Student Support/Special Education
Dear Families and Caregivers,
Many of our students have special needs that will require learning platforms and services provided in different ways. We also provide education for many English Learners (ELs) from different countries who speak languages other than English. We hope that you will find the resources on this page helpful in accessing many of the supports and services Plymouth Public School has put into place during this closure. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Sean Halpin, Director of Student Support Services
Dr. Stacey Rogers, Director of Special Education
Social Emotional Health and Wellness:
Please know that the social-emotional health and well being of our students is of primary concern. The outbreak of the coronavirus may be stressful for students in different ways. Fear and anxiety about the virus can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in children. We are offering students, parents and families resources to help cope with stress in a healthy way. Resources releated to social-emotional learning, academic planning and college/career guidance are offered at each level (grades 9-12, grades 6-8 and grades K-5) and are outlined below. General mental health resources can be found here and mental health resources related to the coronavirus can be found below.
We have provided a staff list of support personnel - including school psychologists, guidance counselors and adjustment counselors. We want students and parents to know that they can reach out to support staff with any questions or concerns. The preferred method of communication for this is email. Students who are engaged in school-based counseling through Gosnold or South Bay should expect services to continue through telephone or web based video. If your student is experiencing a crisis or emergency, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency department or call Plymouth Emergency Mental Health Services (mobile crisis) at 877-996-3154.
Student Support Staff Contacts
Please view file for a list of Student Support staff contacts.
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Resources for school professionals communicating with students about COVID-19 as well as resources for you or loved ones' mental health (resources).
English Learner Education (ELE)/Programa de Educacao para Aprendizes de ingles (ELE)
In Plymouth, the English Learner Education (ELE) Program includes three ESL elementary schools (Cold Spring, Hedge and Nathaniel Morton), one ESL middle school (PCIS) and one ESL high school (PNHS).
Em Plymouth, o Programa de Educação para Aprendizes de Inglês (ELE) é oferecido nas seguintes escolas:
Do Jardim de Infância a 5a série (Cold Spring, Hedge e Nathaniel Morton),
Escola do Ensino Fundamental - 6a a 8a série ESL (PCIS)
Escola do Ensino Médio - 9a 12a serié ESL (PNHS)
GRADES/SERIES ESL SCHOOLS/ESCOLA DE ESL ESL TEACHER(S)/PROFESSORAS
K-5 Cold Spring Elementary School Michelle Lombard
K-5 Hedge Elementary School Nicole Gagne, Natilya Melillo
K-5 Nathaniel Morton Elementary School Lynn Walker
6-8 Plymouth Community Intermediate School Elisa Burek
9-12 Plymouth North High School Maria da Silva
Please view document for a printable list of ESL Teachers. Please feel free to email your student's ESL Teacher with any questions or concerns. During school closure class resources and support for English Learners can be found below.
Por favor veja o documento, para obter uma lista imprimivel dos professores de ESL. Por favor fique a vontade para enviar um e-mail a professora de ESL do seu filho com quaisquer perguntas ou preocupações. Enquanto as escolas estão fechadas, recursos e apoio para de inglés podem ser encontrados:
These workshops (approximately 15-20 minutes each) have been created and designed by Plymouth Public Schools' staff members to help parents and guardians effectively manage their own emotional health during the coranavirus pandemic.
- Self Care: Adult Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) during COVID-19 - click HERE
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): an alternative treatment for emotional distress targeting anger and anxiety - click HERE
- Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS): a strengths-based neurobiologically grounded approach that provides concrete guideposts to operationalize trauma-informed care and empower youth and families - click HERE