Friendships at School during remote learning

Building Friendships at School During Challenging Times

Under normal circumstances, fostering friendships between students with and without disabilities comes with its own set of challenges. It requires the support and partnership of people who value the importance of friendship. Mix in a global pandemic, with the need to socially distance, and it becomes that much more challenging to accomplish. Join us for […]


Updated Remote Learning Guidance from DESE

Recently, it was announced that Massachusetts schools would remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. DESE followed up with *updated* remote learning guidance, including a 25-page intensive guide on remote learning, along with prerequisite content standards for both elementary and secondary student success. For Special Education specific information regarding remote learning, school […]

DESE's Family Resource Toolbox

Family Resource Toolkit from DESE

Schools must provide a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) regardless of where students are spending the day. DESE released a letter that offered guidance for families on coping with the changing landscape of education, as well as a Family Resource Toolkit last week that lists resources on Covid-19 specific questions, support for families, hotlines, assistive […]

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COVID-19 Special Education Resources

Life has changed drastically for many, including students receiving special education services in Massachusetts. Parents now have the added responsibility of monitoring and making sure their children are keeping up with their school work. MassPAC/FCSN has created simple Student Remote Learning Record worksheet to help you keep track of your child’s learning activities. Download the […]