Dear Cohoes Families,
While schools are closed per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, the school district must ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to learning opportunities provided to general education students. To the greatest extent possible and appropriate, each student with a disability will be provided special education supports to help ensure a lack of regression in learned skills while away from school.
You can expect your child’s special education teacher and related service providers to be in contact via phone, email, class Dojo, Schoology, or other virtual connections. Teachers and related service providers will be providing a variety of resources, materials, and activities that will be designed to continue to allow your child to work on academic skills and activities they were working on prior to the school closure. They are available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have with accessing the materials or information shared. There will be no in-person therapy or services provided during the school closure.
Upon the reopening of schools, we will resume regular programming and services. We will work with you and your child’s educational team to determine appropriate next steps. Please continue to regularly check the district’s website for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We look forward to having your children back in school as soon as possible.
Erin Hill and Karen Ronesi