Welcome to Student Services!

Gina Da Lan, Interim Director of Student Services

Irina Safina, Secretary
Kim Mitchell, Secretary

459 Main Street, Third Floor
Medfield, MA 02052
Phone:   (508) 359-7135
Fax:  (508) 359-9829

Student Services encompasses the following departments - Special Education, School Health Services, and School Guidance Departments.

Preschool Screening Dates 2017-2018

Massachusetts Special Education Law requires that each school district conduct screenings as part of a “child find process” in order to identify those children in need of special education support. Medfield Public Schools uses preschool screening as the first step in the process.

The screening is voluntary and is for children ages 2 years, 9 months up to the age of 5 years old and is designed to review a child’s development and to assist in the identification of children who should be referred for an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.

In accordance with the law, Medfield Public Schools will conduct screenings of children throughout the school year at Memorial School. Please call Meg Nelson, Preschool Special Education Team Chairperson at 508-359-5135 ext. 5019 for more information about the screenings and/or to schedule an appointment for your child. The following are the screening dates for the 2017 - 18 school year:
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 (9 - 11 am)
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 (9 - 11 am)
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 (9 - 11 am)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special Education?

Special education is specially designed instruction and related services that meet the unique needs of an eligible student with a disability or a specific service need.  This specially designed instruction is necessary to allow the student with a disability to access the general curriculum.  The purpose of special education is to allow the student to successfully develop his or her individual educational potential.  (From the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Federation for Children with Special Needs)

What services are provided?

Medfield Public Schools may provide the following services based on a student’s disability.

  • Learning/Academic
  • Speech/Language
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Social/Emotional (Psychological)
  • Physical Therapy

How do I refer my child for special education?

Referrals need to be made in writing to the Director of Pupil Services or the building principal.  Included in the referral should be:

Web Resources

Web Resources

SEPAC

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Click here for the SEPAC website.

The purpose of the Medfield SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) is to work for the understanding of, respect for and support of, all children with special needs in the community. To that end and pursuant to 603 CMR 28.07(4), the Medfield SEPAC shall:

  • Advise the school district on matters that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities and meet regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school district special education programs (Section 3 Chapter 71B).
  • Promote a network of parents of children with special needs and provide a forum to share information, and discuss matters of common concern and interest.
  • Promote communication among families with special needs students and the Medfield Public Schools.
  • Provide informational forums to parents, students, educators and other professionals involved with children with special needs.
  • Promote communications and programs within the community to encourage understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of children with special needs.
  • Communicate with local, state, and national organizations, as well as councils/groups that support children with special needs.