Special Education Newsletter

May 2020

The 2019-2020 school year is ending unlike any other school year in my experience. Usually we have picnics and field days and clap outs - this year celebrations are virtual. Unusual, but we will maneuver through this together. Please take the time to review this short newsletter - it contains important information. Until we connect again, I wish our students and their families health and wellness.

Celebrate Hope

Celebrate Hope in partnership with South Lyon Community Schools Special Education Department presents Parent Support Gatherings Online Zoom Meetings. We have included live links for registration as well as the flyer for more information.

https://slsmay23support.eventzilla.net May 23, 2020

https://slsjune6support.eventzilla.net June 6, 2020

https://slsjune20support.eventzilla.net June 20, 2020

Celebrate Hope Flyer.pdf

Summer Experience Survey

Providing Summer Experience to our students has always been something we look forward to at the end of the school year. We enjoy watching the students interact with peers from other buildings and watching the friendships grow. We are sad to announce that this year, SLCS is will not be offering our face to face Summer Experience as we have done for over 10 years. Instead we will be offering Summer Experience Enrichment Activities to help keep our students active throughout the summer. There will be two ways to access the enrichment activities: 1) Summer Experience Enrichment Google Site or 2) Printed packet with the same activities. Our enrichment activities will be based around the theme 'Outer Space'. Please complete the survey to help us prepare the enrichment activities.


Parent Advisory Committee

Calling all Parents of Students with Special Needs:

As you may know, the South Lyon Community School District is overseen by Oakland County Intermediate School District (Oakland Schools). One of the many plans that Oakland Schools has involves the Plan for the Delivery of Special Education Programs and Services. This plan specifies that each school district in the county will appoint representatives for the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee. The parent committee members will each serve a three year term. The commitment is one evening per month. It is currently necessary to select a new representative for South Lyon Community Schools.

All parents of a currently enrolled South Lyon Community Schools student with a special need (student must have an active IEP) are invited to apply for the position by stating their interest via email: toths@slcs.us on or before June 12, 2020. An informal interview panel will be created to meet with the applicants in order to select one representative.

The recommended candidate’s name will be submitted to our Board of Education for appointment on behalf of our District. Oakland Schools Board will process our nominee to finalize their appointment to the position. Once finalized, our representative will attend regularly scheduled meetings with other Oakland County parent representatives.

This is an opportunity for our district to be heard at the county level on behalf of our children. Please seriously consider submitting your letter for this important position.