Leeway Staff

     Our staff members are dedicated to your child's growth, safety, and happiness.  Our students look forward to coming to Leeway because our school provides exciting activities, and a nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem and warm relationships with peers and adults.

     All of our teachers are certified in special education and have been with Leeway School for many years. Their vast experience allows them to handle any challenging issues that may develop when managing a classroom. Additionally, all of our therapists are licensed and certified. All of our speech therapists not only have a certificate of clinical competency, but most are "prompt" trained as well. Our physical education and music teachers are not only licensed in their respective fields, but are also certified in special education as well.


Director: Linda Imbesi
-Certified Special Education Teachers
-Teacher's Assistants
-1:1 Aides 
-Licensed and Certified School Psychologists
-Licensed Master Social Workers
-Licensed Speech Therapists
-Licensed Language Pathologists
-Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapists
-Licensed and Registered Physical Therapists
-Board Certified Music Therapists
-Certified Physical Education Teacher
-Enrichment Teachers
-Full Time Registered Nurse

 




Tips for Parents from the School Nurse:


Many parents ask, "When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?"
This is not always an easy question to answer! I hope that these tips can help!

A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a comforting place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.

Our School Policy states that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:

- Fever in the past 24 hours
- Vomiting in the past 24 hours
- Chills
- A sore throat
- Strep Throat [your child must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school]
- A bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night
- Head Lice [until your child has been treated according to the nurse or doctor’s instructions]

If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feel the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school.

It is essential that you contact Leeway School if there has been a change in the 2 Emergency Cards you filled out when your child started school. We must, at all times, have a correct phone number where you can be contacted and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached.

Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness.

Cordially,
Regina Leddy, R.N.
School Nurse