Student Services

Student Services Office

The Student Services Office assists schools in meeting the unique needs of identified students living in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. Educational services, evaluation, curriculum modifications and accommodations are offered to children through individualized learning programs. Families, guardians and other significant adults plan with teachers and specialists to coordinate educational plans for particular students. Our District is dedicated to educating all students and believes that students with disabilities should be educated in full inclusion to the greatest extent possible within the least restrictive environment. Special education services are a continuum of services, accommodations, and/or modifications designed to meet the needs of students through the Team process.

Craig Davidson, Director of Student Services
Foster Care Point of Contact


Cristina Salvador, Administrative Assistant
Office Phone: 508-758-2772 ext.1942 / Fax: 508-758-2802
Address: Office of Student Services, 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739


Doreen Lopes, Early Childhood Coordinator
Website: Early Childhood Services
Office Phone: 508-758-2772 ext.1948 / Fax: 508-758-2802
Address: Office of Student Services, 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739


Special Education Secretaries

  • CENTER SCHOOL - Jennifer Rusinoski 508-758-2521 | Fax: 508-758-3153 | 17 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

  • OLD HAMMONDTOWN SCHOOL - Jennifer Rusinoski 508-758-6241 | Fax: 508-758-4667 | 20 Shaw Street, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

  • ROCHESTER MEMORIAL SCHOOL - Kimberly Amato 508-763-2049 ext. 2001 | Fax: 508-763-2623 | 16 Pine Street, Rochester, MA 02770

  • SIPPICAN SCHOOL - Lisa Daniels 508-748-0100 | Fax: 508-748-1953 | 16 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738

  • OLD ROCHESTER REGIONAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Donna Kirk 508-758-4928 ext. 4215 | Fax: 508-758-6021 | 135 Marion Rd, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

  • OLD ROCHESTER REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - Deb Threlfall 508-758-3745 ext. 1423

Tiered Focused Monitoring Press Release

During the week of December 6, 2021 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Old Rochester Regional Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring reviews each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations.

The chairperson will conduct a Parent Orientation meeting to explain the review process and provide parents with an opportunity to ask questions. The Parent Orientation will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 4:30p.m. The link below will provide families access to the Parent Orientation.

Executive Functioning PD

On November 3, 2020 Mr. Allessi provided a virtual professional development opportunity for educators to support our students in regards to executive functioning. If you are interested in viewing Mr. Alessi's training please use the link below.

Philip J. Allessi

Old Rochester Regional School Psychologist
Philip J. Allessi, MA/CAGS, NCSP, LMHC, LEP (he, his, him)
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Educational services in home or hospital

An Old Rochester Regional MA Superintendency Union #55 public school student, who, due to documented medical reasons, is confined to home or a hospital for fourteen (14) school days or more during the school year, is entitled to receive home/hospital educational services as described under 603 CMR 28.03(3)(c). Students with chronic illnesses who have recurring home/hospital stays of less than 14 consecutive school days, when such recurrences have added up to or are expected to add up to more than 14 school days in a school year, are also eligible for home or hospital educational services if they are requested and the medical need is documented by the physician. In this context "Old Rochester Regional MA Superintendency Union #55 student" means a student who is enrolled in an Old Rochester Regional MA Superintendency Union #55 school district or a charter school, or a student who is being educated with public funds in an educational collaborative or an approved private day or residential special education school.

On the right you will find two forms -

The first form is for 14 or more days that a student must remain at home or in a hospital on a day or overnight basis, or any combination of both, for medical reasons and for a period not less than fourteen school days in any school year, a student is eligible to receive educational services in that setting, temporarily, from the public school district…

The second form is for 60 or more days that an eligible student is likely to remain at home, in a hospital, or in a pediatric nursing home for medical reasons for more than 60 school days in any school year, the Administrator of Special Education shall, without undue delay, convene a Team to consider evaluation needs and, if appropriate, to amend the existing IEP or develop a new IEP suited to the student's unique circumstances.

Don't hesitate to reach out to your building administration or the office of Student Services for more information.

CR18 - Notification of changes to home hospital.pdf

Home Hospital Notification

603cmr28.03-3c-form (14 days).docx

14 Days or More

603cmr28.03-3c-form (14 days).docx

60 Days or More

Important District, State, and Federal Student Services Updates:

Each bar below is an interactive link for important updates by the district and the state regarding special education and student services

Old Rochester Regional School District

Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55

Student Services Event Schedule