The Community Day School (CDS) program is quite successful in the BassLakeJointUnionElementarySchool District. At Fresno Flats, CDS students are given the opportunity to succeed in a smaller and more structured environment. In the vast majority of cases, students experience success in school – often for the fist time in their lives. Improved classroom grades, attendance, and behavior are expected of the students enrolled at Fresno Flats. What makes this program even more successful is the carryover of these positive behaviors when students return to their home campuses. Not only are the returning students avoiding the negative or problem behaviors that caused their program placement in the first place, but a significant number of them are excelling. The mission statement at Fresno Flats is the same mission statement that guides the entire district: "Every Child…a Promise." Nowhere in the district is this mission more evident than at FresnoFlatsCommunityDay School.
Parents are encouraged to take an active roll in their child’s education while enrolled at Fresno Flats CDS. Parents attend an induction meeting when the determination has been made that their child would benefit from a placement at Fresno Flats. They, along with the child, are active participants in setting goals and objectives for the placement period. These objectives are continually modified and adjusted to reflect changes in student attitude, work habits, and academic achievement. Because of the small number of students enrolled at Fresno Flats at any given time, communication with parents takes place on an almost daily basis.
The learning environment at Fresno Flats is very positive. Because of the size of the student population, individual needs (both academic and behavioral) are readily accommodated. Positive recognition opportunities and incentive programs are utilized extensively. A counselor comes to the school regularly to help students develop the social skills that will allow them to be successful when they return to their home campuses. Staff at the school also works with students on goal setting activities throughout the student’s placement at Fresno Flats.
Fresno Flats is located in a portable classroom on the Wasuma Elementary School campus. Students are kept separate from the students at Wasuma, but they do have access to the library and play yard. The school grounds are adequate in size and clean as are the school buildings and restrooms.
Students enrolled at the school have a wide variety of academic and behavioral needs. Instruction is generally accomplished on an individual basis so that those students needing remedial assistance can receive it and those students capable of a more challenging approach can have that opportunity as well. All learning opportunities are based on the California Standards.
Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District 40096 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Phone: 559-642-1555 | Fax: 559-642-1556 Business Office Phone: 559-642-1565 | Fax: 559-642-1566