Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is evident that students, parents, educators and administrators are committed to developing a community of well-rounded learners. I am thrilled to a part of the RSU 14 community of learners. It is my intention to continue the work and initiatives currently in place. I am passionate about finding that spark that makes students light up and encouraging teachers to keep the fire burning. As Carol S. Dweck author of the book Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success shares, “no matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” I believe that effort combined with a positive attitude is essential for success. RSU 14 has a long list of accomplishments of which to be proud.
Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to share some of my favorite books with staff and parents. I love all books, but especially enjoy those that share a message. I would like to share a few of my favorites: Fish in A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt; A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz; and Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae. I am always looking for new books so feel free to let me know what your favorites are!
Director of Student Services
RSU 14- WINDHAM RAYMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSION
The mission of the Windham Raymond School District is to ensure success for all learners.
RSU 14 provides comprehensive special education and related services for children with a variety of disabilities. The programs and services are spread over a continuum. Program options are designed to meet students' academic, functional and developmental needs. We offer special education services based on inclusionary practices, considering the least restrictive environment in order to meet the individual needs of each student.
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SECTION 504 CHILD FIND NOTICE
Windham Raymond School District has a duty to locate, evaluate, and identify any child residing in the District who qualifies for Special Education or Section 504 services. Students eligible for special education services may include those who have autism, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional-behavior disability, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, or visual impairment and who, because of such an impairment, require special education services. Children eligible for Section 504 services include those children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.
If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education or 504 services, or if you would like additional information, please contact your child's teacher, or the District's Director of Student Services, Lisa Garneau at 892-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org