2021-22 Return to Learning Plan » Continuity of Services

Continuity of Services

This plan is currently a draft, and is subject to change as required by changes to circumstances and local, state, and federal laws and regulations
 
The Goshen Local School District has worked to make sure that all stakeholders were informed of the district’s mitigation plans for COVID-19 and to gain support for the implementation of the mitigation plans. The district has a plan for dealing with the COVID-19 virus among students which is guided by the local health department and can ensure the continuity of all services. The District has hired a Family Engagement Specialist, began a partnership with Catalyst while continuing partnership with Child Focus, contracted with Behavior Specialist and acquired the services of a Facility Dog to help with the social, mental health, and other needs of students and staff. The District will continue to refine current practices and programs, such as; Second Step, PBIS, MTSS, etc.
 
Scenario 1: Full Return: In-person learning for all students.
Mental Health
  • Adult Self-care
  • Re-energize location in each building for staff
  • Regular check ins with staff
  • Communicate short-term district staff support as needed
  • Building and sustaining relationships
  • Building resiliency through social and emotional learning
  • Supporting Behavior
  • Trauma Sensitive Practices
  • School Counselors
  • Small groups: stress, anxiety, divorce, substance abuse
  • Student check ins
  • Family Engagement Specialist:
  • Attendance - Proving Ground: Connect to families/students who are not engaged in school
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Parent Learning Series/Family Supports
  • Mental Health Agency/District Coordinator
  • Prevention- Child Focus
  • On-Site Therapy Services- Catalyst Counseling, Child Focus, District Therapist (JT)
  • Hope Squad at GHS & GMS
  • Facility dog to support emotional well-being
  • Fernside Grief Counseling
  • Building supports/check in with students who are returning from online learning to support academic, social and mental health needs

Social Emotional Learning
  • Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Standards
  • Second Step (MC/SES) and Safer Smarter Schools (SES) SEL programs
  • School Counselors
  • Small groups: stress, anxiety, divorce, substance abuse
  • Student check ins
  • Family Engagement Specialist
  • Hope Squad/Hope Week
  • Class meetings
  • PBIS lessons - Warrior Up theme - initial lessons with refreshers throughout year, positive reinforcements, conversations/reteach opportunities
  • PBIS Committees
  • GHS - Random Acts of Kindness team
  • GHS - screening surveys, Students Supporting Students - inclusionary practices, Signs of Suicide programs.
  • GMS - Tribe Time
  • District Outreach Activities- Pizza in the Park, etc.
  • Utilize surveys to keep a pulse on school climate
  • Ascend Academy for at risk students
 
Food Service
  • Provide free summer lunch program for students/community members up to age 18 - Weekly pick up in the district
  • Provide district-wide free breakfast for students enrolled in GLSD for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Provide district-wide free lunch for students enrolled in GLSD for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Provide balanced meals following guidelines
  • Encourage families to fill out the Free/Reduced Lunch Application
 
Accomodation for IEPs with respect to safety policies
  • IEP meetings may remain virtual.
  • Keep the IEP up-to-date and ensure delivery of special education and related services as indicated by IDEA.
  • Serve students with IEPs while following safety procedures and utilizing safety tools including larger spaces, barriers, distancing, etc.
  • Create clear expectations as well as provide communication with students/parents in regard to minutes, goals, progress monitoring and delivery model.
  • Clear communication to parents of the procedures for student referrals and evaluations to determine the eligibility for special education and related services or a 504 Plan as required by Federal and State law will be continuous.
  • To address learning needs and the impact of COVID-19, Intervention Specialists progress monitor based on goals and provide data driven instruction and interventions as a priority to close gaps due to the pandemic. ( to include accelerating learning through tutoring and additional learning opportunities as determined to best serve student needs).
 
Physical Health
  • GLSD promotes a healthy learning environment incorporating prevention strategies to promote the physical well-being of students.
  • GLSD provides two school nurses as well as health aides to provide care in school buildings.
 
 
Scenario 2: Remote learning only
Mental Health
Adult Self-care
Regular check ins with staff/communication
Building and sustaining relationships
Building resiliency through social and emotional learning
Trauma sensitive Practices
School Counselors
Student check ins
Family Engagement Specialist:
Attendance - Proving Ground: Connect to families/students who are not engaged in school
 
Social Emotional Learning
Parent Learning Series/Family Supports
Mental Health Agency/District Coordinator
Prevention Services- Child Focus
Therapy Services- Catalyst Counseling, Child Focus, District Therapist (JT)
District Outreach Activities- Family Engagement Specialist & SROs check ins with vulnerable or disconnected families
Social Emotional Learning
Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Standards
School Counselors
Student/family check ins
Family Engagement Specialist
PBIS lessons - Warrior Up theme - initial lessons, positive reinforcements
PBIS Committees
GHS - screening surveys
Provide students and families with additional support for students who struggle with technology to reduce stress/anxiety
 
Food Service
Provide free summer lunch program for students/community members up to age 18 - Weekly pick up in the district
Provide free lunch program for students - Weekly pick up in the district
Provide balanced meals following guidelines
Encourage families to fill out the Free/Reduced Lunch Application
 
Accomodation for IEP’s with respect to safety policies
Keep the IEP up-to-date and ensure delivery of special education and related services as indicated by IDEA.
Put a Remote Learning Plan in place if remote for an extended period of time.
Continuous Intervention Specialist communication/check ins with families
Intervention Specialists provide direct instruction through Google Meet individually or in small groups.
Intervention Specialists progress monitor based on goals.
Intervention Specialists involve Family Engagement Specialists and outside agencies as needed (eg. non engagement behaviors by parent/student).
Remove technology barriers for families by providing support/instruction on how to access academic content and progress measures (Progressbook/Google Classroom/Google Meets).
 
Physical Health
GLSD promotes a healthy learning environment incorporating prevention strategies to promote the physical well-being of students.
GLSD provides two school nurses as well as health aides to provide care in school buildings.