• Special Education Information for In-Person Return

    Educational Resource Center (All Levels):
    As students increase in-person learning times, they will continue to be supported by their special education providers through in-person instruction or during asynchronous (at-home) learning days, dependent on student need and schedule. 

    Our staff are working to identify and support students who may struggle with increasing their time for in person learning. Supports may include success or safety plans created by a team of individuals including parents. 

    Speech and Language:

    We have been using the Presencelearning teletherapy platform for our Speech and Language Services. We will continue to use this platform to the greatest extent possible as we transition to in-person learning to support the safety of our students. In person speech and language will be scheduled and provided for students who are struggling to make progress through teletherapy. 

    Self Contained (MAPS and FOCUS):

    The goal for our students in self-contained classrooms is to attend the same amount of in-person instruction as their grade level peers in a safe and successful manner. 

    Students may be on a reentry plan with measurable goals and specific timelines to meet and review progress with a target date of March 19, 2021 as a return to full time in-person instruction. This process may take longer based on the needs of the individual student. Each student will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    Primary K-3

    Because students may need a steady increase of in-person learning time rather than moving straight from limited in-person instruction (LIPI) to full-time or hybrid, increasing in-person learning may begin sooner for students in special education than students in general education.

    • Students who are able to follow physical safety and stay in designated areas (with support), will return to in-person learning at the same amount of time as grade level peers starting on February 22nd.
    • Students who require a slower transition process in order to be successful and safe will have a reentry plan developed by their team which outlines specific target dates and increases in times. The goal is to have them attending in person instruction at the same rate as grade level peers by March 19th. If the student is not successfully increasing their time for in-person instruction, the IEP team will meet to develop or revise the supports for the student. 

    Intermediate (4-6) & Secondary (7-12)

    Because students may need a steady increase of in-person learning time rather than moving straight from limited in-person instruction (LIPI) to full-time or hybrid, increasing in-person learning may begin sooner for students in special education than students in general education.

    • Students will have access to the same amount of in-person instructional time as grade level peers and have opportunities to participate with general education peers.
    • Students might attend in shorter sessions over several days in the week OR on an A/B (every other day/hybrid) schedule. This schedule will be based on classroom and student needs. Teachers are working on schedules in order to provide information to parents as quickly as possible. 
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