Students with Disabilities

Dear families of students with disabilities,

We want to thank you for your continued support and partnership through this unprecedented time. While this is a new experience for all of us, we continue to foster the positive relationships with your child and continue to engage them while in virtual learning. The purpose of this letter is to communicate the next steps around our return school plan specific to students with disabilities. For all students with disabilities, they will be given the opportunity to attend school Monday through Thursday with onsite learning instruction. Fridays, similar to the rest of the district, will be asynchronous learning.

Prior to October 5th, you will hear from your child’s case manager to confirm that you want your child to attend all four days for in-person learning. Please know that you will have the opportunity to attend only two days a week for in-person learning if that is your preference. Should this be your choice, please work with your child’s case manager and school administrator.

During the week of October 5, the district hybrid learning plan for attendance will begin this week and all students will follow their building daily schedules Monday through Thursday.

In addition to the information above, we wanted to provide you with an update with how special education services will be provided. We intend that all services will be provided in-person; however, there are some instances where some services will continue to be provided virtually due to some students' successes with virtual learning versus in-person services. Your child’s service providers will reach out to you in the next week to discuss with you the plan for services for your child based on their individual needs.

Sincerely,
Laura Hess
Executive Director of Special Education