Welcome to Oracle Public Schools Child Find!
Oracle School District will screen your child and then determine if they need an evaluation. If the screen determines that an evaluation is necessary, a staff of professionals will work with you and your child to determine if your child is eligible to receive preschool services. You will then have the opportunity to accept or decline the services.
To schedule a preschool screening:
Call (520) 896-3046. A brief intake will be taken over the phone and a screening appointment will be scheduled within 45 days. Screenings are conducted on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For questions regarding Preschool Special Education Services offered at Mountain Vista, please email or call:
Preschool Child Find Coordinator
To get in contact with our director, please call:
Director of Special Education
For record requests, please email or call:
Special Education Office Manager
What if my child is less than 3 years old?
If you have concerns about a child that is between birth and 2 years 9 months, we can help you. Our Preschool Child Find Coordinator can assist you with filling out a referral to the Arizona Early Intervention Program at (520) 325-6495 or (877) 222-5432 We will follow-up and help you track your child’s referral.
What if my child is of school age (Kindergarten-8th grade)?
If you have concerns about a child that is kindergarten age or above, please contact Mountain Vista’s School Principal or Director of Special Education.
What if my child is homeschooled or attends a private school?
If you have concerns about a child that resides within the district’s boundaries, please contact the Director of Special Education. We can provide evaluations to children suspected of having a disability even if they are homeschooled or Parentally-Placed in private schools.
Our Child Find Procedures
· Screening of a student’s abilities in the areas of vision, hearing, cognitive or academic skills, communication, motor, social or behavioral skills and adaptive development shall be completed within 45 calendar days after enrollment for each kindergarten student and new student enrolling without appropriate screening records from his/her previous school.
· In addition to formal hearing and vision screening, screening includes the use of teach rating scales, progress reports, and/or observation reports to find students who should be referred for formal evaluation, due to a suspected disability. Screening activities do not include detailed individual evaluation procedures such as psychological testing.
· The school must inform the parents, within 10 school days, of any concerns arising from screening and inform them of the proposed follow-up on the student’s needs.
· Records of screening results will be maintained in the student’s cumulative file.
Referral for Evaluation Students about whom there is a concern, as a result of the screening, will be referred for a full individual evaluation or other services. Written parental consent for referral is required.
· The parent consent shall be sought/obtained within 15 calendar days after the disposition of the referral/determination to evaluate.
· The written notice of referral will include a copy of the procedural safeguards available to the parents of a child with a disability.
Evaluation and Identification
· A written evaluation will be prepared by a Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET), which will include at least one teacher or other specialist with knowledge in the area of the suspected disability, a general education teacher, the evaluator, and the parent. The evaluation will include determination of the student’s primary language.
· The evaluation shall be completed within 60 calendar days after obtaining written consent of the parent/guardian for the evaluation, or absent such consent, within 60 calendar days following mediation of due-process procedures.
· The evaluation shall assess the capabilities and limitation of the student in all areas as suspected disability, including where appropriate health, vision, hearing, social/emotional, general intelligence, academic performance, communication, and motor abilities.
· Evaluation data will include evaluations and information provided by the parents of the child, current classroom-based assessments, observations by teachers and related service providers, and additional data, as needed, to determine if the student is a child with a disability under one of the categories of IDEA and state law.
· Children, who are identified as having a disability, will be provided an individual educational program, which required parent consent for initiation.