SPED SPEAK

May 2015 Edition

Transportation Requests:

The Transportation Request form is located in SEAS and it will need to be completed there. If the student will be transitioning to a new building next year, please change schools on the form. In addition, the grade level will automatically populate the student's current grade level, and you will be unable to change it to the next grade. To remedy this, you will need to print the form, change the grade level by hand, scan the form, and email it to Alex.


ESY Transportation Requests are due to Alex by May 5th, and Transportation Requests for the 2015-16 School Year are due by May 8th. A separate form is needed for each: one for ESY and one for the 2015-16 School Year.

End of Year Checklist:

The end of the year is fast approaching! Attached to this email, you will find the 2014-15 End of the Year Checklist for Special Services. Please begin completing the tasks now so check out will be a breeze. You will need to physically check out with your Coordinator or School Psychologist.

Senior Exits:

Attached to this email are two documents related to Senior Exits:

1. The Process for Senior Exits

2. An example of a completed Prior Written Notice (PWN)

Please refer to these documents when you are preparing for the end of the year with your seniors.

File/Archive:

As stated in the End-of-Year Checkout Process, remember to complete the file/archive process for each student you case manage. As a reminder, each student should have no more than one filed record, which is specifically designated for reporting progressThis is

SpEd Academy:

In planning your summer calendars, please know that special education professional development will be provided during pre-service. There will not be a SpEd Summer Academy in July or August of 2015. Enjoy your summer break.

Para Educators:

As a calendar reminder, para educators' last day is May 19th. As you begin end of the year wrap up with your paras, please let your coordinator know of any para resignations.

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 5th-Deadline for ESY Transportation Requests to Alex

May 8th-Deadline for 2015-16 School Year Transportation Requests to Alex

May 14th-ACCESS Graduation

May 16th-High School Graduations

May 19th-Last Day of School for Students

May 19th-Last Day for Para-educators

May 20th-Last Working Day for Teachers