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Students with Disabilities

Parents' Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-10 Pandemic

Special Education Citizens Advisory (SECAC) Virtual Meeting - Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00pm - Zoom Invitation

During the closure, students with disabilities will be provided an Individualized Distance Learning Plan (IDLP) based on their current IEP.  If students with disabilities do not have internet access at home, they will receive an individualized packet based on their Individualized Distance Learning Plan (IDLP). All students with disabilities will continue receiving case management services from their special education teacher.

CCPS will make every effort to hold IEP team meetings during the extended closure.  Once schools reopen, IEP meetings will be held to discuss the impact of the closure on the child. This may result in a change in special education services on a student’s IEP and/or may end in a determination that compensatory services will be owed.

English Learners

English Learner (EL) students will continue to receive support from their EL teachers.  Support will be individualized based on iReady data as much as possible for students in grades K-8.  EL teachers will continue to provide support in the domains of reading, writing, listening and speaking by providing sentence starters and/or sentence frames, translating texts, helping with content/academic vocabulary, etc.  EL teachers will also use Google Classroom as a way to provide additional support to students as needed.

EL students in middle school and high school will receive individualized support through Google Classroom as needed.  Google Classroom will also be used to create ESOL/EFL classes that will allow EL teachers to continue working on English language proficiency skills.  EL teachers will be available via Zoom from 12:30-3:30pm on days when school will be in session to provide additional support.

Any elementary, middle or high school student without access to the internet or a device will be given paper packets for reading and math assignments.  EL teachers will provide needed support to students by setting up phone conferences with students and their families as needed.

Gifted & Talented

Gifted & Talented (GT) students will continue to receive support from their GT teachers.  Support will be individualized based on iReady data as much as possible for students in K-8.  GT teachers will provide students and families information about resources and websites they can use for enrichment.  GT teachers will also create a Google Classroom to continue working on enrichment activities that students will be able to complete at home.  GT teachers will be available via Zoom from 12:30-3:30pm on days when school will be in session to provide additional support.

Infants & Toddlers Program

Caroline County Infants and Toddlers and their families will continue to receive services and coaching as directed by their Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP).  Services and coaching will occur through coordinated efforts with families, but will be virtual.  IFSP meetings will occur as needed and Service Coordination.  New referrals received will be completed once CCPS reopens.

Caroline County Infants and Toddlers staff will provide coaching and service coordination services to infants and toddlers and their families from 8:30am-4:00pm on days that school is in session.  Individual Family Service Plan meetings will be conducted as needed.