Administration/Central Services

Ian Neviaser, Superintendent of Schools

Ian Neviaser
Superintendent of Schools

860-434-7238 x3603
neviaseri@region18.org

 

Central Office Staff

Central Office Staff

Kristen Cabral

Titles: Payroll Clerk
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3614

Michelle Dean

Titles: Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3601

Jeanne DeLaura

Titles: Secretary to Superintendent
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3600

Melissa Dougherty

Titles: Director of Special Services
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3615

Adam Eldridge

Titles: Financial Accountant
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3604

Jennifer Frazier

Titles: Secretary to Director of Special Services
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-0487 ext. 3606

Eileen Griswold

Titles: Accounts Payable Clerk
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3613

Holly McCalla

Titles: Business Manager
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3607

Susan Miller

Titles: Secretary to Director of Curriculum
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3609

Ian Neviaser

Titles: Superintendent of Schools
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3603

Jacqueline Piccolo

Titles: Secretary, Special Services Department
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-0487 ext. 3602

John Rhodes

Titles: Director of Facilities and Technology
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-8182 ext. 3605

Marcia Welsh

Titles: Secretary to Director of Facilities and Technology
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-8182 ext. 3608

Business Office

Holly McCalla, Business Manager                            

(T) 860-434-7238
(F) 860-434-9959
(E) mccallah@region18.org

Business Office Forms can be found here.

Facilities Department

Facilities Department

49 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
(T) 860-434-8182
(F) 860-434-4412 or 4413

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

John Rhodes
Director of Facilities
Email: rhodesj@region18.org

Glenn Fergione
Assistant Director of Facilities
Email: fergioneg@region18.org

Marcia Welsh
Secretary
Email: welshm@region18.org

Asbestos Information for Staff and Parents

In compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act ( 40 CFR 763.93 [g] [4] Regional School District #18 of Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut provides this annual public notice that the schools listed below all have EPA AHERA Asbestos Management Plans for the safe control and maintenance of any asbestos containing materials found in the buildings. These Management Plans are available and accessible to the public during normal business hours at the District’s Administrative Office (49 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 434-7238) and at each of the following schools: the Center School, 49 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 860-434-7238; the Middle School, 53 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 860-434-2568; the High School, 69 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 860-434-1651; the Mile Creek School, 205 Mile Creek Road, Old Lyme, CT 860-434-2209; and the Lyme Consolidated School, Rt. 156, Lyme. CT 860-434-1233

Facilities Work Requests (School Dude)

Submit a work request

Building Administrator/Maintenance/Custodial/Staff Login:retrieve/manage requests

Facility Usage

Please contact Marcia Welsh at (860) 434-8182 for information on facility usage.
Buildings Grounds Usage Form (Word document)
Buildings Grounds Usage Form (PDF document)

Policy 4600  Use of School Facilities, Buildings and Grounds

Guidelines for use of Weight Room

  • Board of Education policy governs the use of school facilities by community members. This governance includes the use of the weight room.
  • The Region 18 weight room is first available to Region 18 athletic teams as supervised by coaching staff and to students in posted hours during the school year. Students must always be supervised by a paid staff member.
  • Staff may use the weight room but cannot do so in isolation for safety reasons. Access is exclusive to staff members and does not extend to their families or friends.
  • Groups wishing to access the room can contact Marcia Welsh in the Facilities Office at 860-434-8182 x3608 to schedule time in the weight room. Scheduling will be done in accordance with Board of Education policy. This includes proof of insurance and fees if applicable.
  • The weight room is not open to the public except through scheduling by the Facilities Office.

Five Year Facilities Plan

Green Cleaning Information for Staff and Parents

Notification to Staff and Parents on Pesticide Application

Public Act 99-165 mandates the notification of staff and parents and guardians of students prior to application of pesticide. Anyone who wishes to be notified may register to receive notice by emailing Jeanne DeLaura at delauraj@region18.org or calling her at 860-434-7238. The Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools has not and does not plan to use pesticides but we are mandated by Public Act 99-165 to notify all staff and parents. See Board of Ed Policy below in its entirety.

Policy 6560 Pesticide Application in School Buildings

Radon Testing November 28 - December 1, 2016

School Facilities Survey CT ED050

Solar Power Energy

Turf Field Study

Health Office

HEALTH OFFICE / HEALTH SERVICES

Ellen Maus, Nurse Coordinator
860-434-1651 x1004
Email: mause@region18.org

Each school has a registered nurse on duty during school hours to attend to student health needs. First aid measures for illness and injury occurring in school will be performed according to the written standing orders approved and signed by our medical advisor. Treatment for injuries occurring at home and off school premises are the responsibility of the parent/guardian and family physician.

At the start of each school year or upon school entry, an updated “Health Services/Emergency Information” form is required from each student. This annual update provides your child’s school with contact information and instructions in case of illness or injury during school hours. It requests names and contact phone numbers of other people who have agreed to be contacted if you are unavailable. It is the responsibility of the parent to arrange for pick-up of the student if deemed appropriate by the school nurse or administration. Your signature at the bottom of the form authorizes release of your child to the parties indicated, emergency medical transport and treatment, and permits information about your child to be shared by the school nurse with appropriate staff on a need to know basis.

State regulations require each child to be immunized according to the current immunization requirements. Proof of immunizations is to be provided to the health office prior to admission to school. The State also requires a physical examination for students in Pre-K or K, Grade 6, and Grade 9. Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 9 student physicals are to be recorded on the blue State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record, and Pre-K physicals are to be recorded on the yellow Pre-K Health Assessment form. All mandatory (*) screening items are to be completed by the physician’s office. The front page is to be completed by the parent/guardian, and the completed form is to be given to the health office. New entrants from within the United States are to submit a school entry physical form from their previous school(s) that addresses the screening items that are required in District 18. New entrants from outside of the United States must present a recent physical examination dated by a U.S. licensed physician within 12 months of entry.

Annual screenings are conducted on selected grades according to state regulations, and you will be notified in advance if your child will be screened. Vision screening is conducted annually in grades K-6 and 9, hearing screening in grades K-3, 5, and 8, and scoliosis screening in grades 5 through 9. Parents/guardians will receive a written physician referral if their child has a possible deficit in one or more of these screenings.

A STUDENT SHOULD REMAIN AT HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OF COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS OR DISEASE

• A temperature of 100 degrees or greater. Students should be fever-free without use of a fever-reducing medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.

• Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Students should remain at home until they have stopped vomiting for at least 24 hours and are able to tolerate fluids.

• Sore throat that is accompanied by fatigue, body aches, and fever.

• A persistent/disruptive cough lasting for more than a few days or with a fever.

• Live or evidence of pediculosis (head lice) found in the hair.

• Eye discomfort with itching, redness, pain, and discharge.

• Skin rash suggestive of a communicable disease.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

State regulations and Board of Education policy mandate that medication shall be administered to students during school hours only when it is not possible to achieve the desired effects by administering the medication at home. If medication administration of prescribed or over the counter medication is necessary during school hours or school activities, the following criteria must be met:

• A medication authorization form for each medication is to be completed by the physician, dentist, APRN, or PA with written authorization by the parent/guardian and is to be kept on file in the health office. Medication authorization forms are available online at the district website, from the school health office, or from your child’s physician. The forms are to be renewed annually.

• The medication must be in its original container, properly labeled with the student’s name, medication name, time of administration, dosage, and not more than a 90-day supply. Any remaining medication is to be picked up at the close of the school year.

• Self-administration of medications for treatment of asthma and life-threatening allergies are appropriate when approved by the physician, parent, and school nurse.

• All medication, except those approved for transport by students for self-administration, shall be delivered to the school by the parent or other responsible adult and shall be received by the school nurse or, in her absence, the principal or designee.

• All medication, except for those that are approved for self-administration, will be administered by the nurse or trained staff.

• Students may not carry or maintain any unauthorized or unidentified medication in school or on the school bus.

USE OF COUGH DROPS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Non-medicated cough drops/throat lozenges will be administered by the school nurse with written permission from the parent. Medicated cough drops (includes those with menthol) require a physician and parent authorization.

All cough drops/throat lozenges should be brought to the health office clearly labeled with the student’s name and brought in by the parent/guardian. Students will be monitored by a school nurse or designee while the product is being administered.

MEDICAL EXCLUSION FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS

If a student is ill or injured and unable to participate in PE class, a parent may submit a written excuse that will be accepted for a maximum of two PE classes. Students who require a longer exclusion from PE must have a physician’s note excluding them from PE class that includes date parameters of a maximum of six weeks. Students requiring additional exclusion time will be required to obtain a written extension time from their physician.


MEDICATION REGULATION REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE NO PRIOR HISTORY OF ANAPHYLAXIS

Medication regulations require Connecticut schools to designate and train voluntary nonmedical qualified staff to administer emergency epinephrine in cartridge injectors (epipens) to students who have not been previously identified by a physician as having a severe allergy. It authorizes the emergency use of epipens by nonmedical staff if the school nurse is not present or available during the school day hours on school grounds. The professionals will meet annual training requirements. Any parent or guardian who does NOT want epinephrine administered to their child who has NO PREVIOUS HISTORY OR DIAGNOSIS in the event of a severe allergic reaction must submit a letter in writing to the school nurse.

 

Special Services

SPECIAL SERVICES

49 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(T) 860-434-0487
(F) 860-434-9959

Melissa Dougherty 
Director of Special Services
Email: doughertym@region18.org

Jennifer Frazier
Secretary 
Email: frazierj@region18.org

Jacqueline Piccolo
Secretary 
Email: piccoloj@region18.org
 


Special Services offered by the Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools

Preschool Program

Preschool Program Family Handbook


Public Notices

Child Find

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5 and have concerns about his or her development in areas such as language, motor skills, cognition, social/emotional, or self-help skills, the Lyme-Old Lyme Preschool Team can be contacted for information, consultation, screening or evaluation. Questions and concerns can be directed to Myra Gipstein at 860-434-0487 or 860-434-7238.

Peer Visits - Preschool Program Scheduling Visits

The Lyme-Old Lyme Preschool is a tuition free program designed for identified special education students and selected peers. This program serves preschool age children in the communities of Lyme and Old Lyme. 

If you are interested in having your 3-year-old child participate in the Lyme-Old Lyme Special Needs Preschool as a peer during the 2019-2020 school year, visits are being scheduled for March 27, 2019. Children three years old by August 31, 2019 are welcome to participate in a spring peer visit. 

Peer selection is lottery-based, with consideration for age and gender balance in each preschool class. Please contact Myra Gipstein at Center School (860-434-0487 or 860-434-7238) for more information.

Other Special Education Information

Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center brochure

Connecticut State Department of Education brochure entitled, "Steps to Protect a Child's Right to Special Education: Procedural Safeguards"

Connecticut State Department of Education brochure entitled, "Parental Notification of the Laws Relating to the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Public Schools"

Connecticut State Department of Education's web site and their brochure entitled "A Parent's Guide to Special Education in Connecticut"

Transition Bill of Rights for parents of students receiving special education services

"Building A Bridge from School to Adult Life" (a handbook for students and family members to help with preparation for life after high school)

Do you have questions about your child's learning? Want to connect with other families? Need information about special education? View a helpful brochure that is designed to provide families with access to organizational resources that can provide information regarding the rights of parents and students as contained in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

 

Technology Department

Patricia Aldrich

Titles: Technology Facilitator (Specialist)
Locations: Middle School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-2568 ext. 2202

Michelle Dean

Titles: Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-7238 ext. 3601

Tisha Kirk

Titles: Technology Facilitator
Locations: Mile Creek
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-2209 ext. 3308

Andrew Liefeld

Titles: Computer Technician
Locations: Middle School, Technology
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-2568 ext. 2412

Tammy Noyes

Titles: District Technology Specialist
Locations: Middle School, Technology
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-2568 ext. 2512

Hugo Ordonez

Titles: Technology Facilitator
Locations: High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-1651 ext. 1019

Andrew Raucci

Titles: Instructional Technology Specialist
Locations: Middle School, High School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-1651 ext. 1035

John Rhodes

Titles: Director of Facilities and Technology
Locations: Central Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-8182 ext. 3605

Jennifer Whelan

Titles: Instructional Technology Specialist
Locations: Mile Creek, Lyme School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-434-2209 ext. 3348

VISION STATEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Beginning in kindergarten and continuing throughout middle school, all students will regularly and effectively utilize technology to research, gather, organize and communicate ideas and data. By the end of eighth grade, all students will be technologically literate according to national standards so that they are prepared to utilize all aspects of technology independently, creatively and productively. All students and staff will look to technology to solve problems, enhance learning, express ideas creatively and open new worlds of communication.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT TO BOARD OF EDUCATION JANUARY 2019