My child is struggling and I need help.  What should I do?

 

All of our schools offer a continuum of support services.  Have you spoken to the following staff in your child’s school building regarding your questions or concerns? 

 

Who should I contact?

My child’s classroom teacher

 

School Psychologist:

Oswegatchie:  Isabella Podeswa/ Erin Heller

Great Neck: Amy Keating

Quaker Hill: Kristina Kenyon

Clark Lane Middle school:  Lori Hauser

Waterford High School: Dr. Peter Hunt

 

School Social Worker:

Oswegatchie:  Aja Filardi

Great Neck: Virginia Murray

Quaker Hill: Ann Marie Bertrand

Clark Lane Middle school:  Michael Tyskiewicz

Waterford High school: Maggie Wood

 

Guidance Counselors at middle and high school level:

Department Chair 6-12 – Jason Adler

 

Clark Lane Middle School

Kenzie Lloyd

Bree Dolce

Stephanie DiNatali

 

Waterford High School:

Kelly White

Yuan-Yuan Chen

Leah O’Connor

 

Building Administration:

Oswegatchie Principal: Chris Ozmun

Great Neck Principal: Pat Fedor

Quaker Hill Principal: Chris Discordia

Clark Lane Middle School:  James Sachs

Assistant Principal: Tracy Moore

Waterford High School:  Andre Hauser

Assistant Principal: Gene Ryan

Assistant Principal: Alison Moger
Special Services Director: Kathy Vallone

 

What types of supports might be available to help my child?

Elementary Level:

·         Support Services in the area of reading and math

·         School Psychologist and School Social Worker on site to support students with short term or long term more severe social and emotional issues

·         Social Skills Groups

·         Family support services

·        Cooperative teaching opportunities with a special education and general education teacher together.  Placement is based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

·         Support Center services for students with social and emotional concerns that are interfering with their ability to learn – please refer to the support services section of the website for more information.   Placement is based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan. 

·         Specialized support in the areas of reading and/or math based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

·         Speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy.

·         Assistance with specialized assistant technology concerns

·         Support for students with a visual impairment from the Teacher of the Visually Impaired.

·         Support for students with hearing losses per their specialized plans

·         Support services for students with Autism – please refer to the Autism section of this website.  Placement is based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Summer School program for special education students based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Summer school for general education students based on the recommendation of their classroom teacher.

 

Clark Lane Middle School:

·         Support Services in the area of reading and math

·         School Psychologist and School Social Worker on site to support students with short term or long term more severe social and emotional issues

·         Social Skills groups

·         Family support services

·       Cooperative teaching classes in the areas of Language Arts and Math with a special education and general education teacher together  - placement is based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Self-contained classes in the area of reading based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Self-contained Skills classes in the areas of math and /or reading – with a focus on organization and planning  placement based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Support Center services for students with social and emotional concerns that are interfering with their ability to learn – please refer to the support services section of the website for more information.  Placement based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Explorers program – a self-contained or part-time program for students with multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism.  Placement based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The program varies depending on the students individualized needs.  Students may have self-contained reading and/or math classes within the program.

·         Speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy.

·         Assistance with specialized assistive technology

·         Support for students with a visual impairment from the Teacher of the Visually Impaired.

·         Support for students with hearing losses per their specialized plans

·         Intramural sports, clubs vary in type

·         Summer School program for special education students based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Summer school is also offered for general education student’s based on attendance concerns or specific academic need.

 

Waterford High School:
·         Math Lab and Reading Lab to provide support services to students
 

·         Specialized Study Halls that are small group and based on student needs.

·         School Psychologist and School Social Worker on site to support students with short term or long term more severe social and emotional issues

·         Family support services

·         Social Skills groups

·         Small Group Advisory

·         Cooperative teaching classes with a special education and general education teacher together – offerings vary based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Self-contained classes in the area of reading based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·        Study Skills classes for support with core classes with a focus on organization and planning for long term assignments.  Students work to become self-advocates and begin the process of planning for their future.  This includes transition instruction in the area of post-secondary and employment needs.  This course is based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·         Meetings with guidance counselors to discuss current classes, transition planning and support in with immediate program needs

·         Tutor Center offering small group size support for classes and/or online (NovaNet) credit recovery program

·        Support Center services for students with social and emotional concerns that are interfering with their ability to learn – please refer to the support services section of the website for more information.  Placement is based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

·        Multiple Disabilities classroom program varies based on individual student needs per the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  The students are mainstreamed when appropriate and some students have reading and/or math classes within the self-contained setting.

·         Speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy.

·         Assistance with specialized assistant technology concerns

·         Support for students with visual impairment from the Teacher of the Visually Impaired.

·         Support for students with hearing losses as appropriate per their specialized plan

·         Intramural sports, clubs -vary in type, etc.

·         Summer School for credit recovery through online program (NovaNet) as referred by the student’s guidance counselor

·         Summer School for special educations students based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

 

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