September 6, 2017
The Rutherford County Schools Special Education department is hosting several parent education nights this school. The full list is below.
January 30, 2018 – Special Education Preschool: When and How to Refer Children Aged 2½ to 4½ - Barfield
This session is planned to inform parents of the RCS Special Education Preschool referral and eligibility processes and also will highlight additional programs for preschool aged children. 4:30-6 p.m.
February 15, 2018 – Special Education Law and Parent Rights - North Rutherford Teacher Center
Parents are an important part of the IEP team process. This presentation will give parents an understanding of their rights and their child’s rights under IDEA, and will equip them to be a more active member of the IEP team. Bring your questions and be prepared to leave informed and energized. 6-7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2018 – Suicide Prevention and Internet Safety - Blackman Middle
Amy Burgess of Mental Health America will be facilitating the QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer) training. The mission of QPR is: "To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training." Ms. Burgess does recommend that younger children not attend the training. There will be childcare available at both Suicide prevention/awareness nights! 5:30-7 p.m.
April 10, 2018 - Conservatorship – Siegel High
The special presenter on conservatorship and power of attorney is Attorney Erica Reed. Conservatorship is a legal proceeding in which a court removes decision-making powers from a person with a disability over the age of 18. This allows a person to make decisions for and act in the best interest of the person with a disability. If you would like more information on obtaining conservatorship or a power of attorney, please attend the session from 6-7:30 p.m.
May 10, 2018 - Behavior at Home and School 101 - Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School
This session will give parents helpful information on how to deal with problematic behaviors at home in a way that is consistent with how we are dealing with them at school. Parents will be given practical strategies to implement at home and will come away with a better understanding of why behavior issues may arise. 5-6:30 p.m.