Weekly Update - March 26
Posted by Communications on 3/26/2020 3:45:00 PM
Last Day of School
The last day of school will be June 12th. Updates on end-of-year events will be sent when available.
Individualized Education Plans
As you are aware, The Woodstock Academy students will continue to participate in eLearning classes and activities for the foreseeable future. We wanted to send out additional information to families about The Academy’s efforts around individualized and modified educational plans.
- All 504 plans and IEPs have been reviewed by case managers; adjustments have been made, where appropriate, in order to ensure that accommodations are suitable for eLearning. Your child’s 504/IEP modifications/accommodations, and related services will be implemented to the greatest extent possible in all eLearning environments.
- If your child is scheduled for an Applied Skills, ELA Lab, or Math Lab, please be aware that these classes WILL meet in on online format Monday through Thursday [Block 1 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Block 2 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Lunch 12:00-12:30 p.m.; Block 3 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Block 4 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Office Hours 2:30-3:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday or Fridays 10:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. (by appointment only)]
- Our special and regular education teachers will be using the following programs/platforms to facilitate active student learning: Mircosoft Teams, Canvas, Zoom and PowerSchool.
- Special education teachers will be available to content area teachers daily to assist with curricular accommodations and modifications, IEP questions, and more.
- An Applied Skills syllabus specific to eLearning will be emailed home by the end of the week which communicates expectations for students.
- Each week (parents of students w/ IEPs) will receive a brief survey/questionnaire regarding the week in review (i.e. what went well? where does your student need support? Are you having any tech issues? etc.)
- Initial/Triennial evaluation timelines are being discussed at the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE); we will wait on their guidance before we proceed.
Finally, information regarding COVID-19 changes daily, as does the CSDE’s guidance on how to best support students with disabilities and their families through these unprecedented times. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s educational program.
Questions about 504 plans can be emailed to Karin Hughes or specific case managers.
Questions about IEPs can be emailed to Jocelyn Morse or specific case managers.
Jocelyn Morse, Director of Student Services
Karin Hughes, Dean of Students / 504 Coordinator
Holly Singleton, Associate Head of School
- State helpline for mental health and/or financial resources: Call 211 and follow the prompts or visit www.211ct.org
- For local resources: Call TEEG at (860) 923-3458 or visit www.teegonline.org
- For a variety of mental health resources/tips: www.childmind.org
- If you would like to find your student more support or if your family needs help finding necessary resources, please reach out to our team for help at email@example.com.