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School Reopening Plan
PLEASE NOTE: This Plan will be updated regularly and may be revised at any time to best support the public health and educational needs of the Mount Pleasant Cottage School District community. Additionally, the district recognizes the many challenges associated with creating a facility reopening plan during a pandemic. This plan is offered as a possibility should the community health situation allow for a safe reopening of facilities. Finally, as of August 3, 2020, the Mount Pleasant Cottage School District does not have the capability to test individuals for COVID-19. The district is exploring possibilities, however, obtaining on-site, rapid result testing remains a challenge.
From the Principal's Desk
The Edenwald School provides unique learning opportunities for students who come to us with an array of disabilities. We provide instruction in small classrooms and caring, supportive learning environments to students with emotional and learning disabilities, autism and intellectual deficits. Highly qualified teachers, occupational and speech therapists, psychologists, social workers and a specially trained crisis intervention safety team work proactively to provide the supports students need. Sensory and mindfulness rooms have served as increasingly effective social and emotional outlets for students without disconnecting them from their learning environment.
Our goal is to help students make the transition toward productive careers or post-secondary education, utilizing the skills they gained while a part of our community. We provide multiple learning tracks leading to Regents or local diplomas or to a Skills and Achievement credential. Work-Based Learning and vocational offerings offer students alternative experiences and can lead to a Career Development and Occupational Studies credential. Under close supervision and support, students learn practical and important life skills that foster independence. Many hold jobs on campus or in the community.
Our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports program, or PBIS, plays a key role in our instructional program. Students earn Gold, Silver or Bronze status and shop in the student-run Eagle’s Nest store. SOAR Ceremonies throughout the year shine a light on students as they excel or show marked improvement in academics or positive behaviors. Our programs are enhanced by the latest instructional technology, from 1:1 devices and TruTouch screens in every classroom to 3D printing and robotics. Students and staff incorporate STEAM into daily lessons. By leveraging data, therapeutic interventions and individualized plans, Edenwald School enables students to thrive in a caring, encouraging and fun environment.
Christine Leamon, Principal
Brent Baier, Assistant Principal
About Our Work Based Learning Program
Our work based learning program provides opportunities for students to enjoy learning 21st Century skills in a variety of settings. Through cooperative work experiences, internships, apprenticeships, shadowing and community service, students explore and gain knowledge of specific industries. This program improves motivation, attendance and provides linkage between students and potential employers.