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A Message on Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities

March 18, 2020

 

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers,

We hope this message finds you well despite the disrupted schedules we all are experiencing.  We understand that there may be unique challenges for students with disabilities and this may be an especially unsettling time.  During these unprecedented times, the East Granby Public Schools Student Support Services Department leans on our collaborative partnership more than ever.  In following consultation and guidance from both state and federal agencies, we will be working to provide opportunities for continuity of education.  Our department has been working closely to ensure that all our students are provided to the greatest extent possible high quality opportunities for engagement. Our goal is to work with students and families in the learning process, while providing some consistency and personalized connections.

Our special education and related service personnel will be supporting distance learning for students on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans as feasible within a distance learning model. In the coming days, special education teachers will be reaching out to you with greater specificity about what the continued educational opportunities will look like for your child.   The plan will provide individualized activities to address IEP goals and objectives along with individualized strategies for implementing those plans. Your child’s special education team will be working with general education colleagues to help promote your child’s access to remote learning.  Grade level and course activities/assignments will be modified and/or accommodated.  Special education and related service areas will be addressed through planned activities, consultations and digital support as feasible. This will look different for each grade level and for each student.

Thank you for your continued communication, patience, support and understanding during this unprecedented time. Together, our collective efforts will support your child’s educational needs to the greatest extent possible.

 

Best regards and stay well,

Karen Gogel

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