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  • English Learners (EL)

    CCPS uses an assessment-based approach and promotes equitable learning and assessment practices in order for English learners to attain English language proficiency and demonstrate academic achievement in the content areas. The challenges of acquiring English and content knowledge simultaneously are now magnified as we plan for virtual and hybrid learning environments. Further, they underscore the need for shared responsibility in providing accommodations for ELs to ensure access to the essential curriculum. To ensure success:

    • A process will be established to identify new students as provisional ELs so they can participate in a continuity of learning.
    • EL services will be provided to all identified students at all levels of schooling.
    • Schools will strategically group ELs to ensure access to EL supports.
    • ESOL and content teachers will collaborate to develop scaffolds and supports.
    • ESOL teachers will provide additional assistance to ELs in their content classes.
    • ESOL teachers will design virtual and face-to-face instruction to support Entering and Emerging level, English proficient students.
    • A Technology Help Desk will be made accessible to students and their families.
    • English Learners will be assessed to determine learning gaps and to develop intervention plans, when appropriate.
    • Feedback on student performance will be regularly communicated to students and their families.
    • ESOL teachers will engage and support families to help them in working with their children at home.
  • Questions and Answers for Students with Disabilities

    Will more information be sent out directly related to special education parents?

    Special education teachers and building coordinators will be reaching out to families once the school year begins on September 1st. If you have specific questions, please call your school’s administration. 

    How will IEP meetings be held?

    IEP meetings will continue to be held virtually using Google Meets until all students return to school. Building Coordinators will reach out to families to schedule mutually agreed upon times.  

    How will services for special education students take place?

    Students will receive their special education services through small group or individual instruction using Blackboard Collaborate video conferencing.  Special education teachers and related service providers will collaborate with general education teachers and related service providers to coordinate schedules and will contact families directly.

    If my child was referred for special education, how will assessments be completed?  

    School Psychologists and related services providers will contact families to schedule assessments.  Assessments will be administered in the school setting following CDC guidelines.

    If my child with disabilities is due for a reevaluation, how will the re-evaluation be completed?

    School psychologists and related service providers will contact families to schedule the reevaluation assessment.  Assessments will be administered in the school setting following CDC guidelines.

    If my child with disabilities IEP includes paraprofessional assistance or support how will it be provided?

    Special Education teachers will collaborate with general education teachers to outline the ways in which paraprofessionals will support virtual instruction, executive functioning, and social-emotional support.  If your child is receiving face to face instruction, the paraprofessional will provide support in the classroom environment.


  • Gifted and Talented (G/T)

    • Gifted and Talented services will be provided to all identified elementary and middle school students.
    • G/T teachers will work collaboratively with classroom teachers to develop instructional materials, strategies, and techniques that address the unique needs of G/T students.
    • G/T teachers will design virtual instructional opportunities for G/T students.
    • Feedback on student performance will be regularly communicated to students and their families.