Rescue Union School District

Educating for the Future, Together

Welcome to the Special Programs Department!
 
RUSD offers many federal special programs:

English Learner  
Long and Short Term Independent Study 
Summer Programs
McKinney Vento/Foster Youth
Intervention/Title I Programs
 
 
NEW LONG-TERM INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM

Welcome to the Special Programs Department!
 
RUSD offers many federal special programs:

English Learner  
Long and Short Term Independent Study 
Summer Programs
McKinney Vento/Foster Youth
Intervention/Title I Programs
 
 
NEW LONG-TERM INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM
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Due to recent changes in state laws (Assembly Bill 130) and in order to best serve students and meet families’ diverse health and educational needs, the Rescue Union School District is planning to offer a Long-Term Independent Study (LTIS) program, for students not planning on returning to in-person learning due to health concerns for the 2021-2022 school year.  Based on the new legislation and our experiences this past school year, there will be some significant changes in the way the LTIS is structured compared to the Distance Learning program previously offered via Frontier Virtual Academy.  We want to make everyone aware of these changes prior to the 2021-2022 enrollment process so that parents, guardians, and caregivers can make informed choices about whether LTIS or in-person instruction would be best suited for their students. In accordance with AB 130, RUSD is offering an LTIS program that includes synchronous instruction with an RUSD teacher.  Parents, guardians, and caregivers will provide instruction as needed. RUSD will provide limited synchronous instructional guidance each day either by grade level or in a mixed grade-level format. This is intended to allow students to ask questions and get guidance from an RUSD LTIS teacher on their independent work packets.
 
For more information and our Program Application, please use this link: LTIS Program
 
 
McKinney-Vento - Homeless Education Assistance Information

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 
If your family lives in any of the following situation:
     * In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
     * On the street
     * In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
     * In shared housing with friends or relatives because you cannot afford housing
 
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides protections for your preschool-aged and school-aged children.
 
Your children can:
     * Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
     * Continue in the school they attended when you became homeless, if feasible.  If a school with a written explanation, and you have the
        right to appeal the decision.
     * Receive transportation to the school they attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you or a
        guardian requests such transportation.
     * Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.  Schools cannot require a proof of residency that might prevent or delay school
        enrollment.
     * Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents
        required for enrollment.
     * Receive special programs and services, if needed.
 
When you move, you should do the following:
 
     * Contact your school district's local liaison for homeless education for help in  enrolling your child in a new school or arranging for your
        child to continue in his or her former school.
     * Contact the school and provide any information you may think will assist the teachers in helping your child adjust to new circumstances.
     * Ask the local for homeless education for assistance with required school clothing (e.g. P.E. clothing) and supplies, if needed.
 
Caldor Fire Displaced Families
If you have been displaced by the Caldor fire and need assistance, please contact Amy Bohren immediately for assistance.   Here are some resources availalbe to you:
 
Summer Programs:
RUSD offers both Extended School Year for Special Education students who qualify and a RISE program for socio-economically disadvantaged and English Learner students in June.  The Extended School year program is ran through the Department of Student Services and helps students work on established Individualized Educational goals.  The RISEprogram is usually three to four weeks in lenght and focuses on essential standards in English Language Arts and Math.  RISE registration is by invitation only and is usually sent to parents April each year, following Spring Break.
 
 
 
For more information on any of the RUSD Special Programs, please contact :
 
Amy Bohren/Director of Special Programs
(530) 672-4831
abohren@rescueusd.org