SPED Update 11/23/15
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!
We have a new paraprofessional at Elementary. Lori Ray has brought with her lots of experience working with students with special needs and we are excited to have her join our team!
Mrs. Terri Cowin who is currently a paraprofessional at our Middle School will be moving into her new position as a Speech/Language teacher at our Primary Building after the Thanksgiving break in order to help cover the ever increasing number of kids needing speech/language therapy. Terri will be working along with Kim Ireland our current Speech Language Pathologist to service kids from Early Childhood to First Grade!
Also in the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to take a second to express my utmost gratitude for the wonderful staff who run our special transportation routes. Even with the multiple curve balls you are given every day you still manage to ensure that every kid has a great experience each and every morning and afternoon on their ride to school and home. I'm so thankful for each one of our regular route drivers, and para riders!
Bus 32: Bobbie Hopper, Jancy Burke, Brenda Miller
Van 35: Issac Johnson, Jill Jones, Terri Cowin, and soon to be rider Pat Byrne!
RETHINK TRAINING TOOLS AND RESOURCES
There are also weekly additional supports to access to help you better utilize all that Rethink has to offer. Our Rethink representative, Jennifer, hosts weekly office hours where you can join in a group session to have your questions answered and get tips and tricks in using the system. There is no limit on how many of these you can access - feel free to use this support and get your questions answered! Register for Jennifer's Office Hours at the following link:
If you or your para staff have had difficulty with the "Generalization" Rethink Training Module then you aren't alone! Here is a link to download a video tutorial on this module!
COMPLIANCE 101: FREQUENCY OF SERVICES/ACCOMMODATIONS/MODIFICATIONS
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY MEETING
Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 5:30-7pm
Reeds Spring High School Media Room
Mrs. Holub's students and their parents along with some staff members enjoying Stone Soup! Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Burke also had fun events for students and staff that same day!
FALL BOOK PARADE FUN!
ECSE staff were stylin' as blind mice!
TOO CUTE NOT TO SHARE!
This little dude was too cute as the character from Up for this year's fall book parade!