FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Who can attend LTEC?
Children who are preschool aged and receive Special education services are eligible to attend LTEC.

What are the services provided at LTEC?
The Early Childhood Special Education Preschool Program is designed for children aged 3-5 (until they are age eligible for kindergarten), who qualify based upon an identification process of screening and evaluation and show significant developmental delays.  We also provide services to children at their local preschools or in their home. Parent and teacher contacts are scheduled throughout the school year. Children who qualify may receive related services such as: speech, language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision services, and hearing impaired services. There is no cost for the program.

If my child is eligible for services at LTEC, what do I need for enrollment?
You will need your child's birth certificate, current utility bill, and immunization records.

Will transportation be provided?
Yes, transportation is provided within the Blue Springs School District boundaries. Transportation will provide service to the home or daycare. Parent pick up and drop off are also welcomed options.

How many students are in a classroom?
A maximum of 10 students per classroom. A classroom will consist of one ECSE certified teacher and a Para-Professional.

What if my child is sick? What are the policies?

Your student should not attend school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

• Fever of 100.2 degrees or higher
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• New loss of taste or smell
• Cough or sore throat
• Chills, headache or muscle pain

If symptoms are present at school:

• Student will be removed from classroom and parents notified to pick up immediately
• Family of classmates will be notified

Visitors, arrival & dismissal procedures:

• No visitors in school buildings
• If picking up during school hours, call the school ahead of time and your student will be brought out to you
• Arrival and dismissal plans will be shared with families by the principal prior to the start of summer school

Plans for all buildings will include:

Parents/guardians stay in vehicles at arrival & dismissal. Students report directly to the classroom.

AT SCHOOL

• Daily temperature check for staff and students prior to drop off
• Per Jackson County, masks are required unless a student has a medical exemption
• Water fountains will be off limits. Students need to bring a labeled water bottle
• No large assemblies or field trips will take place
• No shared equipment without proper sanitization (computers, electronics, calculators, manipulatives and other items students contact)
• Class sizes will be restricted to observe social distancing
• Health and hygiene training provided for staff and students
• Additional hand sanitizing stations will be made available through the school

  

 SYMPTOM GUIDELINES

If student has a temperature of 100.2° f or greater when tested upon arrival at school:

• Student will remain in car
• Student will not be allowed to enter building
• Any students with symptoms of COVID-19 may not return to school for 14 days after the first symptom appears and the student must be symptom and fever-free at least three days
• Parents of students in the class will be notified

If a student develops a fever of 100.2° f or greater during the day at school:

• Student will be isolated
• Parents will be notified and expected to take their student home within 30 minutes
• Any students with symptoms of COVID-19 may not return to school for 14 days after the first symptom appears and the student must be symptom and fever-free at least three days
• Parents of students in the class will be notified

If a student develops symptoms that are similar to COVID-19 with no fever:

• Student will be isolated
• Parents will be notified and expected to take student home within 30 minutes
• Student may return the following day if they are symptom and fever-free

 

Special Services FAQ

Below is a list of common questions regarding Special Services, and answers from the district. Please know we will continue to update and clarify these concerns as more information becomes available. Some questions cannot be answered at this time as further planning and direction from state and local agencies is necessary. We will continue to do our best to communicate the most current and update information as it becomes available.

Can students with IEPs, 504 plans, or English Language Learners participate in BSSD Distance Learning?

Yes, students with IEPS or 504 plans can participate in either BSSD Distance Learning or In-Person School.

How will the individualized Education process work for distance learning?

An IEP amendment or IEP meeting will be held to determine goals, accommodations/modifications, accessibility, and services needed through distance learning. Each student will be assigned a special education case manager, and service providers will be assigned based upon the IEP needs of the student. A copy of the IEP will be provided to teachers who are teaching through distance learning.

How will 504 plans be implemented through distance learning?

A 504 plan meeting will be held to determine accommodations/modifications, accessibility, and services needed through distance learning. A copy of the 504 plan will be provided teachers who are teaching through distance learning for implementation.

If a student has been participating in a modified curriculum based upon the students IEP, will his/her curriculum continue to be modified for distance learning?

Yes, students who qualify for a modified curriculum will continue to receive a modified curriculum while participating in distance learning.

Will Adapted Physical Education (APE) courses be offered?

Yes, students who participate in APE will engage in physical activities that allow for social distancing.

Will IEP programs focusing upon community-based instruction and working in the community continue to be offered?

The Special Services department is considering alternatives for meeting student transition needs that would not include going into the community where safety precautions of the general public cannot be guaranteed.

How will related services (i.e., speech, language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, etc.) be provided to qualifying students who choose distance learning?

A student’s IEP team or 504 team (which includes parents) will determine if the student will participate in teletherapy, computer activities, or pen/paper activities depending upon a student’s unique needs.

Will there be exemptions for children with disabilities regarding wearing a mask?

The District will follow any federal, state, and local orders. The current Jackson County order we are under has the following exemptions:

  • Those who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Children younger than five years old; andChildren who are younger than two years old should never wear face coverings due to the risk of suffocation.
    • Children who are two, three, or four years old, with the assistance and close supervision of an adult, are strongly recommended to wear a face covering at all times in settings, like grocery stores or pharmacies, where it is likely that a distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained from non-household members and vulnerable people must go.
    • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. 

Please call the school at 816-874-3860 or use the email icon on the top right hand side of the page to contact us regarding your child’s IEP and 504 needs.

 

Thank you!