The Williamsburg County School District's Office of Special Services (WCSD) recognizes that protecting the safety, health, and welfare of our students and staff is the primary concern as we face the COVID-19 crisis. Although these safety measures have prevented students from receiving instruction and services in the same manner they are typically provided, we have ensured and will continue to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to the same opportunities as all other students during this extended closure. Through guidance provided by the United States Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Education, the WCSD Office of Special Services has been working in collaboration with schools and parents to demonstrate good faith efforts in order to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities during this very difficult time. This includes working in partnership with families to determine appropriate and reasonable means of educating students with disabilities through eLearning instruction, activities, and work packets sent home for students to continue the educational process. Teachers are available to provide support and feedback and can be reached by email to schedule conference calls.
If you need to get in contact with your child’s special education teacher, you can find their email address on the school’s website or contact Mrs. Thelvane’sa A. Murphy, Director of Special Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.The United States Department of Education has provided a document that answers many of the questions you may have. Please click the link below to download the complete document:
As always, we welcome parent input in order to collaborate with families and effectively demonstrate good faith efforts as we move forward in serving and supporting students with disabilities.
For more information about special education resources for parents, teachers, and schools from the South Carolina Education Department Click Here