Student Services

Dear Families,

During these difficult times, it is important that we are available to support students who may be struggling with online learning, not being with friends, or with limited ability to connect with people outside of the home. Our Student Service team, made up of Mrs. Hammett, Mrs. Hein, Mrs. Demske, and Mrs. Trowbridge will be available to connect with students who may need additional support.

We have created as easy to fill out form if you would like to reach out to a school counselor or psychologist. Please use the link below.

REQUEST FOR COUNSELOR CONTACT


COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund-United Way may be able to assist with bills, rent, food. Call 1-866-211-9966, and they will direct you, by zip code, to link people to possible economic supports.



SUICIDE PREVENTION

suicide prevention lifelife 1-800-273-8255


BULLYING/HARASSMENT

There are two ways you can report an incident of bullying and/or harassment: a printable form or and online form. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Printable Report Form
Please print and fill out this form and return to the school administrative office.

Online Report Form
Please fill out this form online and submit.






PARENT RESOURCES

TEACHING SELF-COMPASSION

Are your kids or teens hard on themselves? Do they criticize themselves when they make mistakes and then feel bad about feeling bad? Sometimes self-criticism comes easier to us than self-compassion, but the research shows that treating ourselves with kindness and understanding is the path to greater motivation, productivity, and well-being.

Grab your FREE Self-compassion Journal PDF here. Remember to download the file before printing. :)

picture of a self compassion journal by GoZen


DEALING WITH FRUSTRATION

GoZen has a made a printable with prompts to help increase self-awareness around failure and success as well as prompts to make plans for how to handle frustration. Our goal is to help kids and teens realize that when they feel truly frustrated, they can choose how to react.

Grab your FREE Challenge Journal PDF here. Remember to download the file before printing.




CALMING EXERCISES

Click on the icon below for some calming exercises to do with you children.

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Click on the icon below for 37 techniques to calm an anxious child.

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MINDFULNESS EXERCISES

Click the link below for instructions on how to make a fun Mindset Finder fortune teller.

MINDSET FINDER FORTUNE TELLER


Click the link below for flashcards to help students practice mindfulness.

Prisma Pal Flash Cards

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The Imagine Neighborhood

A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

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Mind Yeti
Free guided mindfulness sessions and videos






STUDENT SERVICE WEB PAGE LINKS

SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURE

ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURE

Upon request, the School District of Thorp is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district. A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made. Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.

Please contact the following when you have a referral: Nicole Demske, School Psychologist, School District of Thorp: 715 669 5548



SPECIAL EDUCATION & STUDENT SERVICES STAFF

Misti Trowbridge
Director of Student Services
715 669 5548
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Nicole Demske
School Psychologist
715 669 5548
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Siobhan Hammett
Elementary/Middle School Counselor
715 669 5548
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Cathy Hein
High School Counselor
715 669 5401
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Jessica Morello
Speech and Language Clinician
715 669 5548

Elizabeth Slack
Speech and Language Clinician (Early Childhood/Private Schools)
715 669 5548

Jamie Smith
School Nurse
715 669 5548

Pat Hull
Health Assistant/Student Service Support
715 669 5548

Erinn Zillmer
Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education Teacher
715 669 5548

Alyssa Gordon
Elementary Special Education Teacher
715 669 5548

Jill Penk
Elementary Special Education Teacher
715 669 5548

Jane Hollister
Middle School Special Education Teacher
715 669 5548

Mackenzie Palmer
Middle School/High School Special Education Teacher

Jackie Wiegel
High School Special Education Teacher
715 669 5401

Special Education Paraprofessionals

Stephen Kelley
Barb Williams
Ed Williams
Noreen Tyznik
Pam Lacanne
Donna Kotecki