Staff

MTSS

Special Education

Section 504

English Learners

McKinney-Vento/Homeless Assistance

Early Childhood/Preschool Screening

Health Services

SASED

STUDENT SERVICES

Our philosophy is simple: kids should get what they need. Students who have access to proper supports do better in school and develop the tools needed to succeed in life. Salt Creek School District 48 is committed to providing a continuum of services to meet the needs of our diverse student population. We recognize each child’s unique needs and partner with families to promote success for all who enter our doors.

Jennifer Sabourin

Jennifer Sabourin

Director of Student Services

630-279-8400 x1005

jsabourin@saltcreek48.org

STAFF

Laura Robertson

Mrs. Laura Robertson

Admin. Assist. Student Services

lrobertson@saltcreek48.org

630-279-8400 x1004

Linda Johnson

School Psychologist

ljohnson@saltcreek.org

Nicole Langlo

Speech-Language Pathologist

nlanglo@saltcreek48.org

Lauren Cho

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

lcho@saltcreek48.org

Allison Stoner

Occupational Therapist

astoner@saltcreek48.org

David Miner

English Learner Specialist

dminer@saltcreek48.org

Kristy Scholtes

SC/SMS Social Worker,

kscholtes@saltcreek48.org

Stephanie Rumbaugh

AMS Social Worker,

srumbaugh@saltcreek48.org


Katie Strom

Markita Simmons

Madeleine Jordan

SC/SMS Special Education Teacher

mjordan@saltcreek48.org

Kayla Nykiel

SMS Special Education Teacher

knykiel@saltcreek48.org

Katie Cummane

AMS Special Education Teacher

kcummane@saltcreek48.org

Richelle Jordan

AMS Special Education Teacher

rjordan@saltcreek48.org

MTSS

Salt Creek School District 48 utilizes a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support to be successful. Key tenets of MTSS to address academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs include:

  • collaborative problem-solving

  • data-based decision-making

  • high-quality evidence-based instruction

  • Response-to-Intervention

  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

  • Universal Design for Learning

  • ongoing assessment

  • professional development

  • family, school, and community partnership

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Salt Creek School District 48 offers a continuum of special education and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Special education instruction and services are provided based on a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). A student may be eligible for special education and related services if he or she has a disability that impacts educational performance.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

Questions about the identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to the Director of Student Services.

Parent Links

Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities

ISBE Parent Guide – Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois

SECTION 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Section 504 establishes a student’s right to full access and participation to education and all school-related activities and requires schools to provide appropriate services to meet the individual needs of qualified students.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

If you believe your child meets one of the above categories and requires reasonable accommodations, please contact your child’s principal. 

English Learners (ELs)

There are approximately 65 English learners in Salt Creek District 48 representing over 10 languages and cultural groups. The top most spoken languages other than English are Spanish and Urdu. We are so fortunate to have and celebrate the diversity of the families in our district. The goal of the English learner program is to ensure that ELs have the social and academic language necessary to learn, grow, lead, and succeed in a global society.The program provides support to help students succeed academically and to learn English.

Salt Creek District 48 offers EL support in all school buildings. Students receive support based on their proficiency level, academic, and language needs. Supports include small group resource, classroom push-in, and collaboration with classroom teachers. Generally, EL instruction is delivered during a scheduled intervention block or non-core academic time. The EL services in Salt Creek District 48 follow a transitional program of instruction (TPI). We have ELs of various backgrounds, but do not exceed 19 students that have the same language in one school building.

Questions regarding the EL program can be directed toward the EL Specialist, David Miner (dminer@saltcreek48.org) or the Director of Student Services.

MCKINNEY-VENTO/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE

The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. The Illinois State Board of Education considers the school enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth throughout Illinois a high priority. If you and your child lack fixed, regular, and adequate housing, your child may be considered homeless and eligible for support under the McKinney-Vento Act. Homeless children have the right to:

  • Enroll in school immediately, even without school or medical records

  • Assistance from the district liaison with fee waivers, community resources, and obtaining immunizations/medical records/other necessary documents

  • Choose to enroll in the school of origin (the school that a child last attended) or the local school (where other students in the area attend)

  • Transportation to and from school

Salt Creek School District 48 McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison:

Jennifer Sabourin, Director of Student Services

EARLY CHILDHOOD / PRESCHOOL SCREENING

Salt Creek Primary School conducts developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 throughout the year. These screenings are free and will provide you general information about your child’s development. This opportunity is open to all district families, even if your preschool plans are undecided. If you are interested in our preschool program, this is the first step in registering your son/daughter. The screening takes about one hour and families have the opportunity to meet staff on the preschool team. To schedule a screening, please call the Salt Creek Primary School at 630-832-6122.

If you are concerned about your child's development and your child is not yet 3 years old, please contact: Child & Family Connections at 331-481-4263 or visit https://www.dayonepact.org/child_and_family_connections.php

HEALTH SERVICES

Salt Creek School District has health office staff in each of its three schools. The role of the school nurse and the health office is to provide state mandated services that include health screening programs (such as vision and hearing screening), verification of immunization status, and infectious disease reporting. The school nurses are also responsible for assessing and treating students for minor health complaints, administering medications, managing various chronic health conditions (such as asthma and diabetes), and responding to emergency situations. The main priority of the school nurse is to keep students healthy and in the classroom so they are able to achieve academic success.

Katie Strom, PEL-CSN, kstrom@saltcreek48.org

Markita Simmons, RN, msimmons@saltcreek48.org

2019-2020 Student Health Immunization Data

FARE Emergency Action Plan

Seizure Action Plan

Eye Exam Report

Dental Exam Form

Illinois Physical Exam Form

Illinois Sports Physical Form

Eye Exam Waiver Form

Medication Authentication Form

American Lung Association Emergency Action Plan

SASED

SASED (the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County) is a special education joint agreement, commonly referred to as a special education cooperative. SASED is comprised of 18 member school districts, who collaborate to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. As an extension of each member district, SASED creates, provides, and supports a complete continuum of programs and services for students with disabilities ages from 3 through 22. SASED offers special education programs, related services, and professional development to students and staff of its member districts. For more information about SASED programs and services, please visit https://www.sased.org/.

Salt Creek School District 48 is proud to be a host district for the SASED Visually Impaired Program, which serves students who are blind/visually impaired from the 92 member school districts of DuPage/West Cook Regional Association.