Welcome to the Special Services Department of the Southampton Township School District!
May 7, 2020
Dear Parents of Students with Special Education Needs,
As you are aware, the Southampton Township School District, along with other districts across Burlington County, will be closed for the 2019-2020 school year.
We will be providing an extended school year program as per students IEP. At this time it is unclear if that will be virtual or in person. We are planning for both scenerios. Either way ESY will be available for those students who are eligible.
If your son/daughter attends a special education school outside of our district information pertaining to their ESY will be provided shortly.
The strength of this department has always been collaboration with our families to deliver a free and appropriate public education to our students and we will continue to do so during this time. We appreciate your support and flexibility during these unprecedented times and are available to assist you with any questions.
I hope you and your family stay healthy and look forward to seeing all of our children back in school as soon as possible.
Director of Special Services and Child Study Team
I wanted to send out a few mindfulness activities, coping strategies that may be helpful during these next few weeks. These are troubling and unprecedented times, and I know you and your student may be filled with anxiety and concern for safety and the health and well being of your children and loved ones. I am a mother too, and have the same concerns.
Ways to talk to your child(ren) about the coronavirus: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource
Coping Strategies and relaxation techniques if your child feels anxious: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/pdf/PE698.pdf
As always, if a student is experiencing a crisis, the following resources may be utilized:
NJ Performcare: 1-877-652-7624
Oaks Integrated Care: (856) 428-HELP