Child Find Notice

This notice is provided in compliance with State and Federal regulations for conducting Child Find activities in order to identify students who may be in need of an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services.


It is the responsibility of the Sandwich Public Schools to identify any child who may have a disability who is either a resident of Sandwich or who attends a private school within the geographic boundaries of Sandwich even if the student is not a resident of Sandwich. This also includes students who are homeschooled.


Sandwich Public Schools is also responsible for the evaluation of those students to determine if they are eligible for special education or related services under Federal law, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or, Massachusetts State Law, 603 CMR 28 (Massachusetts Special Education Regulations).


Sandwich Public Schools is also committed to identifying children before their third birthday in order to provide early intervention services for three and four year-olds with disabilities. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child's development and would like to have them screened, please call Forestdale Elementary School at 508-477-6600 to set up an appointment.


If you suspect that your child may need an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services, you may request an evaluation, at no cost, through the Sandwich Public Schools Pupil Personnel Department.


Please contact the Bernard McNamara, Director of Pupil Services, at bmcnamara@sandwich.k12.ma.us or 508-888-1054.


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