2020/21 School Year
For the 2020/21 school year we expect to host most meetings virtually. We will publish meeting links in advance of each meeting as well as via our Facebook.
The Fairfield SEPTA typically meets the last Wednesday of the month. Meetings typically start at 7:30pm. Each meeting begins with a roundup of SEPTA news, all are welcome!
September: 9/30/2020 -“Meet” and hear from the FPS Special Education department coordinators… new faces and change-driven plans to help ensure special education students and staff are supported and prepared to learn and grow this year! Access the meeting presentation: SEPTA Virtual Meeting_30SEP20_Agenda-Slate-Budget 20-21. To watch the meeting (video 1.5 hours): click HERE
October: 10/28/2020 – Vote in your new Board, Approve our 2020-21 Budget and stay to hear a special Presentation: Onboarding New Caregivers. Rehab Associates team will share topline tips on what and how to prepare a new caregiver to work with special needs children. Insights and best practices from their Special Needs Caregiver Training. Content and handouts can be found HERE
November: 11/18/2020 – Financial planning in the time of Covid
January: 1/27/2021 –Catch up on SEPTA Business – Special Presentation: Financial planning in the time of Covid. What’s new, what’s changed, what’s on the horizon. Q&A with Michael Beloff, Wealth Advisor, Stratos Wealth Management, specializing in assisting special needs families. SEPTA Virtual Meeting Jan 2021 Agenda & Summary
February: 2/24/2021 – Standards-Based IEPs
Jon Goodison, Middle School Special Education Coordinator, will discuss Fairfield’s transition to standards-based IEP development including a parent Q&A session. Preview: Want to understand more about the background toStandards-based IEPs in CT, check out the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center article, Aligning IEP and Academic Content Standards, https://cpacinc.org/special-education-eligibility-aligning-iep.aspx
March: 3/31/2021. General Meeting: Update from Rob Mancusi on Special Education, Meet new Elementary Special Education Coordinator, Zoe Dolan, Learn more about the SEPTA Scholarship program. Nominating Committee Q&A – We hope you will join us and take an opportunity to talk about SEPTA, what we are doing, what we can do, and how we can grow and improve this Spring into next Fall!
April: 4/28/2021 Topic: Making Time for Self-Care: Our friends at Inspire Inc will present ideas and strategies to help busy, special needs families prioritize self-care to improve overall care.
May: 5/26/2021 This will be our last business meeting of the year. Please join us for a Vote. Use your voice (and your Vote) to elect the 2020-21 slate! View the slate by clicking this link https://fairfieldsepta.org/execboard/. Please also review the proposed 2021-22 Budget HERE.
Meeting ID: 988 0615 4154
2019/20 School Year
All meeting will take place from 7:30- 9pm Library @ McKinley Elementary School, 60 Thompson Street. Child Care available* in APR unless otherwise noted
SEPTEMBER: 9/25/2019 Welcome to the 2019/20 School Year! Meet the Staff and Open house
DECEMBER: 12/18/19 Cookie Walk & Parent Social
FEBRUARY – JUNE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
2018/19 School Year
OCTOBER 2018 10/24/2018, 7:30- 9pm Library @ Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. After the business meeting, Fairfield SEPTA welcomes Shelley Macaluso, Medicaid School-Based Services Coordinator will explain the Medicaid Billing process with parents and answer any parent questions regarding the Medicaid School-Based program for Special education and 504 students.. October 2018_Meeting Minutes_draft
NOVEMBER 2018 11/28/2018, 7:30- 9pm Library @ McKinley Elementary School, 60 Thompson Street. Child Care available* in APR. Kate Maxham, Staff Attorney from the Probate Court will discuss current revisions to the guardianship program as well as an overview of guardianships and conservatorships for parents as their children turn 18. November 28 2018_Meeting Minutes & Reports – Google Docs
DECEMBER 2018 12/19/2018, 9:00- 12:00pm Building Lobby 501 Kings Hwy East
This is a beloved event raising funds and holiday cheer…But we need your support! We need you to Bake, Bake, Bake. Click HERE to signup to help out and/or let us know what fantastic sweet you will be making! The annual Cookie Walk will take place at Central Office (501 Kings Highway) from 9am – 12 pm (or while supplies last!). Come fill a box (or 2) of eclectic holiday sweets perfect to bring to any family event! $15 per box – Cash or Check
JANUARY 2019 1/30/2019 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER January 30 2019_Reports Cancelled due to weather
FEBRUARY 2019 2/27/2019, CANCELLED
MARCH 2019 3/27/2019, 7:30- 9pm Library @ Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road, We will announce the details of this years’ SEPTA grant recipients and have invited some current and past grant recipients to come and talk about the programs they have initiated with these funds, their successes and their long-term goals March 27 2019_Meeting Minutes & Reports
APRIL 2019 4/24/2019, 7:30- 9pm Library @ McKinley Elementary School, 60 Thompson Street. Child Care available* in APR. Presentation of the 2019/2020 Slate. April 24, 2019_Meeting Minutes & Reports
MAY 2019 5/29/2019, 7:30- 9pm Library @ Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. Vote in the 2019/20 Board, Presentation. May 29, 2019 Meeting Minutes & Reports
JUNE 2019 6/6/2019 Taco Loco 7-9pm – End of year Parent Social
2017/18 School Year
SEPTEMBER 2017 Welcome to the 2017/18 year. Fairfield SEPTA welcomes the new SPED Director & Staff Meeting Minutes 9.27.2017
OCTOBER 2017 October meeting presentations focused on extra curricular programming available to Fairfield families. Meeting Minutes 10.25.17. Westport-Weston YMCA Special Needs Programming 2017-18 Fairfield Adaptive Recreation Dance 4 All Abilities
NOVEMBER 2017 – Fairfield SEPTA welcomes Rehab Associates to learn about their programs and the Special Caregiver Course
DECEMBER 2017 – No meeting – COOKIE WALK & HOLIDAY SOCIAL
JANUARY 2018 Presentation shared by Rob Mancusi regarding department initiatives for 2018-19 as well as the new Medicaid requirements of all CT school districts and the independent special education program review. Special Education department updates (SEPTA Jan312018R) Meeting Minutes 1.31.18
FEBRUARY 2019 2/27/2019, CANCELLED
APRIL 2018 Provider Fair
MAY 2018 Voted in the 2018/19 Slate and budget. First presentation “Vision of a SPED Graduate” where we welcomed members from FPS who spoke about transition and the Community Partnership Program (CPP).