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To discuss early intervention and assessment, contact your school principal.

 

For questions or help with your child's IEP, contact your case manager.

 

For questions beyond the school site, your assigned program specialist.

 

EILEEN DUARTE

Executive Administrative Assistant

805.306.4500 Ext. 4302

 

SEAN GOLDMAN

Assistant Superintendent Student Support Services

805.306.4500  Ext. 4302

Simi Valley Schools Thanks Our Community Partners

Our community partners such as the Simi Valley Days Fair and Studio Movie Grill volunteer to provide activities for our students with special needs. Events such as Fair Day and special movie screenings provide ensure access to all children in Simi Valley.

Special Education

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Specialized Academic Instruction is provided to students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities based on their Individual Education Plan. These services may be delivered in the general education classroom as well as in special education classrooms.

A Special Education disability means, according to §§300.530-300.536, a child having one or more conditions including intellectual disabilities, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, emotional disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, or other health impairment, a specific learning disability, a deaf or blind student, or students with multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, need special education and related services.

In addition to the eligibility criteria noted above, please note that California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 5 states:

3030. A pupil shall qualify as an individual with exceptional needs, pursuant to Section 56026 of the Education Code, if the results of the assessment as required by Section 56320 demonstrate that the degree of the pupil's impairment as described in Section 3030 (a through j) requires special education in one or more of the program options authorized by Section 56361 of the Education Code. The decision as to whether or not the assessment results demonstrate that the degree of the pupil’s impairment requires special education shall be made by the individualized education program team, including assessment personnel in accordance with Section 5634(d) of the Education Code. The individualized education program shall take into account all the relevant material available on the pupil. No single score or product of scores shall be used as the sole criterion for the decision of the individualized education program team as to the pupil's eligibility for special education.

For more information, contact your local school or the Simi Valley Unified School District Student Support Services Department at 805-306-4500 ext. 4302, or email Eileen Duarte .

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Unique Curriculum

Simi Valley teachers have been trained to provide UNIQUE Curriculum to their students. They are excited about the past six months with UNIQUE, which is aligned to teaching students with a unique range of needs our California State Content Standards.

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Extended School Year

Extended School Year (ESY) is available to students who, as determined by an IEP team require this service to prevent regression in skills over the summer break. ESY is not meant for day care or credit recovery.

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