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  • SWBOCES SEPTA to Hold Annual Book Fair Fundraiser

    Organization Receives Portion of Barnes & Noble Sales Nov. 11 and 12

    The SWBOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association is holding its annual Book Fair next month at the Barnes & Noble at City Center in White Plains. The bookstore will donate a portion of sales that day to SEPTA. Shoppers present must present the attached flier at the register.

    The event will include a treasure hunt, storytime sessions and a coloring station.

    If you can't visit Barnes & Noble that weekend, you can support SEPTA through your purchases on BN.COM/bookfairs between Nov. 11 and Nov. 16. Enter Bookfair ID 12236485 at checkout.

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  • Pocantico Hills Update

    Please see the updated School Calendar.  

    Additions:  October 26th and October 1st, School Dismissal will be at 11:20 am.

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  • Center for Special Services Launches "Active Learning" Classrooms at Rye Lake, Pocantico, Irvington

    The “active learning classrooms” have an area where children can sit in an easy chair and rest their laptops on a round table in front of them, or take a spot at a table surrounded by tall office stools. Their regular chairs swivel, allowing for students who are restless or need to fidget to do so while in class.

    Pedagogy has changed from the traditional set up in which teachers stand in front of students sitting in rows, said Scott Kaufman, Rye Lake Middle/High School principal. The new environment is tailored to foster 21st century skills known as the four Cs – critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.

    “The purpose of an active learning center is that kids don’t sit in rows waiting for the teacher to give them instructions,” the principal said. “They have computers at their fingertips. They have information, access to information, immediately. They are able to manipulate the environment to fit the needs of their learning.”

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  • SEPTA MEETING

    RYE LAKE CAMPUS, OCTOBER 3RD : 9:30- 11 AM AND 6:30-8 PM

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  • OPEN HOUSE DATES

    ST. MATTHEW'S, WHITE PLAINS, NY : OCTOBER 3rd, 6:30-8 PM

    CAREER SERVICES, VALHALLA, NY : OCTOBER 4th, 9:30-10:30 AM

    RYE LAKE CAMPUS, WHITE PLAINS, NY : OCTOBER 12th, 6:30-8 PM

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  • Leadership, Teamwork and Pride Are Themes for CSS Staff This Year

    At the Superintendent Conference Days Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, members of the Southern Westchester BOCES administration emphasized the importance of continuing to live the organization’s mission, vision, values and goals. Those include providing services and supports school districts are not able to provide, and being seen as competent, responsive and collaborative leaders in the field.

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  • Back-to-School Immunizations for Eligible Students

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (AIIM) NYS Assessed

These programs provide a highly structured district or site-based classroom environment designed for students with autism spectrum disorders at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  Instructional methodology includes the applications of structured Teaching and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) that have demonstrated effective outcomes in the school environment. Specialized clinical consultation is provided for both structured teaching and ABA classes. In addition to academic outcomes, the development of appropriate communication, social and behavioral skills are stressed.

Grades K-5 CoSer 203.100  Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:2

Grades 6-8 CoSer 203.400  Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:1

Grades 9-12 CoSer 203.500 Student Teacher Ratio 8:1:1

 

 

Included Related Services

* Speech/Language Services Individual (K - 8th Grade Only) 1x30 per week 

*Speech/Language Services Group  1x30 per week

*Consultant Occupational Therapy

*Consultant Speech and Language Services

*Consultant Psychiatric Services

*Parent Training

 

Direct OT, PT, nursing, speech, counseling (additional) or other related services as per student IEP are billed to districts in addition to tuition costs.

Career Training

At the high school level, students may attend half day programs offered through the Center for Career Services, at no additional charge to the district. This program provides students with transition support, career awareness, and vocational experiences and skills necessary for students to attain the Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) or Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification. Districts are responsible for providing transportation services for students to be able to attend programs located at the Career Service Center in Valhalla. Southern Westchester BOCES can provide transportation services for a fee that would be billed separately to participating districts.

Location Supervisors and Contact Information

Alberta Grant Johnson, Principal Farragut Middle School & Irvington High School

agrant-Johnson@swboces.org   (914) 591-8529