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The Student Services department contributes to the mission and vision of Wyoming Public Schools by providing a continuum of supports to students eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the McKenny-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Additionally, expertise of student services staff is utilized for advancement of system-wide social, behavioral and academic improvements, and to connect families with community based resources.
Student Services Core Values
Wyoming Public Schools
3575 Gladiola AV. SW.
Wyoming, MI 49519
fax: (616) 249-7647
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law intended to remove discrimination on the basis of disability from any and all organizations receiving federal funds. With regards to public school systems, Section 504 requires schools to seek out, evaluate and determine eligibility for students whose disabilities who might require educational accommodations. Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are the three federal laws that address students with disabilities in schools. While the laws share many similarities, there are also a number of differences. For additional information review the links below and/or contact the Student Services office: (616) 530-7525.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MV Act) ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The MV Act defines homelessness as lacking a “fixed, regular, and adequate” nighttime residence. Students who have lost their housing due to economic hardship or disaster are covered under the MV Act.
Students may be eligible for services if they are:
If you believe your child may qualify for services under the MV Act, please contact your local WPS school or the Director of Student Services: (616) 530-7525. Additional information may be found at:
Kent ISD homeless brochure
http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/homeless/ (Kent ISD homeless website)
https://nche.ed.gov/legis/mv.php (National Center for Homeless Education)
Get your child off to a great start right in your own neighborhood. Preschools close to home involve your child in skill-building activities with other children, laying the foundation for educational success. Your child explores his unique interests at his own pace with the encouragement of experienced, caring teachers. Eligibility: Children must meet preschool guidelines.
1) Teach basic readiness skills in langauge arts and arithmetic
2) Provide a stimulating environment for learning
3) Develop your child’s senses, muscles, curiosity, mental and creative abilities
4) Instill basic skills necessary to get along with other children
5) Reinforce values already taught at home to enable children to be increasingly responsible for themselves and their behavior
Our Programs 2019-2020
There are 3 preschool programs located within two Wyoming Public School buildings. The Early Childhood Special Education Preschool is operated by Wyoming Public Schools. The other two programs, Great Start Readiness and Head Start, utilize WPS classrooms but are run separately. Additional program information is provided below.
Early Childhood Special Special Education
Eligible students aged three to five with individualized education programs may be supported through a continuum of ECSE program options. All Wyoming Public Schools ECSE classrooms and related services are located at the Huntington Woods Early Childhood Center. For more information, or if you suspect your child may qualify as a student with a disability, please call the Student Services Office: (616) 530-7525.
Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state funded preschool program for qualifying four-year-old children. The program requires children to be age four by September 1. Kent Intermediate School District oversees GSRP classrooms in 18 school districts, and several community based organizations around Kent County. GSRP classrooms are located in Huntington Woods Early Childhood Center and the former Rogers Lane Elementary School. For more information on GSRP, including enrollment information, please call (616) 447-2409 or click here:
Head Start is a federally funded preschool option for eligible families with three and four year old children. Head Start classrooms are located in the Huntington Woods Early Childhood Center and the former Rogers Lane Elementary School. Additional information can be obtained by calling Head Start at one of the numbers below and/or by visiting their website.
Head Start at Huntington Woods: (616) 735-5340
Head Start at Rogers Lane: (616) 532-4229
Head Start enrollment and general information: (616) 453-4145
There are occasions when supports outside of WPS and the families we serve help us achieve the district vision and mission. The following list (non-exhaustive) includes agencies whose support for students could help their overall performance in school.
Early On Kent County http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/early-childhood/early-on/
Dispute Resolution Center http://drcwm.org/
Kent County Health Department https://www.accesskent.com/Health/
Kent Intermediate School District www.kentisd.org
Network 180 https://www.network180.org/en/
Salvation Army http://grandrapids.satruck.org/
United Way http://www.hwmuw.org/
Kent County Autism Network http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/special-education/services/kent-can/
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2019-20 WPS Back To School Registration & NEW Student Enrollment Information Attached! 📚🐺💜🐾 #BetterTogetherWPS #WyomingWolves … See MoreSee Less
Wyoming Intermediate Team 21 students worked hard yesterday to beautify their garden as well as repair garden boxes. Students used hammer, nails, handsaws and drills with refurbished wood. They then finish coated the decoupage art from last week and added pieces to their garden. They also enjoyed nature framed art created with flowers and leaves from their surroundings. We finished the day with lemonade flavored with watermelon slices and fresh peppermint. 🌳🌻🌺🌿
#BetterTogetherWPS #WyomingWolvesTeam 21 middle schoolers worked hard today to beautify their garden as well as repair garden boxes. They enjoyed using hammer, nails, handsaws and drills with refurbished wood. They finish coated the decoupage art from last week and added pieces to their garden. They also enjoyed nature framed art created with flowers and leaves from their surroundings. We finished the day with lemonade flavored with watermelon slices and fresh peppermint. … See MoreSee Less
Students from the Gladiola Team 21 program learned the waggle dance to discover where the honey sticks were hidden. Three scouts were sent out to find the honey, come back to the hive and waggle dance their groups to the sweet treat.
Students then decorated a bee box that will soon be filled with bees at Brad Cloutier’s homestead. We appreciate Brad taking time from his work schedule to share his skill.
A shout out to his employer, The BUNN Company. Their Community Outreach program encourages employees to become involved in volunteer philanthropic efforts.
Thank you Michigan Beekeepers’ Association for the honey stick donations. The students loved their sweet treat. 🐝💜🐝💜
#BetterTogetherWPS #WyomingWolvesGladiola Team 21 kids learned the waggle dance to discover where the honey sticks were hidden. Three scouts were sent out to find the honey, come back to the hive and waggle dance their groups to the sweet treat.
Kids decorated a bee box that will soon be filled with bees at Brad Cloutier’s homestead. We appreciate Brad taking time from his work schedule to share his skill.
A shout out to his employer, The BUNN Company. Their Community Outreach program encourages employees to become involved in volunteer philanthropic efforts. Employees are given paid time off for approved initiatives.
Thank you Michigan Beekeepers’ Association for the honey stick donations. The kids loved their sweet treat.
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