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What is ESY? Extended School Year
ESY (Extended School Year) services are not the same thing as “summer school”. ESY services are specialized instruction or related services that are part of your child’s IEP and should have been discussed in your child’s ARD meeting. Typically, students who are eligible for ESY are those who have regressed during a regularly scheduled break (like winter or spring breaks, or over the summer) and have a demonstrated history of difficulty recouping previously learned skills or behavior.
The services are individualized to help each child maintain his skills and not lose the progress he’s made toward his goals. For some kids, this may mean one-on-one tutoring. For others it may be a few sessions of occupational therapy or speech therapy each week. What ESY looks like for your child is a decision made by his ARD committee.
Click HERE to go to the DISD Special Programs A to Z Procedures
How does my child qualify for ESY?
Typically, students who are eligible for ESY are those who have regressed during a regularly scheduled break (like winter or spring breaks, or over the summer) and have a demonstrated history of difficulty recouping previously learned skills or behavior.
What does an IEP team consider to figure out if ESY services are needed?
If your child has a history of regressing and struggling to relearn, the ARD committee will take that into account. If there’s no data, it can be harder to make a decision. But there are some questions the team may ask to help predict how likely he or she is to regress. These include:
Parents are critical members of the ARD committee. Please be prepared to share your observations and data collected on your child.
ESY Program Leadership
Coordinator of Special Programs Instruction & Compliance
CRES | BCES
Jennifer Groves (LEAD)
JSES | LEAD
MJHS | HRES
KELE | DMS
SLES | BMS
KJHS | HRES
Lead ARDC Facilitator and ESY Administrator
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