ONPOINT PARENT

November 2020

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Hi Everyone!

I know it's been a while since you heard from me. I hope that you are doing well and I know that these last couple of months have been hectic to say the least. As our education system has begun a new learning process, we have discovered much by gaining insight into the positives and pitfalls of virtual learning. However, we will never cease to continue to strive to do our best especially for our children and families. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!

UPCOMING EVENTS

World Kindness Day-November 13, 2020

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, has the purpose is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together.

Kids Health & Safety Fair-This Saturday!

Kids Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church Road from 10:00am to1:00pm. The fair is for all kids, but we will be honoring special needs families throughout the day. The fair will be a drive thru event with 4 to 5 stopping stations. (EVERYBODY WILL STAY IN THEIR CAR WHILE BEING SERVICED) The stops will include: Health, Education, Games, Safety, Special Needs info and Education, Treats and Snacks. Plus a few twists to make it fun and interesting.

Partners Resource Network: Special Education and COVID-19 Webinar

This webinar is a collaboration between Partners Resource Network and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

Tuesday, November 17 @ 12:15 p.m. CT, as Angel Crawford, Disability Rights Texas, discusses if and how COVID-19 and virtual learning affect the special education processes from initial evaluation to transition services. For more information and to register: Special Education and COVID-19: What Has Changed and What Has Stayed the Same

Region 10 Brown Bag Interagency Directory App

Welcome to the Interagency Brown Bag App

This app was created for all who need access to a range of resources and services for students and their families. Users of this app will learn more about each agency including services offered and how they are funded.

RESOURCE - HOLIDAYS AND COVID-19

Texas Recovering Together, the state's Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, has released a handy info guide for the upcoming fall holidays along with some additional resources for support. You can access the information sheet here.

INFORMATION OF INTEREST

Spotlight on Greenville ISD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf: Support Program Allows Deaf Students to Lead Full Lives

The Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD) provides developmental and educational services to children (birth to 21 years) who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families.

RDSPD allows deaf students to lead full lives article

ESC 16 November Parent and Family Engagement Connection Newsletter

Topics in this volume of the newsletter include: How Youth Can Help Communities Respond and Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic, Does Your Teen Have Digital Dirt?, and many more. The Parent and Family Engagement Connection

State Performance Plan Indicator 8 Results: Meaningful Parent Parent Participation

State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicator 8: States are required to report the “percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that their child’s school facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services for children with disabilities.” (IDEA requirement)

Region 10 ESC Texas Parent Involvement Survey Results:

22 LEAs (15 School Districts and 7 Charter Schools)

Percentage Received Range from 6%-85%

Percentage Range from 63%-100%

Region 10

Year 2018: 73% and Year 2019: 80%

State (2019 Target 81%)

Year 2018: 77% and Year 2019: 81%