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In Home Learning Resources - Special Education

April 15, 2020

Dear Families,

Last week following the announcement of school closure through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provided updated guidance to school districts regarding special education services.  OSPI provided to school districts a “Continuous Learning Plan” form for districts to use with all families of students with disabilities.  The Continuous Learning Plan is like a mini-IEP to guide staff and families during the closure of schools.  Special education staff will be contacting you in the next few days to develop this plan together.  Below are items for families to think about in helping to develop the Continuous Learning Plan. 

·       Anticipated needs given in-home learning

·       Goals from the IEP to focus on

·       Services from the IEP to be provided remotely

·       Family needs and communication preferences

o   Needs: device(s), internet, materials, other

o   Type of communication:  email, phone, video

o   Time and day of communication: morning or afternoon

o   Frequency of communication:  weekly, every other week, monthly

To be as efficient as possible to quickly transition to implementation, your student’s IEP case manager will email you a draft plan for your review and input.  Email response to case manager:

1.       No changes

2.       Request changes

3.       Request opportunity to discuss via phone or video conference

We have a quick turnaround with goal to have all Continuous Learning Plans completed by April 29th.  If you have any questions about this process or plan for your student, please email your student’s IEP case manager.  If you have any questions you believe require district level assistance email Special Education

This message will also be available in Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

As a reminder, our Special Education In-home Learning page has the following resources in multiple languages:

·       Family communications

·       Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

·       Resources to support students and families

Stay healthy and safe!


Virtual Learning Resources for Parents - Special Education

Sample Schedules with Resources

If your child receives special education services, a case manager will be contacting you to develop the Continuous Learning Plan (CLP).   Please refer to this Continuous Learning Plan for your child’s services and consult with the special education teacher, speech pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT), and/or physical therapist (PT) for additional guidance.

Related Services Activities - SLP Communication

Related Services Activities - OT & PT

Family Communications