Student Services

Shannon Goss, Ph.D., NCSP
Shannon Goss, Ph.D., NCSP
Director of Student Services

It is the first priority of the Student Services Department to provide students with the support and tools they need to be successful throughout their school careers and beyond.  The Student Services Department exists to assist families and school team members in addressing the needs of students with a variety of special circumstances.  Below please find contact information for all members of our District’s Student Services Team as well as an overview of services provided:

 

DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director of Student Services
Shannon Goss, Ph.D., NCSP
Tel 440.427.6530
Fax 440.427.6010
sgoss@ofcs.net

Student Services Secretary
Pam Manas
Tel 440.427.6530
pmanas@ofcs.net
 
School Psychologists
Robin Scott (Falls-Lenox Primary School)
Tel 440.427.6530
rscott3@leeca.org 440.427.6432

Sherry Foulkes (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School & Olmsted Falls High School)
Tel 440.427.6532
sfoulkes@ofcs.net  
 

Nicole Mack (Early Childhood Center & Olmsted Falls Middle School)
Tel 440.427.6214
nmack@ofcs.net
 

DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES

OVERVIEW

Special Education
~Evaluations and services for eligible students are provided as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 and the Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities
~Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determine the necessary accommodations, supports and related services needed for a child to make adequate progress in the general education curriculum

Preschool Program/Early Entrance to Kindergarten 
Melinda Brunner - Director, Early Childhood Center
Tel  440.427.6360    mbrunner@ofcs.net

 
~Monthly play-based preschool assessments are conducted
~A continuum of preschool special education services is available

English Language Learners
~Evaluations are conducted based on information provided on the Home Language Survey completed at the time of enrollment or upon referral by teachers/parents
~Support services are provided during the school day when warranted

Section 504
~Evaluations and accommodations are provided as needed for students with significant impairments through written plans in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
~Please contact your child’s School Counselor with questions

Home Instruction
~Evaluations and service plans are created as needed for students who are unable to attend school for a short period of time, usually due to a medical condition or injury
~Please contact your child’s School Counselor with questions

Homeless Students
~Every effort is made to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children may experience in accordance with The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
~If you need further assistance, please contact your child’s Principal or call the
National Center for Homeless Education toll-free HelpLine: 1.800.308.2145
 ~For a link to A Parent's Guide to the Rights of Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness, please click here.

Title I Federal Grant
~Title I is part of No Child Left Behind and provides funds to school buildings with a certain percentage of low income students
~Students who are failing or are at-risk of failing in reading and mathematics are identified and offered extra assistance before, during and/or after the regular school day.  To download a copy of the OFCS Differentiated Referral System (as featured in Falls-Lenox & OFIS Student Handbooks), please click the following link:

OFCS Differentiated Referral System
 

Documents

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Olmsted Falls City Schools26937 Bagley Road
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138