Kalispell Public Schools' Nursing Department
Our district has four nurses on staff. Among other functions, their responsibilities include:
- Managing medical emergencies
- Caring for students with minor injuries or illnesses
- Conducting vision and hearing screenings
- Administering medications
- Case Management, including Individualized Healthcare Plans for students with significant health problems (i.e. diabetes, seizures, asthma, severe allergies, etc)
- Measuring and documenting State mandated services
Please help the school nurse care for your child by:
- Informing the front office if your child has any chronic or acute illnesses
- Communicating with the nurse directly if medication or health needs change or if they have been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep infection or chicken pox
- Update the front office when contact information changes so we can always reach you
Good afternoon Special Education Colleagues,
By now, you may have received emails from both Mark Flatau and your building principal regarding plans for returning to work tomorrow. If you are a related service provider and share multiple schools, please join the school where you spend most of your time and/or have more students.
I have scheduled special education department meetings at the PK-5th grade level; KMS, GHS, FHS and Linderman at the following times (this includes related service staff, paras, etc…). We will split into smaller groups if our meeting exceeds 10 people:
- > PK-5th: Tuesday 3/17 @ 12:00 Edgerton Library
- > KMS: Wednesday 3/18 @ 9:00 KMS Life Skills Classroom
- > FHS: Wednesday 3/18 @ 1:00 Office Conf. Rm.
- > GHS: Wednesday 3/18 @ 2:30 Office Conf. Rm.
- > Linderman ASPIRE: Thursday 3/19 @ 9:00 ASPIRE classroom
We plan on covering a variety of topics, including:
- > IEP and ER compliance due dates
- > Latest guidance
- > How to document missed deadlines
- > Rescheduling via phone and/or Google Hangout
- > Regular Education opportunities
- > K-5
- > Suggested Daily Routine
- > Grade Level Google folders
- > KMS
- > High Schools
- > Providing IEP services
- > Collaborative Planning to address: priority goals (areas where students may regress); differentiation of regular curriculum; activities for IEP skill development; communication with families
- > This week?
- > After Spring Break?
- > Resource: Dept. of Ed, Guidance/Q&A Doc. LINKED HERE
- > Annotate text (comments, questions, etc…)
- > Big Ideas:
- > The Department understands there may be exceptional circumstances that could affect how a particular service is provided.
- > If an LEA continues to provide educational opportunities to the general student population during a school closure, the school must ensure that students with disabilities also have equal access to the same opportunities, including the provision of FAPE…. and schools must ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, each student with a disability can be provided the special education and related services identified in the student’s IEP developed under IDEA, or a plan developed under Section 504.
Please feel free to forward me any questions or agenda topics in advance. We are getting updated guidance minute by minute and will provide as much information and support as possible.