Student Support Services
At Erlewine, we try to make as many academic interventions available to our students as we can to assist our students who are not meeting grade level standards. We also try to make good use of some of the interventions available through technology. Please ask your child’s teacher about what interventions might be available to assist in meeting your child’s needs.
Special Education (Resource, Speech/Language, Special Day Class)
The District strives to provide an educational program to meet the needs of all children within the district. A student shall be referred for special educational eligibility only after the resources of the general education program have been considered and modified in an attempt to meet the student’s needs. If a student is referred to special education, parents will receive a notification of parental safeguards and an explanation of the proposed assessments. Following the completion of the assessments, a written report will be compiled. The results of the assessment will be discussed at an Individual Educational Program (IEP) meeting. At the IEP meeting, the team will determine if the student meets eligibility for special education. If the student meets eligibility, a plan will be developed, which will be reviewed at least annually. The district provides special education services, as described in Education Code 56000-56001. Special education programs within the district include the special day classes, the resource specialist program and other support services.
The Student Success Team (SST) is a school-site team, which identifies effective strategies to meet the needs of individual students who are not progressing due to academic, behavioral, medical or other concerns. The SST process is a collaborative process between the school and the parents on behalf of the student. The parent, teacher or other staff member may make requests for assistance from the Student Success Team through the teacher and the principal. The SST meeting will include the parent, the student (if appropriate), the student’s teacher, administrator, and other support staff as needed. The Speech and Language Specialist identifies language and speech problems and designs remediation programs for the students.
The Resource Specialist Program (RSP) provides instruction to students with identified learning disabilities.
The Special Day Class (SDC) provides instruction for students specifically designed to meet their individual learning needs.