Special Education

General Resources Academic Help Work Readiness
Parent Manual IVRS (Vocational Rehab) Tlusty-Marsh
Bullying or Harassment    
     

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Events Coming Up:

Missed WHS Warrior EXPO? Click here for the Power Point exploration of classes. Here for the paper listing. Check out course information on the Counseling Page (home page/Our School).

Contact your student's teacher any time! Staff directory is on the home page.

Thank you for joining us at the 3nd Annual Picnic in the Park. Photos are available, from the home page, under athletics, see 'Activities Photos.'  Many thanks to sponsors and contributors including

*First Ave.Hy-Vee *Theisens *Subway *Tasha’s Hair Salon *C R Toyota *Mr. & Mrs. Riley Swayze *Mr. & Mrs. Dee Swayze *Dr. D. Fabiano of PCI *Cedar Rapids Police *CRCSD Cedar Rapids Community School District Staff

Got a job outside of school? Have you completed a Work Experience form from the job coach -- Kalpana Kearney -- so jobs in the community (non-school sponsored off-site positions) can be counted for credit?

 

General Resources

Connected & Informed How to find out what's going on at Wash and with your student

About the department

Email links to teachers

District Special Services A wide-ranging list of resources, advocates and diagnostics.

     Click the Grant Wood image to access GWAEA Special Education Services and Procedural Safeguards Manual for Parents (Parental Rights in Special Education).

AEA Parent-Educator Partnership here.

Iowa AEA Online for AccuWeather, Atomic Learning, BookFLIX, Britannica encyclopedia, iCLIPART for schools, SIRS Issues Researcher, Teen Health & Wellness, and more!

 

Bullying or Harassment: Report forms are available several places -- Main Office, Counseling Office, or Health Office. Students or parents may approach any staff person including administrators, counselors, health staff, security staff or Officer Paiser. WHS has no tolerance for bullying.  See Ask Resource center (link below) or Pacers National Bullying Prevention Center for  for more resources and advocacy.

 

Disability Resources:

                                         

 

Personal/Social Services:

Substance Abuse help: contact ASAC.

School Based Social Worker and Psychologist from Grant Wood AEA: Contact your teacher or WHS counselor for a referral.

 Mental Health support including local Children’s Mental Health Resources

 


Academic Help

Organize: Have a calendar (print off Canvas calendar with assignments already listed), a “to do” sheet for each week, a regular place and time to study. Picking one thing to change or focus on at a time might make the effort more successful. Be consistent.

Warrior Time: student asks teacher for a pass to come in during 6th period to work with teacher.

Ask teacher for a tutor, website, or regularly scheduled help before or after school.

Make use of DSG class time for getting homework done or getting help.

Study Table: After school Monday through Thursday til 4pm. Computers, teachers, course books available. Coordinated by our department’s Kayla Nelson with Kerri Ulch from the Learning Lab.

Wash library link to research sources, study resources.

Six Traits of Writing PDF

Iowa AEA Online for AccuWeather, Atomic Learning, BookFLIX, Britannica encyclopedia, iCLIPART for schools, SIRS Issues Researcher, Teen Health & Wellness, and more!

Work Readiness

Try Washington Activities for building interpersonal team-building skills and having fun. Announcements are posted on the homepage and scrolled on classroom tvs daily. Sports & arts are just the beginning! Clubs from service to board games to zombies meet regularly. Don't see one you like? Start one! Ask a teacher how or to be an advisor (required).

Work Experience form from the job coach -- Kalpana Kearney -- so jobs in the community (non-school sponsored off-site positions) can be counted for credit.

 


IVRS provides appropriate and extensive job training and experience, and support after graduation. Begin the application process as early as sophomore year.

 

See Washington Counseling for job postings, scholarship listings, FAFSA and other links.

Resources for college planning and free FAFSA help at Iowa College Access Network.

           877-272-4692     Free FAFSA help!

 

Many of our students participate in career training or exploration through Kirkwood Community College, or find a good fit there for continued education and training after high school graduation.  Kirkwood Career Academies at Linn County Regional Center offer career preparation in automotive, health care, culinary and other fields.
                               

Workplace Learning Connection (link above) provides internships and job shadows.

Kirkwood (link above) has visit days and required COMPASS testing (for placement) that WHS staff can take students to, and WHS supports students in the application process.

 

Tlusty-Marsh

Program Overview

Transition Checklist

Special Olympics Welcome Letter

Group Home Contacts

Post High School Opportunities

 

 

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