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Welcome to the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District’s Student Services Department.

It is our hope that this new addition to the school website will provide helpful information and timely updates not only in this pandemic period but for years to come.

This page will be developed over time, so please check back for updates, new links, and sections that will include Frequently Asked Questions, Acronyms defined and explained, steps to take, and people to contact as well as Special Education identification processes outlined for your reference. Our most urgent priority is to help parents of students with special needs understand how the District’s 2020-2021 color-coded system may apply to students with IEPs. It is our hope you find this information useful. We welcome your ideas and suggestions for future development.

OVERVIEW:

Special Education Services will follow the District’s coded plan with exceptions made to meet individual student learning needs and to comply with federal guidelines and mandates. Each grade level band has outlined its format for serving students in the “GREEN,” “YELLOW,” and “RED” scenarios.

The following plans were developed with the understanding that plans may need modifications under certain circumstances and that the Health Department has ultimate authority to approve or disapprove.

For 2020-2021: ALL IEP meetings and ETRs will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Teachers will collaborate with parents and the Special Education Director to establish schedules and transportation needs.

PRESCHOOL:

1)When the District goes “YELLOW,” Preschool will continue 4 days per week (T-F) because adult support is “built-in” and decreased student population at the yellow level.

2)When the District goes “RED,” Preschool will build an “Extended School Year” schedule which will allow students to attend in small groups (2-3 students) on a staggered schedule to meet IEP minutes and to provide related services.

ELEMENTARY:

1)Provide face-to-face instruction for 2-3 times per week. A student with 3 IEP goals (e.g. reading, writing, and math) may have at least 3 face-to-face classes in a week. The other two days may include IXL or Lexia.

2)Similar to Preschool, when the District goes “YELLOW,” students will come to school-based upon small groups determined by the teacher. In some instances, a student with an IEP may/or will be encouraged to attend all 4 days. This could include “recovery” services.

3)After-school instruction will be utilized to meet the needs of students who attend remotely and who qualify due to medical issues, etc.

4)Depending upon guidance from the Belmont County Health Department and Ohio Department of Education, when in “RED,” groups will either be smaller or individualized on a staggered schedule.

5)Paper/pencil tasks may be provided where needed. Zoom sessions will be implemented for those students who demonstrate the ability to grasp content with less assistance.

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

1)Grades 5-8 will determine at each grade level, based upon caseloads and individual student needs, how students can and should be divided for the District's “YELLOW” code.

2)Where possible and as determined by need, some grade levels may encourage or require students to attend ALL FOUR days (based upon performance, needs, etc.).

This requirement may also include and qualify as “recovery” services.

3)Teachers will collaborate with parents and the Spec Ed Director to establish schedules and transportation needs.

HIGH SCHOOL:

1)Group A - Freshmen & Sophomores

2)Group B - Juniors & Seniors

3)Where possible and as determined by need, some grade levels may encourage /require students to attend ALL FOUR days (i.e. based upon performance, need for additional review or practice, learning style, needs, work-study schedules, etc.). This requirement could include “recovery” services.

4)Teachers will collaborate with parents and the Special Education Director to establish schedules and transportation needs.