Special Education Staff Newsletter
I hope this email finds you all safe and healthy in this new school year. We are grateful to every teacher, staff member, and administrator for your tremendous effort and hard work to make these first weeks of the school year exciting and inviting for all students. In order to continue to provide FAPE services and meet the needs of our students, our department continues to work closely with Human Relations to recruit new staff to fill our various vacant positions. If you know someone who is interested in working in the Special Education Department please encourage them to apply online.
We appreciate all of you as we look forward to an inspiring year ahead.
Director of Special Education
Vista Unified School District
Please Welcome Our New Admin Secretary Dafnee Ramirez
Welcoming back our students was a success!
Vista Unified School District Job Portal
OFFICE HOURS 2022-23
Are you new to VUSD? Do you need a review of VUSD special ed procedures? If so, then please join the Special Ed Department monthly optional office hours.
SpEd Certificated Office Hours (4pm - 5pm via zoom) (Optional, paid hourly rate): The purpose of SpEd office hours is to review IEP compliance and current topics in SpEd. Agenda items will be posted on the invite. The 2022-23 Office Hours agenda is in the SpEd Guidelines Shared Folder
Please sign up in Vector for all office hours.
September 8, 2022 - working with interpreters, SEIS tracker, DO contacts
October 6, 2022 - Related Services, AT referrals
CPI Saturdays in September and October
We are so appreciative of Yvonne for her Friday Tips.
Previously on…Friday Tips…
09/02/22 - Documenting a Late IEP
08/26/22 - Annual and TRI due in the same school year and How to request an Interpreter
08/19/22 - 60 day Timeline!
08/12/22 - Transfer students from Non SEIS District, Program Setting for Incoming Private/NPS, How to bulk print from SEIS
NCCSE Professional Development
Professional Development Opportunities
On-demand webinars now added! NCI CPI training about to expire? Take a refresher today!
Please note: you must get approval from your site administrator to attend any out of district trainings using the following form:
Out of District Travel Form (FYI: this document is housed in your Cloud Connect under "Forms")
Certificated: If you require a sub, please contact your site office manager for a school business sub. (Due to the shortage of subs, there is no guarantee that a sub will be available. Also, no school business subs are approved on Mondays and Fridays)
If you’d like to attend a webinar, please submit a Webinar Approval Form
SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION
For students that do qualify for transportation, if parents have questions about special education bus routes and pick up/drop off times, please refer them to the transportation department.
Submit Transportation Forms
Link to transportation forms:
Questions? Please call the Transportation Department: (760) 726-2170 ext. 92802
Special Education Community Liaison:
Special Education Department
Vista Institute for Parents (V.I.P.)
Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego