Special Services

March 28, 2016

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Happy (belated- March 24th) Birthday Mary Davis!

ISAT Accommodations

Thank you special education teachers for completing the accommodations Excel sheets for math and ELA. Ashley was able to upload all sheet and accommodations for the entire district in 15 minutes.

Science ISAT accommodations aren't marked in ISEE which means they will NOT upload with the students. Please generate a word document with the name of the student and what accommodations he/she needs for the ISAT Science test. Save this document with the subject as: ISAT Science 2016 under your Special Education folders on the K:Drive.

Upcoming Events

Peer Review Group #1 Tuesday, April 5th 12:00 -- 3:00

Carol Loveless, Tamara Carter, Alex Greenfield, Minerva Gonzales

Call for Presenters

The SDE is reaching out to districts for presenters at the Be a Reading Hero Conference in June. Click on the link below to find out more information and to submit your proposal.

Idaho Training Clearinghouse Upcoming Events

Self Determination Practices: Student Portfolios, Goal Setting, and Leadership Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

April 13, 20, and 27, 2016
3:00-5:00 PDT

Register now for this free three-part webinar series presented by Kathy Doering, M.A. This webinar series will focus on building student portfolios, student goal-setting and self-evaluation, and student leadership. University of Idaho professional development (inservice) credit is available to those completing the associated online course. Space is limited.

Upcoming SESTA Trainings

Be A Reading Hero!

This training is designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Learn evidence based practices to support your students in early literacy and increased inclusion in the general education setting.

Choose a date and location below to learn more and register:

June 6 - Boise

June 13 - Moscow

June 15 - Idaho Falls

April 15th CPI Training Cancelled.

We will provide a ½ day training at a later date this spring for CPI recertification. In late summer or early fall, we will hold a full day autism CPI training. Watch the newsletter for dates.

April 22 Behavior Replacement Training

This will be a full day training put on by SESTA. It is a continuation of the training they have already done this year on behaviors. A link to register will be coming soon.

May 5 & 6 Special Student Populations and the Law in Idaho Conference

This will be broadcast to conference Rm 2 at DSC. Some of the topics which will be covered are Facilitating Effective and Productive IEP Meetings, The Intersection of Social Media and Special Education Law, Dear Colleague Letters – What are they and what do they mean? Hot Topics from the National LRP Conference and 60 Tips Presented by a Panel of Attorneys from MSBT Law. A schedule will be available closer to the conference.

Please, no IEPs in May, unless its a new student coming into our district.

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Progress Monitoring

  • Please turn in your Medicaid progress monitoring graphs to Laura. These progress reports must include a signed and dated statement regarding progress for that trimester. If the student is NOT progressing, the statement needs to include what changes will be made to interventions to help the student progress. If the student has met or exceeded a goal then the statement needs to include what new goals that student will have.
  • All other progress reports need to be put into your case manager folder under progress reports in the the K drive.
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