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Dear Parents: 

The Sedgwick County Area Services Interlocal Cooperative #618 has made the decision to provide Extended School Year (ESY) services that are scheduled to begin on June 8, 2020 through distance learning.  With the uncertainty of state mandates concerning COVID-19 and current social distancing guidelines, it will not be possible to mobilize staff and equipment in time to prepare the learning environment for students this summer.  

While we understand the hardship this cancellation may cause your child and family, we must prioritize the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, many of whom are considered most vulnerable to the virus.  The provider assigned to your student will contact you to review the ESY Individualized Continuous Learning Plan in the near future.   

We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to the opportunity to return to a traditional school experience in the fall!  

 

Doug Anderson PhD 

Executive Director of Special Education

Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Coop #618
620 Industrial, P.O. Box 760, Goddard, KS 67052
Phone: 316-794-8641

 


 

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March 26, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you know March 16, 2020, the Governor of the great state of Kansas made the difficult decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic to significantly restrict access to K-12 school buildings.  Therefore, all students, including those with disabilities, will be served through our Member District’s Continuous Learning Plans.

We recognize that there will be a discrepancy between the services now available under these unique circumstances and the scope of services included in your child’s individualized education plan (IEP).  Because these changes in special education services are temporary and were not an IEP team decision, the Kansas State Department of Education is advising that we refrain from amending IEPs to reflect these changes.  But, we will be sending a prior written notice indicating how your child’s needs will be addressed during school closure.      

Our staff has been diligently reviewing IEP goals, accommodations, and modifications in light of the delivery models included in the Continuous Learning Plans.  We will make every effort to incorporate supports and services based on those IEPs in proportion to the general education instruction available to all students.   Once schools resume in a traditional manner we will discuss with you the need to hold an IEP meeting to determine if compensatory services are needed.

These are unusual and stressful times for all of us. We understand that your lives have been disrupted and we are sorry.  Please trust that we are prepared to help your child make the most of the Continuous Learning Plan experience, and let them know that we care about them and look forward to seeing them soon!   

As always, contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Doug Anderson, PhD

Executive Director of Special Education

 

 

Contact Information

Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative #618
620 Industrial Road
PO Box 760
Goddard, Kansas 67052
Schedule:

7:30 - 4:30

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Phone: 1-316-794-8641
Fax: 1-316-794-2439

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Posted Date: 09/26/2019
Source Page: IEP Weekly
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