MISSION STATEMENT: We meet the social emotional, academic, safety, and health needs of all students through regular communication, collaboration, strong relationships with our students, families, and staff, with consideration of cultures and evidence based interventions and resources.

MOTTO: We do what is best for kids!


*Through at least the remainder of January, 2022: All IEP, Evaluation, and 504 meetings will be held virtually*


Our Certificated School Nurses provide health and medical consultation for all students as well as participate in the building of child study/multi-disciplinary teams when appropriate.

School Nurses spend their days:

  • Coordinating information related to medical and health concerns.
  • Developing a plan for students.
  • Facilitating medical procedures for students.
  • Managing cases for medically involved students.
  • Contributing a nursing assessment as a part of the Special Education evaluation process.

They can also refer students to health care practitioners, coordinate referrals when appropriate

For more information contact:

MOE Nurse: (509) 682-4031
CMS / CHS / CSI Nurse: (509) 682-4061

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

  • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
  • Children and youth awaiting foster care placement
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

The McKinney-Vento Act draws a distinction between children and youth who are “in” foster care, and those who are “awaiting” foster care. Washington state defines “awaiting” foster care as the period of time between the initial placement of the child into state care and the 30-day shelter care hearing.

Enrollment and Transportation

The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to enroll homeless children and youth immediately, even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence. The act ensures that homeless children and youth have transportation to and from their school of origin if it is in the child’s or youth’s best interest.

Need College help for homeless students?

There’s a variety of support available that can help! We’ve compiled a guide to help those experiencing homelessness get the information and assistance they need to successfully complete a college education.

For more information go to www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/homeless-student-guide/

Student Rights: www.k12.wa.us/HomelessEd/pubdocs/3115.pdf

School psychologists and guidance counselors work with students individually or in groups to give counseling help to those who are having learning or behavior difficulties, provide consulting help for parents and teachers, and lead teams to conduct academic and psychological assessments for special education students.

Section 504

Section 504 is a federal civil rights law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal funds. Since all public school districts receive federal funds, all public school districts must comply with Section 504. Under Section 504, denying a disabled student a free appropriate public education constitutes disability discrimination.

For more information on Section 504 services for your child, please contact your building Counselor:

  • Morgan Owings Elementary: 509-682-4031
  • Chelan Middle School: 509-682-4061
  • Chelan High School: 509-682-4061
  • Chelan School of Innovation: 509-888-8773
  • Holden Village School: 509-682-7744

Section 504 Resources



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Phone: 509-682-4061
Email: toddd@chelanschools.org
Please feel free to email or call me to set up an appointment to discuss academics or social/emotional support.
Additionally, check out our counseling website for additional resources and supports for parents and students.


Phone: 509-682-4031
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Phone: 509-682-4031
Email: jacobusr@chelanschools.org

Chelan Resident Since:   July 2020
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Hobbies: knitting, quilling, and hiking
Favorite Saying: “This is the way”


Phone: 509-662-6000
Email: solanor@chelanschools.org

For more information, contact your child’s building Counselor:

Welcome to the Special Programs Department. We are here to meet the needs of students, parents and staff. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We very much look forward to serving you!

  • Ms. Sarah Clarke ; Director State and Federal Programs
  • Mrs. Carrie Austin; Secretary
  • Ms. Charise Turner; Secretary
  • Ms. Amy Eddy; School Psychologist

Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm; school holidays and breaks observed.

Phone: 509-682-7744 | Fax: 509-682-8291 | PO Box 369, Chelan, WA 98816

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Washington State Migrant Education Program provides services to migrant children and their families. The program is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, Part C (OSPI)

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Title I, Part A is a federal program that serves the unique needs of children — kindergarten to grade 12 — who struggle to learn. Title I programs and services enrich time at school with customized instruction and curricula that helps these students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn and can do.

As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.

For more information on Title I, Part A click on link below:


Parent’s Guide to Title I


The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. This includes teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, and retention. In addition, Title IIA funds may be used to improve the skills and knowledge of principals for effective school leadership.

Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP) is funded through the State of Washington. Title III is a federally funded program. They both provide funds to local education agencies to ensure equal educational opportunities for students whose primary language is other than English. (OSPI)

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