This handbook has been designed to guide you through the Lincoln Elementary Achievement Program (LEAP) at Cranford Public Schools.
Our school provides for both academic instruction, behavioral support and therapeutic intervention. Combining these three factors ensures consistent atmosphere.
Our intention is to provide an academic curriculum that is comparable to the traditional Cranford elementary school program. Academics are stressed and flexibility is allowed to meet the needs of our students. Our curriculum targets individual learning styles and strengths.
A structured behavior management system helps to monitor student progress and systematically award privileges. A firm, fair and consistent approach is used by the entire staff. Our school includes a strong, therapeutic component. Students are encouraged to be active participants in the therapeutic process.
The educational curriculum follows the Cranford School District Elementary School curriculum and includes the following components:
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy are provided in accordance with IEP mandates.
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A behavior management system is used to monitor and record student progress in our school. Students can earn privileges during the school day based on points, which are earned through academic efforts and appropriate behavior. A student’s status level is based on his/her point total. The more points a student earns the more privileges he/she will receive.
Students will have an opportunity to go on relevant field trips throughout the school year. The class trip will be a privilege and students must meet the staff expectations to attend the trips.
Students will receive individual and counseling weekly when appropriate. The counselor will also be available on an as needed basis for students and work closely with teachers to insure academic success. Families are invited to be active participants in the therapeutic process.
Students will participate in social skills groups weekly. Social skills groups emphasize self-control, social awareness and problem solving.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in after school extra curricular offerings provided by their school district.
Meetings are held during the year to facilitate an open line of communication. Parents are encouraged to contact our staff throughout the year to monitor their child’s progress.
Formal meetings such as Back To School Night, IEP meetings, holiday concerts and the end of the year ceremony will give parents the opportunity to see our school. Parents may request a meeting at any time to discuss their child’s performance.
School begins and ends with the student on the bus. Appropriate bus behavior is required. If there are any concerns regarding the bus, please contact the staff.