Doris Klaussen Developmental Center

Mission Statement

The staff of the Doris Klaussen Development Center are committed to developing the greatest level of independence in every student.  Within a caring and supportive school setting, our highly-trained staff utilizes instructional best practices and research based interventions to create and implement individualized programming for each student.

Below you will find calendars for DKDC classrooms at Doris Klaussen Developmental Center, Battle Creek Public Schools, and Marshall Public Schools.

 

2020-2021 DKDC Building Calendar:

August 26, 2020 - First Day of School (Full Day)

August 28, 2020 - No School for Students (Staff PD)

September 4, 2020 - No School for Students & Staff (Holiday)

September 7, 2020 - No School for Students & Staff (Holiday)

September 15, 2020 - Early Release

October 20, 2020 - No School for Students (Staff PD)

November 12-13, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Conferences)

November 17, 2020 - Early Release

November 25-27 - No School for Students & Staff (Holiday)

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021 - No School (Holiday Break)

January 18, 2021 - No School for Students (Staff PD)

January 19, 2021 - Early Release

February 16, 2021 - Early Release

February 23, 2021 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

March 16, 2021 - Early Release

March 24-25, 2021 - Half Day for Students (Conferences)

April 1-9, 2021 - No School for Students & Staff (Spring Break)

April 20, 2021 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

May 18, 2021 - Early Release

May 31, 2021 - No School for Students & Staff (Holiday)

June 9, 2021 - Last Day of School, 1/2 Day for Students (Full Day for Staff)

Full Day: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Half Day: 8:00am - 11:15am

Early Release: 8:00am - 1:30pm

 

2020-2021 Calendar for DKDC Students at Marshall Public Schools

August 26, 2020 - First Day of School (Full Day)

August 28, 2020 - No School for Students (Staff PD)

September 4-7, 2020 - No School (Holiday)

September 22, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

October 13, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

October 22, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

October 23, 2020 - Half Day for Students & Staff

November 10, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

November 25, 27, 2020 - No School (Holiday)

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021 - No School (Holiday Break)

January 15, 2021 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

January 18, 2021 - No School for Students (Staff Full Day)

February 12, 2021 - Half Day for Students & Staff

March 9, 2021: Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

April 2-9, 2021: No School (Spring Break)

April 20, 2021: Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

May 11, 2021: Half Day Students (Staff PD)

May 31, 2021: No School (Holiday)

June 2, 2021: Half Day High School Students Only

June 3, 2021: Half Day Students (Staff PD)

June 4, 2021: Last Day of School, 1/2 Day for Students

Marshall Building Hours for Students:

Full Day HS: 7:40am - 2:30pm

Half Day HS: 7:40am - 10:55am

Full Day MS: 7:40am - 2:30pm

Half Day MS: 7:40am - 10:55am

 

2020-2021 Calendar for DKDC Students at Battle Creek Public Schools

August 26, 2020 - First Day of School (Half Day)

August 28, 2020 - No School for Students (Staff PD)

September 4-7 - No School (Holiday)

September 25, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

October 30, 2020 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

November 25-27 - No School (Holiday)

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021 - No School (Holiday Break)

January 18, 2021 - Half Day for Students (Staff PD)

January 21, 2021 - BCCHS Only Half Day for Students

January 22, 2021 - Half Day for Students (Records Day)

February 19, 2021 - No School (Midwinter Break)

April 2-9, 2021 - No School (Spring Break)

May 31, 2021 - No School (Holiday)

June 3, 2021 - BCCHS Only Half Day for Students

June 4, 2021 - Half Day of School - Last Day

 

Name
Position
Phone
Liz Hicks
Teacher Consultant, ASD Programs
(269) 964-9426 x4283
Amy Landers
Teacher Consultant, Day Treatment
(269) 964-9426 x4251
Amy Paul
Teacher Consultant, Special Education
(269) 964-9426

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Classrooms for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) provide a low student/teacher ratio using a variety of instructional strategies such as TEACCH, Picture Exchange System and sensory-motor integration.  Curriculum includes a continuum  from Michigan Curriculum Framework to Michigan Model Curriculum for Supported Independence.  Inclusion in general education classes is a part of the educational program when determined appropriate.

Cognitive Impaired (CI)

Moderately Impaired (MoCI)

Students receive instruction and are working toward independence in the following areas:

  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • daily living skills
  • leisure skills, functional academic skills
  • community-based instruction
  • communication skills

Severely Impaired (SCI)

Students receive instruction and are working toward independence in the following areas:

  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • cognitive skills
  • sensory needs
  • mobility
  • pre-vocational skills
  • communication skills

Day Treatment (DAYTX)

This is a highly structured educational program for students with severe emotional impairment and mental health challenges. It is a placement option after other "least restrictive environments" options have been attempted and proven to be unsuccessful. The purpose of this program is to provide students with a safe and structural alternative placement in which to learn behaviors that are necessary to be successful in their regular school setting.

Severely Multiply Impaired (SXI)

 Students receive instruction and are working toward independence in the following areas:

  • mobility
  • self-care skills
  • social skills
  • communication skills

Upcoming School Dates

Jessica Clothier

Principal
Special Education Supervisor
Phone: (269) 964-9426
Extension: 4202

Shar Heinrich

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (269) 964-9426
Extension: 4200