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Special Education

Welcome

 

The special education department is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and services to students with disabilities and their families.

 

About Special Education

 

Special education ensures that the unique needs of students with disabilities are met through additional services, supports, programs, specialized placements, or environments. The core purpose of special education is to provide specially designed instruction and intervention, as well as to give students with disabilities access to the same educational programs and/or activities that are available to their non-disabled peers. 

 

Special Education Process

 

There are five steps in the special education process:

1. Referral for Assessment

2. Assessment

3. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting

4. Determination

5. IEP Review

 

Supports and Services

 

The division of special education provides a range of program and related services to students found

eligible for special education. Special education services are provided to eligible students at no cost to families.

 

Important Message from our Special Education Staff

 

The El Centro Elementary School District continues to be committed to providing educational services and supports for all students, including our students with disabilities, during the school closure due to the COVID-19 coronovirus pandemic. In light of Governor Newsom’s stay-at-home Executive Order, which went into effect Friday, March 20, 2020, all students must be served in the home setting. The District will be delivering quality educational opportunities for all students, including students with disabilities, through Distance Learning (i.e., where the student and teacher are in different locations) that can be implemented consistent with social distancing requirements ordered by health officials. This will be done in accordance with guidelines and advisories issued by the California Department of Education. Your child’s teacher, case manager, and/or service providers will follow up with you on the details of how this will be implemented. Further modifications may be needed as Distance Learning is implemented in order to provide your child access to educational services.

 

Please check the District website for resources and updates. These will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.  

 

Distance LEarning

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Special Education Resources

 

Below is a link to a list of websites and applications that teachers in our district may be using, and that you might find beneficial. Due to the COVID-19 school closure, many websites provide learning resources without a fee. However, parents are cautioned that free access to the learning materials (downloads. videos, etc.) may be momentary and that potential fees can incur after a specific date. These websites of interest follow The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to ensure the privacy and safety of your children.  

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EkcQo_oHf1t0-KrmH4rFF--H4UcXqHZv9ATbSzM0GQY/edit#gid

 

 

Resources to help families support students during school closure can be found in the following webpage organizations. 

 

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

 

California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)

 

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

 

Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

 

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

 

KidsHealth

 

 

Kids reaching out

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Counseling Supports

(Social Communication and Behavior Skills)

 

The ECESD School Counselors and School Psychologist have created online counseling corners on Google Classrooms. In order to access them students must be enrolled in the El Centro Elementary School District and have a school-issued Google account. Counseling corners are listed by school and grade level. New activities and lessons are posted weekly.  

 

De Anza Magnet School

Explorer’s Counselor Corner

Grades: 7th and 8th

Google Classroom Code: gc6qdfe

 

De Anza Magnet School and Desert Garden Elementary School

United Counselor's Corner

Grades: 6th

Google Classroom Code: lgtsif5

 

De Anza Magnet School and Desert Garden Elementary School

United Counselor's Corner

Grades: 4th through 5th

Google Classroom Code: sawpzs3

 

De Anza Magnet School and Desert Garden Elementary School

United Counselor's Corner

Grades: TK through 3rd  

Google Classroom Code: pncucuh

 

Harding Elementary School

Harding Eagles Counseling Corner

Grades: K-6th

Google Classroom code: zym4bw4

 

Hedrick Elementary School

Hedrick Counseling Corner

Grades: K-6th

Google Classroom Code: np5ehyc

 

Imperial Valley Home School Academy

IVHSA Counseling Corner

Grades: K to 6th

Google Classroom Code: xebskj

 

Kennedy Middle School

KMS Cares Counselor’s Corner

Grades: 7th and 8th

Google Classroom Code: vitwyun

 

Lincoln School

Ms. Alvarez’s Counseling Spot

Grades: K-6th 

Google Classroom Code: jqv3bx7

 

Martin Luther King Elementary School

Mlk Cares Counselor's Corner

Grades: 5th & 6th

Google Classroom Code: thln4mz

 

Martin Luther King Elementary School

Mlk Cares Counselor's Corner

Grades: 3rd & 4th

Google Classroom Code: gregbnj

 

Martin Luther King Elementary School

Mlk Cares Counselor's Corner

Grades: Tk through 2nd

Google Classroom Code: 4r2lzsk

 

Martin Luther King Elementary School 

Ms. Alvarez’s Counseling Spot

Grades: K-6th 

Google Classroom Code: jqv3bx7

 

McKinley Elementary School

Counselor's Corner

K-6th grade

Google Classroom Code: z5oqd5e

 

Sunflower School

Ms. Alvarez’s Counseling Spot

Grades: K-6th 

Google Classroom Code: jqv3bx7

 

Washington Elementary School

Washington Bears Counselor’s Corner

Grades : 5th and 6th

Google Classroom Code: mnef3c4

 

Washington Elementary School

Washington Bears Counselor’s Corner

Grades: 3rd and 4th  

Google Classroom Code: gy5x765

 

Washington Elementary School

Washington Bears Counselor’s Corner

Grades: TK through 2nd   

Google Classroom Code: nqnjtft

 

Wilson Junior High School

Warrior Counselor’s Corner

Grades: 7th and 8th

Google Classroom Code: ufdzsfb

 

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Janice Lau, Director 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Hernandez,Secretary

(760) 352-5712 ext. 8533 

 

Records Requests

Requests for Student Records must be made in writing and faxed directly to the special education office at (760) 370-3221 or emailed to shernandez@ecesd.org