/B) 2:45-3:30pm
PLEASE NOTE VERY IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE POLICY BELOW
REGISTRATION BEGINS Monday, November 16
Spaces are very limited, so will fill quickly; please request wait list if registration is full.
Purpose of Program:
The Scituate High School chapter of Best Buddies International enhances a caring and compassionate school community that practices inclusion, involvement, peer assistance and acceptance of differences. Interested students will apply for the program below through an online parent registration. Members will attend training programs and in-school activities throughout the year plus additional field trips and activities after school. (In-school activities and field trips will return once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted). Instruction emphasizes the following areas: inclusion, disability training and social thinking development skills. Officially, there is no label of who are the “mentors” and who are the “mentees”; all students participate alongside each other. CORSE has taken the traditional Best Buddies model and expanded into a more comprehensive training program for teens along with generalization activities in the community for socialization. Rather than only have one buddy, students have the ability to form multiple relationships within groups in various settings.
Attendance is expected and evaluated each term for continued participation starting second semester. All Best Buddies Registrants will be required to attend AT LEAST 1 activity in Quarters 3 and 4. Attendance will be taken; it is the student's responsibility to sign in. Attendance sheets will be sent to the Guidance Office to confirm active participation in this program.
WITHOUT THE PARENT REGISTRATION, THE STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE A SPOT.
Registration is FULL, email to be placed on the wait list.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students MUST sign up for the High School cohort they have been assigned. For Cohort A, monthly meeting will be on Tuesdays; for Cohort B, monthly meeting will be on Thursdays. ONLY students who are approved as FULL DAY due to an IEP/504 accommodation can attend both or either monthly meeting(s).
PARENT Required to Complete Registration to Secure Spot:
If registration for your cohort is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to be placed on the wait list. If COVID restrictions ease or attendance requirements are not met, we will be able to add you to the group as soon as possible.
Cohort A Students
Meeting Dates: Tuesdays 2:45-3:30pm
December 15, January 26, February 9, March 16, April 13, May 18
Cohort B Students:
Meeting Dates: Thusdays 2:45-3:30pm
December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13
Full Day Students who attend SHS Mon/Tu/Th/Fri:
MUST HAVE an IEP/504 accommodation that allows the student to attend SHS Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Can attend both or either monthly meeting(s).
Click Here for Full Day Student who Attends Mon/Tu/Th/Fri
Once events begin, you will need to register for each date you plan to attend again in order to meet COVID guidelines for planning and attendance monitoring.
Applicant decision process is administered by SHS Staff Advisors
Questions? Please contact Gail Varrasso/Julie Meredith Room 125
For 2020-21, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Douglas Education Fund, Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation as well as our community fundraising supporters.