April 5, 2020
First of all, we sincerely hope you and your family are doing well and trying to make the best of this difficult and uncertain time. We understand the strain that all families are feeling, especially those families who have students with special needs. We miss our students and are working hard to ensure we provide support. The WHPS Special Services team is working in conjunction with the State Department of Education and the WHPS District Learning Plan Team to provide the best services and support to your child during this time. Here are a few highlights of what’s to come (beginning April 6th and ending May 8th):
For any inquiries regarding Special Education please call the office line @ 405-261-6730 and leave a message. A member of the team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.
There will be an online district resource site that will provide enrichment activities; it will be updated weekly. https://sites.google.com/westernheights.k12.ok.us/extendedlearning
On this resources site, there is a Special Education button; it will have additional resources for parents and caregivers.
Per federal guidance, IEPs and 504s are to be updated – your site Special Education teacher will be in touch to complete that at a mutually agreed upon time
Per SDE guidance – If you have signed permission for a Psycho-Educational Evaluation; your site SPED Coordinator will be in touch. Because of the COVID 19 safety precautions in place, we will complete the testing when school resumes for the 20-21 school year in the buildings. We will continue to provide resources to address questions and concerns that you may have.
Members of the WHPS Special Services Department are available to assist with questions or concerns you may have. Please contact Director of Special Services, Janel Cypert. You can call 405-261-6730 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to make sure we address any questions or concerns as well as ensure your child has the support needed during this time of enrichment activities.