Save the Date: April 15, 2018
Join us for the 9th annual Huddle Up for Autism!
Mark your calendar for this year's Huddle Up for Autism! It will be extra special for children with autism (and their families) as everyone will get to celebrate with our Super Bowl LII champions, the Philadelphia Eagles!
Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:30 a.m.* – 3 p.m.
*Doors open at 11 a.m. for fundraisers who raise $150 or more. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for all other attendees.
Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Tickets will be $5 per adult (age 15+).
Kids age 14 and younger attend free.
Free parking will be available at Lincoln Financial Field.
Every dollar from the $5 ticket cost will directly benefit research and programs at the Center for Autism Research at CHOP.
Contact Us For more information, contact Jenna Bundy at
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.
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:
Mrs. Michelle Zinkus, Director of Special Education
(570) 462-1957 email@example.com
Lesley Matus, School Psychologist
Speech and Language Pathology:
Ms. Dawn Wenrich firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Erica Polley email@example.com
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.
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
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
Test Guide : ASVAB Practice Tests