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Student Services

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Welcome to the Student Services Department at North Polk School District!

We are committed to providing a wide range of programs and services to support the diverse needs of our students. Here's an overview of our work:

  • School Improvement: We focus on enhancing the overall school experience and educational outcomes for all students.

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): We provide support to students learning English as a second language to ensure they have the resources they need to succeed academically.

  • Homeless Youth: We offer assistance and resources to homeless students to ensure they have access to education and support.

  • Home Schooling: Our team can help guide and support families who choose to homeschool their children.

  • Special Education: We are dedicated to providing free and appropriate educational opportunities for students with disabilities, following public health guidelines.

  • 504 Plans: We assist students in need of academic and physical accommodations, with tailored support and meeting protocols for both onsite and remote learning options.

  • At-Risk: We offer additional support and resources to students who may be academically behind their grade-level peers, helping them achieve their full potential.

  • Counseling Program: Our school counselors provide valuable in-school and out-of-school resources to support students' emotional and psychological well-being.

  • Health Services: We prioritize the health and well-being of our students, ensuring they have access to the necessary healthcare resources.

  • Social-Emotional Mental Health and Behavior: We provide resources and support to address social-emotional and behavioral needs, working closely with the Heartland Area Education Agency.

  • Seal of Biliteracy: Our program recognizes and celebrates students' bilingual achievements.

For more specific information about each of these programs and services, please explore the tabs to the left. We understand that each student's needs are unique, and we are here to collaborate with families and provide the necessary support so all students can thrive and happy the opportunity to learn at high levels.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to serve and support our students and their families.

The department is led by Matthew Blackmore, who serves as the district's Director of Student Services.