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Start of the Year Information
David Boland
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Calendar Reminders

     Just a reminder that we have the following school calendar events in August and September:

  • Thursday, August 29: School open house from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and picnic from 1:30-5:00 p.m.
  • First day of school, Tuesday, September 3.  Early release at 1:30 p.m.
  • No school, Monday, September 2 for Labor Day
  • School pictures, Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27.

 

 

School Web Page Upgraded

      A very visible change you will notice at the start of this school year is that we have changed websites. The new website is powered by a company named Apptegy, and will integrate seamlessly with smart phones and smart tablets. It will allow students, parents, and District residents to more directly access all our school information. This update should greatly increase the flow of information from our school to our community. You can find the new website at the same URL location as our previous website.

     Through the website, we are launching a new mobile app that helps students, parents, and community members know what is happening at school, right from their phones. We know that families are using smart phones as a primary means to communicate. That’s why we’ve created an app that is custom-built for mobile. On the app, you can find cafeteria menus, sports scores, contact information for staff, and event information. The app will allow you to better know what is going on at school, connect with school staff, and stay up-to-date with school information.

You can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Download the app:

 on Android: http://bit.ly/2UDC2jb          on iPhone: https://apple.co/2Uv3YWq


Resource Officer at our School

    Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick and the Sheriff’s Department detectives have worked proactively with our school, in regards to considering ways to improve school safety in our school.  Beginning last year, an initiative promoted by the Sheriff’s Department was the hiring of a school resource officer to be shared between the Wauzeka-Steuben School District, the North Crawford School District, and our school.  The School Boards of those three schools made a commitment to fund the hiring of a person to fill that position. Last September, Liz Volten was hired to be the school resource officer in those three schools. Officer Volten has worked hard to build connections with our students and staff, and has helped us handle many challenges that have come up at school.  Officer Volten has been a positive addition to our staff, and we are excited about the many benefits a resource officer has brought to our learning environment.


Start of the Year Forms Available in Skyward!

     We are encouraging families to fill out all start of the year forms on Skyward again this year. You will be able to update your family and student information, apply for free/reduced lunches and fill out all of your technology forms all through Skyward. This means a lot less paper to look through and fill out at the beginning of the school year! Access to these forms will be on your homepage when you log into Skyward. Click on "Go to Start of the Year Forms for your student" and it will take you into the steps to complete your start of the year forms. 

      If you need access to Skyward, you can fill out the “Skyward Access” form on our website, www.seneca.k12.wi.us. Click the information tab at the top of the home page, then “miscellaneous forms”, then “Skyward Family Access Request Form”. Fill this out and click “submit”. You will be emailed your login information to begin using Skyward. For questions on any of these procedures, please contact Amy Oppriecht at aoppriecht@seneca.k12.wi.us or Ashley Roberts at aroberts@seneca.k12.wi.us

 

Accessing Student and School Information

     Most parents would like to know as much as possible about their child’s school experience, and we try to accommodate you in several ways.  The best methods for accessing school information are detailed below:

School Website: Make sure you check out the new school website at www.seneca.k12.wi.us.   It is the biggest single source of information on our school, including daily and monthly schedules, menus, handbooks, contact information, announcements, calendars, access to Skyward and much, much more. Text messages and reminders will now be sent out through the school webpage.

Skyward student services software: As most of you know, we have a student services software program named Skyward. This software allows the school to better organize and track your child’s information, and allows you to access this information more easily.  You are able to access your child’s file from any computer with your own personal password, allowing you to view your child’s grade reports, lunch account balance, discipline record, attendance records, and other useful information.  If you would like a password for Skyward “Family Access”, contact  Ms. Laury Nelson at lnelson@seneca.k12.wi.us or Ashley Roberts aroberts@seneca.k12.wi.us

       

 IMPORTANT START OF THE YEAR REMINDERS:

Thursday, August 29, 2019:

- Open house in the elementary, 1:00-4:00 p.m.:  Come and visit your child’s classroom in the elementary building.  Teachers will be in their classrooms and students will have the opportunity to bring their school supplies in with them.  Please remember to have your child label all their personal items.

- 6th Grade Middle School Orientation, 3:00-4:00 p.m: The 6th graders will meet in the Band Room for middle school orientation.  The teachers will be on hand to introduce themselves.  We will walk the students around to all the classrooms and they will receive their schedules and locker number if they choose to put their school supplies inside.

- Community Picnic, 1:30-5:00 p.m.-:  A picnic lunch of tacos will be provided in the school cafeteria.  Come socialize with other members of our school community and celebrate the start of another successful school year!

Tuesday, September 3:

- First Day of School, 8:05 a.m.-1:30 p.m.:  Students should be ready for their buses 10 minutes early on the first day.  Elementary students will report to their classrooms. Students in grades 6 -12 will report to the gym. 

 

    Personal Technology Devices in Our School

 Since September of 2013, each of our high school students has been using a personal technology device for their classes and at home.  This initiative is the culmination of a project that began about two years prior to that date.

     In November of 2011, Frank McCormick of the Seneca Educational Foundation approached the school, expressing the Foundation’s desire to make a donation to our school for a project that would make a difference for our students.  After considering many options, our teachers decided that it would best benefit our district to do a deeper exploration of the many different options of personal technology devices, so that staff could better understand which of these devices would best serve our students at each specific grade level.  The Foundation made it possible for our school to purchase a number of the following personal technology devices: Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple Ipads, and Google Chromebooks. Our teachers received training on the various devices, and incorporated them into their classroom activities.

     After a year of using the various devices, the consensus among high school instructors was that the Chromebooks were the best fit at that level.  A decision was made to pursue a “one-to-one” technology device ratio in the high school: a Chromebook for each high school student.  A Chromebook is a laptop personal computer, which stores all its information over the Internet (on the “cloud”).  They boot-up in about 10 seconds, making them ideal for classroom projects and activities.  As they have so many times in the past, the Seneca Educational Foundation stepped forward to support our students by providing the $19,456 in funds needed to provide each of our high school students with a Chromebook. We laid the groundwork for the project during the summer of 2013, and the students have been using the devices in their classes since September of that year. The Foundation has generously funded the Chromebooks for each of our freshman classes since then.

     This important project benefits student instruction in many ways.  Among them, students have almost instant access to their device for instructor designed classroom activities and projects.  Students are able to make more effective use of instructional time, as they no longer have to take time moving to a computer and wait for it to log them in.  Students who could not normally afford a personal technology device now have one assigned to them, and are able to access their school accounts from home. Upon graduating, students are able to keep their devices. 

    We have also worked to make these devices more accessible for our other students.  In the middle school, a bank of Chromebooks is available in each homeroom, so students can use them in their classrooms.  In the elementary, there is a bank of Chromebooks in the library which are signed out for student use.  The kindergarten and first grade classrooms each have 5 in their rooms, to use for small group learning activities.  Our students have realized many benefits from these devices, and we are anticipating more. According to a study done by Project Revolutionizing Education, 100 percent of properly implemented one-to-one schools reported improvement on paperwork reduction, 92 percent said disciplinary action decreased, 90 percent had an improvement on high-stakes test scores, and 89 percent reported a reduction in dropout rates.

     We are excited about our District’s efforts to stay at the technological forefront in educating our students.  A big thank you goes to the Seneca Educational Foundation and all its benefactors, for again stepping to the forefront and allowing our students to receive top-notch educational services. We greatly appreciate their support, and the support of all those in our community who make it possible for our students to benefit from great educational activities such as these.

 

 

 

The Seneca Area School District would like to invite you to:

OPEN HOUSE AND  PICNIC

Thursday, August 29

School Open House from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Picnic Lunch from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

 

The picnic lunch will be in the high school cafeteria.

Taco bar, fruit, water, milk or juice,

and silverware will be provided.

Come and celebrate the start of the year with our school community!

 

 

Athletic Events Season Passes and Fees

Athletic event season passes, which are good for all home events, are available in the school office, including:

Adult Season Passes:    $35. per adult.

Student Season Passes:  $20. for the first student, $15. for the second student, and 

                                       $10 for an additional student in the family. All additional

                                              students free (maximum of $45 for students, each family).

Golden Passes:  No Cost.  Lifetime passes available to those 62 years of age and                   older.  Allows holder to attend all conference games except at DeSoto.

  Athletic Fees:

There are no student fees for participation in athletics this year.

 


  End of the Day Check Out Procedures for Elementary  

 In order to avoid confusion as elementary students leave school at the end of the day, and to make things safer for you child, the following procedures will be followed for pick up of elementary students grades Pre-K thru 4, who do not ride the bus at the end of the school day. 

At the end of the school day, elementary students who expect to be picked up by parents or guardians will wait on the east end of the elementary building, near door 33, for their designated adult to pick them up.  Children will not be dismissed to go to individual vehicles.  The adult picking the child up should go to the teacher in charge of the students, and verbally let them know that the student is leaving school grounds with their parent/ guardian. While this is an added inconvenience for you as adults, we take our responsibility towards your child’s safety very seriously.  We feel this added step ensures that your child is accounted for every step of the way as they leave school grounds. We will do everything we can to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child to learn in, while at the same time minimizing any risks that may present themselves.

 

School Entry and Exit Points

       The changing threats to schools in our society today have led us to continually evaluate the way we operate in terms of safety and security.  Our goal is to make our school as safe as possible while still allowing us to operate efficiently as a school.  The following procedures will be in effect for the upcoming school year:

Elementary Building: Entry point: Double doors facing the gym (Door 30).  You must contact the office to have them open this door when you enter. All other doors will be locked throughout the school day.

Middle School/High School: Entry points: Double glass doors on Highway 27 (Door 1). Upon request, office personnel will unlock the door. All other doors will be locked throughout the school day. 

    If you need to get your child during school hours, enter the doors listed above.  You will not be able to enter the building from any other point.  Doors are numbered for your convenience.  There are “15 minute” parking spaces along Highway 27.  In the elementary, we have placed a rope along the south side of the playground to prevent traffic from entering during the school day.  You can park along the rope, when it is in place, to enter the elementary.  

     While these procedures may be an inconvenience for you, and for us also, we are doing this to make your child as safe as possible.  We are doing everything we can to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child to learn in, while at the same time minimizing any risks that may present themselves.

 

Fitness and Exercise Area Hours

     The fitness and exercise area on the gym stage will be open again now that school has started.    Bring a pair of gym shoes to change into and walk or use the fitness equipment on the stage.  There is no cost and everyone is welcome.  On days when school is late or cancelled, the fitness area will not be open. 

Mornings:  From 6:45 to 8:05 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Park in the Elementary School parking lot.  Enter the gym through the doors facing the Elementary School. (Door 18). 

Evenings:  Any evening there is practice in the gym.  Enter the south door facing the bus garage (Door 19), you must be done when practices are finished.

 

Welcome Back from Title I

Welcome to a new school year!  It is an exciting time of year as your child settles into their new classroom and routines.  As we start this new year, we would like to inform you about the Title I Program within the Seneca School District.  Title I is a federal program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children who are disadvantaged to support a variety of services.  Its overall purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.  (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website)  In the Seneca School District, Title 1 is considered a schoolwide program, which gives all staff the ability to serve all children in our school.  The purpose of a schoolwide program is to generate high levels of academic achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those in most need.  Furthermore, Title 1 allows for extra help in the basic skills as indicated by achievement and reading test scores or as requested by a teacher or parent(s).  If you have questions about the Title I program in Seneca or if you have questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress as they transition into the new school year, please feel free to contact Mrs. Janet Kilburg (Title I Coordinator) by phone at 734-3411 ext 122 or by email at jkilburg@seneca.k12.wi.us.  You may also contact Mrs. Jean Ellefson (Title I Teacher) by phone at 734-3411 ext 323 or by email at jellefson@seneca.k12.wi.us

 


School Lunch Program Policies

     We will be using the Skyward computerized system for our hot lunch and breakfast programs again this year.  You are able to view your lunch account balance from your personal computer through the Skyward “Parent Access” program.  Your family account must have a positive balance before the school year starts for your child to participate in the lunch/breakfast programs.  You will receive a reminder if your balance gets below $20.   Pre-K through grade 5 students will have the note placed in their book bags, and students in grades 6-12 will be given the note.  If your balance goes below zero, your child will not receive hot lunch for that day.  Instead, they will be given a milk, a sandwich, and a fruit or vegetable.  We want to make sure that no one goes hungry, but at the same time we need to encourage people to pay their share of the hot lunch program.  A reminder that information about free and reduced lunch is located elsewhere in this newsletter. 

Lunch:                                                                        Breakfast:

Elementary:   $2.85 daily.   $14.25 weekly                No charge for those qualifying for free

Grades 6-12:  $3.25 daily.  $16.25 weekly.                or reduced lunch, 80 cents for all others.

Reduced:        $0.40 daily.  $2.00 weekly.                 Adult: $2.00

Adults:           $4.30 daily.

Information About the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program

We have included the application for the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program in this newsletter, and they can also be found on the schools website.  Please consider the following points regarding this important program:

           

  • This program is a vital source of aid to our school district.  Many federal and state programs base the amount of funding they send to us on the number of families in our district who are eligible for the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program.
  • If you are eligible for this program, please fill out the paperwork even if you choose not to participate in the program.  This benefits our school by allowing us to receive aid from other federal and state programs.
  • Your choice on whether or not to participate in this program is confidential information.  Office personnel do not share it with anyone.
  •  If your income drops suddenly during the school year, you can become eligible for the program and fill out the paperwork at any time.  If your income increases during the school year, it does not affect your eligibility.
  • Students eligible for the free and reduced lunch program can receive two free ACT fee waivers and a reduced Advanced Placement (AP) exam fee.  See Mrs. Chambers for more information about these benefits.

If you have any other questions about the Free and Reduced Lunch program, please contact Amy Oppriecht at the school office.

 


Wisconsin School Bus Stopping Procedures

     Wisconsin school buses use an eight-light system, which incorporates the use of amber lights with red lights. The amber lights will flash before the red lights, as a “Warning” that the bus is preparing to stop. The additional lights alert vehicles traveling around a school bus that they should prepare to stop, similar to a traffic light.

-When amber lights are on: Drivers should slow and proceed with caution, preparing to stop. 

-When the red lights are on: Drivers are required to stop 20 or more feet from the bus. This applies to all vehicles, both those following and approaching from the opposite direction, and in all lanes. No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights. The stop arm on the bus is an added communication to other drivers, but the lack of an extended stop arm is not reason to pass a bus whose red lights are flashing.

     Parents, please inform your child of these procedures, so that they are aware.  Bus drivers will  signal for children to cross traffic with two short beeps of their horn.

     As we prepare for another school year, please watch for school buses with amber and red lights flashing; they are preparing to stop or are stopped! A vehicle owner can be cited when the driver of a car passes a school bus illegally. A law enforcement officer need not witness this violation if the school bus driver reports it to the law enforcement agency within 24 hours. Fines can be quite high for illegally passing a school bus, but the risk of hitting a child is even higher. It’s against the law to not stop for a school bus; but more importantly, our children are counting on you for their safety in getting to school and home!

For more complete information on this change, view the youtube link below.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIpXv7ChbKk

 

Bus Drivers Needed

The Seneca Area School District is taking applications for part time bus drivers. If you have a good driving record, and would like more information about this opportunity, you can contact the school: Seneca Area School District, Administrator, 202 Main St, Hwy 27, Seneca, WI 54654

Pay rate is $32.24 per route, and $14.25 per hour for extracurricular trips.  

 

 

Bus Route Procedures

      The list of students on each bus route is on the following pages.  Please make sure students are ready for the bus 10 minutes early the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 3.  Bus policies are listed in the school handbook.  All bus riders are expected to exhibit safe, courteous behavior.  If your student is not going to ride the bus on a particular day, please contact the driver so that extra stops do not have to be made.  If the driver has already left for their route, call the school office to relay the information.  All our buses contain two-way radios so that the school can contact them at any time. Stratton Buses will be our bus contractor again this year.

                                                                         

Illene Olson: Bus 55

 

Nathaniel Klema

Tagan Starkey

William Dowd

Nirea Klema

Tristen Starkey

Robbie Dowd

Nadia Klema

Livian Starkey

Kadin Wallin

Mason Hutson

Tyler Heinz

Aubrey Wallin

Evie Hutson

Tanner Heinz

Raya Wallin

Anna Allen

Carson Sime

Delaney Boland

Sara Allen

Rita Sime

Luke Boland

Kaleb Allen

Johanna Sime

Greg Boland

Brenden Kuhnke

Mary Sime

Brett Boland

Preston Kuhnke

Tyson Sparks

Jaren Grimsled

Alexis Kuhnke

Kylie Smyth

Jace Grimsled

McKenzie Sime

Lane  Wall

Ryan Boland

Ava Sime

Tye Wall

Halle Lenzendorf

Savanna Wallin

Christine Schilts

Camryn Lenzendorf

Brennan Wallin

Skyla Lewis

Tara Lenzendorf

Lindsey Sime

Christine Schilts

Meelin Kriel

Kaeli Sime

Skyla Lewis

Thomas Caya

Kwynn Sime

Jonathan Morrick-Brouillette

Rose Caya

Taylor Eick

Leila Morrick-Brouillette

Natalie Benzing

Devin Kirchner

Joseph Korish

Michael Foley

Makala Foley

 

 

 

Wendy Karls: Bus 65

Logan Davis

Joey Oppriecht

Anya Aspenson

 

Willow Roensch

Owen Oppriecht

Savannah Rogge

 

Brett O'Kane

Dominic Ready

Avery Toberman

 

Evan O'Kane

Christian Ready

Hayven Smethurst

 

Adeline Check

Jace Sipla

Irelynn Smethurst

 

Silas Check

Fame Poole

Nicole Trautsch

 

Alexis Collins

Alivia Mezera

Sarah Lenzendorf

 

Tucker Dudenbostel

Kylee Colson

Dawson Lenzendorf

 

Amelia Dudenbostel

TJ (Thomas) Colson

Drew Lenzendorf

 

Colby Dudenbostel

Lacey Colsch

Brock Wall

 

Codi Bausch

Courtney Barnett

Gavyn Wilkins-Dingbaum

 

Kade Simpson

Shawn Colsch

Dawson Davidson

 

Mason Payne

Shayana Colsch

Addison Davidson

 

Caleb Payne

Levi Colsch

Ella Greene

 

Lucas Kilburg

Kain Salmon

Makenna Greene

 

Tanner Kilburg

Zack Salmon

Hunter Aspenson

 

Karsyn Thoma

Gabrialle Routt

Makala Foley

 

Jasmine Stuckey

Briar Routt

Michael Foley

 

LeahBeth Vallem

 

 

Louis Prew:Bus 33

 

Cole Swiggum

Ella Gran

 

Sawyer Swiggum

Wyatt Caya

Candon Yager

 

Elizabeth Wright

Brayden Kirschbaum

Jonathan Yager

 

Natalie Wright

Levi Kirschbaum

Lowell Yager

 

Claire Wright

Jaecileyna Behrens

Chase Dahl

 

Abigail Wright

Dakota Owens

Mathew Dahl

 

Garret Baker

Keegan Owens

Gaige Schaefer

 

Aylah Baker

Ryan Cale   

Lenee Schaefer

 

Hunter O'Connell

Gage Lorenz      

Scott Brown

 

Hannah O'Connell

Taryn Lorenz         

Brecken Schlee

 

Gage Lorenz

Evan Payne

Jorja Clark

 

Taryn Lorenz

Lily Payne

Sophia Clark

 

Broc Becwar

Landon Payne

Ava Johnson

 

Brynlee Becwar

Mason Barger

Harper Gagas

 

Maya Buffington

Ramzy Baures

Emery Gagas

 

Bryonna Caya

Chloe Johll

Jacob Payne

 

Anthony Caya

Miloh Johll

Ben Payne

 

Isaiah Strasser

Christopher Burby

Joey Oppriecht

 

Sierra Hering

Owen Oppriecht

 

 

Mike Dearth: Bus 57

 

Gabriel Legge

Lily McCullick

 

Karis Legge

Aloysius Rewey

Keegan Hawkinson

 

Ethan Stanley

Seaver Rewey

Jack Gallagher

 

Braxton Ostrem

Nicholas Kirchhoff

Max Gallagher

 

Grace Check

Shawn Kirchhoff

Sam Gallagher

 

Olivia Check

Zoey Aspenson

Gracie Sime

 

Nicholas Liedtke

Zeke Aspenson

Grant Sime

 

Gabriel Hamann

Zane Aspenson

Garrett Sime

 

Reid Hamann

Anna Heisz

Marisa Rew

 

Reggie George

Brittany Heisz

Lydia West

 

Owen George

Kolton Chambers

Kaden Roberts

 

Trey Check

Kendra Chambers

Kash Roberts

 

John Wrangler Check

Kylie Chambers

Jordan Konichek    

 

Bristol Check

Ava Payne

Jackson Konichek 

 

Skylar Jo Alvarado

Christian Payne

Jett Grimsled        

 

Hayden Alvarado

Aiden Payne

Layla Olson

 

Dayvon Owens

Leo Payne

Taylor Snyder

 

Riley Cook

Ashton Swanson

Warren Snyder

 

Kylie Stluka

Travis Zach

Millie Dahlberg

 

Tucker Stluka

Ryan Zach

Dylan Dahlberg

 

Callie Stluka

Reagan Zach

Storie Recker

 

Richard Kirchhoff:Bus 56

Dillon Duha

Thomas Sprosty

Zoey Jelinek

Taylor Brownlee

Jacob Sprosty

Ali Jelinek

Kynzie Platten

Lucas Sprosty

Kinsley Jelinek

Brett Cody

Thomas Lenzendorf

Dawn Ray's Daycare Kids

Kylie Roberts

Jonathan Lenzendorf

Jaden Starkey

Landyn Rooney

Harper Joy

Brett Starkey

Samantha Sprosty

Ronan Joy

Sophia Erdenberger

AJ Morovits

Keegan Joy

Gloriahna Morovits

Morgan Hagensick

Murielle Grover

Noah Sprosty

Bridget Hagensick

Maxine Grover

Bella Sprosty

Hunter Hagensick



NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY

It is the policy of the School District of Seneca that no person may be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against any curricular, extracurricular, pupil services, recreation, or other program or activity on the basis of creed, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, religion, physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap as required by s.  118.13 Wis. Stats.  This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for information, or who have questions concerning this policy should contact:

David Boland, District Administrator, Seneca Area School District, 202 Main St, Hwy 27, Seneca, WI 54654     Email: dboland@seneca.k12.wi.us

 

 

 

FAMILIY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires school districts to provide annual notice of student and parent rights regarding student records.  Parents/guardians and adult students have the following rights:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records.
  2. The right to seek amendment of the student’s educational records that they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the students education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. Right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of education alleging noncompliance with these requirements.

The school may release the following information without consent, as the school has designated it as “directory information”: Student’s name, address, home telephone, date of birth, participation in school recognized sports and activities, weight and height of members of athletic teams, and year in school. 

Persons with questions or comments about this policy should see the school principal.

Students, or parents of students, may submit a written request to the District that the student’s name, address, and telephone listing may not be released to military recruiters or institutions of higher learning without written parental consent.  The school will follow such requests.


SENECA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL

AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

Upon request, the Seneca Area School District is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Stace Anderson, Director of Special Education, Seneca Area School District, at 608-734-3411, ext. 153 or by writing him at 202 Main St, Hwy 27, Seneca, WI  54654, or email: sanderson@seneca.k12.wi.us