Resources for Parents/Guardians
Every student at RRC has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). A meeting to update the IEP must be held annually. The IEP meeting includes parents, service providers, the case manager, administrator and any other person that the parent or student wishes to attend the meeting. If requested, the service coordinator with Alta Regional will be invited. During this meeting, the student’s progress is reviewed. Goals and objectives from the previous year are reviewed along with services. Goals and services for the next year are determined as a team. Every third year, the IEP team will complete a review (triennial) involving in-depth evaluation, including educational testing or a review of records and a health review.
Please talk with your case manager if you want to schedule a meeting in addition to your regularly scheduled annual meeting. This meeting may include some or all of the IEP team members.
Students who are over the age of fifteen must have an Individual Transition Plan (ITP). The purpose of the ITP is to plan activities to help students make the transition from school to community, with an emphasis on educational skills, vocational skills and recreation/community activities/independent living. The ITP will be updated concurrently with the IEP meeting.
Students whose behavior impedes their ability to learn will have a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The behavior plan will be reviewed yearly at the IEP meeting to determine progress on behavior to identify strategies and protocol for the individual students.
You will be given a complete copy of the IEP for your records.
Individual Education Plan (IEP) / Individual Transition Plan (ITP)
Some students have additional related instructional services, such as, Speech, Adapted PE (APE), Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Vision Instruction (VI), and nursing services based on need as determined by assessment. If your student does not receive a service that you believe they need, please contact your case manager and discuss your concern.
Once caseloads have been determined, service providers will provide case managers with their schedules and this information will be relayed to do. You can ask your student’s case manager for the names and contact information of your students providers.
We strive to provide ongoing skill development outside of the related instructional service time. For example, if your student receives speech and language services, your student’s speech language pathologist, case manager and team works together to provide ongoing skill development and reinforcement of skills training through-out the school day.
Designated Instructional Services-Speech, APE, OT, PT and Vision
If a student will be absent, please call (916) 971-7411. If outside of normal school hours, please leave a message. Your message should include the following:
- Your name and relationship to the student
- Student’s first and last name
- Student’s teacher
- The date and reason for the absence
Early Dismissal, and Late Arrivals
If a student has to leave school early, a parent needs to call the school at (916) 971-7411 with time the student needs to leave and the reason for leaving. Please go directly to the office and sign out your student. The school secretary will contact your child’s classroom teacher.
If a student arrives to school late please go to the office with your child. It is imperative to make sure that you check in with the office so the school is aware that your student is at school.
If you receive an automated phone message or email stating that your student is absent and you feel this message is an error, please contact the office at (916) 971-7411.
Attendance/Absences/Early Dismissal/ Late Arrivals
Room 1- Co-Taught Wrap Class: Monday-Thursday 8:45- 3:15 and Friday 8:45-12:05
Room 2- Head Start Inclusion: Monday-Thursday 8-11:30 and 12-3:30
Room 3- State Preschool AM: Monday-Friday 8-11
Room 3- Co-Taught State PM: 11:45-2:45 Monday-Friday
Room 6- Special Day Class: 8:45- 11:45 Monday-Friday
Room 6- Special Day Class: 8:45-12:05 Monday-Friday
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45-2:45
Minimum Days: September 19th; November 18th-22nd; April 23rd
RRC strives to provide clear, accurate and transparent communication with families. We recognize that we have many skilled and caring staff who work with our students. All staff are encouraged to communicate with Case Manager and Administrator anytime they witness an interaction with a student that feels or seems unusual in any way. Communication with Parent will come from Case Manager or Administrator with facts of the incident and what is being done. Behavior Emergency incidents will be communicated to parents on the day the incident occurred and Behavior Emergency Report will come home with student.
Case Managers are responsible for communicating progress and IEP specific information to Parent/Guardian. We discourage staff from using cell phones to communicate with families. We will continue using the Remind Application for communication from the classroom regarding daily updates, photos and quick messages. Instructional assistants are not responsible for providing information regarding student progress or concerns. They will direct parents to Case Manager or Principal
Bell Schedule/ Communication
When your child is ill:
Children who come to school ill put our fragile students at risk for serious illness and hospitalization. If your child has the following symptoms they should not come to school until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours without medication:
· Fever of 100⁰F higher or higher
· Flu-like symptoms (persistent coughing, malaise, chills, fever)
· Green nasal discharge
Parents will be contacted if their child becomes ill during the school day. Prior to being contacted, the classroom teacher will call the school nurse and ask the nurse to come see the child.
Students who require medications during school hours must have a doctor fill out and sign the Authorization for Medication Administration form which, with the parent/ guardian’s signature, then authorizes nurses to administer the medications. Most students receive medication by g-tube, by mouth, topically, or inhaled. This form must also be used for any over-the-counter as needed medications such as:
· Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Pamprin, Midol, etc.
· Diaper creams, barrier creams, or powders
· Inhaled or nebulized medications (Albuterol, Budesonide, etc.)
· Anti-itch creams, powders, or other lotions/ointments as needed
Emergency seizure medications:
Emergency allergy medication
Students who require specialized health procedures during school hours must have a doctor fill out and sign the Specialized Physical Health Care Services form which, with the parent/guardian’s signature, authorizes nurses to provide these services. This includes:
· g-tube pump or bolus feedings
· urinary catheterization
· nebulizer treatments
When Your Child is Ill and Nursing Services
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
We have a PTA that works with school community to enrich the school experience for all students at RRC. Please consider joining and participating in any way possible. PTA flyers will be sent home. Dates for meetings are located on important dates page.
President: Keri Jobe
Vice-President: Sarah Medal
Secretary: Colleen Dietrich
School Site Council (SSC)
School Site Council is made up of parents, school staff and community members. The SSC reviews the School Site Plan, School Safety Plan and approves the school budget. SSC meets at RRC on the following Mondays from 1-2pm: September 16th; October 14th; November 4th; December 2nd; January 13th; February 3rd; March 2nd; April 13th and May 11th.
School Site Council is open to any school or community member. We would love to have your voice in the room.
RRC is an open campus. We welcome parent volunteers to support classrooms and special events. Please consider spending some time with us.
We are seeking parents as liaisons to PTA. Please let your classroom teacher know if you are interested in being a room parent. The room parent responsibilities will include: reaching out to classroom parents for specific help with school wide activities and communication regarding events.
We are looking for a parent to attend the district Community Advisory Committee (CAC) monthly as an RRC representative. CAC meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm at 4825 Kenneth Avenue, Carmichael. Childcare is available at Kenneth for the duration of the meeting.
We are looking for a RRC representative to attend the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Committee (SPAC). Meetings are held four times per school year. If you are interested in attending SPAC, please speak with Dee in the office. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from Mr. Kern, Superintendent and have your voices heard as well.
Parent Engagement and Involvement Opportunities
Dionyse (Dee) Johnston
Christian (Chad) Bell
Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathologist
Adapted PE Teacher
Andrea Tener Horton
Adapted PE Teacher
Adapted PE Teacher
Anabelle (Belle) Manalo
Speech Language Pathologist
2019 – 2020 RRC Important Dates
August 2019 January 2020
August 15- First Day of School January 23-PTA meeting 8:45
August 26- Skate Night January 27- Skate Night
September 2019 February 2020
September 19- Back to School and February 10-14 I am.. celebration
First PTA Meeting Parent Training-Person Centered Planning
Date to be determined
October 2019 March 2020
October 23, Fall Festival and Walk, Rock, Roll March 26- PTA 6pm at Luna Lounge
Fund- Raiser Dance-Date to be determined
Parent Training -Conservatorship Process
date to be determined
November 2019 April 2020
November 23- PTA meeting 8:45 April 23- Open House
See’s Candy Fund Raiser
December 2019 May 2020
December 6-Parent’s Night Out May 28- PTA 8:45
June 5th- Family Picnic with concert
June 9-Last day of school
2019 – 2020 School Year Important Dates and Events