05.27.20 Sped. Summer Program Notice

posted May 27, 2020, 10:48 AM by Grant Harris   [ updated May 27, 2020, 10:49 AM ]

Dear Parents:


As you are aware, Gloucester Public Schools has closed schools through June 17, 2020, in

response to concerns given the unprecedented situation created by the spread of COVID-19

(Coronavirus). I write now to update you on Special Education Summer Programming. Due to

the closure of schools and the continued risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be

conducting our summer program virtually. A new Individual Service Plan will be sent to you to

document the District’s offer of remote summer services.


The program will run Monday- Thursday for 6 weeks from June 29, 2020- August 6, 2020.


In the coming weeks, you will be contacted to schedule virtual therapies and services that your

child receives as part of the Individual Service Plan. Staff will be reaching out directly through

video chats platforms as ZOOM and Google Meet to provide direct instruction and other

supports and resources remotely. If you’ve any questions prior to the start of the program,

please call me at 978-281-9804.


Please note that this email provides the following:


NOTICE: Gloucester Public Schools special education staff will be connecting with you as

family and students to provide summer special education services remotely.


IMPORTANT: “To the extent that this distance learning activity provides confidential student

information, all participants agree, by participating in this distance learning activity, to refrain

from disseminating any confidential student information about other student participants with

any third parties. By participating in this distance learning experience, consent to this request is

hereby provided.”


EXPECTATION: It is expected that online interactions as ZOOM or Google Meet live

instruction will not be videoed as this risks confidentiality as stated above. In addition, students

are expected to follow all the guidelines in our safe technology usage policy.


Take care and be well,


Patty Wegmann

Director of Special Education Services

2 Blackburn Drive

Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-9804/Fax: 978-281-9899

Email: pwegmann@gloucesterschools.com



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Grant Harris,
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