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Mrs. Kutschke-Special Education Teacher and Case Manager Pine Valley Jr/Sr High


"If you can imagine it, you can create it.  
If you dream it, you can become it."
~William Arthur Ward 
Mrs. Lynn Kutschke
Phone Number: (716) 988-3276, ext. 4471
I also work alongside:
Mrs. Adrienne Kelly - Teaching Assistant
Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!!
If you need to discuss your young adult’s program, their Individualized Education Plan (IEP), their general education classes, or any other concerns, please feel free to contact me.  You will be directed to my voicemail and I will return your call as soon as possible.  You may also email me at my school email address, I will respond within one school day.
Students are able to stay after school, upon teacher or parent request.  This is to provide further assistance in core classes, such as English Language Arts (ELA), Science, Social Studies and Math.  If you would like your child to stay after school, please send a written note to the teacher with this request.  After school assistance is available in all academic core areas, and a teacher may also contact you, either in writing, or via phone call,  if it is required that your child stay after school for make-up work or remediation. 
Should you need any information that I cannot assist with, you are welcome to contact Mr. Scott Burdick,  Director of Special Education.  He can be reached at (716) 988-3276.
Classroom Syllabus: 
Belief Statement
We believe...
  • everyone should be treated fairly, consistently, and with respect.
  • every student is important.
  • students deserve our best efforts.
  • in giving students the tools they need to become productive members of society.
  • that parents and guardians are an integral part of our team.
  • in producing life-long learners.
  • in providing a safe environment.
  • teamwork is the key to success.
Preparation – In order to be an active member of any classroom community, students must come prepared to work each day.  This means they must have:
a.      All work completed
b.      Work turned in on time
c.       Materials they need to learn (pencils, pens, notebooks,  binders, textbooks)
d.      Appropriate behavior throughout the class
e.      A diligent work ethic
Homework – Homework is given on a limited basis, for reinforcement purposes only.  Much of the student’s work day is spent in active learning, so homework should not be necessary.  If the student needs extra work to understand a concept, or due to parent request, then homework must be completed and turned in the next class day.  If special circumstances prevent a student from completing work, please send the teacher a note.
Progress Reports -  Will be mailed out quarterly, along with the student’s report card.  If you have any questions regarding goals, please feel free to contact the teacher.
Attendance Policy – Attendance is required to obtain a complete understanding of each Regent’s level subject area. Therefore, each student should attend all classes. This class will adhere to all attendance and tardy policies implemented by the PVCS Student Code of Conduct.  Please remember to submit a written note to the office if your student is absent from school.
Behavior – Any issues pertaining to behavior will be dealt with in a timely manner.  Students who do not adhere to the classroom or school rules will be sent to the principal’s office immediately and a behavior report will be filled out.  All efforts will be made to resolve the issue with the school administration.  When necessary, the parent will be contacted.  Also, students should be aware that if they feel that they are being bullied or have a problem that they need teacher intervention for, they should ask to speak directly to the teacher as soon as possible.  Every effort will be made to resolve the problem in a timely manner.
Grade Policy – Grades are given on assignments, with corrections possible for extra points, when offered by the teacher.  Failure to take advantage of this opportunity will result in the student receiving the original grade earned.  Grades will be updated on Mondays.  All grades are based on a 100 point system.  Any questions regarding missing work or grades, please contact the teacher directly to set up a private time to meet.
Last Modified on February 10, 2017