Monday, November 6, 2017

DWS' Webster's Weekly

Here's a link to the DWS' "Webster's Weekly".  Hope you find it informative:

Webster's Weekly

Parent Workshop on Basic Rights In Special Education

The Federation for Children with Special Needs
presents
BASIC RIGHTS
In Special Education
A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

The Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under:
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Massachusetts Special Education Law
This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.
Date:           Thursday, November 9
Location:    Martinson Elementary        School  
Time:           7:00-9:00 p.m.           
Contact: Melissa Chiano at marshfieldsepac1718@gmail.com       
Questions regarding this workshop should be directed to the contact individual listed above. A presenter from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct this workshop.  Federation workshops are free and open to the public.  You are welcome to attend any workshop in or outside of your immediate community.  
 
The Federation for Children with Special Needs
Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 Boston, MA  02129
617-236-7210 or 800-331-0688, ext. 0 or http://fcsn.org/pti/workshops/home.php

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Update From Morning Email

Good afternoon.  Below is a brief follow up to the email sent this morning related to the recent threats made on social media:
The Marshfield Public School Department (MPSD) is continuing to work with the Marshfield Police Department (MPD) as they investigate threats that were made by a young adult male which were posted on social media. The threats were directed at the Town of Marshfield and the Marshfield Rams.  As reported in an earlier email sent to the school community, the police acted immediately upon hearing of the threats and intervened with appropriate police/medical intervention and the adult has been removed from our community.

As this is an ongoing police investigation, we cannot speak to the details of what is transpiring on the law enforcement side of this matter.  Those questions should be directed to the Marshfield Police Department.  (There will be a release forthcoming from the MPD on police/court actions taken this afternoon.)

As a school district; however, I can inform you that we communicated with all of our families and staff via email this morning to make them aware of what transpired and what steps the police and schools had taken to that point.  We asked for a police presence at our schools for the morning drop off to provide additional assurances to our families and staff.  In addition, I have issued a no-trespass order to the young adult who issued the threatening comments.  In that order, he is prohibited from entering in or upon any of our seven schools or the district administrative building.  This extends to all adjoining fields and school properties.  In addition, he is prohibited from attending any athletic and/or extracurricular events that involve the Marshfield Public Schools.

As we noted in this morning’s notice to the community, our primary concern is the safety and security of every student who is entrusted to our care. The Marshfield Public School Department and the Marshfield Police Department take this responsibility very seriously and will continue to take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 

Thank you,
Jeffrey W. Granatino

Social Media Concern Email- Morning of 11.2.17

The following message was emailed out to the MPSD school community this morning.

Good morning MPSD Community,

Marshfield Police were notified late last evening that a young adult in the community made threatening comments to the Town of Marshfield and all Marshfield Rams on social media. Marshfield Police immediately intervened with appropriate police/medical intervention and the adult has been removed from our community. We have asked the Marshfield Police Department to provide an additional presence at our schools this morning for safety purposes.  Marshfield police will continue to investigate this threat to ensure the safety of our community.  

Our primary concern is the safety and security of every student who is entrusted to our care. The district/school administration and police department take this responsibility very seriously and will continue to do so. Our guidance department and counseling staffs will be ready to assist any student who might be impacted in any way.

If additional information becomes available we will communicate that electronically using ConnectEd.

Thank you.


Jeffrey W. Granatino

Friday, October 27, 2017

Go Green For Devin


Friday, October 27, 2017 has been proclaimed "Devin Suau Day" in the city of Boston.  Devin, who would have turned 7 years old today, passed away last week, after a hard fought battle against a rare form of brain cancer (DIPG). 

Cities, towns and schools around the Commonwealth, along with some students right here in Marshfield, are commemorating this day, which would have been  Devin's birthday, by going green.  Many buildings, bridges and landmarks around Boston are being lit green as well. in honor of Devin.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween Safety Tips

Just wanted to pass on a bit of information that was shared by the Marshfield Police, as we get ready for the Halloween season:


Friday, October 20, 2017

Martinson Messenger

The following is a link to the latest "Martinson Messenger".  It gives you are great look at what's going on at the MES:

Martinson Messenger