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504 Plans

After receiving consent from a student’s family, Saint Patrick High School is responsible for initiating new 504 Plan referrals and yearly updates.  Working with faculty, students and families, the Director of Diverse Learner Services will make all 504 Plan referrals to CPS as well as collect all supporting student documents and data.  Please see the 504 Referral Packet Checklist and Student Profile Packet to better understand the information that is required for a 504 Plan referral.

504 Plans must be updated each year.  CPS may require an in-person meeting for a new 504 Plan; however, most renewals are conducted over the phone with the student’s family.  In order to create a new 504 Plan or renew an existing plan, the student must have a current (within three years) documented diagnosis from a physician.  This is an essential document that must be provided to CPS yearly.

Once created/renewed, the 504 Plan will outline the student’s needs as well as list accommodations and modifications to assist the student in reaching his academic potential.  Saint Patrick High School will use the 504 Plan, to the best of our ability, to guide our teaching practice and academic support for the student.  The Director of Diverse Learner Services will use the 504 Plan to create a Student First Plan, which will be distributed to all faculty and support staff. It is the family’s responsibility to send the 504 Plan to Saint Patrick High School once it is created/uploaded.

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