The purpose of the Parent Resource Center is to provide support and information for families with children in special education. We also offer support for families with children in the Title 1 program. We can provide ideas and suggest resources that may help parents better understand the special education process. We also strive to help parents and guardians become more involved in their child's educational process by promoting cooperation between home, school, and the community. Stop in and visit on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings, contact me by email, or call. At the Parent Resource Center we have an excellent lending library with books, videos, and magazines on a variety of parenting, homework, and special education topics. We can also do searches on the internet for you. Please let us know how we can help you!
HOURS OF OPERATION:
The Parent Resource Center is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from
8:30 am to 11:50 am during the school year.
PARENT, FAMILY, & COMMUNITY TRAINING SCHEDULE
The Parent Teacher resource Center has started the new school year with a new name and a great line up of presentations! All presentations will be from 4 to 5 PM at the Salem City Schools Administration Building on 510 South College Avenue.
Should you be unable to attend a scheduled session, but would like to obtain information regarding the topic, please review the links at the bottom of the page. Presentations are posted typically within 1-week of the presentation. Moreover, you may contact Susan Young, Administrative Secretary, to request the information to be reviewed with you. You may contact her at (540) 389-0130.
September 19, 2013
When a Cup is NOT a Cup!: Selina Flores form the Virginia Tech T/TAC
This presentation will focus on families with preschoolers. The focus will be looking at everyday items through a child's lens and turning routines into opportunities for exploration, adventure, and discovery.
October 17, 2013
Focus on Autism: Come and meet Jennifer Watson-Jamison, BCBA and Salem City Schools' Autism Specialist
November 21, 2013
Oppositional Defiance: Sophia Farmer from the Radford University T/TAC
January 16, 2014
I'm Determined: Mac McArthur-Fox from the Radford University T/TAC
Salem City Schools participates in the Roanoke Valley Project SEARCH High School Transition Program. Please contact the Parent Resource Center for more information. A link to the Project SEARCH program, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is listed below.
Salem City Schools sponsors a lending library. Families, teachers, and commumity memebers may request items on the list. Please click on the link (at the bottom of the page ) to view the available items.
See newsletters below
Salem City Schools has the following online brochures for your review: 25 Ways You Can Put the Power of Routines to Work for You and Your Child, Teachers' Top 10 Learning Secrets, Help Your Child Deal with Bullies and Bullying, and How to Help Your Struggling Student. Please click on the link to view the items.
Parent Education Advocacy Training Center
(information on helping parents and the school system work together)
United States Department of Education
(access to publications from the U.S. Dept. of Education)
Special Education Division of the Virginia Department of Education
(News and Announcements, Information for Parents )
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
(Information on specific disabilities)
Dropout Prevention, Virginia Department of Education
Virginia Family Special Education Connection
FILES TO REVIEW: