COVID-19 Student services update (4/7/20)
During this exceptional time of school closure related to COVID-19, we want to assure you that your student’s individual educational needs are very important to our staff.
Peninsula School District is following the guidance of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) regarding Continuous Learning Opportunities for exceptional learners. OSPI continues to give updates about special education and English Learners and, with Governor Inslee’s recent decision to extend the closure through the end of the 19-20 school year, we will continue to review guidance from OSPI.
We are committed to further developing and refining learning opportunities and services for students with disabilities and English Learners. Here are some examples of what we are doing:
-Over the past three weeks, our special education teachers, SLPs, OT/PTs, and other special education staff have reached out to students and families to share resources, learning opportunities and to conduct annual IEPs and Reevaluations.
-Our special education teachers and EL staff are collaborating with general education teachers to tailor and modify materials and, in addition to continuous learning opportunities offered from special education staff, we have compiled a list of education resources and activities that can be accessed here . These educational resources range from reading, to social emotional skills, to movement/motor skills. We will continue to expand the offerings in all areas frequently.
We understand the unique challenges this has created for students, families and our community and want to assure you that educational services will continue to evolve in the coming weeks.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s case manager, principal, or any of our Student Services staff and administration.
What we do
- Facilitate provisions of all Special Education programs across the district.
- Early Childhood Programs
- Community Transition Program
- Monitor federal and state accountability .
- Manage and supervise preschool programs.
- Support the drug and alcohol prevention/intervention activities.
- Facilitate provisions of services for struggling learners.
Staff members of the Student Services department are located in many of the school buildings around the district, however, the administrative personnel and office support are housed at the Educational Service Center at 14015 62nd Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
Highly Capable Coordinator