Lore Elementary SchoolWhen might a teacher request an I&RS review?A teacher routinely differentiates instruction to address a child’s needs in the classroom. The teacher requests services of the I&RS Committee when a particular child continues to have difficulties despite these efforts.
What kind of needs are reviewed by the I&RS?When a child experiences difficulties that affect his or her academic progress, exhibits behavior that interferes with learning, or is chronically absent, the teacher may request support from the I&RS Team. Student difficulties may include problems responding to written or verbal information, organizing, focusing, and/or completing work without constant teacher intervention.How does I&RS help a teacher and student?I&RS supports the teachers and students by developing an Intervention Action Plan that may provide alternative strategies, programs, and/or assessments. The interventions are designed to support the student in achieving success within the regular education program.How are parents informed?What happens during an I&RS meeting with the teacher?Following a teacher’s submission of an I&RS request to the Guidance Counselor, the teacher is invited to discuss the problem with the I&RS Committee at a meeting scheduled during the school day. At that time, the teacher describes the student and the challenge. He or she will identify both successful and unsuccessful strategies used, as well as current efforts. Alternative means of intervention and new approaches are suggested. A plan of action is developed specifying the goals, strategies to be used, and the individuals responsible for each action. A time line is established for implementing the plan and assessing its effectiveness.
How is follow-up provided?The action plan is monitored by the classroom teacher and the I&RS Committee. At a time specified within the plan, the teacher meets with I&RS committee once again to report on its success. If the child’s needs are not being met by the initial plan, additional interventions may be suggested and modifications made to the plan.Is this the same as referral for Special Education? NOI&RS recommends actions intended to help resolve the challenge identified to prevent referral to the Child Study Team. If the actions taken and resources used are not adequate and the problem still remains, the child’s needs may suggest referral to the Child Study Team. Parents will participate in the decision as to whether a Child Study Team evaluation will be done.
Who serves on the Lore School’s I&RS Committee?
Permanent members of the Committee include the Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, School Nurse, Teachers, Early Intervention Specialists, and CST members.
2022-2023 Members include:
Principal:Kelly Kawalek(609) 538-9800 x6102
Guidance Counselor:Kaitlyn Feeny(609) 538-9800 X6110Dean of Students:Christine Meekins(609) 538-9800, ext. 6106
Early Intervention Specialists:Beth Bedard - Language Arts(609) 538-9800, ext. 6100Yvonne Colt - Math(609) 538-9800, ext. 6100Rachel Gehret - Math
(609) 538-9800 x8616
Janean Neilson - Language Arts(609) 538-9800 x6100CST Members:Shari Barkin(609) 538-9800 X6182
(609) 538-9800 X6181
email@example.comNurse:Christine Sobey(609)538-9800 x6125