Special Education Testing
Testing is coordinated for all programs so that a student is placed in the proper program when testing is completed. Parent permission is necessary before doing any individualized testing on a child which may result in the child’s placement in special education.
Any parent or staff member who suspects that their child may have a disability is encouraged to speak to the child’s teacher, building special education teacher or principal.
Other Special Education Alternative Programs
For students who have such significant educational needs that they cannot be appropriately served in the regular classroom or Resource program, the District offers placement in one of several self-contained classrooms in the District. For students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, the District runs self-contained classrooms at Hawthorne Elementary and Sweet Home High School. A classroom for elementary students with significant behavioral needs is housed at Oak Heights.
Homebound services for ill students, home schooling coordination with the ESD, Youth Services Team coordination, English Language Learners, Alternative Learning Options development, Early Intervention referral and consultation for special needs students 0-4 years of age, and development and coordination of the District’s Behavior Management plan are provided.
If you have or know of any child from age birth to age five with any kind of a disability, please contact Student Services. There is help available through Early Intervention to assist these children long before they enter the school system.
Special and Alternative Education Teachers
|Oak Heights||Joan Tolle||541-367-7165||Joan.Tolle@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|Junior High||Donna DiPietro||541-367-7187||Donna.DiPietro@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|Junior High||Cathy Brands-Hawkens||541-367-7187||Cathy.BrandsHawkens@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|Junior High||Angie Yon||541-367-7187||Angie.Yon@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|High School||Nathan Whitfield||541-367-7198||Nathan.Whitfield@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|High School||Ramona Perez||541-367-7142||Ramona.Perez@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|High School||Taylor Rash||541-367-7146||Taylor.Rash@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|High School||Theo White||541-367-7158||Theo.White@sweethome.k12.or.us|
|High School||Eric Stutzer||541-367-7142||Eric.Stutzer@sweethome.k12.or.us|