Student Programs Information

Special Education

Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our district to ensure the equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. For more information, contact Angela Rasmussen, Student Services Director, at 503-897-2321 or

504 Medical Supports

If your student has a diagnosed medical condition and may need accommodations at school, please reach out to your school counselors for more information:

  • Santiam Elementary School- Ken Allison
  • Santiam Junior Senior High School- Amy Jensen or Debbie Fawcett

Behavior Supports

We offer a wide range of behavior supports and services to meet the needs of our students. Contact the building principal to learn more about options and supports for your child.

English Language Learners

The primary purpose of the English Learner programs and supports is to help our English Learners to succeed academically, and overcome barriers that impede their academic success. For more information, please contact Corrine McGinnis at or 503-897-2368.

Homeless Care

If your family is experiencing homelessness, we would like to work with you to support your student’s success at Santiam. To learn more about our McKinney Vento Homeless Care or to set up a transportation plan, please contact Angela Rasmussen at or 503-897-2311. More information can be found here.

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988, or chat at The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 and offers compassionate care and support for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, substance use, or any other kind of behavioral health crisis. You can also dial 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

TAG (Talented and Gifted)

Title 1 Program Information (Santiam Elementary School)

Student Support Team Flowchart

TAG, IDEA, Section 504 Flowchart