Kinnelon Public Schools Special Services Department
Welcome to the Kinnelon School District Department of Special Services. Kinnelon Special Services provides a continuum of programs, placements, and related services to meet the needs of children who are eligible to receive special education services. We are committed to providing a caring and creative environment that meets the individual needs of each child. Our goal is to help our students achieve academic success, while keeping their social and emotional development a high priority. Case managers and staff of the Special Services Department work collaboratively with parents/guardians, teachers, administration and the community at large, to provide a support system that meets the varied needs of our students. Information about some of our programs is below.
The Preschool Disabled Program is a half-day program for children between the ages of three and five who are experiencing developmental delays in motor skills, social-emotional behavior, cognitive abilities, and/or speech and language development.
There are also a broad range of special education programs in each school in Kinnelon for students in grades K-12. Programs include mainstreaming with supports, resource center instruction, and self-contained classes. The Self-Contained Program provides a structured learning environment in which instruction is individualized to meet the needs of the student. A variety of Resource Center options have been developed to include both support and replacement instruction. Resource Center teachers provide direct instruction in various content areas as well as assistance in developing organizational skills and learning strategies. Additionally, we offer transitional services for our self-contained students, with an emphasis on having them ready to have optimal success when they leave us at the end of their school career.
The following letter has been sent to Kinnelon parents from the District Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:NJSLA Test Administration Update