• Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meetings

    SEAC meetings for 2019-2020 School Year

    All meetings will be held at Conrad Early Learning Center.

    Please Join the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8

    Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

    Beginning of Year Meeting

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

    Conrad Early Learning Center

    10605 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain CO 80817

    Meeting Topics:

    • Learn what SEAC is all about!
    • Have an opportunity to meet other parents involved in SEAC
    • Share ideas for upcoming meetings

    RSVP for this meeting and for childcare by Friday, October 4, 2019 by clicking the following link or scan the QR code with your smart phone.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


    Click Here to RSVP

     RSVP Childcare

    For more information about SEAC, contact Erika Slaughter at 719.382.1313 or eslaughter@ffc8.org

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

     

    Parents Night - Transition Event

    When:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 5-7 p.m.

    Where:  The Arc Pikes Peak Region, 10 N. Meade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    An informative night for high school parents of a child with special needs to be proactive in preparation for their child becoming an adult.

    RSVP at https://pascohh.com/events/parents-night-10-2/

    Click HERE to see flyer.

     

    2019-2020 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences

    Sponsored by Colorado Department of Education

    Who:

    Colorado families who have a child with a disability.  Both parents in a two-parent family are encouraged to attend.  Single parents are encouraged to bring a support person who will also participate in the conference.  (A support person is someone who is directly involved in the regular care of the child or youth with a disability.)

    Directors of special education, principals, special education teachers, general education teachers, related service providers, health care and other Colorado professionals interested in the family and school partnership who work with children or youth with disabilities.

    When: 

    PEP is held from 5:30 PM Thursday through 3:30 PM Saturday.  The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) pays for lodging and registration.  Participant meals and beverages are on your own.

    Where: 

    2019-2020 PEP Conference dates for 2019-2020

    Fall - October 10-12, 2019 - Fort Collins, Colorado
    Winter - January 23-25, 2020 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Spring - April 2-4, 2020 - Location to be determined

    What: 

    Decades of research show that the participation of families in their child's education, through specific coordinating between home and school, results in improved outcomes (Jeynes, 2012).  PEP Conferences are designed to promote family and school partnerships that are essential in supporting students with disabilities and their families in schools and the community.  PEP brings families and professionals together by sharing ideas, discussing concerns, celebrating successes and obtaining information related to parenting, educating and partnering to support student learning.  PEP is a non-specific disability conference that focuses on commonalities.

    For more information:

    Information:

    https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/pep

    To apply:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PEP_ParentApplication_2019-2020

    OR in Spanish:

    https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/Solicitud_PEP_2019-2020_Padres

     

    Or contact:

    CDE-ESSU-PEP

    1560 Broadway, Suite 2200

    Denver, CO  80202

    PEP Hotline:  (303) 866-6846

    See a sample of a Typical PEP Conference Agenda in English HERE and Spanish AQUI.

    Parents Encouraging Parents flyer can be seen in English HERE and Spanish AQUI.