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1 JOHN LARSON DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES 10/7/2014 EXHIBITION HALL Student Support Services

2 About Me Currently Residing in New Richmond, WI 1 ST Year at Nova Classical Academy Wife, one son, and a daughter do anytime Can’t forget….”Sabre” My St. Bernard Very excited to be here at Nova Goal is to work with families and students and providing quality educational opportunities

3 Format for the Evening General Explanation of Programming Suggestions/Strategies Question/Answer Session 1. For the Q/A, it will be tough to address every specific situation. If you have a real specific question related to programming for your child, please contact me to set up a time to meet and discuss. Thank you!

4 Types of Support at Nova Classical Academy Continuum of Services Response to Intervention Special Education 504 English Language Services Homework Club: Tuesday/Thursdays after school Peer Tutoring: Finalizing Applications Office Hours: Vary by teacher

5 Struggles Just because a student has some struggles does not mean they will qualify for Special Education or 504. Seeking out the resources the school has Contact the teachers of your student to have a meeting to discuss educational programming. RTI Referral After-School assistance Office Hours

6 Response to Intervention 1. Identify struggling students through teacher, administrator, or parent referral. 2. Providing a series of interventions to help the student be successful 3. Monitor Progress through data 4. Make Adjustments (New intervention, change tiers) 5. Process typically used before any special education referral.

7 RTI Tier 1 Classical core curriculum General Classroom Management for behavior Includes most and/or ALL of the class Universal Screener for Academics: AIMS/Math; D/F List with at least 2 or more F's, MN Comprehensive Assessment results; Educational REcords Bureau Examination. Universal Screener Non-Academics: attendance; truancy; demerits, suspensions School, teacher or parent concerns.

8 RTI Tier 2 Strategic, planned interventions Research based supplemental curriculum in addition to core (separate reading or math class, mentoring, peer/faculty tutoring, TIP Referral, Academic Counseling, behavior/reinforcement chart, homework club). Level 1 Functional Behavioral Assessment Targeted to skills deficits Progress monitoring twice per month Ongoing parent communication from procurator on process.

9 RTI Tier 3 Intensive Interventions Individually designed program based upon results of TIER 2 monitoring. Ongoing parent communication Screenings as needed. Diagnostic Assessments if referral to special education

10 504 PLAN IEP Plan of Accommodation Based on multiple sources Reviewed at least annually Requires Parent Involvement May include supplementary aids and services Requires Due Process Procedures General Education Responsibility Few or No Supplementary Funds Carried out by all staff Considered when disciplinary action taken Individualized Education Program Based on individual assessment Reviewed annually Requires Parent Involvement May include supplementary aids and services Requires Due Process Procedures SPED/ Gen Ed. Responsibility Supplementary Funding Available Requires licensed staff Considered when disciplinary action taken 504/IEP Comparison

11 IEP/504 Accommodations Program/Accommodation plans are shared with parents and staff Collaborative effort amongst all of the individuals who are working with the student Working on providing information and clarification for staff members on how to implement

12 SPED Referrals Same form will be used for SPED, RTI, and 504. (Located in SPED, 504, and RTI folders) Please submit ALL forms to John Larson, Director of Student Support Services Please document and fill out form entirely.

13 RTI Referrals Same referral form as SPED and 504. Please contact John Larson or your student’s classroom teacher. Please any RTI referrals to the following address: Fill out the form completely: Helps assist with planning next steps

14 TRIPLE P Communication Method Approach situations with staff: Positively and Proactively, and Patiently. We will approach you Positively and Proactively, and Patiently. We want to see your students be successful!!! Build a positive, collaborative relationship that focuses on doing what is best for the students.

15 Tips to help struggling students 1. Set Up A Homework Schedule 2. Rank Order Assignments: Process with them 3. Do Not(Always) Sit Next To Your Child 4. NEVER LET HOMEWORK DRAG ON! 5. Discuss Questions Before Beginning 6. AVOID Finishing Assignments for Your Child 7. Be Aware of Possible Learning Problems

16 Resources Newly updated Special Services Website 1. Contact Lists 2. FAQ 3. RTI 4. Special Education 5. English Language Services 6. TSES Program Manual 7. “Getting Started” Power Point: 1 st SEAC Meeting

17 SEAC SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Parent group that meets with Mr. Larson on a monthly basis. (2 nd week of each month) Discussion points related to special education, 504’s. Parent Education and Strategy Sharing Anyone Welcome

18 Questions???? What would help parents be more aware of student support services at Nova Classical Academy? What can I help clarify?


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