April 2, 2021 - Kevin Henkle, Ivy Harris
April 3, 2021 - Eli Baker, Anders Christianson, Ellie Vanderbur
Katy Horton, Lyle Patten, Eli Teising
April 4, 2021 - Isabella Gibson, Olivia Miller, Sam Ostrander,
The Student Council’s 17th annual charitable Eagle Ball competition will take place on Friday, April 30. This year’s 5th & 6th grade dodge ball competition will take place outside on the tennis courts right after school. The proceeds will provide care packages for essential workers at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Registration packets will be available after spring break. In the meantime, start gathering your team of six and pick up a registration packet in room 705 after spring break.
Child Find is the process for locating, identifying, and evaluating individuals with suspected disabilities who may need special education services, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. This is the responsibility of ZCS regardless of whether a parent affirmatively requests an evaluation. ZCS provides a Free Appropriate Public Education to any child who qualifies as having a disability, in accordance with federal and state laws. ZCS is responsible for locating all children ages 3 through 22 years of age with a suspected disability who reside within the boundaries of its district. With early identification and intervention, frustration and academic failure can be prevented, which in turn creates a positive learning experience for students. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which encompasses academics and/or social and emotional learning, is an essential component of the child find process. Utilizing screening assessments, the ZCS team members identify students in need of intervention, implement action plans, and monitor the response to the targeted interventions. In addition, the evaluation referral procedures in ZCS provide the framework to refer students with suspected disabilities for evaluation.
Speech Assistance Program
The Speech Assistance Program is designed to provide support to students with single sound articulation errors that are not age-appropriate within the general education setting. Following the MTSS approach, this program allows for early identification and treatment of mild articulation disorders so students receive assistance without having to be identified under special education. The Speech Assistance Program is a three-tiered system in which progress is monitored to determine if additional supports are needed. If adequate progress is not demonstrated, a referral for evaluation will be prompted to determine eligibility under special education.