Reading Specialist - Brooke Duchette

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Reading Specialist - Brooke Duchette

 The Title I Reading and Math Program at Rumney School District provides individualized skills and small group instruction that supplement the regular school reading and math programs, and is taught by highly qualified teachers. Students from grades K-8 receive extra reading and math support based upon scoring criteria that includes standardized assessment scores, individual needs, and teacher recommendations based on classroom performance.



 School Counselor – Mrs. Amy Morrison

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School Counselor – Mrs. Amy Morrison

Classroom Guidance – A guidance curriculum is delivered to all students through classroom lessons in grades K – 8. Some topics covered during classroom lessons include problem solving, diversity, career, study/academic skills, social skill development and high school transition.
Responsive Services – The school counselor is available to meet the immediate needs of students, families and faculty. This may include referrals, the implementation of small groups, consultation and crisis response. The school counselor works to promote a happy, healthy and safe school environment.
Individual—Students can receive planning to help their educational, emotional and career development as well as receive individual counseling for a variety of needs.

Why Parents May Contact the School Counselor….
• Concerns over student achievement
• Family crisis that has the potential to impact the child at school
• New student orientation
• Difficulties or concerns for the child
• Questions pertaining to Section 504 and district/test testing

Community Connections and Resources



 Special Education - Mrs. Matzke & Mrs. Hancock

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Special Education - Mrs. Matzke & Mrs. Hancock

RES offers individualized programs and services to students with special needs.
 
Individualized education plans are prepared with the involvement of parents/guardians who are full partners in the special education process.
Academic progress on grade level is key in the special education program, as well as developing compensatory skills.
 
Christine Matzke grades 5-8
Jill Hancock grades K-4

Russell Elementary School offers Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Psychological services to our students.

New Hampshire Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook April 2018



 Speech-Language Therapy – Cammy Keyser

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Speech-Language Therapy – Cammy Keyser

Speech-language services at the Russell Elementary School include assessing, diagnosing, treating and helping prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication, and other educationally related disorders. The speech-language staff includes a certified speech-language pathologist and a certified speech-language assistant. Services are provided as a related service to students who have Individual Education Plans and require speech and language support. Students who demonstrate developmental speech and language delays may also receive short term services through the school’s Response to Intervention Program. If speech-language delays persist and educational progress is affected, students may be referred to Special Education for further evaluation.

Parents who have concerns about their child’s speech and language skills should feel welcomed to contact the speech staff with any questions. The American Speech and Language Association website is an excellent resource for more information: http://www.asha.org/



 Occupational Therapy – Dunstan Pediatric Services

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Occupational Therapy – Dunstan Pediatric Services

Dunstan Pediatric Services originated from the idea that all students with special education or developmental needs would have equal access to a therapy program offering specialized sensory motor equipment in a dedicated therapy space.  Each therapist at DPS holds the same desire to provide the most effective neuromuscular therapy in an individualized program so that each student experiences just the right challenge under the guise of play.

During occupational therapy intervention, children experience their environment with a perspective that fosters courage, hope and meaning.  Children are offered activities that challenge their ability to succeed within a particular sensory motor area.  When the degree of difficulty in a task matches the student’s skill they tend to believe in themselves and their ability.  Course is felt.  When they are challenged just slightly beyond their skill level they may create a change in their typical movement patterns known as an adaptive response.  With time and practice, the child develops and grows.  The therapist brings them to the understanding that there are sensations created during movements that allow them to consistently create, plan and execute actions for success.

 



 Health Office – Ms. Brooke Wisner

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Health Office – Ms. Brooke Wisner

The School Health office provides a wide range of services for RES student and staff.  Some children have scheduled visits for medication administration or prescribed treatments.  Others are seen for illness or injury assessment and care.  Health Screenings are provided including height, weight, vision, and hearing.  Through State and community resources flu vaccine clinics are offered as well as the dental care program.  These services help provide a safe, healthy environment enabling children to learn.

Sports physicals are provided for free at the beginning of each school year.  5th graders and 1st time team sports participants are required to have a sports physical within the school year to play. Students in grades 6-8 are required to have one every 2 years in order to play sports.

 



 Reading and Writing Specialist – Mrs. Robin Peck

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Reading and Writing Specialist – Mrs. Robin Peck

 

 



 Food Services – Cafe Services - Mr. Kurt & Ms. Amanda

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Food Services – Cafe Services - Mr. Kurt & Ms. Amanda

Nutritious and Fresh, Every Day
At the heart of our successful, school food service programs is our commitment to serving creative meals that not only taste good, but also are nutritious and fresh every day.
At Fresh Picks Café, we value our commitment to supporting the health and wellness goals of our school clients above almost anything else. It all starts with our emphasis on fresh, locally grown or produced, and whole wheat foods. And we carry it through in our menus and our methods.
Fresh Picks Café menus feature whole foods prepared on site with minimal amounts of prepared or manufactured foods whenever possible. Whole wheat breads and products are menu staples. We promote and purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables when it’s practical, and we use low and reduced fat products as much as we can.