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Spring 2014 MCAS Tests

Dear Parents and Brandon Community,
Please note the following revision to the MCAS testing schedule:

Tuesday 3/25 Reading Comprehension Session 1 & 2 for Grades 5,6,8 has been moved to Wednesday 3/26**.

The following is the complete schedule:

Tuesday 3/18: Written Composition grades 4,7,10
Wednesday 3/19: Reading Comprehension Session 1&2 Gr. 10
Friday 3/21: Reading Comprehension Session 3 Gr. 10
Tuesday 3/26**: Reading Comprehension Session 1 & 2 Gr. 5,6,8
Thursday 3/27: Reading Comprehension Session 1 & 2 Gr. 3
Friday 3/28: Reading comprehension Session 1&2 Gr. 4, 7

Please help us to ensure our students have the best possible opportunity to do well during the testing sessions. Encourage your child to do their best, get a good night's rest, and eat a balanced breakfast!

Results of 2014 Spring MCAS will be available in early September 2014.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime at kmccarthy@brandonschool.org or 508-655-6400 ext 243 if you have questions.




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Come to Your Senses: Brandon's New Sensory Integration Program

Brandon is pleased to introduce the only agency-wide sensory integration program of its kind!

  •  New, Dedicated Sensory Integration Room with state-of-the-art, specialized Occupational Therapy Equipment
  •  Partnership with OTA of Watertown to provide OT Services to Students & Ongoing consultation and training for Staff
  •  Sensory Stations at Each Residence (7), In the School (3) and Therapy Space stocked with over $6000 of grant-funded Sensory Tools
  •  Individualized Sensory Integration Plans for students to follow in school and residences
  •  90+ hours of grant-funded training to staff. Targeted trainings for Residential, Educational, Clinical & Case Management Departments.