Meetings & Events

2018-19 SEPAC Calendar of Meetings & Events

Title Date Time Place
SEPAC Meeting with Dr. Keough: Special Education Director Update 9/21/18 9:00-10:00am DS High School: Headmaster’s Conference Room 113
SEPAC Meeting 10/19/18 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.
SEPAC Meeting No November Meeting
SEPAC Meeting No December Meeting
Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress 1/18/19 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.
Start Time Task Force Presentation 2/28/19 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.
SEPAC Meeting 3/29/19 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.
SEPAC Meeting 4/26/19 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.
SEPAC Meeting 5/17/19 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.
SEPAC Meeting 6/7/19 9:00-10:00am DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Rm.

 
Meetings
Residents of Dover and Sherborn and the parents or guardians of students who attend our schools are welcome to participate in our meetings and attend our events. Meetings occur regularly and are posted on the district calendar. Agendas are emailed to SEPAC members in advance of each meeting.

Educational Seminars
We provide an annual workshop about the rights of students and their parents/guardians under the state and federal special education laws. In addition, we invite experts to deliver talks on a variety of topics that are of particular interest to parents. Current topics are noted below.


Update from Dr. Keough
9/21/18 at 9:00-10:00am
DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Room

Dover Sherborn School Superintendent, Dr. Andrew Keough, provided an update on the search for a new Special Education Director.


Strategies for Reducing Academic Stress and Creating Successful Students
1/18/19 at 9:00-10:00am
DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Room

Research shows that teenagers are now the most stressed out demographic in the United States. Why are teens so stressed out? What factors contribute to this current state of affairs? And what can be done to mitigate these feelings of stress? Executive function skills are presented as a means of helping students regain control over their academics, schedule and daily life. This workshop covered several executive function domains, and offered specific, practical interventions to try with students to help reduce academic stress.

Start Time Task Force Presentation
2/28/19 at 9:00-10:00am
DSMS: Headmaster’s Conference Room

In accordance with the District Strategic Plan Goal: Social and Emotional Wellness of Staff and Students, Superintendent Dr. Andrew Keough convened a Task Force to investigate whether Dover-Sherborn should consider adjustments to its district start times. Michael Jaffe, our Dover School Committee liaison, is Co-Chair of Dr. Keough’s Start Time Task Force. Michael will provide us with an update about this initiative and discuss the data the committee has been reviewing.

Social Events
Our social events and fundraisers are designed to boost community spirit and foster friendships, understanding, and acceptance.

If you’d like to suggest a particular topic you wish to learn more about, or have an idea for a group activity or fundraiser, please email: sepac@doversherborn.org