We are reimagining how to best serve our students receiving special services.
SBLSD is committed to ensuring that our students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are provided their educational services in compliance with state and federal guidelines. We are committed to providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) pursuant to the child’s IEP during the various district stages. Learn more about Special Education services.
SBLSD is committed to ensuring that our students with 504 Plans are provided their educational services in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
504 Meetings: To limit the number of individuals visiting a building, the District encourages 504 meetings to be held virtually. In person 504 meetings may be considered in Stages 2-5 practicing the safety measures in place.
504 Accommodations: Counselors will conduct a review of 504s accommodations at and disseminate the 504 plan to appropriate staff in the beginning of the school year or semester, to determine if the plan’s accommodation is still appropriate to support the student and their needs for the different stages 1-5 and meetings will be held as needed.
English Language Learners
Students who qualify for EL services will continue to access core instruction. This will include live instruction via Zoom and video-based instruction as well as independent work. Language development services will be embedded in the core instruction or provided through small groups or individual sessions during time allotted for intervention.
To meet the specific needs of gifted students, staff will be planning extension and enrichment lessons in the area(s) a child qualifies for Highly Capable Services. These lessons may be provided using Zoom, instructional videos or as an extended assignment. Each week, students will be encouraged to complete critical thinking lessons specific to the Highly Capable program.