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Students with IEPs

What can families of students with IEPs expect?

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 exploring ways to support students transitioning back to school and acclimating to new and different schedules. All plans for students with IEPs will be reviewed in collaboration with parents at the beginning of the school year. Plans may be adjusted based on individual needs of students.

  • Following district and state guidelines, IEP services may be offered in-person (if in a Phase 4-6) or remotely. Decisions will be made on an individual basis, according to student needs.  
  • Students enrolled in Clarkston Virtual will be assigned a special education teacher to monitor and implement IEP services.
  • In Phases 1-3, students with IEPs will continue to receive special education services remotely, incorporating a synchronous model.
  • Accommodations outlined in IEPs will be implemented as appropriate for students participating in virtual or in-person learning in all Phases.
  • Special education transportation will continue to be offered as needed 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 following recommended safety protocols. In Phases 1-3, the District will follow state and district guidelines 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.
     

Contact

Kathy Christopher, Executive Director
kkchristopher@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.8080
F: 248.623.8070

Leigh McFarland, Supervisor
lrmcfarland@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.8080
F: 248.623.8070

Katie LaMay, Student Support Services Team Facilitator
kllamay@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.8080
F: 248.623.8070

Jackie Clancy, Coordinator
jmclancy@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.8080
F: 248.623.8070

Susan Vanaman, Assistant
sevanaman@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.8080
F: 248.623.8070

Meg Pardee, Assistant
mepardee@clarkston.k12.mi.us
P: 248.623.8080
F: 248.623.8070

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