"If you can imagine it, you can create it.
Mrs. Lynn Kutschke
Special Education Teacher and Case Manager Pine Valley Jr/Sr High
I also work alongside the following two individuals:
Ms. Dianne Riggs - Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Marsha Smith - 1:1 Aide
If you need to discuss your young adult’s program, their Individualized Education Plan, their general education classes, or any other concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Phone Number: 716-988-3276 Extension 4520
You will be directed to my voicemail at this extension,
and I will return your call as soon as possible.
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 our Director of Student Personnel Services, Mrs. Beth Rich. She can be reached at 988-3291 Ext. 3471
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.
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.