Meeting Diverse Student Needs

  • Meeting Diverse Student Needs Students with IEPs/504s

    Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504s will receive accommodations and modifications specific to that student’s plan. Special Education teachers will support the design of appropriate instruction. IEP/504 meetings will continue to be held with families, and IEP Teams will ensure appropriate revisions are made for learning in a virtual environment as necessary. This could include consideration of additional assistive technology. The full continuum of special education programming may not be available in a fully-online setting. The IEP team will meet to consider the request for virtual enrollment.


    English Learners

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers will support the design of instruction and provide opportunities for students to practice English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Interpretation and translation resources will be used, to the extent possible, to communicate with families in the home language as well as in English.

    Interpreters and translators work in collaboration with the district, schools, and teachers to support communication with English learners and multilingual families. Communication is shared through many different means including the WDMCS website, district app, email, text message, phone call, and direct mailing.


    Gifted/Talented Learners

    Gifted/Talented students will receive services from Gifted/Talented specialists through Personalized Education Learning Plan (PELP) monitoring and/or one-on-one support. Gifted/Talented specialists will collaborate with general education teachers to provide appropriate support for Gifted/Talented students in the online environment.


    Students At-Risk

    A variety of resources will be used to connect students with counselors, administrators, family engagement coordinators, and others to help keep students engaged and supported. The WDMCS Student Support Process will support academic, behavior and/or social-emotional interventions, as identified for individual students.

Last Modified on April 12, 2021