Bully Prevention and Intervention Plan and Policy:
The Department oversees the schools Bully Prevention and Intervention Plan and collects all relevant information regarding the reporting and investigations of incidents.
Comprehensive Counseling Programs:
The Department oversees the kindergarten to grade eight counseling program that provides all students with:
Responsive Services – Individual counseling sessions; parent consultations regarding individual student needs; coordination with outside referral sources.
Individual Planning – Academic and career guidance; parent and student consultation regarding planning and goal-setting; interpretation and analysis of assessment instruments.
System Support – Community outreach; parent education programs; teacher consultation; school improvement planning.
The planning and implementation of the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (MA Model); New Initiative for Pre K – 12.
Home and Hospital Bound Educational Services: Students are provided with educational tutoring by certified staff.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Services:
McKinney-Vento Homeless Program facilitates programs serving legally homeless children and their families. We offer assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Homeless Student Form is available in English (pdf.) and En Español (pdf.). Contact Rebeca Chaverri, Homeless Educational Coordinator, at 413-534-2000 X220.
Section 504/ADA policy is implemented consistent Section 504 procedures. All Section 504 data (504 plans, lists of eligible students, discipline records) is collected and maintained for future reference
Maintain Student Records in compliance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).