Special Education Department K-12

Parent Newsletter - February 2021

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Greyhound Families,

Thank you for taking the time to engage with us through this month's newsletter. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. Welcome to a new year. Although we don't know what the future holds, we will go through it together. A new feature we have added to the monthly newsletter is a link to a parent feedback form. This form allows all parents and guardians to provide us feedback, questions, parent training topics, or concerns regarding special education. We would also like to welcome Lauren Zima as the new Supervisor of Special Education for SASD. Her start date is March 1st. We also look forward to seeing all of our students back on February 22.

Thank you!

Bethany Bridges

Interim Supervisor of Special Education

Special Education Parent/Guardian Feedback Form

Platform for parents to voice concerns, ask questions, or provide feedback.

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Dates To Remember

February 15 - No school

February 22 - Students K-12 return to school for face to face instruction. 4 days per week or hybrid will be determined on 2/12.

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We will not be holding in-person Parent-Teacher Conferences this year. Teachers will continue to communicate with parents regularly regarding student progress. If parents have questions or concerns about their child's report card or academic progress please be sure you reach out to your child's teacher and schedule a virtual or phone conference at anytime throughout the school year.
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Parent Training Opportunities

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The ABC's of IEP's

IEP - Individualized Education Plan

  • The document created by the student's IEP team (typically including the parent, teachers, and principal or special education director) that outlines the accommodations, modifications, and goals a student will receive to support their learning needs
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Technology got you down?

See below for some helpful videos to navigate Skyward!
Kami Student Tutorial

Kami is a Google Extension that is a PDF editor that allows teachers and students to digitally utilize documents as they would with traditional pen and paper.

Skyward Family Toolkit

Click on the above link for some helpful videos to navigate Skyward!

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SASHS Homework Help Google Classroom

SASHS Google Homework Help Classroom -- 2:30pm - 3:30 pm --The Class Code is 62orajm *Monday- English support/tutoring *Tuesday- World Language support/tutoring *Wednesday- Science support/tutoring Face-to Face Rm 37

Social Skills Class for Children

CPARC Advocacy is in the process of developing a monthly, virtual socialization class for children, with activities and lessons to help learn and practice social skills. To set up and organize groups/sessions we are seeking the following information:

Age of child & diagnosed developmental disability

If you are interested in this opportunity for your child please respond back to ljohnson@cparc.org.

Professionals and Providers who have clients/students in mind that could benefit from this resource please share with families.

Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition

Click on the SCRC button above to access COVID-19 Assistance. Confused about applying for benefits? SCRC COVID Social Worker can help you apply for benefits, local financial assistance and provide ongoing case management.

PA Parent and Family Alliance

Click on the button above to see updated resources providing assistance for parents and family members of children (up to age 26) with mental health issues.The goal of the PA Parent and Family Alliance is to guide families in finding a way forward.

SASD Camp Champ

Follow this link to SASD's own mindfulness website! Find fun tools to relax and train your brain.

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Transition News

Secondary Transition Coordinator - Kristin Line
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Supervisors Corner

Greyhound Families,

We hope you are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Peggy Crider retired on 1/1/21 and we wish her all the best in this next stage. Please contact Bethany for all matters moving forward. I want to welcome Lauren Zima to SASD. She was board approved as the new Supervisor of Special Education. Thank you for all of your continued support and encouragement. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working together as a team.

Greyhound Pride,

Bethany Bridges

Mrs. Bethany Bridges

Assistant Supervisor of Special Education

504 Coordinator