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Transition & Your Child...

11 months ago

For more information on Transition and your child, check out the  Parent Transition Guide.


English Language Learners

about 1 year ago

Lyon County School District is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to every student. The English Learner (EL) Program is designed to accelerate English acquisition for students whose first language is not English and to further assist them in becoming successful learners in the general education classroom.


In the area of language acquisition, the goal of the English Learner (EL) Program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and comprehension, thereby, enabling the students to perform effectively within the general academic classroom.


EL services are provided to students either through content-based EL or pull-out EL models depending on the student's level of proficiency. Of course, the general classroom environment is always the best place for all students regardless of their diverse learning needs.


The EL program is founded on sound theoretical and pragmatic principles:

  • Language development is a natural progression.
  • Language is viewed as an integrated whole, rather than as a separate skill.
  • Social interactions support and enhance complex language development
  • Instruction in language takes into account student's learning styles, academic levels and linguistic growth.
  • Listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehending are integrated.
  • Language learning comes best through a variety of meaningful and challenging activities.
  • Students' experiential and educational backgrounds will serve as the entry points for learning to listen and speak, and to read and write.

EL Program Manual

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Procedural Manuals

5 months ago

Lyon County Special Services Manual

Special Services Manual

Nevada Pre-K Inclusion Manual

Health Services

over 3 years ago

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Home School

over 3 years ago

Are you planning to educate your child(ren) at home? Here are the steps you need to complete:

Nevada Law (NRS 392.070) provides for a waiver of the compulsory attendance laws and procedures for parents/guardians to follow in pursuing the waiver. Parents who wish to homeschool their child(ren), must complete the Homeschool registration process. 

Steps to registering for homeschool:
  1. Complete a Notice of Intent to Homeschool for each child you are planning to homeschool.
  2. Attach your educational plan as described in the Notice of Intent to Homeschool.
    • Parents must obtain materials and curriculum appropriate for age and skill level of each child being homeschooled.
    • Please note that public online schools and charter schools are not considered homeschool.
  3. Submit completed Notice of Intent to Homeschool and educational plan to:  Lyon County School District, Att: Marva Cleven, 25 E. Goldfield, Yerington, NV 89447.
  4. If your child plans to participate in extracurricular activities, the Notice of Intent to Participate in Extracurricular Activies must also be completed and submitted annually.

Additional information about Homeschooling is available at Nevada Homeschooling

Child Find

8 months ago

What is Child Find?

Child Find is a developmental screening provided to children between 3 and 21 years old that are not currently enrolled in a Lyon County school. 

The screenings will cover hearing, vision, speech, language, motor skills, and child development. 

To have your child screened, check back for the coming list of scheduled dates and locations. 

Dayton Area

March 28, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Call Riverview Elem. at 246-6170 to schedule a screening for your child.

Yerington/ Smith Valley Area

March 25, 2019  

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Call Yerington Elem. at 463-6844 to schedule a screening for your child.

Fernley Area

March 26, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Call Cottonwood Elem. at 575-3414 to schedule a screening for your child.

Silver Springs Area

March 27, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Call Silver Stage Elem. at 577-5050 to schedule a screening for your child.


about 1 year ago

National Autism Association

Printable Trick-Or-Treating Cards

Aging and Disability Services Division

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) works to connect the aging and persons with disabilities to available resources, supports and services. 

Nevada Department of Education, Office of Special Education

"The Nevada Department of Education (NDE), Office of Special Education is committed to ensuring that ALL students in Nevada are college- and career- ready upon exit from the public school system. To accomplish this, the NDE Office of Special Education strives to build and improve on collaborative efforts with state partners and education stakeholders state-wide. It is our goal to promote educational success for Nevada’s students through increased academic rigor; use of evidenced-based practices; providing sustained professional development for administrators, teachers, and staff; providing technical assistance in data-based decision making; and building meaningful partnerships with districts, schools, and parents" (NDOE, 2016)

For additional Information about the Nevada Office of Special Education, check out the following links:

Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation

The Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation consists of divisions that offer assistance in job training and placement, vocational rehabilitation, workplace discrimination and in collecting and analyzing workforce and economic data. Many of these services are provided through DETR's partnership with the Nevada JobConnect system. DETR's divisions include:

  • Employment Security
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nevada Equal Rights Commission
  • Research and Analysis Bureau
  • Information Development and Processing

The Rehabilitation Division provides support for students with disabilities in transition, training, and employment support.

For additional Information about NDETR and some of the services they provide, check out the following links:

Nevada Dual Sensory Project

The purpose of the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project is to enhance the educational services provided to children and youth, birth through 21 years, with vision and hearing impairments. The project provides statewide technical assistance to support parents, service providers, and other service agencies in meeting the educational needs of children who have dual sensory impairments.

For more information go to the Nevada Dual Sensory Project Home Page.

Nevada Early Intervention Services

Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS) programs are available to families with children under the age of three (3) who meet Nevada's eligibility requirements. Early Intervention services are provided in natural environments, including home, playgroup and community settings. Families join together with NEIS staff to develop an Individualized Family Services Plan with outcomes that draw on the family's priorities and concerns.

If you are concerned that your child's development, you can contact NEIS at 800-522-0066 to refer your child for an evaluation.

Nevada PEP

Nevada PEP is a nonprofit organization that provides information, services and training to Nevada families of children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances and their service providers.

For additional Information about NV PEP, resources, webinars, and trainings, check out the following links:

Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Additional Information about OSEP is available at the OSEP Home Page.

More Resources Coming Soon!

Special Education Records Requests

about 1 year ago

Record Requests can be:

Emailed to:

Faxed to:  775-463-6808  Attn. Vicki Brannan

Policies & Rights

about 1 year ago

Family Educational Rights and  Privacy Act of 1974

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is federal legislation that protects the privacy of students' Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The act applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. For more information on FERPA, please select one of the FERPA Authorization links below.

Links are under construction at this time.

Special Education Rights of Parents and Children


about 1 year ago

Physical Therapy and 

Occupational Therapy 

Caseload Reports

The State of Nevada requires that all public agencies which service students with disabilities report the caseloads for physical and occupational therapists. The breakdown in the report is as outlined in the Nevada Administrative Code (LCB File No. R064-08). For detailed information about Lyon County School District Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy caseloads, please see the links below.

Physical Therapy Caseload Reports

              OT/PT Caseload Report 2017
              OT/PT Caseload Report 2015

PT Caseload Report 2013

PT Caseload Report 2011

Occupational Therapy Caseload Reports

              OT/PT Caseload Report 2017
              OT/PT Caseload Report 2015

OT Caseload Report 2013

OT Caseload Report 2011

Nevada Department of Education 

Special Education 

Annual Performance Report 

by District

"The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) requires states to develop and submit a State Performance Plan (SPP) to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. The SPP is designed to evaluate the state's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA and describe how the state will improve its implementation. The plan consists of several priority areas with specific indicators defined for each area. Measurable and rigorous targets are defined for each indicator to show progress throughout the period of the SPP. For school year 2014-2015, states are required to report publicly on the performance of school districts for SPP indicators 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. The table below shows how this school district performed on specific indicators and whether or not the district met the state's annual targets for those indicators as defined in the Nevada State Performance Plan" (Nevada Department of Education, 2016).

Employment Opportunities

over 3 years ago

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