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Special Education

Parent Resources for School Closures

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School starts on August 31, 2020.
If have received a placement letter for your student, you will be getting a revised letter that will be sent out on August 4, 2020. 
Access to food distribution sites: 
If your child has limited mobility, is medically fragile or has depended on school transportation, and you are struggling to access the lunch/food distribution at your local school site, please reach out to us so that we can assist in helping you access lunches for your child. You can call our office at 530-304-3510 or by emailing us at  
Food site distributions:
Pioneer High school
Woodland High School
Lee Middle School
Douglass Middle School
Ramon Tafoya Elementary School
Gibson Elementary School
Woodland Prairie Elementary School
Sci-Tech Charter School Knights Landing 
Cache Creek High School
Yolano Village 

Special Education is working diligently to provide parent resources and up to date information regarding school closures. 

Welcome to Special Education

Woodland Joint Unified School District Special Education Department provides a continuum of service delivery options serving students with disabilities from preschool through age 22.  Currently, the department serves approximately 10 percent of the District’s total student population. Services include special day class programs, resource specialist services, and designated instructional services in the areas of speech and language, occupational therapy, behavioral support and workability. The department also hosts regionalized programs for preschool age students including both specialized academic instruction and clinic based services to support students on the Autism Spectrum. 

Woodland Joint Unified School District participates in the Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) along with Davis Joint Unified, Esparto Unified, Washington Unified and Winters Joint Unified school districts. The goal of SELPA is to deliver high quality special education programs and services to special needs students in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. 

It is the goal of Woodland Joint Unified School District Special Education Department to increase integration and collaborative work between special and general education staff with the implementation of the Response to Intervention (RtI) model.  There is an ongoing effort to develop inclusive programs through the blended resource specialist program (RSP) and special day class (SDC) programs.

It is the goal of this website to provide information about special education that is useful to our staff, parents and community as we endeavor to help each and every student become all that he or she can be.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with your suggestions, comments and questions.

Yours in education,

Rebecca Foster                                                                                                                       
Director of Special Education                                                                 
(530) 406-3176                                                                           
Lynne Ruvalcaba                                                                                 
Administrator of Special Education                                                        
(530) 406-3186                                                                                     

Denise Crawford                                                                                    
Program Specialist                                                                                 
(530) 406-3153                                                                                      

Program Specialist                                                                                
(530) 662-0201                                                                                     

Gurpreet Kaur                                                                                      
MTSS Behavior Analyst                                                                       
(530) 406-3160                                                                                   
Flor Borges
Administrative Secretary 
(530) 406-3159
Debbie Yosenick
Administrative Secretary 
(530) 406-3166

Amanda Vera
Administrative Secretary
(530) 406-3162

Brittney Freer
Information System Programmer Analyst
(530) 406-3154

Enedina Jaime
(530) 406-3187