Student Support Services

Dear families,

I am reaching out to share thoughts and support for you and your children during this unsettling time.  I recognize that it is challenging for all families to have students home due to school closure, but that it is particularly challenging for families whose children have disabilities, are learning English as a new language, or benefit from the structure and supports the school day can provide.  The Office of Student Supports has been working diligently with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), other districts, and our teachers and colleagues to provide you with as many resources, supports, and access to up to date information as possible.  I recognize that you may have many questions about how a long term closure affects your student(s).  You can find resources on this webpage, the special education webpage, and the district webpage for Updates/Information Due to School Closures.  Your student's educational team will also be in contact with you to assist you and your student with learning opportunities while at home. 

As much as I would like to say we have this all figured out, we simply do not.  We are all learning together and it will take patience and practice on everyone's part.  We will get through this together and as we try new ways of connecting and supporting your students learning please let us know how we can assist you.

I will be accessible through email at mary_lammi@needham.k12.ma.us and can also arrange a to speak with by phone.  

Thank you

Mary Lammi
Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services 
Office of Student Support Services
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Mary Lammi
Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services
(781) 455-0400 x11213
mary_lammi@needham.k12.ma.us

Penny Belezos
Administrative Assistant for Student Support Services
(781) 455-0400 x11213
penny_belezos@needham.k12.ma.us  
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