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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

April 3, 2020

As we work through the process of developing systems for Learning at Home within the Upper Grand District School Board community, we want you to know that we are very aware this will be a challenging time for some of our students.  

As a board, we are actively planning ways to ensure that students have access to technology and devices, SEA technology devices, as well as hands-on based learning ideas.  We have been strategically looking at how best to support our students’ learning needs as well as their mental health and well-being with recognition that distance learning is not ideal for every student or an option for everyone.  

As we work through our plans for Learning at Home, we want you to know that school-based Special Education staff and support staff, as well as our full Board Program Services team, are all working collaboratively alongside school administrators and classroom teachers to provide access to meaningful learning opportunities for our students. 

In the coming week families will be contacted by their classroom teacher and school Special Education Resource Teachers to ensure that students with special needs and families with limited access to technology or the internet are well supported as we implement Learning at Home. 

We will continue to share additional information as our Learning at Home program evolves. 

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