ASD Opening of School - the ASD Internal Website

Report
September 6, 2013
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Status
Moves
Punch List
Student Health Center
Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment (FFE)
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Chairs
2 drawer file cabinet
Furniture in Cogswell and other areas
Parking plans
Tiger Garden
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Jeff Pelletier, PlantOp and Custodial Staff
Francisco Abeyta and IT Staff
John Hoyt and Staff
Tom Wood and Business Office
Terry Della Vecchia
Student Health Center Staff
Audiology Department Staff
Staff Committee
ASD Board
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Successful!
Still not too late to donate!
Community ribbon-cutting event – Tuesday,
September 17 at 9:30am
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Holt Dorm painted
Voc-tech building PACES classrooms painted
(some offices finished, others this year)
Isola Bella Tower
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Event on August 10th
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2.5 million
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Vocational roof
Gym roof and exterior
4.2 million
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Demolition of Gallaudet Hall (plans 16-18 months)
Roadway repairs
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Tommy Meehan
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Luisa Soboleski
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Director of Education
Principal, PreK-2nd grade
Mandated Audiology and Communication Skills
Principal, 3rd – 12th grade
Nancy Forsberg
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Principal, PACES, CATS and International
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Cindy Paluch
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Director of Admissions/Family Education Services
and Student Management
 Core Dorm Program
 Athletics
 Camp Isola Bella
 PT/OT (contract)
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Karen Wilson
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Director of PACES/Coordinator of PCS
 PACES Residential
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Ed Peltier, Executive Director, Ex Officio
Jeff Bravin, Assistant Executive Director/Chief
Operating Officer
Tom Wood, Chief Financial Officer
Marilyn Rettig, Director, Institutional Advancement
Tommy Meehan, Director of Education
Cindy Paluch, Director of Admissions/FES and
Student Management
Fern Reisinger, Director of Outreach and Special
Projects
Patricia Schoenfeld, Director of Human Resources
Kerry McDowell, Executive Coordinator
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AVS
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Business Office
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Monika Dronzank, Community Inclusion Specialist
Brian Montero, Community Inclusion Specialist
Audrey Stone, Community Inclusion Specialist
AshaJamila Wortham, Community Inclusion Specialist
Ashley Martin, Senior Accountant
Chad Williams, Accounting Clerk
Outreach
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Patricia Karabetsos, Teacher
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PACES
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PACES/PCS
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Margaret Higgins, Administrative Assistant
PCS
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Karen Chekas, Mental Health Clinician
Elisabeth Phillips, Teacher
Jovon Damon, Residential Counselor
Jose DeJesus Sr., Residential Counselor
Johnny Gore Jr., Residential Counselor
Jerome Lindsay, Residential Counselor
Patrick Scott, Residential Counselor
Dean Muszynski, School Social Worker
Sign Language
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Rachel Posner, Community Sign Language Specialist
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Tommy Meehan
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Cindy Paluch
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Director of PACES Program and Clinical Coordinator, PCS
Sandy Bryant
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Principal, Grades 3-12/Quad 1
Karen Wilson
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Principal, CATS/PACES, International
Luisa Soboleski
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Director of Admissions/FES/Student Management
Nancy Forsberg
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Director of Education
Administrative Assistant, CATS/PACES/Int’l
Charise Hoyt
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Administrative Assistant, Grades 3-12/Quad 1
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Kerry McDowell
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Jenilee Terry
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Senior Administrative Assistant, Director of Ed.
Jennifer Pizzoferrato
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Executive Coordinator, AED/COO
Acting Controller, Business Office
Elsie Donaldson
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Senior Accountant, Business Office
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Sue Avery
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Rebecca Abeyta
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Teacher, PACES
Scott Robinson
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Therapeutic Residential Support Counselor, PCS
Anna Shea
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Teacher, Library
Liz Citron
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Teacher, PACES
Kathy Harris
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Teacher, International Studies
Heather Boughton
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Literacy/Reading Specialist
Mental Health Clinician, PACES
Oliver Tolve
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Assistant Dean
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Dotti Dillon
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Schedule Changes
Same schedule throughout the school
4 lunch periods with Study Hall and Community, Social,
and Emotional Development
 Will discuss further in Department meetings
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Professional Development
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Teachers
 The Blueprint: Building Powerful IEPs to Increase Student
Achievement
 DATA, NWEA, and CCSS
 Differential Instruction
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Counselors (Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors)
 FBA/BIP
 Coordination of Services
 Data Tracking Systems
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Communication Group (SLP, TOD, Audiologists)
 Collaboration Services
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Teacher Aides/Residential Counselors
 Paraeducator COMPASS Program
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Technical Assistance
 Group meetings
 Push-in services
 Co-teaching services
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3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month – Teachers
3rd or 4th Friday of the month – RC/TA
3rd or 4th Friday of the month – Counselors
3rd or 4th Friday of the month – Communication Group
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“Life After 4 o’ clock”
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Power School
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Training Friday, September 13
Workforce Now
Dormitory Placement
Fire Drill Simulated Trainings
NY State Justice Center for the Protection of People
with Special Needs
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Ex. “Creative Cuisine with Curt”
Investigates abuse and neglect against facilities
State Central Registry (SCR)
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To report allegations of familial abuse and neglect (not
ACS)
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AVS Training Academy
Interpreter/VRI
Evaluation Committee – CT SDE Requirement
Video cameras in all vans/buses
Job Postings
Tutors
 Athletic Coaches
 Others
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AVS
Increased BRS Referrals
 Rate Change – still waiting for DDS
 Re-evaluate Fiscal
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Outreach Education
11 school districts
 3 interpreters
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Birth to Three
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74 Families
Outreach Audiology
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190 children statewide, including two community
colleges
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Elementary: 36
Middle School: 28
High School: 56
PACES: 31
International Program: 12
Total: 163
Withdrawals: 4 (2 PACES girls, 2 Elementary)
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Platforms
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Facebook www.facebook.com/asd1817
Twitter
Instagram
Blog
How you can help
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Start by “LIKING” us on Facebook!
Send IA photos and snippets of interesting things
going on in the classroom and around campus
Continue to “like” and “comment”
Share your thoughts on interesting content
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Facebook
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Since we launched the page on August 11, we have
receives 414 “likes”
We are using FB analytics to track what our audience
is most interested in
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Teacher of the Year
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Residential Counselor of the Year
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Rebecca Peters
AJ Speranza
Teacher Aide of the Year
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Lisa Turcotte
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Extended School Year 2013/PACES Summer School
Isola Bella Summer camp 2013
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ACA recertification passed with flying colors!
New ropes course
Summer Sign Language & Family Open Swim
Summer ASL classes at Achievement First
PACES Relicensing from DCF Approved through 2015
Audit of School Finances
New Jersey SDE Approval
International continued relationship and 8 new
referrals
Thank you!
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Carol Peltier received her 092 Certification
Kathleen DonAroma received her 092 Certification
Noreen Branley earned an advanced degree from
St. Joseph College
Christa Bolen received $2000 from ING’s Unsung
Heroes Program
Kristin Feldman is a Olympic Gold Medalist in
Women’s Basketball
Cheyenne Rhodes is expecting her second baby
any minute
Melissa Nelly had a baby boy in July!
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September 9 – Opening of School 10am Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony
September 17 – Official Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony
September 26 – Curriculum Night / Big E
October 5 – Homecoming
November 11 – Parent Open House

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