Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
August 31, 2010
Dear Parents/Guardians of The St. Johnsbury School Students:
This letter is to inform you that your child may be eligible to receive supplemental educational services (SES) according to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations. Because we are identified as a school not making adequate yearly progress (AYP), we are mandated to notify you of services that include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation, and educational interventions, provided they are consistent with the content and instruction used by SJS. All of the subgroups of students did not make AYP according to the NCLB accountability system in mathematics and language arts.
These supplemental services are offered only through private sector providers that are approved by the state. Parents may choose the provider from the list provided in the first day packets or online: http://education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/laws/nclba/educ_approved_services_providers.pdf
SES services are available to all students that are eligible to receive free and/ or reduced lunch, regardless of their academic achievement level. However, since there is a financial cap per student, we must give priority to providing services to the lowest achieving eligible students. The SJS will directly pay the providers and create a contract outlining the services and timelines involved. Transportation to and from the provider is the sole responsibility of the families.
If you have not applied to receive free and reduced lunch, we have included an application in your first day packet and in this handbook for your convenience. Our home-school coordinators will be happy to assist you in completing the free and reduced lunch applications. You may reach them by calling Simon Fisher at 748-8616, extension 1203 and/or Jennifer Fournier at 748-8616 extension 1122. If you do not want to access the free and reduced lunch program, but want to participate in SES services, you may provide evidence for eligibility. If you need any additional assistance, or if you have any questions for determining SES services, please contact me, or any school counselor.
Please contact Sherry Hoyt by October 15, 2010 if you would like your child to be considered to receive services from one of the SES providers attached. Mrs. Hoyt can be contacted at 748-8616 ext. 1181 or email@example.com.
Also, following this notice, please find the AYP and NCLB report outlining the services to students and strategies we are implementing in response to our AYP determination!