So Many Celebrations!

March 8, 2022

Celebrating our Classified Colleagues!

Every single day of the year, our classified colleagues make a difference. Take a moment, look around. Whether a paraeducator, health assistant, building engineer, YTP specialist, or school secretary we can see the immense impact of your work, your partnership, and support for our students. You are essential and your work is beautiful and masterful. Thank you for all that you do to wrap around our students, families, and community.
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Let's Celebrate our Social Workers!

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Thinking about paperwork, June and Summer!

Whew! Let's think about June. I know. it is far away! But, with some thinking ahead, we have got this! Every June we work to complete IEPs that are due or coming due. This year our school year our students continue through June 21st. It is difficult to complete and wrap up all paperwork prior to leaving when meetings are held later in the year. Look at your calendar and consider planning IEP meetings early in May. This will allow you to wrap up other components in June and support your students at the end of their school year. Connect with your Instructional Coordinator as you plan for IEPs that are due in June!
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Supporting Recovery Services & Accessing Extra Hours

Thank you to those that have already expressed interest in supporting this great work for students!

We are planning for Recovery Services and we want to recruit you! We are recruiting Paraedcuators, learning specialists, Motor Team, SLPs, ICs - for a robust summer program. If you are potentially interested in supporting the summer program, let us know and we will keep you in the loop. Indicating yes is not a commitment, but a potential interest! Click on this link or the form below to express interest!

You represent the expertise, care, and compassion to create beautiful learning communities. Thank you for all that you do.
Click Here for Student Services School Year Guidance

Templates for Sped Actions have been added. These are intended to be a support In drafting a teams' PWN and will benefit from being Individualized to the discussion, agreements, and disagreements of the team.

ECSE to K Transition Planning is Happening!

Can you believe it!? Our students, families and teams are planning for incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 22-23 . . .Announcing the class of 2035!

On February 1st with the great support of Lori Prater and Karina Archibald, we held a parent information night for our ECSE to Kindergarten families. It is so exciting to meet our families and hear about our students! This is a big and exciting transition.

Shortly after, our instructional coordinators met with our colleagues from Clackamas ESD to connect with service providers and begin planning next steps.

We will be holding IEP meetings across three weeks between April 25th- May 13th. Each primary building will have a designated day(s) depending on the number of students who will be transitioning into your building.

ECSE to K Transition Meetings | April 25th - May 13th

Updates to Oregon Accessibility Manual

There have been updates to the Oregon Accessibility manual for the 2021-2022 testing year. The accessibility supports have now been updated in ePEP. There have been a few notable changes:

  • the 100s number table is now available for grade 3
  • manipulatives have been added as a support for all grades; please look at the manual for guidelines (page 40 and page 113)
  • dictation (this is now an embedded accommodation and built in to the testing platform)

As a reminder, students need to be using these supports on a regular basis. It will also be helpful to try out some of the embedded supports (i.e.. dictation) on the sample test prior to going into a testing session.

The manual can be found here:

Upcoming Opportunities

The Autism Training and Resource Center (ATRC) at Columbia Regional Inclusive Services presents:

Video Modeling: An Evidence-Based Practice for Autism

March 9, 2022 (Part 1)
March 16, 2022 (Part 2)
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual via Zoom

AAC Instruction: Making it Effective, Efficient and Engaging!

Featuring Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D. CCC-SLP and Krista Howard, A.A., AAC Mentor

April 11th, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Tuesday March 8th: Speech Language Pathologists Team Meeting 1:00-3:00 in the Boardroom
  • Tuesday March 8th: Parent Collaboration Group 5:00-6:00 at the District Office
  • Wednesday March 9th: School Nursing Team Meeting 8:00-9:30 in the Boardroom
  • Wednesday March 16th: School Counselor Team meeting 8:30-10:00 in the Boardroom
  • Thursday March 17th: Eval Team Meeting 11:30-1:30 in the Boardroom

Enjoy a well-deserved Spring Break! March 21st- March 25th