District 156 Special Education Updates on E-Learning Days:
As you know, we take great pride in providing your students exceptional educational and therapeutic services. We are also dedicated to keeping all students and staff safe and healthy. District staff, private placements, homebound tutors, and related services continue to follow state and federal guidelines while providing instructional and therapeutic opportunities to all students during school closures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Below are special education updates thus far and resources for students and families. We will continue to update you as information becomes available, changes are made, etc. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions and/or concerns. Be safe and stay healthy!
Becky Covalt, Director of Special Education
Please refer to the district homepage for updated school closure information @ www.dist156.org.
Parent Messages from D156 Special Education Department:
ISBE Special Education Guidance:
ISBE School Closure Guidance:
Occupational Therapy Home Activities and Resources:
Community Resources (social emotional and financial):
Additional On-Line Learning Supports/Resources:
https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/ (functional skills)
Special Education Services
McHenry Community High School District 156 provides a full continuum of services for students who have been identified with having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These services range from support in the general education environment to specialized instructional courses, and/or related services. The goal of special education and related services is to support each child and address their individual needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed in collaboration with students, parents, teachers, and related service staff on a yearly basis minimally. We are committed to providing a supportive environment in which our students with special needs can develop academic, social, emotional, vocational, and life skills.