Families are planning for what that their child’s return to school will look like this fall.
Michigan Alliance for Families has gathered these parent, community, and student resources.
The decision to allow or not allow in-person learning won’t be made until just before the school year begins. Under the Return to School Roadmap, districts are developing plans for different scenarios depending on what phase of “Safe Start” we are in.
Parents should review their district’s plan and any associated documents.
- NEW: Guidance to Address Return to Learn for Students with IEPs Establishes special education priority topics for the 2020-2021 school year and provides answers to questions MDE has received. (8/26)
- MDE-OSE video resource on Foregone Learning and Recovery Services guidance documents (8/25)
- Updated handouts and recordings from our Return to School Resources webinars (9/23)
Resources related to the pandemic:
- Return to School Resources Resources to assist with finding your district’s plan, making decisions for your child with an IEP/IFSP, planning for success, and problem solving.
- Foregone Learning and Recovery Services Additional services districts may provide to students with IEPs to address the loss of learning resulting from the school shutdown in March 2020.
- Resources for Distance Learning with an IEP Strategies to support your child with disabilities during distance learning
- Special Education Services During COVID-19 Special education services during the pandemic will look different, and your child may have additional needs to consider.
- Documentation/ Keeping Track for Parents Keep track of events and conversations to be better prepared for conversations about extended school year, recovery services, and compensatory education. Includes suggestions of how and what to log.
- IEP Meetings During COVID-19 Tips for participating in virtual IEP meetings.
- Special Education Evaluation During COVID-19 Virtual evaluations, timelines, and extensions.
- Early On® Services During COVID-19 Information and resources related to early childhood services
- Transitioning to Adulthood During COVID-19 IEP teams have a unique opportunity to create meaningful distance learning activities at home for transition-age students.
- Helping Your Child Understand COVID-19 Find social stories and other supports for anxiety and mental health.
- COVID Glossary A quick look at new words and phrases being used.
- Guidance and Resources from the State and Federal Government Executive Orders, MDE Guidance, and other State and Federal information
- Additional Families Needs Internet Access, Food Support, 211.