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1 Transitioning from One Level to the Next SEPPAC February, 2012

2 Transitioning This is a verb not a noun This is a verb not a noun It is an action process It is an action process This process involves multiple people This process involves multiple people Successful transitions require much communication Successful transitions require much communication Everyone needs to recognize that transitions are hard and that everyone cares that the student is successful Everyone needs to recognize that transitions are hard and that everyone cares that the student is successful

3 The numbers In we will be transitioning: In we will be transitioning: ECSE to K- 59 program and 15 Speech -Total 74 ECSE to K- 59 program and 15 Speech -Total 74 Elem to MS- 57 Program and 9 Speech – Total 66 Elem to MS- 57 Program and 9 Speech – Total 66 MS to HS- 78 Program and 3 Speech - Total 81 MS to HS- 78 Program and 3 Speech - Total 81 HS to Adult Transition Pgm – Approx Total 16 HS to Adult Transition Pgm – Approx Total 16 There will be at least 237 students transitioning from one level to another in spring, 2012! There will be at least 237 students transitioning from one level to another in spring, 2012!

4 ECSE to Kindergarten This conversation begins when the child begins in an early childhood class This conversation begins when the child begins in an early childhood class It is the Mounds View District expectation that children go to Kindergarten when they are 5 years old and that the elementary programs be ready for them It is the Mounds View District expectation that children go to Kindergarten when they are 5 years old and that the elementary programs be ready for them This expectation is consistent with best-practice research This expectation is consistent with best-practice research

5 ECSE to Kdgn Process Elem receive the ECSE lists in January. The Guide Teachers and the ECSE leadership staff review the students and briefly describe their needs Elem receive the ECSE lists in January. The Guide Teachers and the ECSE leadership staff review the students and briefly describe their needs At this same time, specialists begin observing students that may require a special program other than in their neighborhood school (i.e. InSteps, Stages, WINGS or Bridges) At this same time, specialists begin observing students that may require a special program other than in their neighborhood school (i.e. InSteps, Stages, WINGS or Bridges)

6 ECSE to Kdgn Process Kindergarten Round-Up takes place in early February and the building special education staff are ready to meet parents and/or students Kindergarten Round-Up takes place in early February and the building special education staff are ready to meet parents and/or students Teachers talk to Parents of students who are being considered for a specialized program to determine whether Kindergarten Round-Up is appropriate at this time. Teachers talk to Parents of students who are being considered for a specialized program to determine whether Kindergarten Round-Up is appropriate at this time.

7 ECSE to Kdgn Process During February-March, the ECSE staff meets with each elem school staff at their Child Study meetings to discuss the students that will attend their building for K During February-March, the ECSE staff meets with each elem school staff at their Child Study meetings to discuss the students that will attend their building for K During March- May, elem staff (special education and, sometimes, K teachers) visit the ECSE classes to observe their students During March- May, elem staff (special education and, sometimes, K teachers) visit the ECSE classes to observe their students

8 ECSE to Kdgn Process Individual transition meetings with parents, ECSE and Elem staff occur between February and May Individual transition meetings with parents, ECSE and Elem staff occur between February and May If requested or seen as necessary, parents are provided individual tours and additional meetings with ECSE and Elem staff If requested or seen as necessary, parents are provided individual tours and additional meetings with ECSE and Elem staff

9 Elementary to Middle School Enrollment Information Night meetings are held at each Middle School in January for parents and students where general information is shared Enrollment Information Night meetings are held at each Middle School in January for parents and students where general information is shared Deans visit each Elem school and share registration information with students. Students with IEPs are included in these meetings. Deans visit each Elem school and share registration information with students. Students with IEPs are included in these meetings.

10 Elementary to Middle School By mid-February Middle School (MS) special education staff receive the lists of students on IEPs in grade 5. By mid-February Middle School (MS) special education staff receive the lists of students on IEPs in grade 5. Deans and MS case managers meet with the Elem case managers of students with IEPs to discuss students and determine what individual planning is needed for transition to MS Deans and MS case managers meet with the Elem case managers of students with IEPs to discuss students and determine what individual planning is needed for transition to MS

11 Elementary to Middle School For students with more significant needs, transition planning with the parents, MS and Elem case managers begins. Plans may include individual visits, IEP meetings, transition meetings, meetings with other professionals, etc. For students with more significant needs, transition planning with the parents, MS and Elem case managers begins. Plans may include individual visits, IEP meetings, transition meetings, meetings with other professionals, etc. After the Spring assessments are completed, planning for all other students begin. After the Spring assessments are completed, planning for all other students begin. A tentative schedule is designed for each student based on their performance, data and needs A tentative schedule is designed for each student based on their performance, data and needs

12 Elementary to Middle School Generally, the MS case manager will attend IEP meetings in the spring for each student Generally, the MS case manager will attend IEP meetings in the spring for each student Additional transition meetings are offered to parents of students whose IEPs are not scheduled during this time or at the request of the parent Additional transition meetings are offered to parents of students whose IEPs are not scheduled during this time or at the request of the parent

13 Elementary to Middle School All students visit the Middle School during the spring of 5 th grade. Students with IEPs are included in these visits All students visit the Middle School during the spring of 5 th grade. Students with IEPs are included in these visits Specific or additional visits are scheduled individually with the parents Specific or additional visits are scheduled individually with the parents

14 Elementary to Middle School Actual student schedules are determined and finalized in the summer and are available to parents in late August Actual student schedules are determined and finalized in the summer and are available to parents in late August All sixth graders begin 1 day earlier than the rest of the middle school students All sixth graders begin 1 day earlier than the rest of the middle school students

15 Middle School to High School In January all 8 th graders: In January all 8 th graders: and their parents are invited to a High School Information Night and their parents are invited to a High School Information Night receive registration materials for high school receive registration materials for high school This includes students on IEP This includes students on IEP In February, the HS Deans visit the middle schools to talk about registration with all students In February, the HS Deans visit the middle schools to talk about registration with all students

16 Middle School to High School In January the HS Deans receive the names of the students on IEPs In January the HS Deans receive the names of the students on IEPs During January- March, the MS case managers are discussing options and sharing information with students and their parents During January- March, the MS case managers are discussing options and sharing information with students and their parents In March and April, Special Ed Deans meet with MS case managers to discuss the specific needs of individual students and possible schedules In March and April, Special Ed Deans meet with MS case managers to discuss the specific needs of individual students and possible schedules

17 Middle School to High School During May, all 8 th grade students visit their respective high schools. Students with IEPs attend also, as appropriate During May, all 8 th grade students visit their respective high schools. Students with IEPs attend also, as appropriate Specific or additional visits are scheduled individually with the parents Specific or additional visits are scheduled individually with the parents Throughout April- June the HS case manager or the Dean attend IEP or transition meetings, as appropriate Throughout April- June the HS case manager or the Dean attend IEP or transition meetings, as appropriate

18 Middle School to High School Actual student schedules are determined and finalized in the summer and are available to parents in late August Actual student schedules are determined and finalized in the summer and are available to parents in late August All ninth graders begin 1 day earlier than the rest of the high school students All ninth graders begin 1 day earlier than the rest of the high school students

19 High School to Programs Beginning in 9 th grade a Secondary Transition Plan is written. At this time, and any time during their HS years, an year old program may be discussed with the parents Beginning in 9 th grade a Secondary Transition Plan is written. At this time, and any time during their HS years, an year old program may be discussed with the parents Adult Transition Programs include: Adult Transition Programs include: Career and Life Transition (CLT) program or OGAT Career and Life Transition (CLT) program or OGAT 916 Programs (WELS-No, WELS-So, South Campus, Transitions) 916 Programs (WELS-No, WELS-So, South Campus, Transitions)

20 High School to Programs During Senior year, students being recommended for CLT and their parents take a tour of the CLT programs during the school day while classes are in session. This helps all involved with the planning determine how this program will meet the students’ needs During Senior year, students being recommended for CLT and their parents take a tour of the CLT programs during the school day while classes are in session. This helps all involved with the planning determine how this program will meet the students’ needs

21 High School to programs The HS case manager and the CLT staff attend IEP meetings for students for whom the district is recommending CLT as an year old program. The HS case manager and the CLT staff attend IEP meetings for students for whom the district is recommending CLT as an year old program. At this meeting the team discusses the most recent TRAX/Ten Sigma results, the Transition Planning Inventory (TPI), and other relevant student information to plan for the student At this meeting the team discusses the most recent TRAX/Ten Sigma results, the Transition Planning Inventory (TPI), and other relevant student information to plan for the student

22 High School to Program The team then discusses an IEP (Present levels of performance, secondary transition needs, goals, services, accommodations and placement) The team then discusses an IEP (Present levels of performance, secondary transition needs, goals, services, accommodations and placement) The team determines a start date. Some student start in the summer following 12 th grade The team determines a start date. Some student start in the summer following 12 th grade

23 High School to Program Students attending a transition program do not technically graduate from HS but most will “walk though” graduation with their peers. Students attending a transition program do not technically graduate from HS but most will “walk though” graduation with their peers. High School diplomas are awarded when the team determines they have met their IEP goals or when the student reaches age 21 High School diplomas are awarded when the team determines they have met their IEP goals or when the student reaches age 21

24 High School to Programs Students attending 916 programs follow their transition process Students attending 916 programs follow their transition process


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