Hello Hoose Families. Hoose is lucky to have a new member of our student body joining us on April 14th. This letter is to inform you that there will be a service dog in our school assisting one of our students. This student and the service dog will/may, at times, be a part of your child’s class.
This service dog, Rooney, is a highly trained companion for our student and is able to assist in many of the routine activities which may pose some challenges for this student. The child’s right to have a service dog is protected under Human Rights legislation and follows Unit 5 Board Policy.
All the teachers in the school will be given instruction on how their students should behave around the service dog. The students will be informed that while the service dog is wearing his red vest at the school, he is a working service dog and should not be treated as a pet.
This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to see how a service animal can positively affect the student with whom he has been matched. If you have any specific concerns regarding the presence of the service dog in your child’s class, please contact me at the school.
Invest in Your Child's Future
Requirements: Applicant must be a former Colene Hoose Elementary School student who is a graduating senior from a Unit 5 High School. He/she must be admitted to a college/community college/vocational school in Illinois the fall semester following graduation.Applications are due April 15, 2015, and are available in high school guidance offices or HERE.
Parents can access the survey at the following site: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/