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For Parents

The WCS EC Department Parent Page

Welcome to our EC Parent Page

On this page, you will be able to find out information about upcoming parent meetings, access links to articles and resources for parents and access important documents that may be of importance to parents.  We have included a number of procedural focused documents and links to NCDPI policies and regulations and parent rights information as well.

Thanks for stopping by and come back often for information important to parents of our students!

Important documents for parents

Critical Information for Parents

Critical Information for Parents

Parents:  This document includes information about Childfind, Parent's Rights, the NCDPI EC Division, Dispute Resolution, MTSS and important EC Department contacts.  There are several active links to additional documents and resources for parents as well.

Are You New to or Moving to Watauga County Schools?

Are You New to or Moving to Watauga County Schools?

Here is important information to review if you are new to or moving to Watauga County in order to provide for a smooth transition of EC services for your child.

Application for Copy of Certified Birth Certificate

Application for Copy of Certified Birth Certificate

If you cannot find your child's official or certified birth certificate (not the "Mother's Copy" given out at the hospital), please complete this form and work with the Register of Deeds office at Watauga County Court House to obtain a certified birth certificate for your child.  Birth certificates are required for enrollment in WCS

Links for Parents

NC Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division website

Here is the link to learn more about the NCDPI EC Division initiatives, general information, links and resources.

NC DPI EC Division Parent Resources Page

This site provides information and links to resources from the NCDPI EC Division that are helpful to parents of students with disabilities.

NC State Improvement Project

Watauga Resources

This is a link to a website with access to a comprehensive set of resources for various areas of need.

The Children's Council of Watauga County Fall 2021 Newsletter

March 2023 Parent 2 Parent Newsletter

February 2023 Parent 2 Parent newsletter

Here is the February-March 2023 Parent 2 Parent newsletter!

Winter 2022-23 Parent 2 Parent Newsletter

Parent 2 Parent Summer 2022 Newsletter

Autism Society of NC Summer Newsletter

Important Procedural Information for Parents

Child Find policies

Child Find policies

This file outlines WCS' obligations regarding Child Find and includes information about how parents can make a referral for a child.

Transfer Student Procedures

Transfer Student Procedures

This file outlines the procedures to follow for students transferring into WCS from in or out of state

Discipline Procedures

Discipline Procedures

This file provides information about the various rules and regulations regarding discipline procedures for students with disabilities.

Dispute Resolution Options

Dispute Resolution Options

This file outlines the various local and state dispute resolution options parents can apply when they have a concern about their child's special education program.