Continuity of Learning Plan
BOCES 2 Department for Exceptional Children’s plan includes programs that serve a wide range of students with disabilities including:
- Work-based learning
- Center-based HS
- Autism Spec. Disorders
- Behavior Management
- Medically Fragile
|6:1:2 Autism Spec. Disorders||8:1:2 Intensive Management|
|8:1:1 Communications and Social Skills|
All instruction will be aligned to NYS Standards, and delivered by appropriately certified NYS teachers. For preschool and district-based school aged special education classrooms, integration and mainstreaming will continue. Ongoing formative and summative evaluation (appropriate to the levels and functioning of each student), will occur to monitor student progress with academics and I.E.P. goals.
All special education programs will begin the year with in-person instruction.
Students will be in-person 4 days per week following a class schedule designed to minimize transitions between spaces.
Where component school districts can provide BOCES 2 with adequate space in which to social distance, students will return to full day, in-person instruction four days per week, with remote instruction one day per week. Students will follow a typical school day schedule.
In the event that component school districts cannot provide BOCES 2 with adequate space in which to social distance, students will be divided into two cohorts (attending two full days, in person for instruction), with remote instruction three days per week. Instruction will be delivered 5 days per week (may be synchronous and/or asynchronous, but generally following a typical school day schedule) using Zoom and supported by Schoology/Seesaw platforms, and other web-based resources and applications.
In the event that school must be conducted entirely remotely due to COVID-19 situations, synchronous and asynchronous instruction will be delivered 5 days per week using Zoom and supported by Schoology/Seesaw platforms, and other web-based resources and applications.
BOCES 2 integrated preschool classes (special education students integrated with prekindergarten students from the home school district), will operate in accordance with this plan. All home school districts are submitting their own reopening plan in compliance with NYSED, and Monroe County (which has an MOU with NYSED and oversees BOCES programs), will submit a reopening plan to the Office of Early Learning. There are no additional agencies involved in the provision of these programs.
All students who need a device and access to internet will receive them upon request. Families will receive learning tools such as online tutorials, and have direct access to technical support to ensure that all students have equitable access.
Certified teachers will offer office hours to enable parents/students to obtain assistance regarding instruction or technology. Information will be accessible to all in multiple formats.
Teachers and support staff will receive professional development targeted to support equitable learning in the remote/hybrid environment prior to students’ return, and will continue to receive ongoing support in the form of live consultation via Zoom/Teams, online resources, and team meetings that will assist them to transition seamlessly from live to remote instruction (and vice versa) where needed.