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Student Services & Special Education

Welcome to the Moreland School District Student Services and Special Education Department. 

The Moreland School District Student Services and Special Education Department staff members collaborate with families and community members to cultivate a learning environment to enhance student success through various programs.

7th Grade California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

Survey Window: Januay 11 to January 15, 2021

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Across California, the CHKS has led to a better understanding of the relationship between students' health behaviors and academic performance. 

The Moreland School District will administer the CHKS to 7th grade students from January 11 to January 15. It will take one class period to complete (approximately 50 minutes) and will be administered by your child’s teacher. The CHKS is anonymous and is for the use of the district and school. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged as the information provided will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve students achievement and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning. 

If you wish to opt-out your student from the CHKS, complete the on-line opt-out form below by Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. You are only completing this form if you do NOT want your child to participate.

                                            Opt-Out Form - Click Here or use this URL

Here is the survey in English and Spanish for your review:




Health Services Forms


Student Services

  • School Nurse and Health Related Services
  • Counseling Programs and Support Services
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Project Cornerstone
  • Homeless and Foster Care Assistance
  • Home and Hospital Instruction
  • School Attendance and Review Board (SARB)
  • Student Behavior and Discipline Procedures
  • Section 504
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Comprehensive Sexual Health Education


For more information on the middle school Comprehensive Sexual Health Instruction and Positive Prevention Plus Curriculum, please click on the link provided. 

Special Education

A student may qualify for special education services after an assessment has been conducted in accordance with Federal Guidelines, the student has been found to have a disability and, as a result of those impairments, the student meets the criterion for special education and related services under one of the following categories of special education eligibility:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment

Based on a student’s needs, a student may receive one or more of the following services:

  • Designated Instructional Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Health Services
  • Behavioral Intervention

A full array of placement options exists to provide a continuum of services, based on the student’s identified needs:

  • Resource Specialist
  • Special Day Class
  • County Office of Education
  • SELPA Classes
  • Non Public-Schools/Agencies
  • Home Hospital Instruction

The Moreland School District is a member of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) III. SELPA III maintains a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide support and information to parents. Additional information regarding the SELPA III CAC is available at




Department Contacts

Director, Educational Services, Theresa Molinelli
Phone: 408-874-2952
Fax: 408-374-8367
Email: [email protected]

Program Specialist, Sharon Trattner
Phone: 408-874-2963
Fax: 408-374-8367
Email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistant Student Services/Special Education, Amy McLain
Phone: 408-874-2951
Fax: 408-374-8367
Email: [email protected]

Office Assistant, Special Education - SIRAS, Maria Vega
Phone: 408-874-2967
Fax: 408-374-8367
Email: [email protected]