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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE        3

DEFINITION OF GIFTED/TALENTED STUDENTS        3

PHILOSOPHY/RATIONALE        3

STATE GOAL FOR SERVICES FOR GIFTED/TALENTED STUDENTS        4

FERRIS ISD FLIGHT PROGRAM GOALS        4

FERRIS ISD FLIGHT PROGRAM OBJECTIVES        4

PROGRAM PROTOTYPE        5

FISD ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN FOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & EVALUATION        6

IDENTIFICATION PROCESS        7

GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION        7

GUIDELINES FOR SCREENING        7

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTION        8

SPECIAL POPULATIONS        9

PROCEDURES FOR APPEALING IDENTIFICATION DECISIONS        9

PROCEDURES FOR NEW REFERRALS        9

CONTINUATION IN THE PROGRAM        10

PROCEDURES FOR EXIT FROM PROGRAM        10

PROCEDURES FOR FURLOUGH        10

GUIDELINES FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT        11

CURRICULUM        11

PARENTAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT        12

EVALUATION        12

EXPLANATION OF TERMS        13

FORMS        14


PREFACE

This handbook presents the official policies, processes, and procedures for organizing, operating, and evaluating the Ferris Independent School District services for gifted and talented students.  These services are to be known as the FLIGHT Program (Ferris Learners Identified as Gifted and Highly Talented).

Copies of all forms used to implement and maintain the services are on file in the office of the Director of Curriculum at the Ferris ISD Administrative Services building.

This handbook is intended to be used as a working guide for the FLIGHT Services.  Any element is subject to change in State/Federal guidelines or recommendations by the Advisory Committee with approval of the Superintendent and FISD Board of Trustees.

DEFINITION OF GIFTED/TALENTED STUDENTS

The State of Texas and Ferris ISD define a “gifted and talented student” as:

A child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, possesses an unusual capacity for leadership, or excels in a specific academic field.

Texas Education Code 29.121; Ferris ISD Board Policy EHBB (Legal)

PHILOSOPHY/RATIONALE

The Ferris Independent School District is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for each child.  The district recognizes that gifted and talented students are found in all cultures, socioeconomic groups, and environments.  Ferris ISD further recognizes that gifted and talented students require an enriched curriculum that reinforces and extends the regular academic program.

Ferris ISD FLIGHT services will serve the needs of those students who demonstrate above average achievement or potential in general intellectual abilities, specific academic aptitudes, and creative/ artistic/productive thinking as identified  through multiple, specific criteria.

Gifted and talented students do not ordinarily excel to their potential without educational support.  These students need the experience of working with and relating to both their chronological age group and their intellectual peer group.  They need continued challenges and stimulation, association with others of similar ability, and a differentiated educational program designed to foster motivation, personal adjustment, achievement, and success.

STATE GOAL FOR SERVICES FOR GIFTED/TALENTED STUDENTS

Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.   

FERRIS ISD FLIGHT SERVICES GOALS

The overarching purpose of  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services is to provide opportunities for gifted and talented students to fully develop their individual potentials.  The purpose is not to accelerate students in the content area, but to increase extension and abstraction in the existing instructional program.  The program will:

FERRIS ISD FLIGHT SERVICES OBJECTIVES

SERVICES PROTOTYPE

The prototype determines the setting and organization in which learning will take place and is itself determined by the nature and needs of the students selected for services and by the resources and limitations of each campus.

Research indicates that students who achieve at a faster rate or pace need to be a part of a learning environment that allows for independent study as well group work with peers who represent a heterogeneous population.  Therefore, students who are selected for FLIGHT Services will be clustered into language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies classes with specially trained teachers as specified in the Texas Administrative Code §89.2.

Gifted and talented students in Kindergarten through 12th grade receive differentiated instruction within the regular classroom setting. Additional learning opportunities are provided during pull-out/intervention times for students in grades 2 through 5. Students in grades 6-12 receive opportunities through participation in advanced, pre-AP, AP, and specialized courses;  as well as through any specialized activities, events, planned experiences or field trips scheduled and implemented either outside of or during the school day.

FISD ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN FOR SERVICES MANAGEMENT & EVALUATION

IDENTIFICATION PROCESS

Identification and selection of students for FLIGHT Services is determined through a comprehensive process consisting of three steps:

  1. REFERRAL involves the collection of data from which selection will be made.
  2. SCREENING is the process designed to identify students for the program.
  3. SELECTION involves consideration of each referred and screened student and the placement of those students who meet FLIGHT Services criteria.

Specific identification procedures and entry/transfer/exit guidelines for students in grades K-12 follow.

GUIDELINES FOR REFERRAL

There will be no referrals for students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. An ability universal screening assessment will be administered to all Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Kindergarten students whose scores show gifted potential will be placed in QUEST (Quality Experiences Supporting Talent) to collect data until full formal screening can take place the end of their 1st grade year.  Those 1st grades students whose scores meet services criteria will move on to the formal screening process described below.

For students in grades 2-12, referrals may be made by any person familiar with the student’s abilities, potential, performance, or past records, such as:

The Coordinator of the FLIGHT Services, with assistance from the campus principal, counselor, and teaching staff, will be responsible for disseminating and collecting referral forms.  A list of all referrals will be maintained by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and will be considered by the Screening Committee.

GUIDELINES FOR SCREENING

Screening is conducted by a committee consisting of at least three of the following members:

Permission is secured from parents for special testing of students.  Testing of students for services  will be conducted by qualified personnel.

The assessment instruments to be used in screening may include any three or more of  the following:

Quantitative Assessments:

Qualitative Assessments:

The screening cycle will begin during the fall semester of each year.  Approximately five percent of the total enrollment in grades 2-12 will be identified as Gifted and Talented and served in FLIGHT Services.

An ability universal screening assessment will be administered to all Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Kindergarten students whose scores show gifted potential will be placed in QUEST (Quality Experiences Supporting Talent) where they are served for 60 minutes a month.  During that time, a gifted specialist observes their processing and problem solving as they complete tasks to be placed in a portfolio that will later be used as a additional assessment when those students are fully tested at the end 1st grade. Those 1st grades students whose scores meet services criteria will move on to the formal screening process described above.

All second grade students will be administered an universal achievement screening assessment. Any students whose scores meet service criteria will move on to the formal screening process described above.  

Beginning at the end of 3rd grade, identified students’ progress will be reviewed by the Selection Committee when they transition from one campus to another (currently at 4th, 6th, and 9th grades) Students may or may not need to be reassessed, but any student who is unable to maintain satisfactory performance within the structure of the FLIGHT Program may be considered for furlough or exit from the program.   Because standardized test scores for many students are more than two years old and in many cases five or more, in 5th grade, students will need to be reassessed. The results of this assessment are used for various purposes, including:

Because secondary services are subject-specific, the new data allows for placement as follows:

Students who end 5th grade receiving services do not lose their GT identification. However, their services are matched with their instructional needs in their area(s) of strength. If they do not have academic strengths necessitating an instructional need in the core areas of service, they will still qualify for the electives.

If a student were to opt out of taking the ability test the end of 5th grade, they would not have current data to qualify for any GT courses.  They would however still qualify for the GT elective and Tier 2 in junior high and secondary offerings.

GT Services

Ingram/Kinder

McDonald

Intermediate

Junior High

*Coding/Robotics/Advanced STEM-GT students will be given additional opportunities for advanced learning but general ed students will also be in the course.

High School

Courses being offered at HS that would meet GT criteria:

*Secondary GT students will be given multiple opportunities to visit college campuses.

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTION

Placement is conducted by a Selection Committee consisting of at least three of the following members:

Review and evaluation of student data will remain confidential.  Upon confirmation of data, approximately five to ten percent of students who demonstrate the need for gifted and talented services according to the Ferris ISD service model using the district approved matrix, will be identified as Gifted and Talented and eligible to receive FLIGHT Services.  

Once eligible students are identified as  Gifted and Talented, the GT Coordinator will notify identified students’ parents/guardians as well as the campus principal.  Principals and parents/guardians will receive written notification.  Consent for participation in  FLIGHT Services will be kept on file at the campus and in the Coordinator’s office.  Participation in the program is voluntary.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

The same identification process described above will be used for students from all special populations groups.  Alternative testing procedures will be used, when appropriate, to ensure equity of opportunity for all students within the district.  

The GT Coordinator will work closely with the district’s coordinators for Bilingual/English as a Second Language, Career and Technical Education, Foster Care Student Success, Homeless Education, Migrant Education, Section 504, Special Education, as well as with the Ellis County Shared Services Arrangement and campus staff to ensure that all students receive needed adaptations.

PROCEDURES FOR APPEALING IDENTIFICATION DECISIONS

Parent grievances regarding the selection of students for FLIGHT Services may be directed to the campus principal, who will bring the appeal to the Selection Committee in accordance with FISD Board Policy FNG (Local) and EHBB (Local).  Any subsequent appeals shall be made in accordance with Board Policy FNG (Local) beginning at Level Two.

PROCEDURES FOR NEW REFERRALS and TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students transferring to Ferris ISD who have participated in a gifted and talented program in another school district will be screened by the district Selection Committee.  Screening will take place within the first 9 weeks of the student’s arrival in the district.  The decision for entry into  FLIGHT Services will be based on consideration of the following:

Students transferring in during the school year who have not participated in a gifted and talented program in another district and 2-12  students currently enrolled in Ferris ISD may be referred during designated referral window in the current school year to be considered for admission to services for the following school year.  All referrals should be in writing and routed directly to the Director of Curriculum.  (See Guidelines for Referral section).

CONTINUATION IN THE PROGRAM

Students who continue to demonstrate the need for GT services and who are participants at the end of the school year are automatically selected for continued participation in FLIGHT Services.  Students who end 5th grade receiving services do not lose their GT identification. However, their services are matched with their instructional needs in their area(s) of strength, therefore it is necessary to assess If they do not have academic strengths necessitating an instructional need in the core areas of service, they will still qualify for the electives.

Because standardized test scores for many students are more than two years old and in many cases five or more, in 5th grade, students will need to be reassessed. The screening committee will review students’ progress within the program for students who will be changing campuses within the district.

For continued participation in services, a student must respond to classroom instruction in accordance with his or her past performance.  Upon the first indication of a student having difficulty with classroom instruction, the campus principal will initiate a conference with the student’s parent/guardian, the GT Specialist, the classroom teacher, the GT Coordinator, and/ or the student's counselor..  A student may then be placed on an improvement plan, probation or furlough for up to nine weeks.  A conference is held at the end of each improvement plan, probation or furlough period to assess his or her progress and determine the next step.  After further review and no progress the student may be placed on another furlough or exited from services with parent and committee members approval.

PROCEDURES FOR EXIT FROM PROGRAM

The Selection Committee makes the final decision regarding exiting of students from services for educational, psychological or personal reasons after consultation with both the student and his or her parents/guardians.  Consultation and any decision made will occur after multiple conferences between the parent/guardian, the teacher, the GT Specialist, the counselor, and GT Coordinator.  Immediate action will be taken should an emergency situation arise.  Decisions are based on the following:

Exit forms are available from the Director of Curriculum and GT Coordinator and should be completed by contributing parties when such action is deemed necessary.

If a student is exited from services for any reason other than moving out of the district, the student may not re-enter services during the same school year.  The student is eligible to be referral for screening for the following year’s program, in which case all new screening data and selection procedures are used.

PROCEDURES FOR PROBATION

The Selection Committee may place a student on probation from FLIGHT Services if the student is unable to maintain satisfactory progress.  The purpose of the probation would be to attain performance goals established by the committee in the form of an improvement plan while the student remains in FLIGHT Services.  A probation may also be requested by the student,  the teacher, the GT Specialist,  and/or parent/guardian.  A student may be placed on probation for a period of up to nine weeks, as deemed appropriate by the Selection Committee.  At the end of the probation, the student’s progress will be reassessed and the student may either be placed on furlough, or be exited from services.

PROCEDURES FOR FURLOUGH

The Selection Committee may place a student on furlough from FLIGHT Services if the student is unable to maintain satisfactory progress.  The purpose of the furlough would be to attain performance goals established by the committee while the student is removed from FLIGHT Services.  A furlough may also be requested by the student and/or parent/guardian.  A student may be furloughed for a period of up to nine weeks, as deemed appropriate by the Selection Committee.  At the end of the furlough, the student’s progress will be reassessed and the student may re-enter, be placed on another furlough, or  be removed/exited from services.

GUIDELINES FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT

CURRICULUM

Curriculum consists of the content to be learned and the processes that make learning possible.  Curriculum for gifted and talented students must be differentiated from that of other students within the regular classroom and must be congruent with the characteristics of gifted children.  Documentation of student mastery of the state curriculum is mandated by state rules relating to curriculum.  The curriculum for FLIGHT Services will be based on the following considerations:

Means of differentiating the curriculum may include:

PARENTAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Because education for gifted and talented students requires a strong partnership between parents and teachers, and cooperation with the community,  FLIGHT Services will promote the active involvement and support of parents and community through the following:

EVALUATION

Evaluation of  FLIGHT Services will be conducted yearly to:

Data will be collected from students, teachers, parents/guardians, counselors, and principals to assess the service’s success in achieving its goals and objectives.  The Advisory Committee will analyze the collected data and determine if service revisions are necessary.  Recommended changes may originate at any level and must be presented in writing to the Director of Curriculum.  The Advisory Committee will review recommendations, and any changes proposed by the committee must be approved by the Superintendent and the School Board.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS

Academically Talented - possessing superior intelligence with potential or demonstrated achievement in designated fields of study, ability to perform complex mental tasks

Curriculum - an organized plan of instruction that includes the content to be learned, the processes to facilitate the learning, and the products that result in learning

Differentiated Curriculum - modification of student goals, objectives, instructional strategies, and learning experiences to meet the needs and interests of academically talented students

Program Goals - statements related to student development that are expressed in global terms and indicate a long-range outcome that students are expected to attain

Program Objectives - measurable statements that indicate the direction and intent of the program components

Program Prototype - administrative methods and procedures to organize the delivery of the instructional program

Scope and Sequence - the range and order in which curriculum is developed and presented

Specific Subject Matter Aptitude - possessing superior ability or potential in a specific course of study

Student Identification Matrix - a chart showing the achievement/abilities of a student in relation to the identified criteria for a program

Student Objectives - statements of measurable learner expectations around which the curriculum and associated activities are based

FORMS

FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

PARENT AND COMMUNITY REFERRAL  FORM

Student’s name: _______________________________________________  Grade:  ____________

Campus:  ___________________________________________  Teacher:  ____________________

Home Address:  ______________________________________  Phone:  _____________________

Name of person referring the student:  ________________________________________________________________________________

Relationship to student:  _______________________________  Date:  _______________________

Please complete this form if you would like to nominate a student for screening for admission to the FLIGHT Program.  The Screening Committee will review each nominated student’s case based on specific criteria established for placement in the program.  The selection criteria used by Ferris ISD includes, but is not limited to:  standardized achievement test scores, cognitive abilities test scores, and Scales for Identifying Gifted Students.  Gifted students almost always:

Considering these characteristics, please write a short statement about this student.

_______________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Signature:  _________________________________________  Phone:  ______________________

RETURN TO:  Christi Nies Director of Curriculum, 301 E. 5th Street, Ferris, TX  75125 (or to the campus principal) before the deadline.

Nomination Form - English

DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE de FERRIS

PROGRAMA FLIGHT

FORMULARIO DE NOMINACIÓN DE LOS PADRES/LA COMUNIDAD

Nombre del estudiante: __________________________________________  Grado: ____________

Escuela:  ___________________________________________  Maestra:  ____________________

Dirección: _______________________________________  Teléfono:  _____________________

Nombre de la persona que lo/a nomina:  ________________________________________________

Relación al estudiante: _______________________________ Fecha: _______________________

Por favor, complete este formulario si desea nominar a un estudiante para la evaluación para admisión en el Programa FLIGHT. El Comité de Selección revisará el caso de cada estudiante nominado en base a criterios específicos establecidos para la colocación en el programa. Los criterios de selección utilizados por Ferris ISD incluye, pero no está limitado a: los resultados de las pruebas estandarizadas logros, resultados de pruebas cognitivas, habilidades y Escalas para la Identificación de Alumnos Superdotados. Los estudiantes dotados casi siempre:

Teniendo en cuenta estas características por favor escribe una breve declaración sobre este estudiante.

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

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Firma:  __________________________________________  Teléfono:  ______________________

Devuelva a:                Christi Nies, 301 E. 5th Street, Ferris, TX  75125

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FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

SCREENING AND SELECTION COMMITTEE

The Ferris Independent School District FLIGHT Services Screening and Selection Committee for ______________________________________________ (campus) met to review and verify the collected student data attached to this report on ______________________________ (date).

_______________________        ______________________        __________________________

        Name                                        Position                                Signature

_______________________        ______________________        __________________________

        Name                                        Position                                Signature

_______________________        ______________________        __________________________

        Name                                        Position                                Signature

_______________________        ______________________        __________________________

        Name                                        Position                                Signature


FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

RECOMMENDATION FOR PLACEMENT

(To be completed any school year in which the student’s progress is reviewed.)

Place in student’s cumulative file.

___________________________________________ has met the criteria, as specified by state and local guidelines, to be eligible for participation in the FLIGHT Program for gifted and talented students in Ferris Independent School District.

FLIGHT SELECTION COMMITTEE

_____________________________________________                __________________________

Counselor - ___________________________________                Date

                        (Campus Name)

_____________________________________________                __________________________

Principal - _____________________________________                Date

                        (Campus Name)

_____________________________________________                __________________________

Director of FLIGHT Program                                                Date

Periodic Review When Changing Campuses:

Selection Committee Instructions:  Circle the student's’ status for the upcoming school year and enter the date the committee met to review student progress.  All committee members should initial next to the date.

1st         Continue in FLIGHT Services   Probation   Furlough    Exit   ____________         ____  ____  ____

                                                                                     Date                                 Initials

4th        Continue in FLIGHT Services   Probation   Furlough    Exit   ____________         ____  ____  ____

                                                                                     Date                                 Initials

6th        Continue in FLIGHT Services   Probation   Furlough    Exit   ____________         ____  ____  ____

                                                                                     Date                                 Initials

9th        Continue in FLIGHT Services   Probation   Furlough    Exit   ____________         ____  ____  ____

                                                                                     Date                                 Initials

Other        Continue in FLIGHT Services   Probation   Furlough    Exit   ____________         ____  ____  ____

                                                                                     Date                                 Initials

Date:  ______________________________

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Your child, ____________________________, has been referred for evaluation for  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services for gifted and talented students.  To be considered for the program, your child is required to take several tests.  These tests will be administered by your child’s campus counselor or GT Coordinator on _____________________________ (date).

As part of our assessment of your child, we ask that you complete and return the attached Home Rating Scales by ______________________ (date).  This scale provides us with useful information about your child.

Your permission is required before testing can occur.  If you would like your child tested for admission to the program, please complete the form at the bottom of the page and return it to your child’s teacher by ______________________________ (date), so we can continue the evaluation process.

If you have any questions about the FLIGHT Program or the tests, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number above.  Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

GT Coordinator

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My child, _______________________________, has permission to participate in academic testing for  FLIGHT Services.  I understand that all information obtained will remain confidential.

Parent signature:  __________________________________________________________________

Address:  ________________________________________________________________________

Phone:  ________________________________________        Date:  __________________________

Permission to Test - English


Fecha:  __________________________________

Estimados padres:

Su hijo/a, _______________________________________, ha sida nominado/a para evaluación para el programa FLIGHT de Ferris ISD (un programa para los estudiantes dotado y talentoso).  Para estar considerado/a para el programa, su hijo/a tendrá que hacer varios exámenes. Estos exámenes estaran administrados por la consejera de la escuela de su hijo/a en ___________________________ (fecha).

Como parte de nuestra evaluación de su hijo/a, pedimos que complete y devuelva la lista sujetada.  Esta lista nos dará información útil de su hijo/a.

Su permiso está requerido antes de que podemos administrar los exámenes a su hijo/a.  Si quieren que nosotros administremos los exámenes, por favor complete la forma abajo y devuelvala a la maestra de su hijo/a para __________________________ (fecha).

Si tienen preguntas a cerca del programa o los exámenes, por favor me contacta inmediatamente por el teléfono anteriormente citado.  Muchas gracias por su ayuda.

Atentamente,

Consejera de la Escuela

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Mi hijo/a, ________________________________, tiene mi permiso para participar en los exámenes académicos relacionados con el programa FLIGHT.  Entiendo que la información obtenida será confidencial.  

Firma del padre o la madre:  _________________________________________________________

Dirección:  _______________________________________________________________________

Teléfono:  _____________________________________  Fecha:  ___________________________

Permission to Test - Spanish

Date:  ___________________________________

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Thank you for allowing us to test your child, ___________________________________, for  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services.  Information was reviewed by the Selection Committee with selection being based on your child’s needs  involving academic achievement, intellectual ability, and specific subject matter aptitude.

We believe that all children have gifts and talents, and they exhibit those gifts and talents at different times in their lives and in different ways.  This means that your child can be monitored and may be referred for evaluation in another grade if he/she was not selected for services this year.

If you have any questions about the testing or the selection process, please feel free to contact me at the number shown above.

Sincerely,

GT Coordinator

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_______        At this time, your child demonstrates the need for participation in Ferris ISD FLIGHT

Services. If you would like your child to receive these services, please sign the Placement/ Waiver form and return it to school by ____________________________ .          

                                                                                                       (date).

_______        At this time, your child has does not demonstrate the need for participation in Ferris  

ISD FLIGHT Services.  Thank you for allowing us to evaluate your child.

Placement Decision - English


Fecha:  ____________________________

Estimados padres:

Gracias por permitirnos poner a prueba su hijo/a, _______________________________, para participación en el programa FLIGHT de Ferris ISD.  La información fue revisada por el Comité de Selección con la selección que se basa en un sistema de puntos que implica el desempeño académico, la capacidad intelectual, y la aptitud por materias específicas.

Creemos que todos los niños tienen dones y talentos, y exhiben esos dones y talentos en diferentes momentos de sus vidas y de diferentes maneras. Esto significa que su hijo puede ser monitoreado y puede ser nominado para la evaluación en otro grado si él/ella no fue seleccionado para el programa de este año.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de las pruebas o del proceso de selección, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo en el número que aparece más arriba.

Atentamente,

Consejera de la Escuela

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_____        En este momento, su hijo/a ha cumplido con los criterios de evaluación de la participación

en el Programa FLIGHT. Por favor complete el formulario de Colocación/Renuncia del Programa FLIGHT adjunto y devolverlo a la escuela por ____________________ (fecha).

_____        En este momento, su hijo/a no ha cumplido con los criterios de evaluación suficientes de

participación en el Programa FLIGHT, sino que ha sido seleccionado/a para participar como miembro de la Reserva de Talento.  Por favor complete el formulario de Colocación/Renuncia del programa FLIGHT adjunto y devolverlo a la escuela por ____________________ (fecha).

_____        En este momento, su hijo/a no ha cumplido con los criterios de evaluación para la

participación en el Programa FLIGHT.  Gracias por lo que nos permite evaluar a su hijo/a.

Placement Decision - Spanish


FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Gifted and Talented Services

PERMISSION/WAIVER FORM

Student:  ________________________________________                DOB: _____________________

Campus:  _______________________________________                Grade:  ____________________

Teacher:  _______________________________________

Please complete Section A (to give permission to receive Gifted and Talented serves) or Section B (to deny Gifted  Talented services) and return the entire form to your child’s teacher by 9/19/16.

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SECTION A:  PERMISSION to receive Services

I give permission for the above-mentioned student to receive Gifted and Talented services by Ferris ISD  at this time.

Signature:  ______________________________________                Date:  _____________________

Address:  ________________________________________________________________________

Phone:  ________________________________________

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SECTION B:  WAIVER/DENIAL of Services

I request that the above-named student NOT receive Gifted and Talented services at this time.  I understand that in order for him/her to be eligible to participate at a later time, I must request an additional Permission/Waiver Form from my child’s school, complete Section A, and return the entire form to the school.  My child may also have to take additional tests for reassessment.

Reason:  ________________________________________________________________________

Signature:  ______________________________________                Date:  _____________________

Placement/Waiver form - English

DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE de FERRIS

Servicios para Estudiantes dotados y talentosos

FORMULARIO DE COLOCACIÓN/RENUNCIA

Estudiante: ___________________________________        Fecha de Nacimiento: _____________

Escuela:  _____________________________________        Grado:  ____________________

Maestra:  _______________________________________

Por favor, complete la Sección A (para dar permiso para la recibir servicios) o la Sección B (para negar el permiso) y devuelva el formulario completo a la maestra de su hijo antes de la fecha 9/19/16.

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SECCIÓN A: PERMISO PARA recibir Servicios de Estudiantes dotados y talentosos

Doy permiso para que el estudiante antes mencionado reciba servicios para Estudiantes dotados talentosos Ferris ISD en este momento.

Firma:  __________________________________________                Fecha: ____________________

Dirección: _______________________________________________________________________

Teléfono:  ________________________________________

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SECCIÓN B: RENUNCIA/NEGACIÓN DEL INGRESO

Solicito que el estudiante nombrado arriba NO será colocado en Los servicios de estudiantes dotados y talentosos en este momento. Entiendo que para que él/ella sea elegible para participar en un momento posterior, debo solicitar un formulario de Colocación/Renuncia adicional de la escuela de mi hijo, completar la Sección A, y devolver el formulario completo a la escuela. Mi hijo también puede tener que tomar las pruebas adicionales para la reevaluación.

Razón: _________________________________________________________________________

Firma:  ____________________________________________        Fecha: ____________________

Placement/Waiver Form - Spanish


FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT PROGRAM

RECOMMENDATION FOR PROBATION

Student Name:___________________________________         Grade:____________________

Date: ____________

The above mentioned student has been placed on probation from  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services for the period beginning _______________________ and ending ____________________________.

Rationale for this action:

_________ Failure to participate and contribute to assigned class activities

_________ Failure to complete assignments

_________ Failure to complete work in a timely manner

_________ Failure to work cooperatively with team of students

_________ Lack of motivation

_________ Displays argumentative behavior/unresponsive to intervention

_________ Disruptive of the education process for self and/or other students

_________ Unwilling and/or unable to maintain adequate achievement and interest

_________ Other: _______________________________________________________

Probation Form - English

Additional comments: ________________________________________________________________________________

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Committee Signatures

Signatures                                                         Position                                Agree           Disagree

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Probation Form - English

FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT PROGRAM

RECOMMENDATION FOR PROBATION

Student Name:___________________________________         Grade:____________________

Date: ____________

The above mentioned student has been placed on probation from  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services for the period beginning _______________________ and ending ____________________________.

Rationale for this action:

_________ Failure to participate and contribute to assigned class activities

_________ Failure to complete assignments

_________ Failure to complete work in a timely manner

_________ Failure to work cooperatively with team of students

_________ Lack of motivation

_________ Displays argumentative behavior/unresponsive to intervention

_________ Disruptive of the education process for self and/or other students

_________ Unwilling and/or unable to maintain adequate achievement and interest

_________ Other: _______________________________________________________

Probation Form - Spanish

Additional comments: ________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

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Committee Signatures

Signatures                                                         Position                                Agree           Disagree

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Probation Form - Spanish

FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

RECOMMENDATION FOR FURLOUGH

Student Name:___________________________________         Grade:____________________

Date: ____________

The above mentioned student has been placed on furlough from  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services for the period beginning _______________________ and ending ____________________________.

Rationale for this action:

_________ Evidence indicates that the students is over-extended mentally and/or physically

_________ Student request with parental approval for inactive short term alternative

_________ Parent request for the student to be offered an inactive short term alternative

_________ Teacher, counselor, GT Specialist, or other professional personal request of the student to be offered a short term alternative

_________ Extenuating circumstances: __________________________________________

                     _______________________________________________________________

                 

_________ Other: ___________________________________________________________

Furlough Form - English

Additional comments: ________________________________________________________________________________

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Committee Signatures

Signatures                                                         Position                                Agree           Disagree

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Furlough Form - English

FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

RECOMMENDATION FOR FURLOUGH

Student Name:___________________________________         Grade:____________________

Date: ____________

The above mentioned student has been placed on furlough from  Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services for the period beginning _______________________ and ending ____________________________.

Rationale for this action:

_________ Evidence indicates that the students is over-extended mentally and/or physically

_________ Student request with parental approval for inactive short term alternative

_________ Parent request for the student to be offered an inactive short term alternative

_________ Teacher, counselor, GT Specialist, or other professional personal request of the student to be offered a short term alternative

_________ Extenuating circumstances: __________________________________________

                     _______________________________________________________________

                 

_________ Other: ___________________________________________________________

Furlough Form - Spanish

Additional comments: ________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

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Committee Signatures

Signatures                                                         Position                                Agree           Disagree

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Furlough Form - Spanish

FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

RE-ENTRY AFTER FURLOUGH FORM

On ___________________________ the Selection Committee met at ________________________

Date                                                                                Campus

and decided to remove ______________________________________ from furlough.

Student

At this time, he/she will re-enter  FLIGHT Services.

Committee Members:

________________________        __________________                ____ Agree             ____ Disagree

        Signature                                        Role        

________________________        __________________                ____ Agree             ____ Disagree

        Signature                                        Role        

________________________        __________________                ____ Agree             ____ Disagree

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I understand that my child __________________________________________ has re-entered FLIGHT Services.

___________________________________________        ________________________________

                Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                 Date

Re-enter Form - English


FERRIS DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE

PROGRAMA DE VUELO

REINTRODUCCIÓN DEL PROGRAMA, DESPUÉS DE UN PERMISO

En _______________________ la Comisión de Selección se reunió en _______________________

Fecha                                                                                 Campus 

y decidió terminar el permiso del estudiante, _____________________________________________

En este momento, él/ella volverá a entrar en el programa FLIGHT.

Miembros del Comité:

_________________________        ________________        _____ Acuerdo         ____ Desacuerdo

Firma                                         Papel

_________________________        ________________        _____ Acuerdo         ____ Desacuerdo

Firma                                        Papel

_________________________        ________________        _____ Acuerdo         ____ Desacuerdo

Firma                                         Papel

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Yo entiendo que mi hijo __________________________________________ ha vuelto a entrar en el programa FLIGHT.

___________________________________________        ________________________________

                Firma del padre/guardián                                                        Fecha

Furlough Form - Spanish


FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT PROGRAM

RECOMMENDATION FOR EXIT

Students who are no longer demonstrate the need for services or unable to maintain satisfactory performance within the structure of  FLIGHT Services may be exited from the program by the Selection Committee.  Students may also be exited at the request of the student or parent/guardian.  FLIGHT Services exit will be granted only with documentation of at least two parent conferences regarding the student’s participation in the services.

On _____________________ the Selection Committee met at ______________________________

                Date                                                                        Campus

and determined that ________________________________ will be exited from

                                        Student

 FLIGHT Services, based on the following data:

                                        

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Dates of parent conferences:  ________________________________________________________

Committee Members:

________________________        __________________                ____ Agree             ____ Disagree

        Signature                                        Role        

________________________        __________________                ____ Agree             ____ Disagree

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I understand that my child ________________________________ has been exited from the Ferris ISD FLIGHT Services and cannot re-enter services during the current school year.  Future re-admission to the services will require completing the referral, screening, and selection process anew.

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                        Parent Signature                                                                Date

Recommendation for Exit - English

DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE de FERRIS

PROGRAMA FLIGHT

RECOMENDACIÓN PARA SALIR DEL PROGRAMA

Los estudiantes que no pueden mantener progreso satisfactorio en la estructura del programa FLIGHT pueden estar salidos del programa por el Comité de Selección. Los estudiantes también pueden salieron a petición del estudiante o del padre/guardián. Salida del programa se concederá sólo con la documentación de, por lo menos, dos reuniones con los padres con respecto a la participación del estudiante en el programa.

En ___________________ la Comisión de Selección se reunió en ___________________________

        Fecha                                                                         Escuela

y determinó que el/la estudiante, ________________________________, se salió del Programa FLIGHT, sobre la base de los siguientes datos:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Fechas de los reuniones con los padres: ________________________________________________

Miembros del Comité:

_________________________        ________________        _____ Acuerdo         ____ Desacuerdo

Firma                                         Papel

_________________________        ________________        _____ Acuerdo         ____ Desacuerdo

Firma                                        Papel

_________________________        ________________        _____ Acuerdo         ____ Desacuerdo

Firma                                         Papel

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Yo entiendo que mi hijo __________________________________________ ha salido del programa FLIGHT y no puede entrar nuevamente durante este año escolar.  Readmisión al programa en el futuro requerirá completar el proceso de nominación, evaluación, y selección de nuevo.

___________________________________________        ________________________________

                Firma del padre/guardián                                                        Fecha

Recommendation for Exit - Spanish

FERRIS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

FLIGHT SERVICES

APPEAL FORM

I have the following concerns and would like to appeal the selection/non-selection (circle one) of the following student for participation in FLIGHT Services:

Student name:  ______________________________________________  Grade:  ______________

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Name:  _____________________________________ Relation to student: _____________________

Date:  ________________________________  Phone:  ___________________________________

Signature:  ___________________________________________________

Return to:                Christi Nies, Director of Curriculum

                        301 E. 5th Street

                        Ferris, TX  75125

                        OR Campus Principal

Principal:  Please place in student’s cumulative record file and send or fax a copy to Michelle Beard                

Appeal Form - English

DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE de FERRIS

PROGRAMA FLIGHT

FORMULARIO DE APELACIÓN

Tengo las siguientes inquietudes y me gustaría apelar la selección/no selección (marcar con un círculo) del siguiente estudiante por su participación en el programa FLIGHT:

Nombre del estudiante: ___________________________________        Grado: _______________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Nombre: ___________________________________        Relación al estudiante: ___________________

Fecha: ____________________________________        Teléfono: _____________________________

Firma: _____________________________________

Devuelva a:                Christi Nies, Directora de Programas Especiales

                        301 E. 5th Street

                        Ferris, TX  75125

                        O el Director(a) de la Escuela

Principal:  Please place in student’s cumulative record file and send or fax a copy to Michelle Beard.

Appeal Form - Spanish

                                                     FERRIS ISD COMMUNITY SURVEY

 Ferris ISD FLIGHT (Ferris Learners Identified as Gifted and Highly Talented) Services would like to offer you the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with students to further their learning opportunities.  The school district would appreciate it if you would take the time to complete the form below and become part of the volunteer resources for FLIGHT.

Name: ____________________________________        Phone: _______________________________

Address: __________________________________                  City, State, Zip: _________________________

1.  Area in which I have a special talent or interest and can share with the students (hobbies, travel, art, literature, photography, theatre arts, collectibles, etc.):

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2.  My occupation about which I can inform students is:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Ferris ISD FLIGHT (Ferris Estudiantes Identificados como Dotados y Talentoso) gustaría ofrecerle la oportunidad de compartir sus conocimientos y experiencia con los estudiantes para avanzar en sus

]|:oportunidades de aprendizaje. El distrito escolar le agradecería si usted desea tomar el tiempo para completar el siguiente formulario y formar parte de los recursos de voluntarios para FLIGHT.

Nombre: ___________________________________  Teléfono: _____________________________

Dirección: ________________________ Ciudad, Estado, Código Postal: ______________________

1. El área en que tengo talento o interés especial y de que puedo compartir con los estudiantes (pasatiempos, viajar, arte, literatura, fotografía, drama, colecciones, etc.):

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2.  Mi ocupación, de que puedo informar a los estudiantes es:

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