Communication is important for the success of students. Contact must be ongoing. Early in the year, establish methods to keep parents informed. This may be accomplished through: notes, phone calls, or e-mail. Parents should be given appropriate times to make contact with the teacher, ex: before school, after school, etc. Teachers should also find appropriate times to contact parents. Make time to contact parents in order to inform them about activities in the classroom, not just problem issues. Proof read written correspondence.



Interactions with your students should be positive, age appropriate, and respectful. Remember to model appropriate communication skills.




It is important to keep the lines of communication open with staff members who work with your students. Keep extended staff informed as to student absence, change in medication, new diagnosis, etc.


Keep administration informed regarding issues and/or problems that have occurred. Administration should know details of the situation in order to advise you. Your administrators are there to support you and your students. It may be best to make contact following an incident in which the administration may become involved. Also, feel free to let your administration know when your students are doing well.


When discussing personal student information, be respectful of confidentiality issues. Do not talk about sensitive issues or students by name in public places. Confidential information should only be discussed with appropriate staff members.



Communication- Copy either the entire CODE number or title of the law and paste into the search engine when you click on TO CDE DATABASE
CODE # ..................TITLE OF LAW
1 GC 7579 - Prior Notification on Residential Placements
14 GC 95014 - Definition of Eligible Infant or Toddler
14 GC 95020 - Individualized Family Service Plan
17 CCR 52000 - Definitions; Early Intervention Services
17 CCR 52022 - Eligibility Criteria; Developmental Delay
17 CCR 52040 - Child Find
17 CCR 52082 - Procedures for Evaluation and Assessment to Determine Eligibility
17 CCR 52084 - Assessment for Service Planning
17 CCR 52106 - Content of IFSP
17 CCR 52172 - Procedures that Apply to Both Mediation and Due Process
17 CCR 52173 - Mediation Procedures
2 CCR 60010 - Education Definitions
20 EC 33595 - Duties of the Advisory Commission on Special Education
27 EC 48907 - Student Exercise of Free Expression
30 EC 56000.5 - Pupils With Low-Incidence Disabilities; Hearing Impaired Children; Legislative Findings and Declarations
30 EC 56001 - Provision of Programs
30 EC 56026.2 - Definition of Language Mode
30 EC 56195.9 - Local Plan Developed and Updated by Committee
30 EC 56320 - Educational Needs; Requirements
30 EC 56321 - Development or Revision of Individualized Education Program; Proposed Assessment Plan; Notice of Parental Rights; Consent of Parents
30 EC 56333 - Assessment of Language or Speech Disorder; Eligibility for Special Education and Related Services
30 EC 56345 - Individualized Education Program; Contents of Statement 30 EC 56361 - Continuum of Program Options
30 EC 56471 - Project Workability Administration; Advisory Committee; Funding and Evaluation; Applications
30 EC 56492 - Alternative Hearing Process Pilot Project; Voluntary, Simplified Nonattorney
30 EC 56506 - Due Process Rights of Pupil and Parent
5 CCR 3001 - Definitions
5 CCR 3023 - Assessments
5 CCR 3030 - Eligibility Criteria
5 CCR 3051.12 - Health and Nursing Services
5 CCR 3051.17 - Services for Pupils with Chronic Illnesses or Acute Health Problems
5 CCR 3051.18 - Designated Instruction and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
5 CCR 3052 - Behavioral Intervention Plans
5 CCR 3054 - Special Centers
5 CCR 3065 - Staff Qualifications - Related Services including Designated Instruction and Services
5 CCR 3082 - Due Process Hearing Procedures
5 CCR 3084 - Procedural Safeguards; Ex Parte Communications
5 CCR 3086 - Procedural Safeguards; Mediation
5 CCR 4622 - Notice; Notice Recipients; Notice Requirements
Condidentiality- Copy either the entire CODE number or title of the law and paste into the search engine when you click on TO CDE DATABASE
CODE # ..................TITLE OF LAW
14 GC 95007 - State Department of Developmental Services: Lead Agency
17 CCR 52122 - Service Coordinator Qualifications
17 CCR 52160 - Initial and Annual Notice
2 CCR 60010 - Education Definitions
2 CCR 60030 - Local Mental Health and Education Interagency Agreement
27 EC 49060 - Legislative Intent; Application of Chapter on Pupil Records
30 EC 56205 - SELPA Submitting Local Plan Shall Demonstrate It Has In Effect Policies, Procedures, and Programs
30 EC 56347 - Individualized Education Programs; Knowledge of Content of Programs by Teachers; Provision of Copies of Programs; Confidentiality
5 CCR 3051.12 - Health and Nursing Services
5 CCR 4630 - Filing A Local Complaint; Procedures, Time Lines



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