Attached you will find the 2018-2019 school year list of SSAs and their school assignments. If you have questions and need answers about special education at your school, you can contact your child’s case manager, teacher or the SSA assigned to your child’s school.
CCSD Parent Mentors are hosting a parent workshop titled “Screen Time and Technology” on Tuesday, April 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Hawthorne Center in Smyrna. Parents will learn about available resources that increase student engagement, including links on the CCSD website. Please see the flyer below for additional details and sign up to attend at: www.signup.com/go/siyeNDx.
You are invited to complete the online 2018 Annual Parent Involvement Survey for Georgia Families Raising a Student with a Disability which was developed by the Georgia Department of Education, Division for Special Education.
This survey is being distributed to families of students with disabilities in all Georgia public schools through the online link you will find below. Parents with more than one student receiving special education services may fill out a survey for each student. All surveys are anonymous, and you are asked to please complete the demographic information to ensure the results reflect the overall demographics for the county. The survey link will remain open until May 15, 2018.
For further information about the survey, please see the flyer attached; if you need assistance, contact the CCSD Special Education Parent Mentors at 770-529-0046.
To complete the survey, click this link: www.gadoe.org/Parent-Survey
About 54 of the current SSAs will keep their SSA position but will cover 2 schools. They should know before Spring Break what schools they will be assigned to.
The remaining SSAs have received their teaching reassignments for the 2018-2019 school year. They do know what schools they are assigned to.
The changes are being made due to a lack of allotments and in an effort to maintain and increase services for special needs students.
It seems there are changes being made in the special education department. Many SSA’s are being reassigned to classrooms. The remaining SSA’s will have 2 schools to oversee instead of one. SSA’s were created as a result of the external special needs study completed a few years ago. This role provided parents with a special education representative at the school level.
Contact your SSA’s and board members to find out about these changes.
Harrison High School is hosting the Hoya Cares Festival for Special Education students K – 12th on March 24th. The Festival will be from 1 pm until 3 pm and will include arts, crafts, mini games, food, and much more. Harrison High School is located at: 4165 Due West Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30152
Please see the attached flyer for more details – HOYA Cares Festival.