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Supplementary Programs and Services

Title I

Title I provides services from federal monies for identified students. These services are in addition to the basic program supplied to all students by the Palmdale School District. Title I supplementary services may consist of additional instruction by a resource teacher or instructional aide, participation in a laboratory program, remediation programs, guidance and health services, additional instructional materials and parent education. Tumbleweed School is a schoolwide Title 1 School.


EIA-LEP funded bilingual programs offer instruction to limited English speaking students through a sheltered immersion approach, seeking to develop fluency in English, reinforce positive self-concepts, provide equal opportunity for academic achievement and promote cross-cultural understanding.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

The GATE program provides services to students who have been identified as exceptionally gifted and talented, based on a battery of testing and evaluation instruments which are given to the student following a teacher or parent referral. GATE programs are designed to extend, enrich and more fully involve the GATE student in the curriculum at a level that he or she can best understand. This year GATE students will be clustered with GATE designated teachers to better meet their needs. They will work closely with each GATE student and parent in designing their individual program.

Special Education

Special education services are available to school-age children with identified learning problems. These services include part-time instruction for students who need limited assistance from special education and full and part-time special day class services. Student eligibility for these services is determined by an Individualized Education Planning (IEP) team in compliance with existing state and federal laws.

Resource (RSP):

This class provides instruction in basic curriculum areas for stu­dents who have identified learning disabilities. In addition, the Resource Special­ist work closely with the staff to meet special needs of students within the class­room.


Our library serves children in many ways:

  • Each grade level will learn specific library related skills. Books may be checked out during their class visit and before and after school.
  • Grades 3-6 may utilize the library for independent research projects.
  • Computers allow access to the on-line card catalog and several electronic reference materials including Internet (with parent permission).
As part of our library program, students are encouraged to regularly bring school library books home. State guidelines suggest that every first and second grade student take home two books a night. One to read and one to have read to them. Upper grade students should also read every night. Please remember that lost or damaged materials are the responsibility of the student and parents.