Special Services

Columbia Special Services Department


The Student Services Department is committed to providing a continuum of specialized instruction, related services, and accommodations for students with disabilities that affords them the opportunity to meet the demands of the general education curriculum. Through the collaboration of special and general education teachers and related services staff, we provide individually designed instruction that addresses both academic and social emotional learning. We believe the most successful student outcomes will be the result of collaborative work between the student, parents and staff.

Important News
Preschool:
  • Preschool      Open House – please join us on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to      7:00 p.m. to talk about the preschool options and structure for next      year.  Lottery forms will be      available.  Please invite any      interested friends, relatives, or neighbors to join us. 
  • Preschool      Screening Dates:  Tuesday, March 20,      2018 (if needed March 21st also).  If you or any Columbia resident you know      has preschoolers and are interested in having them screened, please pass      these dates along to them.  Priority      will not be given to those children screened.
  •  Preschool      Lottery – the public lottery for the 2018 - 2019 preschool classes will be      held in Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Families do not need to be present for      the lottery nor will priority be given to those in attendance.

 If you plan to attend our open house, would like to participate in the preschool screening, and/or would be interested in a lottery application, please call Debbie Dupuis at 860-228-0585.



Contact Information

Barbara Wilson, Director of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator
3 Schoolhouse Road
Columbia CT 06237
860-228-0585 x 115
bwilson@hwporter.org

Deborah Dupuis, Secretary to the Director of Student Services
3 Schoolhouse Road
Columbia CT 06237
860-228-0585 x 112
ddupuis@hwporter.org


The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.