Virtual learning for students with disabilities on snow days

January 29, 2021

I wanted to follow up on some questions I have been receiving on virtual learning for students with disabilities.  The questions have been mainly in reference to virtual snow days.  At the beginning of the year, IEP teams determined if a student could be taught virtually and what the virtual learning would look like on Page I of the IEP.  These determinations should be followed on virtual snow days the same as they would be for any day of virtual learning.  So if Page I of the IEP indicates a student can not learn virtually and needs to be face to face, this has to be carried out on a virtual snow day if you are counting this as a school day for all students.   Sending packets home for a child to complete, would not count as specially designed instruction for the child.  If there is a snow day and you choose to go virtual for that day and a student can not access his/her specially designed instruction, the instructional time outlined for that student on the IEP will need to be made up.

Following page I of the IEP and what the team decided will be the way to carry out services for a child anytime there is virtual learning.  

Please contact Amy Knupp or call at 319-273-8261 if you have any questions. 

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