For students eligible for special education, distance learning opportunities will be made available beginning the week of March 30, 2020. Because each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) is unique, this description is broad in nature and is only a list of the range of special education services that will be made available: speech therapy, counseling, ERSES, COEDS, specialized academic instruction, occupational therapy, adaptive physical education and consultation with staff who specialize in deaf and hard of hearing, vision and behavior. The services made available will be determined based upon your child’s last consented-to IEP. Distance learning delivery methods will be comparable to the methods described above in “What will it look like.”
This week, special education staff will communicate with parents to begin scheduling the services. Please know, services will not be provided in the home, nor will services be made available at a school campus given Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders for “Social Distancing” and “Stay at Home” and Ventura County’s “Shelter in Place” order.
We recognize distance learning delivery methods pose tremendous challenges for some of our students and we look forward to working with you to minimize the impact of these challenges while schools are closed.
District special education leadership will seek additional communication, and provide clarification, with parents within the first few days of this week. If you have questions regarding your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s principal.