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Child Find

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What is Child Find?

Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities; ages birth through 21, who are in need of specialized education or related services.          

Preschool-Aged Children

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District offers free developmental screenings for preschool children between the ages of 3 to 5 years who live in the school district and are not already receiving special education services, or enrolled in Kindergarten. 

The screenings will check a child's speech, motor, cognitive, adaptive, and social development.  For an appointment call 928-634-2191.  The next preschool Child Find will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Arizona Early Intervention program also offers developmental screenings for children age birth to three years; 1-800-841-5201 or visit them online at www.azdes.gov/azeip

School-Aged Children

Students in the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District who are suspected of having a disability are initially referred to a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), an Intervention Team that will review the data about the student and will determine if interventions are needed in the student’s classroom.  A follow-up meeting is scheduled to review the results of the interventions to determine success and document the learning outcome.  The Intervention Team determines whether a referral for Special Education will be recommended. 

Emergency Closing & Adverse Weather Conditions
In the event of a closing prior to school hours or an adverse weather day, radio station KVRD-105.7 FM or KYBC-1600 AM will make any announcement concerning an emergency closing. Such announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

If adverse weather or an Emergency closing occurs during school hours, every effort will be made to contact all parents by phone using the automated School Messenger System It is important that the school be given emergency phone numbers as well as the home phone number.
Community Grant Application
Community Grant Application
Re: Notice of intent to Submit an Application for the 2019-20 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

In accordance with the application instructions from the Arizona Department of Education, Cottonwood Oak Creek School District submits a public notice to the community of Cottonwood and Cornville, its intent to submit an application for the 2019-20 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) After School Programs grant to serve students in the aforementioned area.

The purpose of the 21st CCLC Program, as described in the federal statute, is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:

Improved academic achievement
Enrichment services that reinforce and complement the academic program and Family literacy and related educational development services
COCSD is applying for the 2019-20- 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant to support the following schools:
Cottonwood Community School
Oak Creek Elementary School
Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School

We welcome input from parents and other stakeholders on the design and focus of our 21st CCLC program. Please contact Tammy Janssen at tjanssen@cocsd.k12.az.us.