Fall 2020 for Students with IEPs
What can families of students with IEPs expect?
We know there is a high level of uncertainty and worry as we approach the start of school due to the on-going health and safety concerns related to COVID. We understand that children with IEPs have more complex needs and each student and family situation is unique. To meet the diverse needs of our students, we are exploring different options to provide more flexibility within the framework the District has developed.
We will seek additional feedback from our parents and staff to ensure we are developing plans that meet the individual needs of our students and families. In order to receive more specific input, our staff will be communicating with some of our families by phone. Our plans for students with IEPs consider the diverse and complex needs of individual students. Social-emotional well-being is a priority for all students, and our teams are currently exploring ways to support students transitioning back to school and acclimating to new and different schedules.
- In Phases 4-6, IEP services will be offered in-person following district and state guidelines for students enrolled in Clarkston Virtual or Face-to-Face learning.
- Students enrolled in Clarkston Virtual will be assigned a special education teacher to provide IEP services, in person and/or virtually.
- In Phases 1-3, students with IEPs will continue to receive special education services following a synchronous model.
- Accommodations outlined in IEPs will be implemented for students participating in virtual or in-person learning in all Phases.
- Special education transportation will continue to be offered to eligible
- students in Phase 4-6. Students will be required to wear masks on the bus.
- Evaluations will be conducted in-person in Phases 4-6. In Phases 1-3, the District will follow safety guidelines established by the State in consultation with parents.
- IEP Meetings: In Phases 4-6, families will be provided a choice to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting. All meetings will be virtual in Phases 1-3.
- Safety Protocols (such as social distancing and mask wearing) will follow state guidelines. Due to the unique needs of students with IEPs, every effort will be made to maximize safety guidelines within special education settings.
- Training and support for students/parents on the use of technology will be offered as needed.