ParentsCommunication 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.
StudentsInteractions with your students should be positive, age appropriate, and respectful. Remember to model appropriate communication skills.
StaffIt 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.
AdministrationKeep 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 DATABASECODE # ..................TITLE OF LAW1 GC 7579 - Prior Notification on Residential Placements14 GC 95014 - Definition of Eligible Infant or Toddler14 GC 95020 - Individualized Family Service Plan17 CCR 52000 - Definitions; Early Intervention Services17 CCR 52022 - Eligibility Criteria; Developmental Delay17 CCR 52040 - Child Find17 CCR 52082 - Procedures for Evaluation and Assessment to Determine Eligibility17 CCR 52084 - Assessment for Service Planning17 CCR 52106 - Content of IFSP17 CCR 52172 - Procedures that Apply to Both Mediation and Due Process17 CCR 52173 - Mediation Procedures2 CCR 60010 - Education Definitions20 EC 33595 - Duties of the Advisory Commission on Special Education27 EC 48907 - Student Exercise of Free Expression30 EC 56000.5 - Pupils With Low-Incidence Disabilities; Hearing Impaired Children; Legislative Findings and Declarations30 EC 56001 - Provision of Programs30 EC 56026.2 - Definition of Language Mode30 EC 56195.9 - Local Plan Developed and Updated by Committee30 EC 56320 - Educational Needs; Requirements30 EC 56321 - Development or Revision of Individualized Education Program; Proposed Assessment Plan; Notice of Parental Rights; Consent of Parents30 EC 56333 - Assessment of Language or Speech Disorder; Eligibility for Special Education and Related Services30 EC 56345 - Individualized Education Program; Contents of Statement 30 EC 56361 - Continuum of Program Options30 EC 56471 - Project Workability Administration; Advisory Committee; Funding and Evaluation; Applications30 EC 56492 - Alternative Hearing Process Pilot Project; Voluntary, Simplified Nonattorney30 EC 56506 - Due Process Rights of Pupil and Parent5 CCR 3001 - Definitions5 CCR 3023 - Assessments5 CCR 3030 - Eligibility Criteria5 CCR 3051.12 - Health and Nursing Services5 CCR 3051.17 - Services for Pupils with Chronic Illnesses or Acute Health Problems5 CCR 3051.18 - Designated Instruction and Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing5 CCR 3052 - Behavioral Intervention Plans5 CCR 3054 - Special Centers5 CCR 3065 - Staff Qualifications - Related Services including Designated Instruction and Services5 CCR 3082 - Due Process Hearing Procedures5 CCR 3084 - Procedural Safeguards; Ex Parte Communications5 CCR 3086 - Procedural Safeguards; Mediation5 CCR 4622 - Notice; Notice Recipients; Notice RequirementsCondidentiality- Copy either the entire CODE number or title of the law and paste into the search engine when you click on TO CDE DATABASECODE # ..................TITLE OF LAW14 GC 95007 - State Department of Developmental Services: Lead Agency17 CCR 52122 - Service Coordinator Qualifications17 CCR 52160 - Initial and Annual Notice2 CCR 60010 - Education Definitions2 CCR 60030 - Local Mental Health and Education Interagency Agreement27 EC 49060 - Legislative Intent; Application of Chapter on Pupil Records30 EC 56205 - SELPA Submitting Local Plan Shall Demonstrate It Has In Effect Policies, Procedures, and Programs30 EC 56347 - Individualized Education Programs; Knowledge of Content of Programs by Teachers; Provision of Copies of Programs; Confidentiality5 CCR 3051.12 - Health and Nursing Services5 CCR 4630 - Filing A Local Complaint; Procedures, Time Lines