• Inclusion program description

     In an Inclusion class, I secure opportunities for students with disabilities to learn alongside their non-disabled peers in general education classroom.  To achieve the best for the student’s academics, I work closely with the general education teacher, staff and administration at K-8 Belair School.


    My Role:

    ·         Work collaboratively with building staff, teachers, Speech/Language Pathologists, educational                             interpreters, and parents to monitor your child’s educational progress.

    ·         Reinforce or reteach content skills, vocabulary and concepts while in the general education class.

    ·         Modify curriculum and materials according to the individual needs of your child.

    ·         Accommodate your child’s needs in instruction and testing.

    ·         Contribution to monitoring and review of your child’s progress in the regular education setting.

    ·         Develop appropriate IEP goals based on data and the educational needs of your child.

    ·         Record student progress and other data based on your child’s IEP and school monitoring procedures.



    Classroom Expectations:

    While in the general education classroom, I follow and enforce the rules set by the General Education Teacher.  Rules that are general that I like the students that I serve follow are to:


    1.   Follow directions.

    2.   Raise your hand for permission.

    3.   Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.

    4.   Make smart choices.

    5.   Respect yourself, others, and our school.


    Attendance and School Hours:

    A successful school experience is the responsibility of the child, the parent and the school.  Your child's progress, both academically and socially, is influenced to a great extent by daily participation.  Regular attendance without tardiness is a key. Our school doors open at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served from 8:30 - 8:55 a.m. The instructional day begins at 9:00 a.m. Please be on time. The morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day.  Dismissal is at 4:00 p.m.



    Supplies and Materials:

    Students should have paper and pencils. See your child’s homeroom teacher’s supply list to know what is needed for their class.



    The question of when to keep your child home from school is often a difficult one, especially when decisions must be made first thing in the morning.  It is important, however, to keep your child home if he/she is ill. This helps to make them more comfortable and prevents others from becoming ill.  Children function more effectively in the classroom when they are healthy. Absences from school is serious to your child’s academic achievement. Although, I know that there are circumstances where your child has to miss school such as illness, appointments, etc…, it is important for your child to be present at school as often as possible for their academic growth. If your child is going to be absent, please provide a doctor’s note and/or written notice upon their return so your child can be excused from the absence.  


    Students in the classroom are encouraged and expected to treat all members of the class as well as others with kindness and respect. Bothering others, bullying and interrupting learning will not be tolerated.



    Grading Policy: 


    K-3rd Grades Standards Based Grading

    1- Beginning Learner} This means the student's work exemplified more than 2 grade levels below the expectation and/or it was completed with assistance beyond the student's IEP accommodations


    2- Emerging Learner} This means the student's work exemplified below grade level work with the student's IEP accommodations (this could also mean the student did not quite work independently due to goals that should be focused on according to the IEP)


    3- Proficient Learner} This means the student's work exemplified grade level responses with the student's IEP accommodations


    4- Distinguished Learner} This means the student's work exemplified grade level responses without the use of the IEP accommodations even though the accommodations were provided 


    4th-5th Grades 

    Daily Work, Test/Projects, Quizzes & Participation- 100%


     The grading policy correlates with the policy established by the Richmond County Special Education Department. Grades will be based on modifications of standards to reflect progress on IEP goals and objectives.  Regular report cards and progress reports will be distributed according to the policy established by Richmond County School System.




    Contact Information:

     Communication with parents is very important. During the year, I will send home important notices or forms with your child. I will contact you before sending forms or notices. Please feel free to contact me anytime(email is easiest). I look forward to working with you and your child!

    Belair K-8: 706-821-2766