A student may qualify for special education services after an assessment has been conducted in accordance with Federal Guidelines, has been found to have a disability, who because of those impairments needs special education and related services meets the criterion under one of the 13 categories for special education eligibility:
Based on a student’s needs, a student may receive one or more of the following services:
A full array of placement options exists to provide a continuum of services, based on the student’s identified needs:
District nurses and school Health Clerks assist with the record keeping of state and federal mandated health and immunization records including but not limited to Tuberculosis screening, immunizations, school entry health assessments, scoliosis screening, vision and hearing screening, dental screenings. In addition, staff may administer medication to students on an daily basis as prescribed through a physician.
The district contracts with community based organizations to provide counseling to students with school adjustment issues.
Students may at times require hospitalization for health reasons. Should hospitalization occur and be required for a period of time, please notify your child’s school. The school district where the hospital is located will provide instruction while your child is in the hospital.
At other times, students may have health related reasons that require they do not attend school for a period of time. With a doctor’s order describing the condition, the length of time the student needs to be on bed rest and any other significant information of your child’s non-contagious medical disorder, a Home Instructor may be assigned to provide up to one hour of daily instruction in the home. Contact your school principal if your child’s health condition requires that he not be in attendance at school.
To request an assessment for your preschooler age 3-5 (not kindergarten eligible for the current school year), please write a short letter explaining your concerns and include the following information:
Your child’s name as it appears on the birth certificate
Your child’s birth date
Your name, home address, and contact information (phone, email)
A brief description of your concerns (For example, “He doesn’t talk,” or “She only knows a few words,” or “He talks a lot but we don’t understand him”, etc.
Any languages spoken in your home other than English
Any information your child’s doctor or preschool teacher has provided regarding their concerns
Address the letter to:
5200 Dent Ave.
San Jose, Ca. 95118
Fax: (408) 445-2764 Phone: (408) 445-1209
The district will send you an Assessment Plan and packet within 15 days of receiving the letter. If you have any further questions, please contact the District Special Education Department at (408) 377-8010 x44261.
If your child is kindergarten-eligible for the current school year based on birthdate, but not enrolled in a kindergarten program, contact your neighborhood school of residence with the above information to request a speech and language assessment.