Frequently Asked Questions
The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:00 pm in the Primary School. The Middle School day ends at 3:12 pm. Students in those schools may be picked up after 3:00. The school day at the High School begins at 8:05 and ends at 3:24. If your child arrives after 8:30 or is signed out before 2:58, he or she will be counted absent for half a day.
Parents SHOULD come to an IEP meeting. IEP meetings are very important because they determine what your child will be doing for the coming year. Parents have important information that will help determine what is best for the child. Every effort is made to make sure the meetings are at a time the parent can attend. If you are unable to attend, you can be included by phone.
Also, it is recommended that parents keep a notebook or file of their child's information and IEP's. Please check with your child's teachers throughout the year to make sure that the steps of the IEP are being followed and are working to benefit your child. If you feel that the IEP needs changed at some point, you can ask, preferrably in writing, that another IEP meeting be convened.
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. It is a document written by a team of teachers, administrators, and that child's parents which outlines what a specific student needs to be successful in the school setting. It includes those areas in which special instruction or services are needed: such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. The IEP guides a child's teachers in providing education suitable to that child's needs. An IEP is a year-long plan, and it is rewritten each year to provide goals for the next year.
Parents should attend scheduled IEP meetings. This allows you to report on your child's progress at home, ask questions about evaluation results, and make sure that your child gets an appropriate education.
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