March Classroom News Letter

January Classroom News Letter

St. Kilian-MIU4 Resource Enrollment

Enrolling Students

Students at St. Kilian’s Parish School can receive reading, math, or written expression support based on various factors. The following are some of the factors for determining whether a student receives these supportive services:  

  • A student may be referred by a teacher or parent

  • It has been determined that a child has a learning disability and is in need of support

  • St. Kilian’s screens students in grades K-3 for reading using the Acadience Reading Assessment.  If a child is at the 50th percentile or below benchmark a child may receive supportive services (or slightly above benchmark)

  • Students were enrolled in the program previously and are still in need of services

  • A combination of the above factors

If your child qualifies for support services, sessions are determined based on need and availability.  Students are not being pulled from their grade level classes during math or reading. The teacher of the class that your child is missing should be making accommodations to give your child the needed time, materials, and support for the class he/she misses.

Reading Support

Students receiving reading support meet with Ms. D. optimally twice a week in a small group setting.  These classes focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and written expression. The small group session is approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Students receiving reading support are given the Acadience Reading Assessment three times during the school year.  Other formative assessments are given to monitor progress in the above reading areas.

Math Support

Students receiving math support meet with Ms. D. optimally twice a week in a small group setting.  These classes focus on grade level numeracy, computation, concepts and applications. Students in math support are given the Acadience Math Assessment three times during the school year. Other formative assessments are given to monitor progress and guide the instruction.

Written Expression Support

Students receiving written expression support meet with Ms. D. optimally twice a week in a small group setting. Instruction focuses on the writing process and mechanics. This can include: sentence and paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation and capitalization, writing for a purpose and a select audience, and figurative language.

January Classroom News Letter