504 Newsletter

Lakeside High School

Parents Please Read!

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Welcome to the Lakeside High School 504 Newsletter! If you received an email regarding your student's 504 status, then you are in the right spot! Continue to scroll down to find the appointment request calendar, forms, and notices.


Parent forms need to be completed, scanned, and returned via email at least 5 days before your 504 meeting.


If you do not have printing and scanning capabilities, please notify us and we will prepare paper documents for you to pick up at the school.


See you soon!


LHS 504 Coordinator Team

Dr. Granger at lillie_granger@dekalbschoolsga.org (Annual Reviews)

Mr. Loyd at Micheal_T_Loyd@dekalbschoolsga.org (New 504s & Hospital Home-bound)

Ms. Miller at maya_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org. (Annual Reviews)

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Federal Law

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities to equal opportunity in programs and activities supported by federal funds.


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal civil rights law that prevents intentional or unintentional discrimination against persons with disabilities. This legislation protects the civil rights of disabled persons.


Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the US, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of , or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”[42 U.S.C. § 794]

504 Highlights!

  • Section 504 is NOT designed to directly improve grades, raise test scores, or reduce homework responsibilities. Section 504 provides EQUAL ACCESS to educational programs and services.
  • Accommodations are intended to “level the playing field” and give the student an equal opportunity to participate in the general education program.
  • Accommodations DO NOT reduce grade level or course expectations.
  • The Section 504 Accommodation Plan is reviewed at least once a year.
  • A physician’s medical diagnosis should be considered as valuable information, but a medical diagnosis alone does not result in 504 eligibility.
  • Determinations of eligibility, accommodations, and services are made by the 504 Team.
  • Anyone can refer a child for evaluation under Section 504; for example, Parents/guardians or Teachers can make a 504 referral.
  • 504 plans should be reviewed once per a year.

504 Appeal Process

If you would like to appeal your 504, please write an email including the following information:



  1. Student's full name.
  2. Address of student's residence.
  3. Name of school your student attends.
  4. In detail, please describe the concern or issue you would like to appeal.
  5. Requested reasons for review.
  6. The proposed solution to the issue.
  7. Name and contact information of the person submitting the appeal.



Submit your email to the 504 Coordinator Team:

Dr. Granger at lillie_granger@dekalbschoolsga.org (Annual Reviews)

Mr. Loyd at Micheal_T_Loyd@dekalbschoolsga.org (New 504s & Hospital Home-bound)

Ms. Miller at maya_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org. (Annual Reviews)


Also, copy your email to the principal, Dr. Stoddard at susan_stoddard@dekalbschoolsga.org

CLICK HERE FOR THE 504 APPOINTMENT REQUEST CALENDAR

Click the link to view available appointments and request a time for your student's 504 meeting.

PARENT FORMS

Questions?

Lakeside 504 Coordinator Team

Dr. Granger at lillie_granger@dekalbschoolsga.org (Annual Reviews)

Mr. Loyd at Micheal_T_Loyd@dekalbschoolsga.org (New 504s & Hospital Home-bound)

Ms. Miller at maya_miller@dekalbschoolsga.org. (Annual Reviews)


District Office

Contact the Office of Compliance, Section 504 and ADA East DeKalb Campus

5845 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

678-676-1817 OR 678-676-2161


Watina April, District 504 Coordinator III

Allison Marks, District 504 Coordinator II


Email: Section504@dekalbschoolsga.org

Website: www.dekalbschoolsga.org