All students are eligible for a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under federal law, including those students with special needs. We are committed to supporting our exceptional learners to ensure that they learn and thrive with their peers in the least restrictive environment possible and with the supports and services included in their Individualized Education Programs.
In distance learning, we will continue working with students and families to provide the specialized supports each exceptional learner needs. In some cases, our students with the greatest needs will engage in small-group in-person learning at one of our school-sites. Your child’s school will contact you if your child is eligible for in-person learning.
During distance learning, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) teams will use the following considerations to develop support plans for exceptional students:
- Students' access to technology;
- Students' access to academic skills necessary to engage with instructional materials;
- Students' access to executive skills necessary to participate in distance learning;
- Students' cognitive needs that may impact access to distance learning;
- Students' access to communications to support engaging with virtual curriculum (e.g. verbal/written/communication skills); and
- Students' behavior and social/emotional supports required to access virtual curriculum.
Exceptional Student Support Services
Elementary Director of Exceptional Student Support
Secondary Director of Exceptional Student Support