Steilacoom Historical School District's Student Services department is committed to providing support to families, staff, and students to ensure every student achieves meaningful and challenging learning outcomes. More information on Special Education, Childfind, and Section 504 services can be found at the links on the left. Student Services also oversees school counselors, found in each of our schools and the Home Hospital program.
Updates on Special Education
December 1, 2023
The holiday season is a time to celebrate families, and we are celebrating YOU–the families who support us as we work to meet the needs of our wonderful students. Following the informational presentation last night at the Special Education Family Advisory Committee meeting, much of the discussion was focused on parent participation in IEP meetings. This article from Understood.org summarizes the reasons why parent participation is vital. https://www.understood.org/en/
On Thursday, December 7th we will be hosting a viewing of the film This Is Not About Me from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Center at 511 Chambers St. in Steilacoom. The film documents the experiences of an autistic student as she progressed through school. It is heartfelt, thought-provoking, and sure to inspire conversations about how the overall school system in our country can continue to evolve in order to meet the needs of diverse students. We will be delighted if you are able to come share this experience (and popcorn!) with us.
Executive Director of Student Services
Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1