Red Mesa Unified School District

Student Services

We provide a variety of educational support services and resources to our Red Mesa students and families ranging from consultation to gifted education to pull out tutoring. Our goal is to provide you answers and resources to help make your experience with your child a positive one. If you ever have any questions about the services your child receives, or if you feel your child should be receiving services, please give us a call. We are always happy to help you.

Health Services

We at Red Mesa School District are fully committed to the health and safety of our students. If your child requires medication during school hours, please send it (along with a signed consent form) in its original, labeled container. Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label attached, as this serves as the doctor’s order and provides dosage directions.

Students with Severe Allergies
With parent permission, students with severe allergies may carry and self-administer an inhaler or EpiPen that has the proper labeling. Please check with the school office to update medical history/health forms each year.

Special Education Services

We know how challenging it can be for parents to find resources to help their child with special needs succeed in school. We also know that there are so many rights, rules, regulations, forms, and jargon, it can be intimidating for parents and difficult to understand everything that is going on.

Our Exceptional Programs offers coordinated education and support services to each of our special-needs-identified students in compliance with state and federal laws. We deliver each of these services in the least restrictive environment possible.

Federal Programs

The McKinney-Vento Act ensures that all children (including homeless and migratory children) receive the same educational opportunities and related services as the rest of the general student population. This includes access to enrollment, transportation, and meaningful parent participation and communication. Homeless children are any children who lack fixed, regular, and/or adequate nighttime residence.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents the right to inspect and review their child's education records maintained by the school. Parents may request that a school correct records that they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. 

Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties:

  • School officials with legitimate educational interests
  • Schools to which a student is transferring
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes or to comply with a judicial order
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid
  • Accrediting organizations
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
  • State and local authorities within a juvenile justice system

Student Services Staff

Jennifer Begay
ESS Secretary
(928) 656.4192

Virginia Coleman
Curriculum / Federal Programs Director
(928) 656.4111

Lead ESS
(928) 656.4191

Darlene Kee
Program Secretary
(928) 656.4324

ESS Specialist
(928) 656.4191

Melinda Wagon
Health Specialist
(928) 656.4147