Office of Student Services

March 2018

Dear Cambridge Community,

Spring is in the air! The first day of spring this year is March 20th. Let's take a moment to enjoy the extra sunlight, the budding flowers, and that sense of new beginnings and good things yet to come. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome two new members of the Office of Student Services (OSS) Community, Justin Villet and Alyssa Tanner. Mr. Villet is the Lead Teacher for Advanced Learning and comes to Cambridge after working in the Framingham Public Schools. Ms. Tanner is assuming the role of School Psychologist/Team Chairperson for CRLS-Learning Community R; she is joining us after several years of employment with the Worcester Public Schools. Both Mr. Villet and Ms. Tanner started working with us on February 26, 2018. We are happy to have these two important positions filled by such highly qualified professionals.

Please be on the look-out for our OSS Summer Services and Programs Brochure for the summer of 2018. It contains all the necessary information about our Extended School Year Services as articulated in student Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Additionally, it also includes contact information for the OSS Summer Program Supervisors and Lead Teachers.

Members of the OSS Leadership Team and OSS services providers are and will be meeting to discuss student transitions with a specific focus on those key transition years, Special Start to JK/K, Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade, and Eighth Grade to Ninth Grade. In an effort to ensure smooth and positive student transitions, transition teams will be sharing information and engaging in collaborative conversations.

March is Women's History Month! This is an opportunity for us to celebrate, recognize and commemorate the important role of women in American history.

Jean Spera

Interim Assistant Superintendent

Office of Student Services

Students receive a high quality education in the least restrictive environment through the provision of Specialized Services and Supports that meet their unique learning, social, emotional,and behavioral needs.

To collaborate with the school community, families, students, and community stakeholders to ensure the academic, social, and emotional success of every

Year 2 Goals 2014 - 2015 (updated)

OSS Strategic Plan