Special Education Extended School Year (ESY)
The ESY team is looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Extended School Year special education summer program. We will learn! Have fun! And be COVID-safe!
ESY is available to students who qualify during an IEP team decision in one or more of the following areas of their IEP goals:
- Self Sufficiency
- Emerging Skill
Transportation and lunch are provided for ESY. Work with your child’s Special Education provider to determine your service delivery model for ESY.
Duration:ESY is offered 3 days a week (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday) for 7 weeks this summer:
- June 7,8,9
- June 14,15,16
- June 21,22,23
- June 28,29,30
- July 12,13,14
- July 19,20,21
- July 26,27,28
Preschool Location: Wonder Park Elementary
Elementary Location: Williwaw Elementary
Secondary Location: Trust Authority Building
Behavior/SBBS Location: Whaley School
For those students that qualify, more information will be provided by your students’ special education teacher through the IEP process. Questions should be directed to your special education teacher.
For more information: please contact your student’s special education provider at your school or the Special Education District Office at (907) 742-6065.
After talking with your special education teacher, read the section that pertains to you and your student:
Delivery Options for ESY Services
ESY services are delivered in either an itinerant model or a site-based model.
Itinerant related services
Itinerant related services (e.g.: speech-language, occupational therapy) are provided at the ESY sites. Services provided by a teacher or TA will be provided at specified community locations around Anchorage and Eagle River to accommodate families. Your student’s ESY provider will contact you by June 3 to coordinate details regarding locations and time of service. If you have not heard from them by June 3, please contact the Special Education District Office at (907) 742-6065.
There are two options for families for site-based ESY. All students requiring site-based services are given a 7-week term. However, parents/guardians may opt for a 4-week term (June only).
Site-based services are morning (8:30-11:00 am) or afternoon (1:00-3:30 pm) sessions; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If a particular session is required, please be sure to alert your student’s special education teacher. Special Education will attempt to accommodate requests.
Transportation information (bus routes, times, etc.) is finalized the week before the ESY session starts. You will be contacted via robocalls from the ASD Transportation Department with this information. If you have not heard from Transportation by June 3, please contact them at (907) 742-1200, option 5.
Class rosters and teacher assignments are also finalized the week before the ESY session starts. Your student’s ESY provider will contact you by June 3.
Please make sure that your contact information is current with your student’s school as communication regarding ESY will be sent through robocalls and personal phone calls.
If you have questions at any time regarding ESY, please contact your student’s special education provider at your school or the Special Education District Office at (907) 742-6065. We look forward to working with your student this summer. Please let us know of any questions or needs.