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Bert Goens Learning CenterThe Bert Goens Learning Center is a center based school for students with moderate and severe disabilities. We collaborate with Project Find, Van Buren ISD programs, and with local districts in Van Buren ISD to identify students who will benefit from the programs and services offered at the Bert Goens Learning Center (BGLC) as determined through the IEP process. All students of the BGLC must meet the Special Education Eligibility Requirements established by the State Of Michigan and by the Van Buren ISD. A student transferring to the BGLC from a similar program may be placed immediately following verification of his or her previous IEP. Students referred from local districts or transferring from dissimilar programs are subject to a screening process, the intent of which is to assure that the BGLC is the most appropriate educational setting for the student.Our MissionSchool, family and community working together to reach higher.Our VisionThe Bert Goens Learning Center will be a student-centered environment with a state of the art facility that promotes learning of life skills, academics and technology.Core Beliefs
- We believe in a team approach, involving staff, families, and community members to raise student achievement.
- We believe in creating programs that fit students instead of making students fit programs.
- We believe our students are children first and their impairment is secondary.
- We believe positive staff modeling leads to positive student behaviors.
- We believe in building on a students strengths and celebrating their successes.
- We believe in providing all students with the opportunity to make choices and actively participate in their lives.
- We believe in being a community model for finding creative ways to integrate our students productively into the community.
701 S. Paw Paw St.
Lawrence, MI 49064
VAN BUREN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
2016-2017 BERT GOENS LEARNING CENTER CALENDAR
Monday August 29 -ISD Opening Day
Tuesday August 30 -Professional Development
Wednesday – Friday Aug 31 – Sep 2 Labor Day Weekend – NO SCHOOL
Monday September -5 Labor day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday September 6 -1 st Day of School – Half Day Students
Monday October 24- Half Day Students; Teacher Records day p.m.
Friday November 4- End of 1 st Marking Period – Progress Reports Due
Thursday November 10- Half Day Students; Conferences afternoon & evening
Friday November 11 -Half Day Students; Conferences afternoon
Wednesday November 23- Students & Staff – ½ Day
Thursday – Friday November 24 & 25- Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Monday – Friday Dec 19 – Jan 2, Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday January 3- School Resumes
Monday January 16 -Professional Development – NO STUDENTS
Friday January 27- End of 2 nd Marking Period – Progress Reports Due
Friday February 3- Half Day Students; Teacher PD in p.m.
Monday February 20- Half Day Students; Teacher Records Day p.m.
Friday March 24- End of 3 rd Marking Period – Progress Reports Due
Thursday March 30-Half Day Students; Conferences afternoon & evening
Friday March 31 -Half Day Students & Staff
Monday – Friday April 3-7, Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
Monday April 10- School Resumes
Friday April 14- Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
Monday May 29 -Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
Monday June 12- Half Day Students; Teacher Records Day p.m.
Tuesday June 13 * -Student Last Day Half Day Students; Teacher Records Day p.m.
Tuesday June 13- End of 4 th Marking Period – Progress Reports Due
Tuesday June 13- Half Day Support Staff; PSM Full Day
Wednesday June 14 -Last Day for PSM (completed outside 3 days PD)
Monday June 19 -Last Day for PSM (have NOT completed 3 days PD)***Calendar subject to change if additional days are added for snow days***** Half Day Dismissal 11:30 a.m. Revised 11-1- 2016Main menuGoogle AccountJodi Sowerjsower@vbisd.org