SJSD Offers Sign Language Classes
The Fall semester started October 11th and will end December 13th.
Our Spring semester of sign classes will begin March 7th 2017.
SJSD has a full time registered nurse on staff each day to provide for students' medical attention as required. Other medical personnel available as needed are: pediatrician, and optometrist.
The Counseling Services department works with students whose behavior interferes with their learning.
Depending on the child’s need, a variety of interventions are available. Counseling techniques used incorporate play as a way to work through such issues as anger, love, hate, sadness in a non-threatening setting.
Other children may be more comfortable with games and costumes that allow them to explore feelings. In each situation, a team of professionals in the fields of psychology, counseling and social work determine the best method for that student.
These services are available for eligible students. OT works with students on: gross motor performance, fine motor performance, self care needs and activities of daily living, sensory and perceptual development and postural control and body image/awareness.
PT works with students to ensure access to school in an energy efficient way, to maintain or improve mobility as appropriate for classroom tasks and to lower barriers that may impede learning
Speech/audiology services are provided to all students as directed on their IEP. Speech sessions are to facilitate student growth in auditory receptive skills, speech reading, speech production and expressive/receptive language. In addition, sessions are to provide students with a variety of communication strategies to enable each student to interact effectively.
Students learn to access, evaluate and manage data. Our media and technology team support teachers technically while providing relevant information, and integration methodologies in the rapidly changing field.
At SJSD we utilize Smartboards, multiple computer workstations, technology labs, Chroma Key (green screen) technology, iPods and wireless internet access into the daily learning process.
In addition, each classroom is wired for our in-house broadcast system. SJSD offers a fully equipped digital television production studio that provides our students with a daily television broadcast, featuring content area specific material and announcements. Some student projects featured include shared reading and storytelling, biographies, math and various literacy projects that are broadcasted throughout the school. Episode segments are produced by both staff and students on occasion.
Our technology and media program is integrated into the curriculum and ensures that students become confident users of relevant technology for their future.