School Environment, Social-Emotional Health, Curriculum, & Special Education

  • Will musical practices take place?

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    To engage students in performance, we will be utilizing outdoor spaces to practice, as the weather permits. We have also purchased the recommended safety equipment outlined by CHOP’s Policy Lab to allow students to play and sing. Time limits will be in place to reduce aerosol particle distribution.

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  • Will there be concerts this year?

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    Although we will not have the traditional face to face concerts that many have enjoyed in the past, we will look to showcase the musical talents of our students in various ways over the course of the year. The music department is working with building and district leadership to find ways in which we can safely showcase that talent over the course of the year.

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  • Will GVSD still provide music instruction to students?

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    The music program will be delivered to the fullest extent possible.

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  • Are there any parent resources available to support students in this environment?

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    Yes. Our counselors developed a list of resources that are designed to support families. Please visit our website at https://www.gvsd.org/domain/1383

     

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  • Are children with IEPs and 504 plans being considered for any in-person instruction?

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    Yes, based on the individual needs of the student. No student would be brought into school before September 22.

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  • What supports will be in place for students with IEPs or special learning/emotional needs?

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    Personal care assistants and support staff will continue to support the implementation of IEPs. IEP goals will be met via the instructional models provided (virtual and/or hybrid).

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  • How will communication with the families of special education students occur?

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    We strive to be timely in our response to parent inquiries and requests. Communication will happen on a case by case basis, depending on the needs of the child when teachers and service providers return on August 24.

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  • How will you address additional social-emotional support students may need this school year?

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    A proactive approach is important to minimize the mental health impact of school closures upon students’ return to school.

    When foreseeable, schools shall make every effort to address known sources of distress and extend flexibility within existing administrative procedures, understand the importance of providing resources, tools, and services to the social-emotional needs of students, have an increased focus on social/emotional well-being and mental health supports.

    Specific carved out times will be created to address the social-emotional needs of students.

    Social-emotional learning targets have been integrated into our virtual learning plans.

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