Pupil Services

 The term Pupil Services can encompass many dfferent departments. Here at the Somerset School District, the Pupil Services Department includes the following programs: Special Educaiton, English Language Learners (ELL) and Gifted and Talented (GT). Below is a brief overview of each department.

If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact the
Pupil Services Department at 715-247-4400 Ext. 571

Special Education
The School District of Somerset provides special education and related services to all students, ages 3-21 with identified disabilities who live in the school district or who attend under open enrollment.  A child with a disability is one who needs special education and related services. Special education and related services are provided to students with the following disabilities:

 

Autism
Other Health Impairment
Speech-Language Impairments
Intellectual Disability
Orthopedic Impairments
Emotional Behavioral Disabilities
Significant Developmental Delays
Traumatic Brain Injury
Hearing Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Visual Impairment 
 
Special Education and related services may also be provided to a child who, by reason of his or her significant developmental delay, needs special education and related services. The following are some of the supportive and related services provided as needed to assist an individual child to benefit from special education:

 

Assisstive Technology
Physical Therapy
Audio logical Services
Psychological Services
Counseling and Guidance
Specifically designed physical education
Occupational Therapy
Speech-Language Pathology Services
Parent Counseling
Transportation
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction presents various reports regarding special education programs in the state including the School District of Somerset. You may access the link for the most current reports: www.dpi.state.wi.us
 
Child Find and Referral
The school district has a child find or screening program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district including children attending private schools or enrolled under open enrollment and who have not graduated from high school.
Children are referred for a special education evaluation by school staff, parents, doctors and other community services agencies (such as St. Croix County Birth to Three, Head Start and area preschools or day care centers).  Children with suspected disabilities enrolled in the schools can be referred for an evaluation by contacting the Pupil Services department at 247-4400.
 
Child Development Day
Each year the Pupil Services Department conducts a three year old screening.  All children in the school district area should be screened at least once prior to kindergarten. If a parent has a concern, the child can be screened more than once before entering kindergarten. Child Development Day is held for students and parents to learn more about child development and for the child to be screened for potential needs areas. If you have filled out a census form and returned it to the school district you will be sent a letter regarding Child Development Day.  Otherwise, please watch for fliers posted in the community, on the school district website as well as in the New Richmond News for notification of this event.
 
 
English Learners (EL)
Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Wisconsin created educational policies and mandates that addressed English Language Learner (EL) and bilingual programming. Since 2001-2002 the Somerset School District has been serving English Language Learner (EL) students. Delivery of services is based upon the students academic and instructional needs with input from parents and teachers and with the consent of the child's' parents.

Gifted and Talented (GT)
Somerset's Gifted and Talented Program is honored and respected. It is a program that is looked at by others districts when developing their own Gifted and Talented programs. Somerset has one of the few Gifted and Talented programs in the area with both curricular (in the classroom during the school day) and co-curricular (after-school) components. At this time there is no-state designated money for any type of Gifted and Talented programming, personnel or development.  As this program changes and evolves is continues to be funded solely with district dollars.

 
Additional information about any of the above departments can be obtained by calling 247-4400.
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Last Updated: 11/15/16
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  • School District of Somerset
  • P.O. Box 100, 639 Sunrise Drive, Somerset, WI 54025
  • Phone: (715) 247-3313 | Fax: (715) 247-5588