Targeted Services


The mission of Targeted Services is an intervention/prevention to assist students in being successful and to remain in the traditional school.  Targeted Service programs are considered to be a Tier II academic and social emotional intervention. The Tier II intervention is an additional support that a student receives along with Tier I (regular school day) instruction. The intervention is intended to serve students who meet criteria and are struggling in core academic areas.  Targeted Services are offered by Forest Lake Area Schools through Extended Day and Summer School programs. It is very important that Targeted Services meet the needs of the whole child, and not used as homework completion/help. Targeted Services must be purposeful, with the ultimate goal of giving students the assets, strengths, and proactive factors to be successful.




Criteria for Enrollment

The identification of students who could benefit from a Targeted Service program can be done by: teachers, counselors, or other school personnel. The goal of receiving a Targeted Service is to support school success and high school graduation.
Students must meet the state-established criteria to qualify for services. The state criteria is called a Graduation Incentive (GI) Code.  Students need to meet at least one of these GI Codes to qualify for a targeted service support.  If a student fits into more than one area, the most prominent area is chosen for criteria.
This GI Code will be written on the students’ individual Continual Learning Plan—CLP. (Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.68).

The criteria GI Codes are as follows:

1. Performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test.  Examples: Scoring below the 35th percentile on the NWEA, FAST/ORF, MCA, or other classroom assessments.

2. Is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation.

3. Is pregnant or is a parent.

4. Has been assessed as chemically dependent.

5. Has been excluded or expelled.

6. Has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program.

7. Is a victim of physical or sexual abuse.

8. Has experienced mental health problems.

9. Has experienced homelessness.

10. Speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency.

11. Has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant.

12. Is being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or other life-threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is currently being treated, and resides with the pupil’s family at least 60 miles beyond the outside boundary of the seven-county metropolitan area.

Enrollment Procedures

The procedures are facilitated by the referring teacher, school counselor, or other school staff.  Enrollment paperwork is then forwarded to the Extended Day Coordinator at the Central Learning Center/Area Learning Center.

Procedure:

  • Assessment data is evaluated by district teaching staff
  • Student’s who score below the 35th percentile on assessments will be invited to participate in a Targeted Services program
  • Referring staff will fill out appropriate paperwork and given to student’s parents
  • Parents sign and return paperwork
  • Student may start attending the Targeted Services program.

Continuous Learning Plan (CLP)

Every student enrolling in a Targeted Service must have a CLP.  The CLP is required by the Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.128, Subdivision 3. The CLP states the qualifying data (GI Code) for the student recommended for the additional support.
Parent involvement is also an important component of Targeted Services. The Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) involves the parents in the process by informing them of their child’s progress and the data that was used to identify them as needing additional support.
A great opportunity to accomplish this process is at the October and March parent/teacher conferences. Parents may also sign the registration form and use the opportunity to address any questions they have at that time.

Registration Form

Each student enrolling into a Targeted Service program must complete a Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) and a registration form.  These forms are given to parents from the referring teacher. They need to be signed and returned to the child’s school.

Transportation

Transportation is not provided for Extended Day programs.  It is up to the parent of the student attending this program to arrange for pick-up.  Elementary students will walk to the Extended Day program after school since it is housed within their building.  If Elementary parents are unable to pick up by the ending time they may register and pay for the School Age Care (SAC) option. Click here for registration information.

Students in the Junior High Extended Day program may utilize the Activity Bus or have parent/s pick up after the program.  


Transportation is provided for Summer School programs if the student lives within the Forest Lake School District boundaries. There is one pick-up and one drop-off location per student. Transportation forms will be given with the Summer School enrollment packet. All forms need to be signed and returned in order to receive transportation services.




Extended Day Program

Extended Day services are available in all the elementary schools for grades 1-6 and the two junior high schools for grades 7-8. The Extended Day program is an after-school program designed to help students further develop their skills in the areas of: social-emotional, reading, math, and writing.

Elementary Program
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.                   Central Montessori Elementary 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Starts: November 11, 2014      Last day: April 30, 2015

There will be no Extended Day programs during the weeks of: 11/24-11/28 & 12/22-1/2 & 1/19-1/23 & 3/2-3/13 & 3/30-4/3

Note: In the event school or after-school activities are cancelled, Extended Day will also be cancelled. Please visit the following website to verify any school closings.

Enrollment Schedule 2014-2015

Student Registrations returned by:            Student will have the start date of:

Sept. 26th- Oct. 21st                                           Tuesday—Nov. 11th

Oct. 22nd-Nov. 6th                                       Tuesday—Nov. 18th    

Nov. 7th- Nov. 27th                                      Tuesday— Dec. 2nd

Start dates after December 2nd will be dependent on current class sizes & staffing availability

Due to the size & complexities of the Extended Day program the enrollment schedule will be followed


Junior High 7th & 8th Grade Program
Tuesday, Wednesday  (17 weeks)
2:30 -4:30 p.m.
Starts: November 11th       Last day: April 22nd

NO extended day week of: 11/24-11/28 & 12/22-1/2 & 1/19-1/23 & 3/2-3/13 & 3/30-4/3

 

Philosophy

Extended Day provides an opportunity for students in grades 1-8 to reinforce and further develop the skills taught during the school day. The program has three critical components designed to maximize student learning during extended day.

  • Licensed teachers who are familiar with the grade level curriculum they are teaching are hired for the extended day program
  • Small classes that enable more personalized instruction
  • The curriculum used during extended day reinforces the skills taught during the school year.

Extended Day Teachers

We are committed to hiring high-quality teachers for the Extended Day program. The Extended Day teaching staff consists of licensed teachers who are experienced in teaching the grade level they are teaching in the program. In most Extended Day classrooms, the teacher is a Forest Lake Area School District teacher who is familiar and experienced in teaching the curriculum of that grade level.

Summer School Program

Summer School is a K-12 program and is available to students who qualify with one of the GI Codes. Qualification is typically based of off academic performance. K-8 grade level students receive Summer School support with the goal of growing academically and social-emotionally. The 9-12 students focus on credit recovery for high school graduation along with a social-emotional component.

The Summer School program follows the same school year expectations of strict attendance and strict behavioral policies.

Summer school is a privilege, and adhering to these policies promotes an atmosphere that provides the best educational learning experience for all students.

2015 Summer School Program Details

Dates: TBD        

Locations: TBD

Transportation: Provided if you reside within the Forest Lake Area School District.

  • One AM pickup and one PM drop off site
  • To ensure transportation services are provided for your student, complete & return the registration form 

Food Service: Breakfast & lunch programs will be offered at all buildings.

Deadline for Summer School enrollment: TBD 

Forms received after the due date will be placed on a waiting list. 

This deadline is required because of the size and complexities of the Forest Lake Targeted Services Summer School program.

Summer School Enrollment Questions: Please contact your student’s teacher, dean, or building Principal.

Summer School Teaching Staff

We are committed to hiring high quality teachers for Summer School. The Summer School teaching staff consists of licensed teachers and paraprofessionals who are experienced in teaching the grade level they are assigned. In most Summer School classrooms, the teacher is a Forest Lake Area School District teacher who is familiar and experienced in the curriculum of that grade level.

Contact for Questions

Parents can contact the following people with questions about Targeted Services programming:

  • Their building Principal
  • Kelly Tschudy-Lafean, Area Learning Center Principal, at (651) 982-3171
  • Heidi Leigh, Targeted Services & Staff Development Coordinator, at (651) 982-3169

For more information, contact your principal.