Special Education Scoop
Welcome to the February Scoop!
Welcome to the middle of our Michigan winter season. I hope that everyone is doing their best to keep warm and healthy!
Something that always warms my heart is learning of former student's successes. Whenever someone reaches out to me about a former student to update me on his or her success, it makes me feel like we have made a positive impact on their life. This week Angela Beauchamp reached out to me with an update on Robin Wilson, a student we both had in class years ago. She is doing fantastic and has definitely become a valuable member of the community. If you have a moment take a look at her website and learn a little more about this awesome JGHS graduate. It will warm your heart and remind you of why we love working with students.
Have a great day and keep up the hard work!
Extended School Year
Please review your student data to determine the need for an extended school year.
If it is determined a specific student requires ESY- complete an amendment no later than April.
This does not apply to students in the SXI or SCI program.
Please review the attached procedures.
Further guidance can be found behind the Staff Door: https://www.wwcsd.net/staff-door/curriculum-instruction--assessments/special-education/
IEP Completion Reminder
All annual IEPs are to be completed 30 days in advance of their due date. This is the expectation.
If there is a 3-Year/REED date that precedes the annual, then you must complete both in advance of the 3-year date.
Three-Year Reevaluation Process
As shared earlier this year, we will no longer waive testing more than one three-year cycle. Please review the updated reevaluation process for the district. Please review this as a team during your department time. Thank you to the committed staff who have supported this work.
Click here to review the Three-Year Reevaluation Process.
Our Recycling Roadrunners are at it again! Our McGrath students work hard to make sure their school is helping to protect the environment. The smiles on their faces show their excitement for the work they are doing. We are all beyond proud of them! Way to go!!!
Come out and support our team! Team spirit wear can be purchased here: https://wwcsdunifiedchampions.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
See below for their game schedule:
- Tuesday, February 7 @ 4:00 p.m. @ Wayne Memorial HS (vs. Belleville)
- Wednesday, February 8 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Howell HS
- Monday, February 13 @ Time TBD @ Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton
For more information about Unified Sports please, click here.
It was an exciting day for the Franklin Middle School students in Mr. Kostecke and Dr. Mullinex's classes prior to winter break. Animal Magic visited with a plethora of exotic animals for the student to see and learn about. Students and staff both loved the experience.
Last Tuesday, our co-teaching leaders led a professional learning session to review the co-teaching models and how to streamline data collection. During the professional learning, we were fortunate to get a glimpse of co-teachers in action. Thank you to all of our staff members for your continued dedication to our scholars.
Wayne RESA POHI/SXI Lunch & Learn
Our next POHI/SXI Lunch & Learn is coming up on Tuesday, February 7 from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8235391101; Meeting ID: 823 539 1101.
The agenda for this meeting includes:
- Welcome & Introductions
- Guest Speaker (Madisen Byrne, Kristine Roush, and Julia Barresi, PTs, Upright Toileting: Downright Dignity, addressing the human right for participation in toileting)
- Networking Time
- Solution Room & updates
Mark your calendars! The last POHI/SXI Lunch & Learn of the year will be held on 4/27/23 from 11:30-12:30 p.m..
Welcome to Our New Members of the Special Education Department!
- Kaylee Bradley - ROOSEVELT
- Hanna Eickholdt - GRAHAM
- Cera Koch - HICKS
- Jayson Macek - STEVENSON
- Sandra Nichols-Felan - TAFT
Announcements and Upcoming Dates
Upcoming Community Forum Meetings
March 22nd- Inclusive Summer Camps and Recreational Activities
April 26th- Transition Services to Adulthood
May 31st- Adaptive Equipment Provider Fair
All Meetings will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Senior Center.
Click here to view the Community Forum flyer