• Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Assignments & Responsibilities

    A Letter to our ESE Educators and Families

    Dear Educators and Families,

    We have worked diligently to develop plans to meet student needs as we make the shift to remote instruction due to the national response to COVID-19. Our efforts to provide instructional continuity for all students include strategic planning for students receiving exceptional education services. Although these services may look different under these extreme circumstances, our commitment to inclusion and student success remains the same.

    We have provided all students that requested a computer and have solicited input from all families regarding technology needs by fully completing the Mobile Device Needs Survey, found at www.sarasotacountyschools.net/deviceneedssurvey. If you can’t access the survey, please contact the district’s Information Technology department at 941-927-9000, ext. 31350. Teachers will develop remote instruction plans with guidelines, support, and expectations. The IEP teams will considered all aspects of the plans developed for students receiving exceptional education services including IEP/504/EP(Gifted) services.

    All students receiving special education services in Sarasota County have an ESE liaison who partners with classroom and ESE teachers, students, families, and related service providers to develop each student’s individualized plan. As we transition to remote learning, all providers will be given guidance on how to design instructional services based on IEP goals.

    Teachers and related service providers will make necessary adjustments to meet student needs in the virtual environment, and ESE liaisons will continue to monitor student progress to determine what, if any, additional support is needed. Students receiving mental health support, occupational therapy, and/or speech and language services will receive direct communication from their IEP providers to schedule services. All required evaluations and IEP/504/EP meetings will be held virtually to the greatest extent possible.

    We are eager to work together in good faith and partnership with families to design and implement effective programs for all students. We look forward to having all of you participate in our Virtual SCS ICAN Plan on April 1st, 2020.

    Should you or your student need additional support, the IEP team is ready to assist. Please contact your school ESE liaison, ESE teacher, or classroom teacher by email or leave a message at the school phone number.  All messages will be returned as soon as possible.


    A Letter to our ESOL Educators and Families

    Dear Parents/guardians,

    For English language learner students participating in the ESOL Program, we wish to let you know that your students academic and linguistic needs will continue to be met through their online learning. Our ESOL liaisons will continue to collaborate with teachers and school staff to ensure that your child’s needs are met while they are learning remotely. Please call your student’s school or email your ESOL liaison if you need information on remote learning, need an interpreter, or need translated information in your language, when feasible.

    The district has provided all students that requested a computer by fully completing the Mobile Device Needs Survey, found at www.sarasotacountyschools.net/deviceneedssurvey. If you can’t access the survey, please contact the district’s Information Technology department at 941-927-9000, ext. 31350. If you do not have access to a computer and need assistance in Spanish, French or Portuguese, you may call Ms. Ruth Rubenstein. Please leave her a voice message with your name, your student’s name and N number at 941-927-9000 extension 34352 and she will return your call. You may also email her at: Ruth.Rubinstein@SarasotaCountySchools.net .

    Should you or your student need additional support, the ESOL team is ready to assist. Please contact your school’s ESOL liaison, or classroom teacher by email or leave a message at the school phone number. All messages will be returned as soon as possible.

    If you have any additional questions regarding your students language learning needs, you may contact Mr. Jamie Rodriguez, ESOL Supervisor at: Jamie.Rodriguez@SarasotaCountySchools.Net or you may leave a voice mail in English or Spanish, at (941) 888-4554. You may also contact Michelle Guzman, ESOL teacher trainer, in English or Spanish at: Michelle.Guzman@SarasotaCountySchools.net.

    Thank you for your support and for being an active partner with your child’s online learning experience as we all learn together.

    Spanish

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    Estimadas familias de ESOL: Para los estudiantes aprendices de inglés que participan en el programa ESOL, deseamos informarles que las necesidades académicas y lingüísticas de sus estudiantes se seguirán satisfaciendo a través de su aprendizaje en línea. Nuestros enlaces de ESOL continuarán colaborando con los maestros y el personal de la escuela para garantizar que se satisfagan las necesidades de su hijo mientras aprenden de forma remota. Llame a la escuela de su estudiante o envíe un correo electrónico a su enlace de ESOL si necesita información sobre: el aprendizaje remoto, necesita un intérprete o necesita información traducida en su idioma, cuando es factible.

    El distrito ha proporcionado a todos los estudiantes que solicitaron una computadora al completar la Encuesta de necesidades de dispositivos móviles, que se encuentra en www.sarasotacountyschools.net/deviceneedssurvey . Si no puede acceder a la encuesta, comuníquese con el departamento de Tecnología Informática del distrito al 941-927-9000, ext. 31350.

    Si usted no tiene acceso a una computadora y necesitas ayuda en español, francés o portugués, puedes llamar a la Sra. Ruth Rubenstein. Déjele un mensaje de voz con su nombre, el nombre de su estudiante y el número N al 941-927-9000 extensión 34352 y ella le devolverá la llamada. También puede enviarle un correo electrónico a: Ruth.Rubinstein@SarasotaCountySchools.net.

    Si usted o su estudiante necesitan apoyo adicional, el equipo de ESOL está listo para ayudar. Comuníquese con el enlace de ESOL de su escuela o con el maestro de la clase por correo electrónico o deje un mensaje en el número de teléfono de la escuela. Todos los mensajes serán devueltos lo antes posible.

    Si tiene preguntas adicionales sobre las necesidades del aprendizaje de inglés de su estudiante, puede comunicarse con el Sr. Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor de ESOL a: Jamie.Rodriguez@SarasotaCountySchools.net o puede dejar un correo de voz al (941) 888-4554. También puede comunicarse con a la Sra. Michelle Guzman, profesora de ESOL al: Michelle.Guzman@SarasotaCountySchools.net.

    En su correo de voz o correo electrónico, indique su idioma en caso de que necesitemos traducirlo. Además, si es posible, envíe su mensaje por correo electrónico en su idioma. Haremos todo lo posible para traducirlo y responderle lo mejor que podamos.

    Gracias por su apoyo y por ser un integrante activo en la experiencia de aprendizaje en línea de su hijo mientras todos aprendemos juntos.

    Russian

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    Дорогие семьи ESOL,

    Для учеников, которые изучают английский язык и находятся в программе ESOL, мы хотим сообщить, что мы и дальше будем удовлетворять академические и лингвистические нужды посредством дистанционного обучения вашего ученика. Наши руководители программы ESOL будут продолжать совместно работать с учителями и школьным персоналом для того, чтобы нужды вашего ребёнка были удовлетворены на протяжении времени когда ваш ученик будет обучаться через интернет, дистационно. Если вам нужно получить информацию о дистанционном обучении, или же переводчик, или к примеру,

    вам нужно переведенная информация на вашем языке (когда это возможно), пожалуйста, перезвоните в школу вашего ребёнка или напишите электронное сообщение вашему руководителю программы ESOL.

    Наш район предоставил всем нуждающимся ученикам компьютер, благодаря заполнению анкеты под названием Mobile Device Needs Survey (Опрос в Необходимости Мобильного Средства), который размещен www.sarasotacountyschools.net/deviceneedssurvey. Если вы не можете заполнить эту анкету, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с отделом информационных технологий по номеру 941-927-9000, доп. 31350. Если у вас нет доступа к компьютеру и вам необходима помощь на испанском, французском или португальском языках, вы можете позвонить к Ms. Ruth Rubenstein. Пожалуйста, оставьте голосовое сообщение со своим именем, номером ученика (номер N) по номеру 941-927-9000 доп. 34352 и она вам перезвонит. Вы также можете написать ей электронное сообщение: Ruth.Rubinstein@SarasotaCountySchools.net .

    Если вам или вашему ученику нужна дополнительная помощь, команда ESOL готова предоставить помощь. Пожалуйста, обратитесь к руководителю программы ESOL в вашей школе или учителю, вы можете написать электронное сообщение или позвонить в школу и оставить сообщение. Все сообщения будут возвращены как только мы их получим.

    Если у вас есть дополнительные вопросы по поводу нужд в обучении языка, вы можете обратиться к Mr. Jamie Rodriguez, Начальнику Отдела ESOL : Jamie.Rodriguez@SarasotaCountySchools.Net или вы можете оставить голосовое сообщение по номеру (941) 888-4554. Вы также можете обратиться к Michelle Guzman, ESOL учителю-тренеру: Michelle.Guzman@SarasotaCountySchools.net.

    Оставляя своё сообщение, пожалуйста, укажите свой язык, в случае если нам нужен переводчик. Также, если возможно, пожалуйста, напишите электронное сообщение на своём языке. Мы постараемся сделать все возможное, чтобы его перевести и вам ответить.

    Благодирим за вашу поддержку и за ваше активное партнерство в дистанционном обучении вашего ребёнка, потому что мы все вместе этому обучаемся.

    Ukrainian

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    Шановні сім’ї ESOL,

    Для учнів, які вивчають англійську мову і знаходяться у програмі ESOL, ми хочемо повідомити, що ми і надалі будемо задовільняти академічні та лінгвістичні потреби завдяки дистанційному навчанню вашої дитини. Наші керівники програми ESOL будуть продовжувати спільно працювати з вчителями та шкільним персоналом для того, щоби потреби вашої дитини були задовільнені на протязі часу, коли ваш учень буде навчатися через інтернет, тобто дистанційно. Якщо вам необхідно отримати інформацію про дистанційне навчання, вам потрібен перекладач, або наприклад, вам необхідно отримати інформацію перекладену на вашу мову (якщо це буде можливо), будь ласка, зателефонуйте до школи вашої дитини або напишіть електронне повідомлення керівнику програми ESOL у школі вашої дитини.

    Наш район зміг надати всім потребуючим учням комп’ютер, завдяки заповненню анкети під назвою Mobile Device Needs Survey (Опитування у Необхідності Мобільних Засобів), розміщений на www.sarasotacountyschools.net/deviceneedssurvey. Якщо ви не можете заповнити цю анкету, будь ласка, зверніться до відділу інформаційних технологій за номером 941-927-9000, дод. 31350. Якщо у вас немає можливості доступу до комп’ютеру і вам необхідна допомога на іспанській, французській або португальській мовах, ви можете зателефонувати до Ms. Ruth Rubenstein. Будь ласка, залиште голосове повідомлення із своїм іменем, номером учня (номер N) за номером 941-927-9000 дод. 34352 і вона вам зателефонує. Також ви можете написати їй електронне повідомлення: Ruth.Rubinstein@SarasotaCountySchools.net .

    Якщо вам або вашому учню потрібна додаткова допомога, команда ESOL готова надати допомогу. Будь ласка, зверніться до керівника програми ESOL у вашій школі або до вчителя, ви можете написати електронне повідомлення або зателефонувати до школи і залишити повідомлення. Всі повідомлення будуть повернуті якомога скоріше.

    Якщо у вас є додаткові питання з приводу потреби у вивченні мови, ви можете звернутися до Mr. Jamie Rodriguez, Начальнику Відділа ESOL : Jamie.Rodriguez@SarasotaCountySchools.Net або залишити голосове повідомлення за номером (941) 888-4554. Ви також можете звернутися до Michelle Guzman, ESOL вчителю-тренеру: Michelle.Guzman@SarasotaCountySchools.net.

    Залишаючи своє повідомлення, будь ласка, вкажіть свою мову, у разі якщо буде потрібний перекладач. Також, якщо можливо, будь ласка, напишіть електронне повідомлення на своїй мові. Ми постараємося зробити все можливе, щоби його перекласти та відповісти вам.

    Дякуємо за вашу підтримку та за ваше активне партнерство у дистанційному навчанні вашої дитини, тому що ми всі цьому навчаємося.


    Students in ESE Following General Education Standards

    • Students will follow grade level or course curriculum with applicable accommodations.
    • Students with an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) will continue to receive access to educational and related services.
    • Hospital/Homebound students previously served at home will participate in virtual instruction provided by their school of enrollment. ESE teachers will provide services and supports in collaboration with the content area teacher(s).
    • Home based support materials and/or virtual therapy sessions will be provided for students who receive therapy, specially designed instruction, or other related services.

    Students in ESE Following Access Points Standards

    • Digital instructional tools will be made available for students provided by their classroom teacher.
    • Paper-based instructional materials will be provided for students who cannot access digital instructional tools at a recommended two-week interval.
    • Instructional materials will be delivered to the student’s home.
    • Home based support materials and/or virtual therapy sessions will be provided for students who receive related services.

    Hospital Homebound

    • If a student is eligible for these services and they can access online instruction, the Hospital Homebound teacher will connect with the family and meet the goals of the IEP as appropriate. Paper-based packets will be provided to any student who cannot access online learning.

    ESOL Liaisons

    Facilitate online class if they had pullout sessions

    Verify courses that may receive 130 code course schedules are coded appropriately

    Continue running FTE Monthly Checklist

    Ensure teachers have student WIDA levels for listening, reading, speaking and writing

    Support teachers with ESOL modifications and learning strategies for language learners based on WIDA levels. See link to WIDA resources:
    Can Do Descriptor student charts and Can Do Descriptor: Key Uses


    ESOL Paraprofessionals

    Provide interpretation and translation services to their school

    Teachers may provide ELLs with modified/differentiated virtual lessons based on WIDA levels through Zoom conferencing with paraprofessional support (if possible)


    ESE Liaisons (school based all levels)

    • ESE liaisons at the schools have the responsibility to make sure all teachers have access to and familiarity with the IEP and allowable accommodations for instruction as well as for the environment.
    • The ESE liaison can provide the list of students based on service providers.
    • Based on IEP goals, daily/weekly check ins will be required by the ESE teacher and related service providers. A log must be kept every time the teacher/ providers communicated with student and or parent. The ESE Liaison MUST ensure that ALL ESE service providers keep a detailed log of service provision.
    • ESE Liaisons will equally divide any active HHB students to the ESE teachers for them to provide the SDI. HHB students will virtually access instruction from their regular classroom teacher. Any exceptions to this service delivery must be approved by the district.
    • Progress monitoring is documented by student responses on computer class and or packet of materials sent home.
    • Counselors, Psychologists and SW will be required to continue providing CAARS. ESE Liaison must consult with these service providers to ensure that this is scheduled, provided, and logged.
    • Any student that has additional services from an itinerant teacher, i.e., Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired will receive services from the providers. They will coordinate the delivery and schedule with teacher of record. The ESE Liaison must communicate with these services providers to ensure that is scheduled, provided, and logged.
    • ESE liaisons will be responsible for scheduling and conducting virtual IEP meetings. Steps to ensure parent participation must be followed. Procedures for excusal of required members must be followed. A minimum of two required team members must participate in the IEP meeting.
    • ESE Liaisons will participate in district training via Zoom or other online method.

    ESE TEACHERS

    Students

    Teachers

    Log into email** through the student portal

    • Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.
    • Review daily reminder of what should be done to stay on pace.

    Log into Apex to complete assignments as instructed by the teacher

    Participate in meetings with special education teacher to better understand material.

    Contact the teacher if help is needed. Ways to get help include:

    Participating in office hours

    Sending an email to request one-to­ one support

    WEEKLY: Ensure teacher of record (if not the same teacher) is aware of the students’ accommodations.

    WEEKLY: Develop recorded or live lessons on strategies that assist students in accessing general education curriculum.  These strategies should be related to the content the Teacher of Record for the course is providing in accordance with services listed on IEP.

    WEEKLY: ESE teachers providing supports will  collaborate and communicate with the general education teachers and other service providers. Case managers will ensure that students’ accommodations are followed and  they are making progress toward IEP goals.

    WEEKLY: Provide Communication Logs to Liaisons.

    DAILY: Contact students, determine needs and barriers, and provide students with specially designed tools and supports to access curriculum, ie. strategies, graphic organizers, calendars, executive functioning tools, etc.

    DAILY: Progress monitor students’ daily usage of specially designed tools and supports through coursework completion, phone calls, and/or email communication and provide feedback to the student and/or their family.

    Provide resources to help students succeed on paper-based or online learning assignments.


    BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST

    Students/Parents

    Behavior Specialist

    Log into email** through the student portal.  If you receive support through your IEP for social skills or have an FBA/BIP, you will see an email from your school site behavior specialist.

    • Review weekly overview of social skills instruction, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.
    • Review reminder of what to do/how to access your behavior specialist to de-escalate.

    Participate in meetings with your behavior specialist virtually.

    Monitor your progress and share with your behavior specialists any struggles/ difficulties you may have.

     

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview for social skills instructional goals.

    • Behavior expectations for completing online work
    • Office hours
    • Links to recorded or live lessons

    WEEKLY: Develop recorded or live social skills instruction lessons for student based on IEP goals and online learning.

    DAILY: In collaboration with parents, design special tools and/or supports for parents to maintain appropriate expectations, including reinforcement plans, for distance learning. 

    DAILY: Monitor specially designed plans through communication with the Gen. ed./ESE teacher, parents, and student during lessons, on phone calls, via email.

    Provide support for any student who has an FBA/BIP.


    ESE Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students

    Students/Parents

    Teachers

    Log into email** through the student portal
    Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.

    Log into distance learning platform to participate in specially designed instruction provided by the itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing impaired.

    Contact the teacher if help is needed. Ways to get help include:

    • Participating in office hours
    • Sending an email to request one-to­ one support 

    Time Considerations:  Direct services via Zoom, Blackboard Learn, or Teams at least one time per week.

    WEEKLY: Itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing will contact student/family to welcome student and set up schedule to provide services required on the IEP.

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview with students. This should include:

    • link(s) to recorded lessons
    • IEP goals / objectives
    • Notification of "office hours"

    WEEKLY: Develop or Identify recorded lesson(s) aligned to IEP goal/ objectives. 

    Videos may be found online or created by the itinerant teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing

    WEEKLY: Send a reminder of what should be completed that week.

    WEEKLY: Monitor students' progress and learning performance on IEP goals/objectives

    WEEKLY: Collaborate with teachers regarding student performance.

    WEEKLY: Be prepared to help students in an individualized manner via phone or other virtual services. Consider using Google Voice to acquire a phone number for this work.

    WEEKLY: Collect progress monitoring data on IEP goals

    WEEKLY:  Ensure accommodations are being provided 

    *The District's Excused Absence policy will be in effect for all incomplete assignments and no grades of "O" will be entered into the teachers' gradebooks during the period of remote learning. Students may be assigned additional assignments by teachers.

    **Teachers will establish the preferred method of communicating assignments. This may be through email, Bb, Teams, or another communication system like Class Tag or Remind that was previously in use for class communication.


    ESE Itinerant Teachers of the Visually Impaired Students

    Students/Parents

    Teachers

    Log into email** through the student portal

    Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.

    Log into distance learning platform to participate in specially designed instruction provided by the itinerant teacher of the visually impaired.

    Contact the teacher if help is needed. Ways to get help include:

    • Participating in office hours
    • Sending an email to request one-to­ one support 

    Time Considerations:  Direct services via Zoom, Blackboard Learn, or Teams at least one time per week.

    WEEKLY: Itinerant teacher of the visually impaired will contact student/family to welcome student and set up schedule to provide services required on the IEP.

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview with students. This should include:

    • link(s) to recorded lessons
    • IEP goals / objectives
    • Notification of "office hours"

    WEEKLY: Develop or Identify recorded

    lesson(s) aligned to IEP goals / objectives. 

    Videos may be found online or created by the itinerant teacher of the visually impaired

    WEEKLY: Send a reminder of what should be completed that week.

    WEEKLY: Monitor students' progress and

    learning performance on IEP goals / objectives

    WEEKLY: Collaborate with teachers regarding student performance.

    WEEKLY: Be prepared to help students in an individualized manner via phone or other virtual services. Consider using Google Voice to acquire a phone number for this work.

    WEEKLY: Collect progress monitoring data on IEP goals

    WEEKLY:  Ensure accommodations are being provided 


    *The District's Excused Absence policy will be in effect for all incomplete assignments and no grades of "O" will be entered into the teachers' gradebooks during the period of remote learning. Students may be assigned additional assignments by teachers.

    **Teachers will establish the preferred method of communicating assignments. This may be through email, Bb, Teams, or another communication system like Class Tag or Remind that was previously in use for class communication.


    Occupational Therapist and Students

    Students/Parents

    Occupational Therapists

    Log into your email** through the student portal

    Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.

     Log into Distance Learning Platform

    • to complete assignments as instructed by the OT
    • to participate in your specially designed instruction with your OT.

    Contact the OT if help is needed. Ways to get help include:

    • Participating in office hours
    • Sending an email to request support

     

    Time Considerations:

    Direct services via Zoom, Blackboard Learn or Teams at least 1x per week.

    OT will contact student/family to welcome student and set up schedule to provide services required on the IEP.

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview with

    students. This should include:

    • link(s) to recorded lessons or activities.
    • IEP goals/objectives.
    • notification of office hours.

    WEEKLY: Develop or Identify recorded

    lesson(s) or activities aligned to IEP goals/objectives.

    Videos may be found online or created by the OT.

    WEEKLY: Send a reminder of what should be completed that week.

    WEEKLY: Monitor students' progress and learning performance on IEP goals and objectives.

    WEEKLY: Collaborate with teachers regarding student performance.

    WEEKLY: Ensure that accommodations are being provided.

    DAILY: Be prepared to help students in an individualized manner via phone or other virtual services. Consider using Google Voice to acquire a phone number for this work.

    DAILY: Complete data collection on IEP goals/objectives for the students served directly.

     

    *The District's Excused Absence policy will be in effect for all incomplete assignments and no grades of "O" will be entered into the teachers' gradebooks during the period of remote learning. Students may be assigned additional assignments by teachers.

    **Teachers will establish the preferred method of communicating assignments. This may be through email, Bb, Teams, or another communication system like Class Tag or Remind that was previously in use for class communication.


    Speech-Language Pathologists and Students

    Students/Parents

    Speech-Language Pathologists

    Log into your email** through the student portal

    Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.

    Log into Distance Learning Platform

    • to complete assignments as instructed by the SLP
    • to participate in your specially designed instruction with your SLP.

    Contact the SLP if help is needed. Ways

    • to get help include:
    • Participating in office hours
    • Sending an email to request support

    Time Considerations:

    Direct services via Zoom, Blackboard Learn or Teams at least 1x per week.

    SLP will contact student/family to welcome student and set up schedule to provide services required on the IEP.

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview with

    students. This should include:

    • link(s) to recorded lessons.
    • IEP goals/objectives.
    • notification of office hours.

    WEEKLY: Develop or Identify recorded lesson(s) aligned to IEP goals/objectives.

    Videos may be found online or created by the SLP.

    WEEKLY: Send a reminder of what should be completed that week.

    WEEKLY: Monitor students' progress and learning performance on IEP goals and objectives.

    WEEKLY: Collaborate with teachers regarding student performance.

    WEEKLY: Ensure that accommodations are being provided.

    DAILY: Be prepared to help students in an individualized manner via phone or other virtual services. Consider using Google Voice to acquire a phone number for this work.

    DAILY: Complete data collection on IEP goals/objectives for the students served directly.

    DAILY: Medicaid billing will be completed for virtual therapy sessions.


    *The District's Excused Absence policy will be in effect for all incomplete assignments and no grades of "O" will be entered into the teachers' gradebooks during the period of remote learning. Students may be assigned additional assignments by teachers.

    **Teachers will establish the preferred method of communicating assignments. This may be through email, Bb, Teams, or another communication system like Class Tag or Remind that was previously in use for class communication.


    Physical Therapist and Students

    Students

    Physical Therapists

    Log into your email** through the student portal

    Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.

    Log into Distance Learning Platform

    • to complete assignments as instructed by the PT
    • to participate in your specially designed instruction with your PT.

    Contact the PT if help is needed. Ways to get help include:

    • Participating in office hours
    • Sending an email to request support
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    Time Considerations:

     Direct services via Zoom, Blackboard Learn or Teams at least 1x per week.

    PT will contact student/family to welcome student and set up schedule to provide services required on the IEP.

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview with

    students. This should include:

    • link(s) to recorded lessons or activities.
    • IEP goals/objectives.
    • notification of office hours.

    WEEKLY: Develop or Identify recorded lesson(s) or activities aligned to IEP goals/objectives.

    Videos may be found online or created by the PT.

    WEEKLY: Send a reminder of what should be completed that week.

    WEEKLY: Monitor students' progress and learning performance on IEP goals and objectives.

    WEEKLY: Collaborate with teachers regarding student performance.

    WEEKLY: Ensure that accommodations are being provided.

    DAILY: Be prepared to help students in an individualized manner via phone or other virtual services. Consider using Google Voice to acquire a phone number for this work.

    DAILY: Complete data collection on IEP goals/objectives for the students served directly.


    *The District's Excused Absence policy will be in effect for all incomplete assignments and no grades of "O" will be entered into the teachers' gradebooks during the period of remote learning. Students may be assigned additional assignments by teachers.

    **Teachers will establish the preferred method of communicating assignments. This may be through email, Bb, Teams, or another communication system like Class Tag or Remind that was previously in use for class communication.


    Assistive Technology Specialists and Students

    Students/Parents

    AT Specialists

    Log into your email** through the student portal

    Review weekly overview of assignments, "office hours," and links to recorded lessons.

    Log into Distance Learning Platform

    • to complete assignments as instructed by your teachers.
    • to participate in your specially designed instruction with your teachers and therapists. 

    Contact the AT Specialist if help is needed. Ways to get help include:

    • Participating in office hours
    • Sending an email to request support

    Time Considerations:

     Direct check-in via Zoom, Blackboard Learn or Teams at least 1x per week, for students needing AT support.

    AT Specialist will contact student/family to welcome student and set up schedule to provide services required on the IEP.

    WEEKLY: Share a weekly overview with

    students. This should include:

    • link(s) to recorded supports or materials related to accessing instruction
    • notification of office hours.

    WEEKLY: Develop or Identify recorded lesson(s) aligned to student access needs.

    Videos or links may be found online or created by the AT Specialist.

    WEEKLY: Collaborate with teachers and ESE service providers regarding student performance.

    WEEKLY: Ensure that accommodations are being provided.

    DAILY: Be prepared to help students in an individualized manner via phone or other virtual services. Consider using Google Voice to acquire a phone number for this work.

    DAILY: Complete data collection or contact log for student, family or teacher contacts.

    DAILY: Medicaid billing will be completed for virtual therapy sessions.


    *The District's Excused Absence policy will be in effect for all incomplete assignments and no grades of "O" will be entered into the teachers' gradebooks during the period of remote learning. Students may be assigned additional assignments by teachers.

    **Teachers will establish the preferred method of communicating assignments. This may be through email, Bb, Teams, or another communication system like Class Tag or Remind that was previously in use for class communication.


    SCHOOL COUNSELORS

    Student

    Counselor

    Contact school counselor for any academic, social-emotional, or career and/or college need.

    Communicate with parents and students regarding methodologies for family/student contact.

    Establish and notify students and families of availability via zoom conference and/or telephone calls.

    Provide Counseling as a Related Service (CAARS) for all assigned students; Provide any support and/or counseling for students with social and emotional needs.

    Provide counseling to any student with social-emotional needs.

    Communicate with students and families regarding important timelines and reminders.  Post up-to-date information on school web page.

    Notify each teacher of individual student’s accommodations consistent with the 504 Plan.

    Provide support to teachers needing assistance with student interventions. Consult with school assigned psychologist as necessary.

    Collaborate with school social worker and school psychologist for individualized student needs. (Student Emergency Fund (SEF), Season of Sharing (SOS), mental health referrals, etc…)

    Collaborate with truancy officer for assistance with attendance/engagement concerns

    Support high school students who need to complete their FASFA and meet other graduation requirements.


    SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

    Student

    School Psychologist

    Contact school psychologist for any academic, social- emotional, and behavioral need/concern.

    Communicate with staff, families and students on their preferred method of contact.

    Establish and notify students, staff, and families of availability via zoom conference and/or telephone calls.

    Provide Counseling as a Related Service (CAARS) for all assigned students; Provide any support and/or counseling for students with social and emotional needs.

    Weekly check-ins with at-risk list.

    Support teachers with students in need of academic or behavioral intervention per referral from school.

    Collaborate with school counselor and social worker for individualized student needs

    Collaborate with counselors to develop and distribute social emotional learning activities.

    Collaborate with truancy officer for assistance with attendance/engagement concerns

    Contact and support all students who received Threat Assessments or Baker Acts.

    Assist staff with MTSS intervention design and implementation


    SOCIAL WORKER and Home School Liaison

    Student/Parents

    Social Worker

    Contact school social worker for any academic, social- emotional, financial, or medical need/concern.

    Communicate with staff, families and students on their preferred method of contact.

    Establish and notify students, staff, and families of availability via zoom conference and/or telephone calls.

    Provide Counseling as a Related Service (CAARS) for all assigned students; Provide any support and/or counseling for students with social and emotional needs.

    Connect families, staff, and students to community support resources as appropriate

    Complete social developmental histories and rating scales via phone

    Collaborate with school social counselor and school psychologist for individualized student needs. (Season of Sharing (SOS) and Student Emergency Fund (SEF), mental health referrals, etc…)

    Collaborate with truancy officer for assistance with attendance/ engagement concerns