Continuity of Education (during Covid-19 school closures)

Parents and students: the following education plan outlines the services that are available to families during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your social worker or Christine Coia, using the contact information below.

 Continuity of Education Plan

HMS SCHOOL

President: Tom Quinn      Director of Education – Christina Coia

Address: 4400 Baltimore Avenue   Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email: Tom Quinn-tquinn@hmsschool.org     Christina Coia-ccoia@hmsschool.org

Phone:HMS-215-222-2566,   C. Coia-215-783-3879

Website: hmsschool.org

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Goal of Plan:  To keep HMS students involved with teachers, therapists, and peers in working on IEP goals and objectives.  To continue to provide a framework for school community.

Overview of Plan:  HMS teachers and therapists will provide group and individual instructional activities for all students.  

Classroom activities with teacher and entire class 2X week for 30-40 minutes via Zoom,  One individual teacher-student session for 30 minutes each week via Zoom.  Functional Life Skills Teacher to join classroom groups.

Therapies:   2x a week 30-40 minutes, Individual sessions of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech/Language Therapy. 

Music Therapy 1X week 45 minutes group session

Vision Support techniques for families by our TVI to be posted on HMS You Tube account.

Physical therapy suggestions for positioning and equipment adaptations to be posted on HMS You Tube account.

  Continuity of Education Plan

Therapeutic Recreation/school-wide socialization on Friday afternoons 1 hour.

Enrichment activities art, science experiments, jokes, stories read by staff are updated on HMS Facebook page.

YOGA for HMS students and their families and a stress relief class for parents and caregivers.  Each class will be offered live on Saturdays (as requested by families) and archived for review at their leisure.

Expectations for teaching and learning:  Delivery of services to be individualized based on student’s level of independence.

Teachers and therapists to identify with families most appropriate times and methods of instruction.

Flexibility in revising service delivery model.

Communication Tools and Strategies:  Prior to beginning virtual education, HMS social workers contacted each family to be sure they had a means of accessing  instruction,  They also provided detailed directions of how to access Zoom and private Facebook groups as well as HMS you Tube.

 Use of student switches, communication devices.  Providing instruction to parent or caregiver assisting with sessions on effective techniques and rudimentary training. Communicating expectations of expected student participation.

  Continuity of Education Plan

Access: (Devices, Platforms, Handouts: Primary access is via Zoom meetings.  Private Facebook groups as well as emails and phone calls are also used when needed.

Staff General Expectations:  HMS expects all program staff to connect with families to offer support.  We also expect our staff to display a recognition of all of the responsibilities our families are currently juggling related not just to their child attending HMS. At times we need to offer and step back.

Student Expectations:  To participate as fully as possible.

Attendance Accountability:  Weekly data collection of all student participation in classroom and therapy sessions.

Good Faith Efforts for Access and Equity for All Students:  Social workers and assistive technologist are readily available to assist families and staff in providing continuity of services.  Teachers and therapists modify plans to meet family needs.

Special Education Supports: All services are special education.

  Continuity of Education Plan

EL Supports:

Gifted Education:

Building/Grade Level Contacts

  Continuity of Education Plan

HMS SCHOOL

President: Tom Quinn      Director of Education – Christina Coia

Address: 4400 Baltimore Avenue   Philadelphia, PA 19104

Email: Tom Quinn-tquinn@hmsschool.org     Christina Coia-ccoia@hmsschool.org

Phone:HMS-215-222-2566,   C. Coia-215-783-3879

Website: hmsschool.org

__________________________________________________________________

Goal of Plan:  To keep HMS students involved with teachers, therapists, and peers in working on IEP goals and objectives.  To continue to provide a framework for school community.

Overview of Plan:  HMS teachers and therapists will provide group and individual instructional activities for all students.  

Classroom activities with teacher and entire class 2X week for 30-40 minutes via Zoom,  One individual teacher-student session for 30 minutes each week via Zoom.  Functional Life Skills Teacher to join classroom groups.

Therapies:   2x a week 30-40 minutes, Individual sessions of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech/Language Therapy. 

Music Therapy 1X week 45 minutes group session

Vision Support techniques for families by our TVI to be posted on HMS You Tube account.

Physical therapy suggestions for positioning and equipment adaptations to be posted on HMS You Tube account.

  Continuity of Education Plan

Therapeutic Recreation/school-wide socialization on Friday afternoons 1 hour.

Enrichment activities art, science experiments, jokes, stories read by staff are updated on HMS Facebook page.

YOGA for HMS students and their families and a stress relief class for parents and caregivers.  Each class will be offered live on Saturdays (as requested by families) and archived for review at their leisure.

Expectations for teaching and learning:  Delivery of services to be individualized based on student’s level of independence.

Teachers and therapists to identify with families most appropriate times and methods of instruction.

Flexibility in revising service delivery model.

Communication Tools and Strategies:  Prior to beginning virtual education, HMS social workers contacted each family to be sure they had a means of accessing  instruction,  They also provided detailed directions of how to access Zoom and private Facebook groups as well as HMS you Tube.

 Use of student switches, communication devices.  Providing instruction to parent or caregiver assisting with sessions on effective techniques and rudimentary training. Communicating expectations of expected student participation.

  Continuity of Education Plan

Access: (Devices, Platforms, Handouts: Primary access is via Zoom meetings.  Private Facebook groups as well as emails and phone calls are also used when needed.

Staff General Expectations:  HMS expects all program staff to connect with families to offer support.  We also expect our staff to display a recognition of all of the responsibilities our families are currently juggling related not just to their child attending HMS. At times we need to offer and step back.

Student Expectations:  To participate as fully as possible.

Attendance Accountability:  Weekly data collection of all student participation in classroom and therapy sessions.

Good Faith Efforts for Access and Equity for All Students:  Social workers and assistive technologist are readily available to assist families and staff in providing continuity of services.  Teachers and therapists modify plans to meet family needs.

Special Education Supports: All services are special education.

  Continuity of Education Plan

EL Supports:

Gifted Education:

Building/Grade Level Contacts

Resource Links:  HMS Facebook, YouTube, Website

Resource Links:  HMS Facebook, YouTube, Website