September 4, 2020
Below is a summary of IEP service delivery options within each learning model. This tool is to help families understand a general picture of how IEP services will fit into a student’s schedule. Individual students may have variations within these options in order to meet the services outlined in their IEP. We look forward to starting with students soon. As always, if you have any questions about your specific student’s IEP please contact their case manager. If you have general questions, you can continue to submit them using this survey link. Updated information will be posted to the Selah School District website under Reopening.
August 26, 2020
As the Selah School District moves into the school year in remote/distance learning model, we want to assure you that the needs of exceptional learners are being taken into consideration. We recognize remote learning is challenging for students and are hopeful we can return to in-person services quickly as the public health circumstance improves.
Students with individualized education plans (IEPs) will continue to receive the services their teams have outlined on their plan within the remote/distance learning model. Special education teachers/providers, administrators and counselors are working together to create student schedules that incorporate IEP services. In order to ensure all families understand how the services are accounted for in your student’s schedule, special education case managers will be communicating with families within the first week of school. During these conversations, families will be able to address questions or concerns on their student’s individual plan.
Until we are able to resume in-person services for all students, we will be working on bringing in small groups of students starting the week of September 28th. These small intervention groups will be selected using a variety of factors including the complexity of the student’s learning needs, accessibility and engagement barriers, and distance from educational justice. Students who are selected for these small groups will be contacted to determine the individual student’s schedule. Intervention groups will not cover a student’s full weekly schedule.
In order to answer parent questions regarding special education services, a Question and Answer session will be held at 6:00pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020 via zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83259852376). Please take a moment to submit your questions ahead of time using this survey link. Frequently asked questions will be addressed at the beginning of the session.
We look forward to continuing to partner with you this school year as we navigate the challenges of remote learning to support our students.
Betty Lopez, M.Ed., NCSP
Executive Director of Special Education
Selah School District