Special Education/504 During School Closures
Welcome to the Peekskill City School District
Special Services Department
Distance Learning Main Page
Please click here for a letter to families from Director of Special Services Mrs. Ellen Gerace.
The Special Services department is committed to providing differentiated educational opportunities, resources, academic, social and emotional support services to students and assisting families everyday during distance learning days. CSE meetings are being held via phone conferences. Please explore our website for more information and resources.
If you or your child need help or support during this time, please contact your child’s teacher, your school social worker, psychologist, school counselor, or principal by email. Clinical and District office staff will be checking voicemail. For urgent or emergency situations, please call the Director of Special Services Ellen Gerace, LCSW at 914-522-0624.
Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions & a Special Services Directory
Student Support Services
The Peekskill City School District is committed to supporting the Whole Child. Below, please find some resources that promote social, emotional distance learning and wellness for all students. These resources include tips on mindfulness, yoga and relaxation.
Click on the following link for some fun activities: Social Emotional Learning Resources
For Mental Health Emergencies please contact:
St. Vincent's Mobile Prevention and Crisis Team (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Special Education/504 Committee
Please click HERE for a letter to families from the Director of Special Services Mrs. Ellen Gerace.
Please see packets below that support students in the areas of Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and counseling.
ONLINE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Click the Link to Learn how to use the Talk to Text, Read To and other Google Tools to help your child. Google Features for Students who Need Help
Click the Link for Learning Without Tears: https://www.lwtears.com/freeresources
Click the LInk for Audio Books (Listen to stories and books) Audible.com
Parent & Family Resources
The Peekskill Grab and Go Lunch Program: Free meals are available Monday-Friday for all Peekskill children. Please click here for our meal service schedule.
*Feeding Westchester will be delivering meal kits to Peekskill weekly if possible. Kits will be distributed with the district’s Grab and Go Meal Program. Stay tuned for announcements.
Click below for a list of Westchester County Food Pantries:
Please contact Maria Olivier-Flores for more information or support: