Special Education Notice

Child Find Notice to Parents/Guardians

In compliance with state and federal law, the Student’s School will provide to each protected handicapped student and student with disabilities (without discrimination or cost to the student or family) those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program (and extracurricular activities) to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student the student must be of age and have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.

These services and protections for “protected handicapped students” are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.

The Student’s School monitors each student's academic, social and behavioral progress closely. However, whenever a parent/guardian has any concerns regarding his/her student’s academic, social or behavioral performance or progress in school, the parent/guardian is encouraged to speak directly with the student’s teacher regarding such concerns. While monitoring a student's work at home, it is important to note whether the student’s reading level appears to be grade level, or if there appears to be memory retention issues or an inability to remain on task and to complete assignments. If a parent/guardian believes that his/her student may have special needs, the parent/guardian should contact the Student’s School Special Education Coordinator to discuss the options that the Student’s School can offer.

Annual Notice of Services For Students with Disabilities Including Special Education and Protected Handicapped Students

See link below from the School District of Philadelphia Office of Specialized Services which includes a Notice to Parents, information about the Evaluation Process, Consent, Program Development and Confidentiality.