Radford City Schools

RCPS will operate on a 2 hour delay on Friday, November 16, 2018 due to overnight icing.

Student Services: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,
In order for RCPS to provide a free appropriate public education for students who are protected
under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, services and accommodations and modifications will likely be
necessary. These may be implemented in the general education
classes. There are numerous accommodations and modifications that schools can include in
students’ educational plans.  RCPS utilizes IEPonline by PCG Education  to provide the forms
and guide the process to determine if a child is eligible for 504 services or develop a 504 Plan.
 
If you would like to make a referral for 504 services please contact the principal, assistant principal or 504 Coordinator of the school your child attends: 
  Dr. Michael Brown   Principal   McHarg Elementary School          540-731-3696
 Cindy Martin             504 Coordinator  MES                                      540-731-3696
 Tara Grant                Principal   Belle Heth Elementary School      540-731-3653
 Ken Keister               Assist Principal/ 504 Coordinator  BHES         540-731-3653
 Jerry King                 Principal John Dalton Intermediate School   540-731-3651
  Beasy Thompson    504 Coordinator JDIS                                       540-731-3651
 Jeff Smith                 Principal   Radford High School                     540-731-3649
 Darden Freeman      Assistant Principal   Radford High School     540-731-3649
 Beasy Thompson     504 Coordinator RHS                                       540-731-3649
 
No qualified student with a disability in Radford City Public Schools (RCPS) shall, on the basis of that disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity offered by the school division
If you are getting ready to attend a 504 meeting for your child or you are a teacher who is attending a 504 meeting for a student in your classroom the following documents provide information regarding some of the reasonable accommodations used as well as some of the rights RCPS ensures each parent:
Links  
FARE works on behalf of the millions of Americans who have food allergy, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This page includes important facts and statistics that can help you better understand food allergies and anaphylaxis.
 
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association that represents more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and 25 other countries. The world's largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
 
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) provides leadership, organizational structure, and coordination to the current grantees, Affiliates, and partners of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Working closely with the Network's funding agency—the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—the NCCTS leads the Network in its efforts to increase access to services and raise the standard of care for children and their families across the United States who have experienced trauma.
 
iOE specializes in creating entertaining and thought-provoking content that will increase awareness of young people’s social and emotional health.  To achieve this goal iOE creates original content in the form of literary works, screenplays, workshops, and curricula. Consultation for creating innovative resources for your personal, professional, or organizational needs are available.
 
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.
 
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part I. Practice Preparation, Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Teacher 504 Orientation.  
 
New Staff will be provided training regarding 504 practices and policies at the beginning of the school year.
The training power point will be updated annual to insure the awareness of 504 programs in RCPS, contacts and general knowledge services.