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Elementary Family Drum Night

Nov 29

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Early Dismissal

Dec 14

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Board of Education Meeting

Dec 19

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Winter Recess - No School

Dec 23

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Winter Recess - No School

Dec 26-30

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Winter Recess - No School

Jan 2-6

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Teacher Institute - No School

Jan 13

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End of Nine Weeks

Jan 13

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Martin Luther King's Birthday - No School

Jan 16

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Board of Education Meeting

Jan 17

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Report Card Day

Jan 23

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Early Dismissal

Jan 25

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STUDENT SERVICES

School District 45 offers a full continuum of special education and related services to meet the individual learning and social/emotional needs of each student with disabilities.

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Students may receive inclusive support with specialized instruction in their home schools.  District 45 also offers self-contained special education programs in several of our buildings for students in preschool through grade 8.  District 45 students are also able to access the special education programs, training, and technical support  through SASED, our Special Education Cooperative.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

In District 45, we view Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as a preventative mindset and set of evidence-based practices implemented across a system to meet the needs of all learners.

The MTSS framework is broader than response to intervention (RTI) or problem solving alone. It establishes a system intentionally focusing on leadership, professional development, and empowering culture within the context of assessment, curriculum, and instruction to address both academic and social emotional needs. This system emphasizes and values teacher efficacy.

MTSS Focuses on Three Types of Instruction:

Universal Instruction
For every student

Targeted Instruction
For those students who are struggling/striving or need to be accelerated

Intensive Instruction
For students who are significantly behind/ahead and for whom targeted instruction is not sufficient

Identifying Students for Special Education Services (Child Find)

The district has a legal obligation to identify students who live within our boundaries or attend private schools within our boundaries who may have a disability. If you believe that your child has a disability, please reach out to your school principal and request a meeting to discuss your concerns. If you have a child birth through five years of age, and you believe that they may have a disability please refer to our Early Childhood page for information on our screening process. 

If you have concerns about your child and have not found the information that you need on this website, please contact Diana Brown at [email protected].

DEPARTMENT UPDATES

  • Important notification about new law for families of students with an IEP. Read letter to parents in English or Spanish.
  • Any parent who is deaf or does not typically communicate using spoken English or speaks another language as their primary language is entitled to the services of an interpreter for multi-disciplinary team meetings, 504 meetings, or IEP meetings. 

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