There are currently four co-teaching classrooms at Shenandoah Valley Elementary School. “Co-teaching is two or more people sharing responsibility for teaching all of the students assigned to a classroom (Nevin, Thousand, & Villa, 2008).” The research indicates increased overall achievement for all students. There are many benefits of co-teaching for both students and teachers alike. For students, co- teaching develops respect for differences, opportunities for leadership and growth within the least restrictive environment, improves self- esteem, enables development of friendships, shows increased achievement test scores, etc.
All students have the right to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). If you would like to receive more information about co-teaching, please log on to Parent Hub.
Special Education Contact Information:
Mr Phillip Andras, Director of Special Education
(570) 462-1957 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Zinkus, Jr/Sr High School Special Education Coordinator
Jessica Savitsky, Elementary Special Education Coordinator
Lesley Matus, School Psychologist
Speech and Language Pathology:
Ms. Dawn Wenrich email@example.com
Ms. Erica Polley firstname.lastname@example.org
805 West Centre Street, Shenandoah PA 17976
District: (570) 462-1936
High School: (570) 462-1957
Elementary: (570) 462-2796
Shenandoah Valley School District
Transition 101 Parent Training:
What is Transition? What does this mean for my child with a disability?
If you have a child with a disability who is 13 - 21 years of age and would like to receive information about the transition process and transition section of an IEP, then please come join us for an informational training about transition. Parents, guardians, and family members from ANY DISTRICT may attend the following training listed on the attached flyer.
Transition Fair Vendor 11th Annual SCTF District Letters-Invites Donation Letter 2015
S.N.A.P. (Special Needs Assessment Program) is a disaster preparedness tool provided by your county government. For more information visit www.scema.org Help Your Emergency Responders Help You!
Schuylkill County Transition Handbook - Parent Edition
Child Study Team:
The purpose of the Child Study Team is to implement academic and behavioral interventions to meet the needs of students experiencing difficulty prior to a special education referral. When the student is showing academic or behavioral problems, the teacher will complete the Child Study Referral form. The Child Study Referral form is located in the Elementary Office. The Child Study Referral form will be turned in to the School Counselor.
Each student with a disability who is a resident of Shenandoah Valley shall be provided quality education program and services that meet the student’s needs for educational, instructional, transitional, and related services. The special education program shall be designed to comply with law; conformed to district goals; and integrate programs of special education with the regular instructional program of the schools, consistent with the interest of the student with a disability and other students.
Under Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), a child with a disability can be defined as the following: Autism, Deaf/Blindness, Deafness, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impaired, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech and Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.
If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education screening or evaluation, services are available to you at no cost, upon written request.
Council for Exceptional Children
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
Schuylkill County Intermediate Unit #29
Apply for OVR (Office of Vocational Rehabilitation) Services
Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide
Schuylkill Technology Center (STC) applications
Sign Up for the Selected Service 18 years and older
College and Career Planning Resources:
www.collegeboard.com : Register for the SAT
www.bls.gov/oco : Occupational Outlook Handbook - This is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!
FAFSA information : Apply for Federal Student Aid (Financial Aid)
EscholarshipsUSA : Senior Scholarship Opportunities and Essay Contests for ALL grades! Username: shenval Password: shenval (use all lowercase letters)
Act Student : Register for the ACT
SAT - practice tests for students taking the SAT on or before Jan 2016
SAT - Practice tests for students taking the NEW SAT March 2016 or later
New redisigned SAT for March 2016?
ACT practice tests
Test Guide : ASVAB Practice Tests
Special Olympics 2015