• Mrs. Shiffer's Classroom
     
    (Grades 11-12)
     

    Classroom Team:

    Teacher: Amber Shiffer

    ESI:  TBD 

    IA: Kelly McHugh

     
     
     
    Welcome! My name is Amber Shiffer and I teach all subject areas to the 11th and 12th grade students. I began working at Carbon Learning Achievement School in January 2017. Prior to joining CLIU#21 I worked for a charter school, private school, and two different school districts in the Lehigh Valley teaching various grades K-12. I also work part-time for a non-profit organization where I teach employment and independent living skills to young adults with disabilities. I have my bachelors degree from Liberty University in Elementary Education K-6, and Special Education K-12, and my masters degree in Special Education from Lehigh University. I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 2011, and we have one cat. I love teaching and going to work every day. The best part of my job is building relationships with students and their families, and watching students succeed in ways they never thought they could. 
     
     
     
    Contact Mrs. Shiffer
    email: shiffera1@cliu.org
    phone: 610-769-4111 ext. 2248
     
     
     
    Student Resources: 
     
    Syllabus: All students receive a class syllabus on their first day of school and requires a parent signature to ensure all policies and procedures are covered. 
     
    Classroom Supplies: Students are provided with all materials they may need during the school day (pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, hand sanitizer, etc.). 
     
    Remind App: Remind.com is a messaging system designed to better communicate between home and school. Teachers, parents, and students can send and receive messages instantly in order to stay up to date on important events happening at school. Make sure you sign up if you haven't yet!
    Class name: Shiffer's 2018-2019 CLASS
    Class code: @shiffer18
     
     
     
    Parent Resources: 
     
    School Calendar: CLAS follows Palmerton School District schedule for days off and teacher-in-service days. Don't forget that the second Wednesday of every month is early dismissal! 
     
    Remind App: Remind.com is a messaging system designed to better communicate between home and school. Teachers, parents, and students can send and receive messages instantly in order to stay up to date on important events happening at school. Make sure you sign up if you haven't yet!
    Class name: Shiffer's 2018-2019 CLASS
    Class code: @shiffer18
     
     
     
    IEP Team: Your childs IEP team will consist of any or all of the following people: student, parent, general education teacher, special education teacher, local education agency representative, special education supervisor, social worker, public agency representative, school psychologist, related services (Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy).
     
    IEP Process: Your childs case manager (typically the special education teacher) will contact the parent about one month prior to your childs IEP due date to set up a date and time that works for everyone. Once a date is set the parent will receive an Invitation to Participate confirming the date and time of the IEP meeting. At the IEP meeting the team will discuss and decide together on what is reasonable and appropriate for the child. Once the team has discussed and agreed the parent will be presented with a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement (NOREP). The parent/guardian will sign the NOREP confirming they are in agreeance with all aspects of their childs IEP. 
     
    Evaluation Process: Your child may need to be evaluated by the school psychologist for different reasons. If an evaluation is requested by the school, the parent will receive a Request to Evaluate form from the school psychologist before formal testing can begin. 
     
     
     
    Transition Resources:
     
    Office of Vocational Rehabilitation: 
     
     
    Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living:
     
      
    CLIU#21 Transition Council:
     
    SAM Inc.:
     
     
     
    CLIU #21 Programs:
     
     
    VIP Progarm:
     
    Project SEARCH:
     
     
     
     
     
    Check out CLIU #21 on Facebook!
     
    Emotional Support Highlight 2018!