• PARENTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS (POSES)/
    Parent Advisory Group (PAG)
     
    Dear Parent/Guardian(s):
     
     
    The 2022-2023 school year is under way. We invite you to remain active in the educational experience of your son or daughter in school.  Please review the website for general information regarding the district's Child Study Teams, educational resources and additional community resources.
     
    The Parents of Special Education Students (POSES) Parent Advisory Group (PAG) was created to:
    • provide parents, guardians and caregivers the opportunity to share input regarding special education programs and services in the school
    • increase community involvement and elicit input on relevant topics for future presentations and information sharing, and
    • facilitate communication for positive interactions with district and school staff.   
     

    Meetings for Parents of Special Education Students (POSES) will be posted here for your review and participation.

     

    See below for ongoing updates and information about our upcoming Parents of Special Education Students POSES) meetings:
     

    At this time, the Parents of Special Education Students (POSES) advisory group has organized the following meetings:
     
     
    Overview of Services from DVRS/DDD for Transitioning to Adulthood
    Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2022
    1:00-2:00 p.m.
    at Sequoia Alternative Program
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    Navigating DDD Services Beyond High School
    Monday, Dec. 5th, 2022
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    at Lenape High School, Large Group Instruction Room

     

     
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    Navigating Transportation Resources for Students with Disabilities
    Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
    Virtual Meeting
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    Understanding Special Needs Trusts & NJ ABLE
    Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
    Virtual Google Meet joining info
    Video call link: https://meet.google.com/raf-jkcg-ofd

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    Available Medicaid Funding to Support Adults Beyond High School
    Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
    Virtual Teams meeting
     
    Joining information will be coming soon.
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    POSES Transition Resource Fair
    Thursday, March 16, 2023
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    In-Person only at Lenape High School/South Cafeteria
     
     
    Please join us! You'll have the opportunity to meet school representatives from the POSES advisory group, as well as district facilitators.
     
     
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    If you have any questions about our parent advisory group and meetings, you may reach out to the following facilitators:
     
    Mrs. Debbie Goldsborough, Lenape High School
    (609) 654-5111, extension 337300
     
    Mr. Scott Wellborn, Shawnee High School
    (609) 654-7544, extension 448200
     
    Mrs. Jenn Vasconcelos, Seneca High School
    (609) 268-4600, extension 668400
     
    Mrs. Donna Ward, Cherokee High School
    (856) 983-5140, extension 234700
     
    Ms. Madyson Keen, Sequoia Alternative Program
    (609) 268-3700, extension 370500
     
    Dr. Abbie DiMenna, Child Study Team Supervisor
    (609) 268-2000, extension 557900
     
     
    We are pleased to extend this partnership opportunity with you to collaborate with the Special Services Department.
     
    We look forward to your participation and feedback! 
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Mrs. Patricia Piserchia
    Director of Special Services

Fall POSES Virtual Meeting 11/18/2020