Cyber Safety Presentation Feb 27, 2018

Cyber Safety: Do’s and Don’ts for Keeping Safe from Online Predators

Digital devices are great for instant communication with friends and family and our online world can be a fun place to socialize. However, the internet is a place where many unsafe people and situations can be found. In this session, parents and guardians will learn about the following: safe posting do’s and don’ts, sexting and the related legal and social risks, and gain knowledge and understanding of online predators and grooming in an effort to reduce dangers to youth online.

Presenter: Stephanie Joyal from Children’s’ Advocacy Center of Bristol County

Date: February 27, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

Location: SAIL, 25 Russell Mills Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02748

Please email or call Sherri Tetrault to register  or (508) 998-5599 ex. 130

Delays/Closings For 1/30/2018

SMEC School programs located in Acushnet, Dartmouth, East Fairhaven Elementary, and ORR/Rochester are closed due to weather today. Our TLC program in New Bedford and TSP program in Fairhaven will be open on a 2 hour delay. Our ADH and SAIL adult programs will open on a one hour delay.

Delays for Monday January 8, 2018

On Monday, January 8, 2018, our school programs located at Dartmouth High School will open on a 2 hour delay. At this time, all other SMEC programs are anticipated to be open on a regular schedule.

Program Cancellations/Delays for January 5th, 2018

All SMEC school programs are closed on Friday, January 5, 2018 due to weather. Our adult programs and administrative offices will be open on a 2 hour delay.

Program Cancellations for January 4th, 2018

All SMEC school programs and adult programs, as well as our administrative offices, will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to inclement weather.

Internet Outages

We apologize for any communications issues from our Admin offices and the SAIL and ADH programs. Due to issues beyond our control, we currently do not have internet access or phone access.

Primary Language Program moving to Rochester Memorial School

We are proud to announce the the Primary Language Program, formerly at East Fairhaven Elementary, will be moving to two beautiful classrooms at Rochester Memorial School.

New Multidisciplinary Learning Center accepting referrals

The SMEC Multidisciplinary Learning Center is a new Collaborative special education program offering students
with significant physical and medical needs a safe and supportive learning environment. Located at the state of
the art East Fairhaven Elementary School, the program is a substantially separate classroom serving students in
grades 1-5 and follows a 180 day school calendar with an additional 5 week part-time extended year summer
component. School year program hours are from 8:45 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.

With a 3:1 student to educational staff ratio, the MLC offers instruction in core academic and specialty areas
modified as appropriate to meet the students’ needs and as documented in their IEPs. Our special education
teacher(s), RN, CNA(s) and paraprofessional(s) work together as a team to create an environment where
students with physical and medical challenges are able to succeed. Our speech pathologist, physical therapist,
occupational therapist and school adjustment counselor are available for therapeutic services as needed.
The mission of the MLC is to facilitate a student’s personal growth in a supportive, safe environment. Students
are referred to the program by their Local Educational Authority (LEA).

 Individual/small group instruction
 ADLs
 Medical supervision
 Social skills development
 Community outings
 School lunch program
 Speech/Language Therapy as indicated
 Occupational Therapy as indicated
 Physical Therapy as indicated
 Physical Education

5/31/2017 Board of Directors Meeting Rescheduled

The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 1st. The meeting agenda can be found in the Public Information section of the site.

Program Cancellations for 3/14/2017

All SMEC school and adult programs will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th due to inclement weather. We hope everyone stays home and safe during the storm.