Colfax Public School
Viking IDEA Program
Our Viking IDEA Program is named after the Individuals with Disabilies Education Act (IDEA) which was passed in congress in 1975. The IDEA Law protects the rights of individuals with special needs and assures s/he receive a free appropriate public education as would any other student.
To learn more about the IDEA act, click here < IDEA >.
We strongly encourage parent involvement, and for parents to take advantage of what the Viking IDEA Program has to offer.
|Special Education Process
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News from your Parent Liaison
Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Terri Ruff, and I will be the new parent liaison for the Colfax School District. Some of you may already know me in my position as the school nurse at Colfax.
The School District of Colfax Special Education Parent Liaison serves as a link between the school and parents. Responsibilities include coordinating special education parent workshops or meetings, sharing news on district initiatives and developing strategies for increasing parental involvement. Liaisons work closely with schools to develop community partnerships that enhance the learning environment and ensure federal compliance with each school’s parent involvement policy. I am looking forward to providing the link between school and parents.
I enjoyed meeting and visiting with some of you at our open house during parent/teacher conferences and appreciate your input and ideas. We will be working on setting up parent meetings in the near future and will keep you updated.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. My school phone number is (715) 962-3155, Ext 2418 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colfax Head Start Enrollment Form
2015 Wisconsin Statewide Transition Academy
and Transition Collaboration Network (TCN) Meeting
October 28, 2015 – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (TCN) “Trauma Informed Care”
October 29, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Academy)
October 30, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Academy)
Wilderness Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
The 26th Annual Children Come First Conference
November 10 - 11, 2015
Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Parents in Partnership (PIP)
Holiday Inn Express, 2190 U.S. Highway 8
St. Croix Falls, WI
Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YIPPE)
Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, 5872 33rd Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
Questions or Comments
Mrs Polly Rudi
Director of Special Education
Would you like check out resources available in the Elementary Conference Room. Videos, CDs, DVDs, books, games and learning materials, pamphlets and education guides are availble to Colfax Parents. |
News from Special Education
Special Education Procedural Safeguards Booklet
Communicating with the School
Communication Options for Families
What will be discussed at an IEP Meeting
Need help with your child’s special needs or attempts to diagnose a special need? Contact Wisconsin First Step 24/7 Hotline, 800-642-7837 or www.mch-hotlines.org to get agency and provider information to help you get connected!
Dunn County Resource Guide
CWDA Newsletter - Winter 2014/2015
Family Engagement Newsletter -- January 2015
Family Engagement Newsletter Submission Form
Transition Improvement Grant
TIG Times, September 2015
Vocational Rehabilitation Institute
SVRI 2015 Fall Newsletter