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 provide:

  • 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

Contact  Information:  
940 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI  02817
Phone - 401-397-7420
FAX - 401-392-0164

Point of contact


Email Address

Sarah Dentz

Director of Special Services


Karen Briggs

Special Services Secretary


Sharon Roberts

Special Services Clerk



The EWGRSD Resource Guide has been designed to provide essential guidance and to help inform all of our internal and external partners regarding the special education process and supports.“Special education” is defined as “specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.” Included within the document are resources and tools as well as useful tips meant to enhance one's understanding of the regulations which
in turn leads to accelerated student outcomes and learning.

Record Destruction

The Exeter/West Greenwich Public Schools will be destroying “Confidential Records” of students who have moved, graduated or have been exited from special education prior to July 2011.  Records include:  LG 5.1.14 – Special Education Records, referrals to special services, IEP’s, evaluations and correspondences with other agencies relative to special education services LG 5.1.20 – Pre-School Screening and Child Find Records, 3rd grade prior to 2013 Records will be destroyed after August 31, 2016


 EWG SELAC Meetings for 2017-2018


September 12

February 20

October 17

March 20

November 21

April 17

December 19

May 15

January 16

June 19


Meetings are held at 7:00p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School Library.   Call the Special Services office at 401-397-7420 or check the district website @ewg.k12.ri.us for additional information.

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