Student Support Services & Special Education
The Student Services Department supports students and staff by providing mental and physical health services, 504 Accommodation Plans, and Special Education Services. The members of the Student Services Department, include the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Program Specialist, Wellness Coordinator, TK-8 Learning Specialists, School Nurses, School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist, Adapted Physical Education Specialist, School Counselors, Project Coordinator, and Special Education Paraeducators. These individuals collaborate with our general education teachers, specialists, school administrators and district staff to support our students and families.
Health and Wellness Services
Our Health and Wellness Services web pages contain information about current health issues. You can find the District Health forms and information about the complex work that our School Nurses do to ensure that the healthcare needs of our students are met on a daily basis. The pages include many links to information related to student health and well-being. Each of our school sites has a counselor and school psychologist dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and mental health needs of our students.
Section 504 Accommodation Plans
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that any entity receiving federal financial assistance must ensure that persons with disabilities are not discriminated against in any and all aspects of employment/education, or denied access to the goods or services that these federal fund recipients provide.
Our Section 504 Accommodation Plans web pages contain an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The pages also include copies of the Section 504 form that we use in the District and 504 Procedural Safeguards. The Procedural Safeguards document lists District’s Section 504 School Coordinators.
Special Education Services The Menlo Park City School District is committed to providing a Free Appropriate Public Education for eligible preschoolers and school-age students in the Least Restrictive Environment to meet each student’s individual needs. The District special education program is operated consistent with federal and state laws and regulations. These laws and regulations require the District to locate, assess and identify all students within the District from 3 years to 21 years of age who may have disabilities and then provide appropriate placements and/or related services to those who are eligible for special education. Special education is provided to students based upon the individual needs of the student and the recommendations of the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. The IEP team develops an IEP, a legal document that describes the services that the MPCSD will provide for each student who is eligible for special education.
The delivery of special education services in the MPCSD is described in the San Mateo County Special Education Local Plan Area.
Resources and Information
Notice of Procedural Safeguards English 2022
Notice of Procedural Safeguards Spanish 2022
This document details the rights of parents and students related to special education.
Release of Information Form English
Release of Information Form Spanish
This form must be initialed and signed by the parent to allow the sharing of information between the District and outside agencies and/or specialists.
Student Services Lending Library
We have developed a Lending Library for staff and parents that currently includes over 300 books and DVDs related to disabilities, health issues, parenting and best practices in education. Our library includes selected materials in Spanish. If you would like to visit the Lending Library, and perhaps check-out a book or DVD, please contact Ada Reid-Watson via phone (650) 321-7140 x5610 or email.
Student Services Department Contact Information
Mailing Address: 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027
Phone: 650-321-7140 x5610
Email: Student Services Email