The Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District (EWGRSD) is committed to the provision of an exceptional educational experience for every student in a safe environment. The Special Services Department’s goal is to ensure all students with disabilities receive their federally guaranteed free, appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment, thus promoting inclusive schooling. EWGRSD is an inclusive school community and places a high priority on meeting the needs of all children within the context of the general education program and classroom. This inclusion ensures all students achieve optimal academic growth while developing socially, emotionally and physically as well as allows children to be full members of our community.

The EWGRSD Special Services Department offers a wide range of continuum of supports and services designed to identify and serve students including Child Find, specialized instruction, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, and social work services. Students are determined to be eligible for special education by meeting state criteria in one or more state defined disability areas.

The Special Services Department at EWGRSD is committed to providing:

  • Individualized research-based services to students while supporting parents and staff to meet the unique needs of students
  • A full continuum of special education and related services in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities from age 3-21
  • Experiences for all individuals to be educated to the extent appropriate in general education settings, and to be as inclusive as possible in its practices in serving students with special needs
  • Partnering with parents to promote the collaboration among the school, home, and community that enables all students to achieve throughout their educational experience and beyond

Occupational Therapy Newsletters

Our newsletters were designed to bring awareness to different areas of development that our students may have difficulty with. The newsletters provide the parents with information on tips and tricks they can use at home to help build and improve the skills for their children.

February Newsletter

March Newsletter

April Newsletter

May Newsletter

June Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter


World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st!!!

Facts About Down Syndrome

Pre School Teacher Sarah Schofield Rocking her Socks!!

Contact Information

Exeter-West Greenwich Special Services
940 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817

Phone 401-397-7420
Fax 401-392-0164

NamePositionEmail Address
Sarah DentzDirector of Special Servicessarah_dentz@ewg.k12.ri.us
Karen BriggsSpecial Services Secretarykaren_briggs@ewg.k12.ri.us
Noreen DionSpecial Services Clerknoreen_dion@ewg.k12.ri.us