CONSORTIUM FOR STUDENT SERVICES
We would like to welcome you to the
Redwood Consortium for Student Services informational web site.
The Redwood Consortium for Student
Services (RCSS) provides special education services for children with
mild to severe needs. We provide special education services for those
students who live in the Bellevue Union, Bennett Valley Union, Kenwood,
Mark West Union, Piner-Olivet Union, Rincon Valley Union, Roseland,
and Wright School districts. Classrooms are located in the Santa Rosa
community at local elementary school sites. If in doubt about a child’s
school district you are encouraged to call the Consortium about any
child with a Santa Rosa address and we will direct you/parents to
the appropriate educational agency, in order to expedite your questions
and/or concerns about services for your special needs child.
The Redwood Consortium operates three
programs for Special Education. The first program is our speech-language
only services, the Non-Intensive Preschool Program. We also operate
the Preschool Special Education Program, which is for children ages
three to five with identified special needs. Our third program is
our Special Education Kindergarten to sixth grade self-contained classes.
All of our classes serve students with mild to severe special needs.
The Redwood Consortium program assists
students and families in all aspects of Special Education such as
• Transition from the Early
Start Program to the RCSS Special Education Preschool services
• Development of an Individual
Educational Plan IEP with parents/caregivers and educational team
• Parent/caregiver support,
education and training through home visits and monthly parent meetings
for the Preschool program
• Community referrals, consultation
• Non-Intensive Preschool
Program (NIPP) for children identified with speech-language delays,
providing twice weekly small group instruction addressing all areas
of communication and kindergarten readiness. Parent participation
• Preschool SDC for children
with intensive needs. Emphasis on range of developmental needs:
communication, social emotional, pre-academic, motor and sensory.
Developmentally based preschool classrooms support and enhance early
learning and development, while providing peer group social opportunities.
Four mornings a week, three to four hours per day.
• Preschool Special Day Classes,
and the Non-Intensive Preschool Program classes utilize play-based,
developmentally appropriate instruction and guided practice in a
small group setting to address the individual needs of the child.
• Curriculum for K-6 classes
include a language based program, Handwriting without Tears, EdMark
Reading Program, and Touch Math. Special Education Administrators
of County Offices (SEACO) Curriculum Guide, California standards
for students with moderate to severe disabilities.
• Support services may include
Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,
Nursing Services, Adaptive Physical Education, Deaf and Hard of
Hearing, Vision and Adaptive Technology services. Transportation
may be provided.
Thank you for visiting our site.
If you would like to contact us, we are located at the Rincon Valley
Unified School District Office.
(To email, use first initial last
Erika E. Salazar, Director
Laurie Gurall, Program Specialist
Beth Ackerman, Office Manager
Rayme Shapiro, Clerk, Transportation
Redwood Consortium for Student Services
1000 Yulupa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
fax (707) 575-7781