Welcome! Garfield Special Services is home to a wide variety of programs in the Watertown School District. We also are the home base for some of the itinerant teachers for the district.
The junior kindergarten program serves children that are school age, but may be young for their grade or have attention or academic needs. The students in junior kindergarten make so many gains and are well prepared for kindergarten by the spring time. We enjoy having these little ones in the building!
Another program in the building is the alternative classroom for elementary students. These two classrooms serve students who have not been successful in their home schools. Social skill training and positive behavior management are stressed in these classrooms. We implement the Girls and Boystown Specialized Classroom Management System to monitor the student's progress.
The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is based at Garfield as well. The GATE instructors are housed here, but travel to each of the elementary buildings too. The elementary GATE students also attend classes in this building throughout the year. These young people are so eager to explore new things and share with others.
Preschool special education and speech therapy services are held here too. The preschool staff works with outside agencies, preschools, and parents to provide services to students who require specialized instruction. These young children love to play and grow so much in the time they are here.
Lastly, the Arrow Education Foundation, At-Risk Counselors, the special education director and coordinator, Adaptive Physical Education, and school psychologists can be found at Garfield. As you can see, we have a diverse population of students and programs in this building. But our main focus is unified, to educate the children of the district in the manner that is best for each individual.
Thank you for visiting our school's website. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our building or the services we offer within the Watertown School District.
Director of Special Services