Virtual Back to School Night Information: 8/31/2021, 5:00-6:30 PM. Under "Class Handouts" are presentations with all of the information for my English, Math and Study Skills classes. I also sent this information out via Power School, using the parent e-mails listed in the Power School Portal. Lastly, this information is also posted to my Google Classroom pages, which your student has access to.
Learning For All, Whatever It Takes
Tarik McFall, Principal Leane Linson, Assistant Principal, Kevin Garmston, Assistant Principal
715 Riley St.
Folsom, Ca 95630
Dear Sutter Families,
My name is Charissa Guillen and I will be your child’s case manager for their Individual Education Plan (IEP) for the 2021-2022 school year. This is my 6th year at Sutter Middle School, but my 9th year teaching special education support classes for middle school, grades 6-8. I have two teaching credentials- a Multiple Subject and Special Ed. Mild/Moderate credential from CSU Sacramento. I also have my Master's Degree in Special education from CSU Sacramento as well. In addition, I have Math certifications that allow me to teach math, and I have an Autism certification from Brandman University. In June 2021, I finished my administrative credential from Sacramento County Office of Education. I was also the Vice Principal for the Summer Learning Recovery Program at Sutter Middle School.
Due to the nature of your child’s schedule, I may not always have them in a class. But, I do check grades often and communicate with teachers on a pretty regular basis. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Feel free to include me on emails sent to their other teachers as well so I can remain in communication with everyone. I not only manage student IEPs, but I also teach throughout the day. I teach an English Support class, a Math Support Class, and a Study Skills class. I support 6th grade English with Ms. Brown for one period as well. I also collaborate with the other 6th grade general education teachers on a weekly basis. I also have aide support in Mr. Smith’s class and Ms. Conte’s English classes- and we refer to these classes as inclusion classes. Please encourage your child to reach out to the aide if they need help in class.
If your child is in one of my classes, I will be spending a lot of time building activities and fun things into lessons to help promote a positive and safe learning environment, and to help build relationships. It is important that I build trust and form positive connections with my students. I promise I will do my best to support your children to the best of my abilities. I will always be available for questions and will do my best to respond in a timely manner. Sometimes, I do not always know the answer and will seek help from the subject matter teacher, which may reflect a longer response time. I will have information posted on my Google classroom pages.
Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with your child their first year here at Sutter. Hope they had a great first three days! My contact information will be provided below. The best way to reach me is via e-mail because I can check it and respond even while I have students or other adults in my room, so it is easy to keep information private and confidential with e-mails. I am happy to chat on the phone as well, just provide me with a suitable time frame and number at which to reach you and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thanks so much! Looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future!
Special Education Teacher, M.A. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 916-294-9035, ext.320315