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The purpose of this page is to provide updates, FAQs and Links related to student services during the remote and hybrid models.  Your suggestions are always welcomed.  

All students must be considered general education students first with full access to all services, events, activities etc. 


SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM CHAIRS

Team chairs coordinate the special education process at each school ensuring quality programming and compliance with Federal and State Special Education Laws and Regulations.  They are school based and work alongside your child's general education and special education teachers and service providers.  

Green Meadow        Patty Toohig       ptoohig@maynard.k12.ma.us

Fowler School         Chris Kitchell    ckitchell@maynard.k12.ma.us

Maynard High         Sherry Trainque  strainque@maynard.k12.ma.us


STUDENTS RECEIVING IN PERSON INSTRUCTION

In the hybrid and remote models, a small group of students will be able to receive in person instruction, as is feasible, given health and safety parameters. DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) provided guidance on who should be considered. The initial in person group includes students classified as "high needs" based on their specific IEP services.  "High needs" is a DESE determination based on meeting two of the following three criteria:

1) All of the student's services are provided outside of the general education classroom

2) All of the student's service providers are special education teachers and related service providers 

3) Special education services constitute more than 75% of the student's school day. 

DESE also directed districts to consider in person services, as is feasible, for students identified as English Learners with disabilities, students who primarily use aided and augmentative communications, students who were unable to engage in remote learning due to their disabilities, homeless and students in foster care. 

Parents of children in the initial in person group will be contacted by their team chair prior to the start of school. The in person instruction would be in the AM for up to four school days:  M, T, TH, F based on service needs. 


COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:  What about the students who are not high needs or not in the initial group for in person instruction?

A:  The Student Services Department has identified a second group of students who have moderate needs by DESE criteria.  These students will receive their IEP services remotely until such time as we can extend in person services.  All other students with disabilities will be served remotely.

Q: Who should I talk to about my child's schedule in the remote and hybrid models?

A: Parents are encouraged to maintain contact with their child's teachers and serviced providers. Please contact them with specific questions related to curriculum related issues.  For questions related to IEP meetings, evaluations, transportation etc. please contact your Team Chair.

Q:  My child has a reevaluation, initial or annual meeting due, how will that work during the remote and hybrid models?

A:  Initial and reevaluation of students will be conducted in person following health and safety parameters.  A parent can choose to delay the initial or reevaluation process by notifying the team chair.  All IEP meetings will be remote unless a parent requests an in person meeting. 

HELPFUL LINKS

DESE Family page

DESE COVID-19 Information and Resources

Family and google classroom tutorial

Mask wearing toolkit for families