SSD Special Education Schools Reopening Status

  • Special Education Schools
    Elementary Age (K-8)
    Ackerman, Litzsinger, Southview

    Special Education Schools
    High School Age
    Neuwoehner, Northview, Southview, Bridges & Vocational Skills Program

    Phase 1 Family Choice with 2 Days in-person learning   Phase 1 Family Choice with 2 Days in-person learning
     Phase 1: Family Choice Hybrid
    Phase 2 Scheduled to Begin January 4, 2021

    Phase 1: Family Choice Hybrid
    Phase 2 Scheduled to Begin January 19, 2021

     

     

SSD Special Education Schools Reopening Planning Overview

  • At its October 13 meeting, the Special School District Board of Education reviewed COVID-19 community health data and considered proposed timelines for the return of students and staff to SSD’s schools and programs. 

    The Board of Education voted to begin phased reopening of SSD’s schools and programs according to the timelines outlined below.

    SSD Special Education Schools – Elementary Age (K-8)

    Ackerman School, Litzsinger School, Southview School

    • Beginning November 9, 2020 – Phase 1: Family Choice Hybrid
      Family choice of 2 days per week in-person learning or 100% distance learning
    • Beginning January 4, 2021 – Phase 2: Family Choice Full-Time
      Family choice of 5 days per week in-person learning or 100% distance learning

    SSD Special Education Schools – High School Age

    Neuwoehner High School, Northview High School, Southview School, Bridges and Vocational Skills Program (VSP)

    • Beginning November 9, 2020 – Phase 1: Family Choice Hybrid
      Family choice of 2 days per week in-person learning or 100% distance learning
    • Beginning January 19, 2021 – Phase 2: Family Choice Full-Time
      Family choice of 5 days per week in-person learning or 100% distance learning

    Phases 1 and 2 for all SSD schools and programs include a family choice option that allows families to choose to participate in our phased reopening or opt to continue distance learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Families wishing to continue distance learning will also have an option to receive related services in-person. Administrators from each SSD school will be contacting families with information about the family choice options on October 14,2020. Families are asked to complete the form and submit their choice by October 19, 2020. 

    Students who attend in-person classes during the phases that include hybrid learning will be divided into two groups — with Group A attending in-person classes on different days than Group B. Plans for how students will be assigned to groups will be shared soon. More detailed information about each phase, including sample schedules for the hybrid learning phases, can be found below. 

    Reopening Phases for SSD’s Special Education Schools & Programs

    There are three phases of reopening for SSD’s special education schools and programs, including Bridges and the Vocational Skills Program. Click on the circles below for more information about each phase.

Special Education School Re-entry Plans

  • SSD administrators are currently updating school re-entry plans with the latest information from county, state and federal health departments, as well as the most recent planning regarding school reopening. As those documents are finalized, you will find links to each school's re-entry plan here. 

  • Ackerman Re-entry Plan
  • Bridges Re-entry Plan
  • Litzsinger Re-entry Plan
  • Neuwoehner Re-entry Plan
  • Northview Re-entry Plan
  • Southview Re-entry Plan
  • Vocational Skills Program Re-entry Plan

Return-to-School Videos for Special Education Schools

  • Ackerman Return-to-School Video
  • Litzsinger Return-to-School Video
  • Neuwoehner Return-to-School Video
  • Northview Return-to-School Video
  • Southview Return-to-School Video