Summer School?

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 11:54pm
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I received a letter from my DS school stating that they thought my DS would benefit from a targeted summer school for reading, writing, math, and social skills. They are offering this school through a grant from a local University.

The school is from 7:30-12:00 M-F for approximately 5 weeks. It takes place at the public school my son currently attends. Students are grouped into classes beginning the first day. Each student has been asked to bring a snack.

Here is my problem (its kinda obvious)...I was in the school office discussing FAAW with the principal yesterday when I ran into the District nurse. I asked her how things were and she said busy. Somehow we got on the subject of some parents wanting a nurse at school during the summer school session and she stated there is no money in the budget for it. I did not mention my DS because I have not yet decided what I wanted to do. I did not want to make a big deal out of it if I have not yet decided what I want to do. We also have the snack issue, epi-pen training issue.

I just feel so burned out from the school year that I was looking forward to not dealing with these issues during the summer. I thought my family needed the summer break to regroup.

However, my son is currently getting an Educational Evaluation to see if he qualifies for additional services under his IEP (he currently receives speech). I is obvious he would benefit from summer school. We are on a holding pattern for his 504/IEP until the testing is finished. That meeting is not scheduled until the end of April.

What do you think? Should I just let this go and forget the whole summer school issue or do you think I should pursue it and try to make it safe. Would you be comfortable in this situation?

Does anyone else have children who attend summer school?

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 2:10am
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[This message has been edited by NicoleinNH (edited June 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 4:11am
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Quote:Originally posted by NicoleinNH:
[b]. . . I assume they would have to follow the same plan as the regular school in regards to your son's allergies. [/b]
This was true in our case. After Mariah received the 504 designation in the spring of '05 she attended the district's 'summer camp'. The 504 team met to apply her accommodations to this new situation/environment and created a Summer Camp Accommodation plan.

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