Information and Updates during COVID-19


 

COVID INFORMATION

Send us your Questions or Concerns: The Federation would like to know how families are interacting with their schools and how we can best serve our families.          Call us: 617-236-7210 or 800-331-0688 and Family TIES: 800-905-8437  Email: info@fcsn.org or go to Online Intake Form: https://fcsn.org/ptic/call-center/call-center-intake-form/ Follow the Federation on Facebook @fcsnfb and watch our daily Livestream! We are now located in The Schrafft Center Federation for Children with Special Needs
529 Main Street, Suite 1M3 Boston, MA 02129 Phone: (617) 236-7210, (800) 331-0688 (in MA) Fax: (617) 241-0330 Email: fcsninfo@fcsn.org 
DESE
  • Guidance of Fall 2020 Special Education Services (7/9/20) On July 9th DESE issued a supplement to the Initial Fall Reopening Guidance by providing further information on supporting students with disabilities during the upcoming school year. School districts need to develop three fall re-open plans (in-person, remote or hybrid models), but under any model, students must receive all IEP services, although they may look different due to safety and health requirements. Some groups of students have been identified as high needs requiring districts to make every effort to provide in-person instruction. Parents have to right to choose remote learning at home if they have safety concerns.
  • Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance (6/25/20) This latest guidance prioritizes getting students safely back to school in person, following a comprehensive set of health and safety requirements. The Department is also requiring schools to create hybrid learning plans to teach students in-person and remotely on alternating schedules, and to have robust remote learning plans in place, should those alternate learning models be needed.
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