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Special Education/504 Plan Under the Hybrid Instructional Model

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Students qualifying for support through an IEP or 504 plan will continue to receive services and support according to their IEP or 504 plan. Accommodations, modifications, direct instruction and related services will be provided as outlined in a student’s plan during in-person programming. Students will continue to receive support and services during the on-line week through an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Details, by level, regarding the Hybrid plan are outlined in the chart below.

Special consideration will be given to High Needs Students in District Programs (ELC, IA, IB, and School Engagement) for full in-person programming (see details below). All other students qualifying for special education under IDEA will be considered for full in-person programming on a case by case basis using the following High Needs Criteria. Regression data, ability to independently access services, and the level of in-school supports provided, will inform decisions about full access to in-person services. Students with an IEP or 504 plan participating in the hybrid plan will continue to receive services while in school and through an ILP while participating in the distance learning portion of their week.

High Needs are those students who:

  • have experienced significant challenges accessing remote educational opportunities as a result of the impact of their learning challenges, behavior, and level of engagement;
  • require constant or consistent supervision by adults, often with an adult to student ratio of 1:1 or 1:2;
  • require physical assistance to learn and attend to their basic safety, health, and self-care needs (e.g., mealtime supports, toileting, medical interventions);
  • often present with skill deficits with functional communication via both verbal and nonverbal means, thus limiting their ability to effectively express feelings and symptoms of illness.
  • exhibit significant behaviors that, at times, require an escort to safe areas or, in the case of emergency and only as a last resort, physical restraint; and
  • may not be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), practice social distancing (in accordance with), or abide by other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and CSDE reopening guidance.

ELC

Full Week Participation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday (Wed, as outlined in IEP)

AM Session: 9:00 am-11:30 am
PM Session: 12:15 pm- 2:45 pm
Full Day Session: 9:00 am-2:45 pm

Students attending the Aiken and Whiting Lane ELC Program will attend full weeks.

Masks: Under State guidance, Preschool students are not required to wear masks during instruction. Students will receive mask training for increased mask tolerance in common areas unless exempted by a medical note.

Safety Protocols: daily touch temperature checks(due to mask exemption), reduced class size and creation of class cohorts with strategic scheduling of special education service, individual school supply bins, removal of items that are not easily sanitized (sensory tables) and replaced with individualized materials as appropriate for that day (small sensory bins/trays for daily activity), recess schedule to allow individual class access to the ELC courtyard, specific centers chosen for am session and pm session and rotated for equal access across the week. Clear masks and face shields worn by staff at all times. PPE provided for toileting and feeding. Staff may choose to wear PPE at all times given the close proximity of supporting students. Snack/Lunch in the classroom with plexi glass partitions for tables. Follow NAEYC and state guidelines for frequent hand washing and clearing of classroom materials.

Instruction: Developmentally appropriate instruction will occur in the classroom with decreased numbers in groups, safety protocols, and safe handling of materials.

District Medical Guidelines for screening and treatment will apply.

Students in K-12, School Engagement Program (SEP)

A/B Week Rotation

All students with IEPs and 504 plans will be assigned to an A week or B week.

In-School Week

While in school, students with an IEP or 504 will attend classes and receive related services as outlined in their IEP/504 plan. In-School Week While in school, students with an IEP or 504 will attend classes and receive related services as outlined in their IEP/504.

Services will be provided in the classroom or in related service rooms as designated in their IEP plans.

Online Week

Students will participate in on-line work during the on-line week as outlined by general education teachers using the general education platform. Specialized instruction and/ or related services, as outlined in a student’s IEP/504, will be provided through an ILP. Independent and synchronous services will be outlined on the ILP (times for independent and synchronous meetings will occur during school hours). Adult support, if designated in the IEP, will be provided virtually.

District Health and Safety Protocols will be in place for all students. Support/training with mask tolerance will be provided as needed. When a student is taking a mask break, extra health and safety protocols will be used: distancing, partitions, additional adult PPE, and small group/individualized room access. Students with mask exemptions or inconsistent mask use (during training) will have daily temperature checks.

Students with crisis intervention support needs will have access to clinical/counseling services as needed though our referral system. Regular participation with staff will assure connection and responsive support.

PPTs/504s and parent meetings will be held virtually.

High Needs Full Week

Students qualifying for High Needs Support (criteria listed above), as determined in collaboration with school staff/parents, will have the opportunity for full programming each week. Case Managers will reach out to each family to confirm full programming.

In-School Week

While in school, students with an IEP or 504 will attend classes and receive related services as outlined in their IEP/504.

Services will be provided in the classroom or in related service rooms as designated in their IEP plans.

Online Week

Students who qualify for full inperson programming will attend, in person, during the on-line week. During this week, students will receive support in their IA/IB (Learning Center) classroom. They will receive intensive instruction and support with independent work assigned by non-intensive classes (if applicable). Students will also receive related services.

District Health and Safety Protocols will be in place for all students. Support/training with mask tolerance will be provided as needed. When a student is taking a mask break, extra health and safety protocols will be used: distancing, partitions, additional adult PPE, and small group/individualized room access. Students with mask exemptions will have daily temperature checks.

Students with crisis intervention support needs will have access to clinical/counseling services as needed though our referral system.

PPTs/504s and parent meetings will be held virtually.

STRIVE A/B Week Rotation

All students with IEPs and 504 plans will be assigned to an A week or B week.

In-School Week

While in school, students with an IEP or 504 will attend classes and receive related services as outlined in their IEP/504 plan. Services will be provided in the classroom or in related service rooms as designated in their IEP plans.

Online Week

Students will participate in on-line work during the on-line week as outlined by general education teachers using the general education platform. Specialized instruction and/ or related services, as outlined in a student’s IEP/504, will be provided through an ILP. Independent and synchronous services will be outlined on the ILP (times for independent and synchronous meetings will occur during school hours). Adult support, if designated in the IEP, will be provided virtually.

District Health and Safety Protocols will be in place for all students. Support/training with mask tolerance will be provided as needed. When a student is taking a mask break, extra health and safety protocols will be used: distancing, partitions, additional adult PPE, and small group/individualized room access. Students with mask exemptions or inconsistent mask use (during training) will have daily temperature checks.

Students with crisis intervention support needs will have access to clinical/counseling services as needed though our referral system. Regular participation with staff will assure connection and responsive support.

PPTs/504s and parent meetings will be held virtually.

Post-Secondary Program

A/B Week Rotation

Students with IEPs and 504 plans will be assigned to an A week or B week. Students will attend in-school according to the school schedule.

In-School Week

While in school, students with an IEP or 504 will attend classes and receive related services as outlined in their IEP/504.

Services will be provided in the classroom or in related service rooms as designated in their IEP plans.

Online Week

Specialized instruction and/ or related services, as outlined in a student’s IEP, will be provided through an ILP. Independent and synchronous services will be outlined on the ILP (times for synchronous meetings will be listed and will occur during school hours). Adult support, as outlined in the IEP, will be provided virtually.

District Health and Safety Protocols will be in place for all students. Support/training with mask tolerance will be provided as needed. When a student is taking a mask break, extra health and safety protocols will be used: distancing, partitions, additional adult PPE, and small group/individualized room access. Students with mask exemptions or inconsistent mask use (during training) will have daily temperature checks and will be provided with extra distancing and partitions. Adults working with students with mask exemptions or mask inconsistency will be provided with extra layers of PPE gear (gowns, face shields, gloves and partitions). District Health and Safety Protocols will be in place for all sites as well as transportation.

PPTs/504s and parent meetings will be held virtually.

Community Participation

Students will participate in community-based, vocational, and ADL skills training will occur in the campus vocational center, campus culinary kitchen, campus workout room, campus apartment/store, and at Auer Farm.

As more sites become available and meet safety requirements, they will be added to the rotation.

District Health and Safety Protocols will be in place for all sites as well as transportation.

*Please note: these plans are subject to modification with potential adjustments to State requirements.