Anyone interested in learning more about Gifted Education in the Iroquois School District may contact:
Mrs. Sarah Skelton
Gifted Support Teacher
(814) 899-7643 ext 3113
Parents can access the following resources for information regarding Gifted Education services.
PA Dept. of Education Gifted Homepage
Parents interested in pursuing an evaluation of their child to determine eligibility for gifted services should request such verbally or in written format to any District personnel. Any questions regarding pursuing an evaluation for their child to determine eligibility for gifted services can be directed to Mrs. Hartleb, Director of Pupil Services, or Mrs. Modzelewski, School Psychologist
Mrs. Hartleb - (814) 899-7643 ext. 4010
Mrs. Modzelewski - (814) 899-7643 ext. 2007
UNIVERSAL SCREENING PROCESS
ISD currently employs a universal gifted screening process. In past years, referrals were typically derived from teacher/parent referrals. Moving forward, the LEA is employing formal universal screening measures. The building level intervention team (Student Support Team – grades K-6) will examine data regarding our top 10% achieving students per benchmark data twice per year (Fall, Spring). These individuals will be targeted for enrichment opportunities per LEA recommendation effective this year. Team members then analyze additional data (including grade level performance, teacher input, state standardized assessments), to determine which of those students may warrant an evaluation for giftedness (top 5-7% of students). Teachers may refer students for a gifted evaluation via an Enrichment Referral Form. Parents may request an evaluation in writing or via a verbal request at any time. The SST will subsequently examine data and proceed as described above for universal screening process.
Log on to Schoology (www.schoology.com)
Enter access code: CJDDV-GTCQ4
Go to the “Course” drop down menu ~ Brainy Braves
Use your ISD email account (a secondary email is acceptable)
Important Notes for current Gifted students at ISD:
Share the site and access code with your high-achieving peers and parents.
Visit the site often ~ search for new contests, scholarships, programs, field trips, and additional opportunities.
Participate in as many enrichment opportunities as possible ~ your participation will strengthen your resume and college applications.
Check out quarterly agendas and check the weekly events.
SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES - PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK
Iroquois School District is committed to providing programs and services that meet individual needs. The PA Department of Education’s policies and procedures define the process for accessing special education services. The law supports parent involvement in these procedures and we require parent input in every phase of the educational process. These procedures include an initial referral to our building level Support Team with possible evaluation if needed. This evaluation many result in an Individual Education Plan (GIEP) or a Service Plan addressing recommendations for specially designed instruction.
The Iroquois School District believes that student’s with special needs are best served in the general education setting using special education resources to supplement and support the regular education process. Special program tailored to meet our student’s educational needs include: Gifted Support, Autistic Support, Learning Support, Speech and Language support and Emotional Support.