St. John Neumann Resource Room
For Students with Learning Differences
St. Augustine School believes that parents who desire a Catholic education for all of their children should have that option. We recognize that there are students with learning differences that require support and expertise beyond what a classroom teacher can give. Thus, we have developed a program to enable families with children who need additional academic support to be a part of our school community.
The St. John Neumann Program is directed by a certified and experienced educator with credentials in special education and reading. She works closely with classroom teachers, parents and the students in the program to ensure that accommodations are made and students learn compensatory strategies to achieve success. Students with difficulties in mathematics receive additional support from a resource teacher with expertise in mathematics and math education.
Student Advocacy Team (SAT)
The Student Advocacy Team is a group of educators and administrators that meet to discuss students who seem to be having academic difficulty in school. The child’s teacher presents the concerns to the team and a course of action is determined. This course of action is then discussed with the parent. It is one more way that home and school collaborates together in the best interest of the students.
How is a student referred to the team?
Students are referred to the team by their teacher. By the time a student is referred, the teacher has communicated with the parents of the student and tried a variety of intervention strategies in the classroom. Sometimes, the referral comes after a parent brings concerns to a teacher’s attention or shares testing with the teacher.
What steps should I take if I have academic concerns about my student?
Anytime you have a concern about your student, you should share that concern with the student’s teacher. If the student is having difficulty in a specific subject, contact the subject teachers. If the problem seems more general, contact the homeroom teacher.
What about confidentiality?
This process is completely confidential. The feedback from the committee is only shared with staff members that have a need to know. Parents are always included in this communication.
Positive Behavior Instruction and Support (PBIS)
The St. Augustine Catholic School Positive Behavior Instruction and Support, PBIS, Team has developed a schoolwide program to support positive behavior. We foster and promote a faith-based and joyful learning environment for our students. It is our goal to assist each child in reaching their greatest potential and showcasing their God-given talents.
We encourage our students to be SAS Angels!
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