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ESY SUMMER 2020

UPDATED 6/22/2020 

ESY 2020 – Program Informational Letter

Maine Township HSD 207 is conducting Extended School Year (ESY) services for the summer of 2020 via an online E-Learning format. There is no fee for the program and we will run from Monday, June 15 through Thursday, July 23rd during the hours of 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and there will be no sessions on Fridays. *Note that the four (4) hours of daily instruction will be a combination of synchronous learning (i.e. online in real-time) and asynchronous learning (i.e. occurring through appropriate online channels without real-time interaction).

Our staff will include Special Education Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist, Psychologists, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and other related service personnel. The purpose of ESY is to help students maintain current skill levels and to continue working toward their individual IEP goals. In order to participate in ESY, the student’s ‘active IEP’ must indicate a need for ESY services determined by the IEP team.

Detailed information will be sent to registered families via email (School Messenger) and will be posted at this link: ESY 2020 – Communication Archive

Sincerely,

Edward Pieczynski
Assistant Director of Special Education

Extended School Year (ESY) is defined as special education and related services that are provided to a child with a disability beyond the normal school year of the public agency in accordance with the child’s IEP and at no cost to the parents of the child (ISBE 2005).  The purpose of ESY is to help students maintain current skill levels and to continue working toward individual IEP goals.

ESY 2020 INFORMATION

ESY LOCATION: Online via E-Learning

ESY DATES: June 15 – July 23, 2020 (4 days/week Monday-Thursday)  

ESY TIMES: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Note that the four (4) hours of daily instruction will be a combination of synchronous learning (i.e. online in real-time) and asynchronous learning (i.e. occurring through appropriate online channels without real-time interaction). 

Week 1 June 15-18 | Week 2 June 22-25 | Week 3 June 29-July 2 | Week 4 July 6-9 | Week 5 July 13-16 | Week 6 July 20-23

2020 ESY STAFF: 
Teachers: Allison Cole, Maureen Kudlik, Abby Lynch, Sandy LaPointe, Jake Nesler, Karina Shimkos, Bekah Van Wolvelear
Related Service Providers: Tami Hegadorn, SLP; Bonnie Nield, SLP; Brenda Westmorland, OT; Danielle David, PT; Jen Duncan, Vision/O&M; Sophia Olton-Weber & John Park, Counseling
Teacher Assistants: Chris Baird, Nataiya Brewton, Tom Drugas, Matt O’Malley, Eric Santiaguillo, James Waldvogel
Office Staff: Kris Jobski, Ann Feldkamp, Ed Pieczynski

ESY 2020 ONLINE STUDENT REGISTRATION PROCESS

NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS: Parents of a student that requires ESY services per their ‘Active IEP’ received a registration Email on Friday, May 8, 2020, with a link to complete the online registration form.  We have extended the deadline to complete the form to WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020, in order for the district to finalize class and service assignments. At this time the registration link has been shut down. To inquire about ESY information please contact Ed Pieczynski, Assistant Director of Special Education via email [email protected].