Child Find

(rescheduled from JAN. 15,2020)

Call (360)221-6808 x 2206 for an appointment
Developmental Screening for potential developmental delays in children age 3-5 are conducted throughout the year. Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

• School officials with legitimate educational interest
• Other schools to which a student is transferring
• Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes
• Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
• Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
• Accrediting organizations
• To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena
• Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
• State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Special Education records are considered Educational Records and are subject to the FERPA conditions listed above.

Birth to Age 3

If you are concerned about development in this age group, please contact Toddler Learning Center. The school district provides a program for qualifying children through the Toddler Learning Center. Call Elizabeth or Sharon at 360-221-6808 ext. 4420 for more information.
The Child Find mandate applies to all children who reside within a school district, including children who attend private schools and public schools, highly mobile children, migrant children, homeless children, and children who are wards of the state. (20 U.S.C. 1412(a) (3))
If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.

Preschool Age (3-5)

Periodic Screenings are scheduled for preschool age (3 to 5) to identify possible delays in different areas. If you are concerned about your child having a delay in language, motor, social-emotional development or you suspect learning difficulties that may affect their ability to learn, please contact the school district special education office at the number listed below.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled preschool age screening day but are concerned about your child's development, please contact Marie at the Special Education District office -360-221-6808x2206. The scheduled screening dates are not your only opportunity for screening.

School Age (6-21)

The South Whidbey School District identifies children ages 6-21 who may have a suspected disability. A referral may be initiated by a parent, staff member or by a person knowledgeable about the student. Please call the South Whidbey School District Special Education department at 360-221-6808 ext. 2206 for more information about making a referral or contact your child’s school principal.

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