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Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,

I hope your family is doing well and staying safe. Your child’s safety and education are of paramount concern for all of us here in the Special Education Department at Malakoff ISD. Although the campuses are physically closed, the district is working hard to ensure your child’s educational needs are being met during this unique time. The technology of remote learning and/or packet learning will allow us to continue to provide instruction for as long as the current situation exists. The remote instruction (including packet instruction) will include any modifications and/or accommodations as set forth in your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Your child’s teacher and any related staff will be communicating with you either by telephone or email to check on your child’s progress and offer assistance.

With respect to therapies, such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy, the service providers will be in contact with you to determine the best way to meet your child’s needs during remote/packet learning. If your child has an Auditory Impairment (AI), your child’s AI teacher will be contacting you with resources regarding instruction and assignments.

If your child’s annual ARD meeting is due during this time, the ARD meeting will be held either by telephone or virtually through ZOOM, or some other program. (Most of the Annual Meetings for Malakoff ISD have already been held.)

You can also access additional resources for your child at our web-site https://sites.google.com/malakoffisd.org/at-home-learning/.You will need to select “More” at the top of the page and then select “Special Education” to access those resources. We will be updating it frequently. he resources provided are in an effort to help our students stay connected in meaningful ways during this time that address their specific needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our department now or in the future for and concerns you may have.

Please stay well and take care of our kids!

Sincerely,

Laura Holcombe

Director of Special Programs