Safety Considerations for Students with Disabilities

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    • Some related services may be provided differently than in the past. A number of methods may be used to service students, including:
      • the use of clear barriers or face shields during therapy sessions.
      • recorded sessions assigned to students through their therapy provider.
      • real-time virtual lessons.
    • For students with significant medical needs and sensory differences, wearing a mask for the entire school day will present challenges. Decisions regarding students with documented sensory, cognitive, behavioral, or physical needs being required to wear facial coverings will be made on a case by case basis by the child’s team. 
      • Teams will work with families to build student tolerance for wearing masks or face coverings whenever possible. 
      • All are encouraged to use a face shield or covering if at all possible. 
    • Special Services Teams will work with the parents of medically fragile and immunocompromised students to discuss specific needs and determine how to best meet these needs. Parents may also elect to use remote learning when offered by the District. Special education services would be provided as outlined in the student’s Individualized Remote Learning Plan.
    • Special education meetings will occur virtually unless a parent requests otherwise. While a parent may request an in-person meeting, some team members may still attend the meeting virtually in order to adhere to recommended social distancing guidelines.
    • Adults in some of our classrooms will have access to isolation aprons, face shields, gloves, and masks.