SAIL Program

Program Philosophy

The SAIL program, sponsored by Hiawatha Valley Education District, strives to provide quality educational opportunities for special education students. The program provides an alternative for students who require a more structured environment with individualized support.  Policies and rules, educational objectives, staff and resources are designed to accommodate individual student needs and to provide a comprehensive education that is in alignment with district curriculum by using various teaching methods, consistent with student goals and individual student needs.

A Brief Description of the SAIL Program

The SAIL program provides an educational program that serves elementary school age students. The purpose of the program is to reduce undesired behaviors within the school setting in frequency and intensity and to reengage the student in a positive learning environment. Skills group is available for students either individually or in a small group setting. In some cases students can be referred to an outside agency for mental health services. The end goal is to transition the student back to their resident school.


The enrollment checklist will be completed and submitted to the SAIL Special Education Teacher along with a copy of the student’s IEP, Evaluation Report, current FBA and BIP, and releases of information for all outside services being provided. Information will be reviewed within 5 school days. The resident district IEP case manager will be contacted and will then schedule an IEP meeting within 10 school days. The SAIL Special Education Teacher will update the IEP after the meeting and send it to the parents within 2 school days. Services can begin when parent consent is received or 14 days from the time parents receive the updated IEP.


Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Program Hours

The program runs from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm during the school year. The program follows the River Valley Academy school calendar. Transportation during the school year is provided by the resident school district.
Extended school year will be determined on an individualized basis.

Referral Source

All referrals go through the HVED and originate from teams in the schools working with the student. All students in the program are required to be receiving services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) prior to enrollment.

Funding Source

Tuition based programming with HVED supports.

SAIL Staff & Contact Information

SAIL Information
51 Red School Lane
Kellogg, MN 55945
K-6 Classroom: 507-767-1018
7-12 Classroom: 507-767-1016
Fax: 507-767-3232

Additional information