Special Education FAQs

      • What will my child’s IEP look like if they attend Distance Learning Academy?
        • When case managers return to work the week of August 24th, they will be reaching out to families to discuss IEP services for the 2020-2021 school year. The IEP will have an addendum that will be called a “Contingency Learning Plan.” While the goal is to maintain as many of the IEP services as possible, some components of the IEP/IFSP will change with your child attending the Distance Learning Academy. Specifics about what will change for your child will be discussed as an IEP team.
        • If you have questions between now and August 24th, please reach out to Jennifer Danielson, Special Services Supervisor, at 651-308-6404 or jdanielson@scred.k12.mn.us
      • Will my child’s case manager stay the same?
        • We are monitoring enrollment on a daily basis.  We wish we could give you an answer but at this time we can not and apologize.  We work very hard to balance case manager workloads while also ensuring students receiving special education services are best matched with the special education teacher qualifications.
      • My child is in Early Childhood. Can they enroll in Distance Learning Academy?
        • No.  The distance learning academy serves students K-12. If your child receives special education services and is in Early Childhood, please reach out to your case manager or Dr. Zimmerman at 651-674-1105 or lzimmerm@isd138.org
      • My child attends the Chisago County Schools’ Life Work Center (LWC). Can they enroll in Distance Learning Academy?
        • If your child attends the Chisago County Schools’ Life Work Center, please communicate directly with their case manager or the special services supervisor to discuss what a distance learning model could look like for your child.