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Pupil Services

Ms. Jennifer Norman 

 
Executive Director of Pupil Services 

The Pupil Services Department encompasses the various supports that are provided to students.

The Office of Pupil Services coordinates district-wide identification and intervention efforts including compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

Please contact us if you have questions concerning:

  • Coordination of intervention and identification
  • Special education
  • 504’s
  • ELL / English Language Learners
  • Gifted
  • Home Schooling
  • Guidance
  • Enrollment
  • Registration
  • Residency
  • Preschool Supervisor
  • Help Me Grow Contact
  • OGT (Ohio Graduation Test)/ OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment) 
  • Transcript Requests/ Student Records

Co-Teaching in River...What is it?

A delivery system
   with two or more educators
      with shared responsibility  
         for a single group of students
            in a single classroom
               for specific content
                  with mutual ownership
                     pooled resources and 
                        joint accountability  
Co-Teaching provides a better education for students with varying levels of exceptionality.  
Rocky River is proud to have co-teaching occurring in classrooms K-12.
 
Co-Taught Classes in Rocky River

These courses allow for access to the general education curriculum while still providing specially designed instruction for those in need.  This access provides less fragmentation in instruction while at the same time challenging all students.  Co-taught classes are taught by two certified teachers one of which is the content specialist and the other a learning specialist.  We are proud to provide co-taught and tutor support classes on our continuum of services.  

SEARCH FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES UNDERWAY

In accordance with the Individual’s with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, The Rocky River City School District is participating in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate, and identify all children from birth through 21 years of age with disabilities, regardless of their situations, who have significant, individual needs and require intensive interventions through special education and related services.

A disability, in this instance, means such conditions as autism, deaf/blindness, multiple disabilities, deafness/hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment/blindness, specific learning disabilities, preschoolers with a disability, emotional disturbance, cognitive disabilities, speech and language impairments, orthopedic and other health impairments or traumatic brain injury.

Although many school aged disabled children are identified and currently being served by the Rocky River City School District, preschool children ages 3-5, with disabilities may be unidentified because parents may not be aware that programs and services are now available through the public school. Community members can help us with this important effort. If you know of a child in our district with a disability that is not presently attending school or receiving services from another agency, please contact Jennifer Norman, Executive Director of Pupil Services at 440.356.6006.

In addition and in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American’s with Disabilities Act Amendment of 2008, Rocky River City School District is participating in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate and identify all children with a disability. In this instance, a student with a disability who has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity who may because of disability, needs or is believed to need special education, related services or aids or accommodations/modifications. If a parent or guardian suspects that a child may be eligible under this federal definition, please contact Jennifer Norman, District Compliance Officer.


PBIS- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports  
 
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, also called Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and a problem solving orientation (Horner, 2000; Lewis & Sugai, 1999; Sugai et.al., 2000; Weigle, 1997). 
 
 
Celebrating Our Staff
 
 
Celebrating Our Students
Contacts

Pupil Services Staff

Board of Education 
 
Ms. Jennifer Norman,
Executive Director of Pupil Services
440.356.6006
norman.jennifer@rrcs.org 
 
Ms. Tara Marley
Pupil Services Supervisor/ Beach Administrator
440.356.6006
 
Mrs. Theresa Holby
Executive Secretary
440.356.6006
holby.theresa@rrcs.org

School Psychologists

Mr. Matt Kromer, School Psychologist
Beach, Goldwood and Kensington
440.356.6733
kromer.matt@rrcs.org 
 
Mrs. Heidi Cartwright, School Psychologist 
Kensington and Rocky River Middle School
440.356.6756  
 
Mrs. Stacy Kozar-Kocsis, School Psychologist
Rocky River Middle and High School
440.356.6007
kozar-kocsis.stacy@rrcs.org


Building Learning Resource Coordinators
 
Mrs. Daniea Beard, Preschool Coordinator
Beach: Rocky River Early Childhood Center

Mrs. Tara Young
Goldwood
 
Mrs. Angela Bowman
Kensington 

Mrs. Terri McNeely
RRMS
mcneely.terri@rrcs.org

Mrs. Diane Boylan
RRHS
boylan.diane@rrcs.org

Gifted 

Mrs. Meredith Muccio
Coordinator K-5/Goldwood and Kensington 
muccio.meredith@rrcs.org

Mrs. Susan Forbes
Coordinator 6-12/ Rocky River Middle and High School
forbes.susan@rrcs.org 

ELL/ English Language Learners
 
Ms. Anglea Wetula
 
Mrs. Dayna Keil
Coordinator/Kensington
 
Transcript Request Information
-Students graduating within the past four years can request a transcript online by visiting: http://www.parchment.com/u/registration/19266/account. Students will be charged directly by Parchment for this service, and the Rocky River City School District will send your transcript to your selected university. Please call the Rocky River High School Counseling Office Secretary, Richelle Frantz, at 356-6804 if you have any questions or need any additional assistance. -Students graduating more than four years ago should complete a hard copy of the "Transcript Release Form" and send it along with payment to the Pupil Service Office listed on the form.
Resources
Links
Child Find
If your child has special considerations such as, but not limited to, medical needs, allergies, social emotional needs, cultural needs, accessibility needs, language needs, etc. please contact the building principal who will ensure these needs are accommodated for during PTA sponsored and school related events.  
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