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  • Students receiving special education services may be disproportionately impacted by interruptions in regular education. Staff will closely observe students to determine whether critical skills are being lost during the remote instruction period and identify additional services that may be needed to address determine learning loss. 

  • Staff will monitor the progress of students with Individualized Education Plans towards learning goals, and adjust instruction based on ongoing formative and summative assessments. Staff and administration will review and adjust student feedback and/or grading plans for virtual learning. 

  • Delivering the services required by students with Individualized Education Plans in a remote environment may be challenging and require creative solutions. We are committed to meeting our obligations to students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

  • Services delivered will include speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy. To the extent possible, and when parents agree, remote instruction students will be offered the opportunity to receive their occupational therapy or physical therapy in person at one of the schools. Case managers and supervisors will work with parents to make these arrangements.

  • We will maintain communication with parents and caregivers regarding progress, referrals, and evaluations as necessary. 

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)  teachers, homeroom teachers of ESL students, and administrators will maintain frequent contact with parents and caregivers of ESL students through telephone conversations, e-mail, and the Canvas learning management system. Communications will focus on academics and other concerns that may arise from the challenging environment. 

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