Chester Upland School District
For the Betterment of Our Children
The Vision for Office of Pupil Services:
The Office of Pupil Services will provide data-driven, culturally responsive, and research-based support to scholars, families, and staff to ensure every student graduates high school ready for college and career despite any and all challenges.
The district is required to provide free and appropriate education (FAPE) for all of its students with related services supports for its special education students in accordance with their IEP. An IEP is an individualized education plan designed for a student who has disabilities. The IEP is based on the student’s individual needs and describes the special help the student will receive in school. Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Speech Therapy and Psychological services are available as prescribed by a student’s need. Students from ages 3 to 21 are entitled to special education services. Early Intervention (EI) services are specially designed instruction for children age 3 to the age at which the school district's kindergarten program begins. Early Intervention services are provided by Elwyn Institute for pre-kindergarten students.
Parents play a key role in determining the programs and services with which their child will be provided. Parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the determination of the appropriateness of their child's special education.
A copy of the Procedural Safeguards can be obtained through the central office.
A "placement" refers to the actual class and school a special education student attends where the student receives his or her special education program, and the type and intensity of services needed.”
Click Here to View the Special Education Plan
Each school district shall develop and implement a special education plan. The special education plan shall be submitted to the Department for approval every 3 years in accordance with § 4.13(d) (relating to strategic plans). The Secretary will prescribe the format, content and time for submission of the special education plan. A school district shall make its special education plan available for public inspection and comment for a minimum of 28 days prior to approval of the plan by the school district’s board of directors and submission of the plan to the Department. Please see the attached link to review the Chester-Upland School District’s proposed Special Education Plan.
Registration for Students with IEPs or 504 Plans
We are excited that you have chosen the Chester Upland School District (CUSD) for your child’s educational experience. The enrollment process in our schools is designed to ensure your child’s appropriate placement and smooth transition from your previous school district.
There are two ways to register your child in our district; in person (pick up a paper application at school) or electronically (via email):
If your child has an IEP or a 504 Service Plan, please contact the office of special education at 267-541-3183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org first to schedule an appointment or to receive further instructions.
Step 1: Identify your Child’s Feeder School (Only if your child does not have an IEP or 504 Service Plan)
A student’s feeder school is the school that the district assigns the student to attend. If you are unsure what school your child should attend, please call our Office of Child Accountability at 267-541-3218 (Ms. Payne)
Step 2: Fill out the registration form and provide documents (Needed for all students).
Fill out the student registration forms completely and email this form along with a picture or scanned copies of following supporting documents to your feeder school’s secretary:
- Your valid Driver’s License or ID Card
- Student’s official Birth Certificate, baptismal record, or passport
- Signed rental lease, deed, or settlement agreement (MUST be in the name of the parent/guardian). If you live with a resident of (CUSD), a lease, or deed must be provided by that resident along with the CUSD Multiple Occupancy form.
- Current electric, water or sewer bill, or a valid PA State Assistance Verification Form
- Immunization Records
- For Foster Students, a copy of the placing Agency Letter
- Copy of student’s last report card or transcript. IEP or 504 Service plan (if applicable).
Step 3: Return the completed registration form and supporting documents to your child’s school in person or email the school’s secretary (see note at beginning for students with an IEP or 504 Service Plan)
Email the registration pdf along with the picture or scanned copies of the necessary supporting documents to your feeder school’s secretary:
Dr. Dontae Wilson
Director, Pupil Services
Phone: (267) 668-3493 ext. 3101