Who to contact: 

Kathy Norris:

Director of Exceptional Children

kathy.norris@evergreenccs.org

 

Rose Goldfarb:

EC Teacher

rose.goldfarb@evergreenccs.org

 

Carole Soucaze: 

Speech/Language Pathologist

carole.soucaze@evergreenccs.org

 

Toerin Kintner:

Grades 2-4 EC Teacher

toerin.kintner@evergreenccs.org

 

Jessica Williams:

5th/6th Grade EC Teacher

jessica.williams@evergreenccs.org

 

Abby Crahan

7th/8th Grade EC Teacher

abby.crahan@evergreenccs.org

 

Amber Munden

EC Associate

amber.munden@evergreenccs.org

 

Kay Cole

EC Associate

kay.cole@evergreenccs.org

 

on sabbatical:

Lynn Player

7th/8th Grade EC Teacher

lynn.player@evergreenccs.org

 

Parent's Rights Handbook: 

Click the link to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a parent of an exceptional child. 

Child Find

Evergreen Community Charter School follows all state and federal regulations governing locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities.

  • Locating and identifying children with disabilities who are in need of special education services and related services. This effort also includes highly mobile children with disabilities (such as a migrant and homeless children) and children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even though they are advancing from grade to grade.
  • Informing parents and or guardians of the Child Find Process and the services available from Evergreen Community Charter School, local school systems, and other state and community agencies. The EC coordinator will assist with communication between home, school, and community services. 

NC Departments of Public Instruction Child Find Posters are posted in the main office entry and the Elementary hall entry and brochures are available in the main office. For more information, contact Kathy Norris, EC and 504 Coordinator at 828-298-3449. 

 

Discipline

Provisions Specific to Students with Special Needs:

  1. The Individual Education Plans (IEP) of students in the Exceptional Children's Program will indicate if the student is not expected to meet the regular discipline code and if not, what modifications of the code are required. The appropriate EC staff will be consulted for discipline procedures on a case by case basis. 
  2. Evergreen will follow the North Carolina Discipline Procedures (NC 1504-2), "Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities" and state and federal law as required for short term suspensions (or multiple short-term suspensions), long term suspensions (lasting more than 10 days or any series of suspensions exceeding 10 cumulative days that results in a change of placement), or expulsion or special circumstances. 

Dispute Resolution for the Exceptional Children Program:

Concerns for the education of students with special needs can be addressed following Evergreen's Problem Solving Philosophy and Grievance Procedure. If the concerns are not resolved with satisfaction or a parent wants EC dispute resolution information; the information can be found on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction- EC Division's website at the following link: http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/parent-resources/dispute-resolution

Transferring students

When a student transfers to Evergreen (or enrolls to Evergreen) with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Evergreen provides comparable Exceptional Children’s (EC) services from the student’s previous school.

Evergreen’s Special Services Director and EC Coordinator request the Exceptional Children’ (special education) record from the student’s previous school(s). The EC director will determine if the EC records are complete.

If the student’s current IEP is from North Carolina, then the IEP team meets as soon as possible to review and revise the IEP.

If the student has moved from another state, then  Evergreen holds a referral meeting to determine if the IEP team has enough information to continue services without new evaluations or if evaluations need to be conducted to determine eligibility in NC.

Provisions Specific to Students with Special Needs:

Evergreen will follow the North Carolina Discipline Procedures (NC 1504-2) “Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities” and state and federal law as required for short-term suspensions (or multiple short-term suspensions), long-term suspensions (lasting more than 10 days or any series of suspensions exceeding 10 cumulative days that results in a change of placement), expulsion or special circumstances.

For more information, contact Kathy Norris 828-298-3449 or kathy.norris@evergreenccs.org

 


Here is a quick list of challenges and possible interventions for students with ADHD.

 

Contact Information: 

Kathy Norris: Director of Exceptional Children's              Program:  kathy.norris@evergreenccs.org