District Departments > PPS/Special Education

Student Support Services

  • An Advanced Learning Program (ALP) is provided to academically gifted students in grades 2-8.
  • Bus Service is provided for students who live beyond one mile in grades K-5, 1-1/2 miles in grades 6-8, and 2 miles in grades 9-12. Call 625-7449 for information.
  • The English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides instruction for all students (K-12) with limited English proficiency.
  • Guidance Counselors in the secondary schools help students with educational and career planning, as well as personal problems.
  • Health Services are provided to the schools by the Greenwich Health Department. Public health nurses inform parents of physical examination and immunization requirements and conduct vision, dental and hearing tests.
  • Homebound Instruction is provided for those students who, for medical or other designated causes, are unable to function in the regular school setting.
  • A Nutritious Lunch is available for students who wish to buy a hot or cold meal. Milk may be purchased separately.
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists are provided to students with disabilities who require specialized instruction in fine and gross motor areas.
  • Remedial Reading assistance with a reading specialist is available in each school.
  • School Psychologists are available to conduct evaluations, counseling, and consultations for students experiencing academic, social or emotional difficulties in each school.
  • Social Workers, who serve as liaisons between the school, home, and community, provide intervention when necessary to enhance a student’s adjustment and functioning at school.
  • Speech Services are available for students with speech and/or language disorders.
  • Students With Disabilities are provided through IDEA and Section 504 with accommodations, individualized special education programs, related services (such as those seen on this page), accommodations and modifications in general education, alternative learning environments and programs, assistive technology and extended school year services. All programs are developed using a team that includes staff, families and the student.
  • Summer School is provided on a tuition basis for students K-12 who would like remediation, content review, opportunities for acceleration and enrichment, or need to make-up credits.
  • Title 1 is a regular education supplemental program (K-5) focusing on reading/language arts and mathematics. Support is provided within the classroom setting by Title 1 teachers, reading specialists and/or instructional aides at eligible elementary schools. Funding is provided by the Federal Government and the Greenwich Board of Education.

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