The Special Education Department provides Extended School Year (ESY) services in accordance with students' IEPs. For the 2018-19 school year, ESY runs from June 10th, 2019 through July 5th, 2019. Programming runs from 8:30-12:30 daily.
What is ESY?
Extended School Year is different than 'summer school.' It entails Special Education services provided during the Summer recess that are designed to support students whose disabilities impact them profoundly enough to cause significant skill regression over an extended break. Students are assigned to a Special Education classroom based on their IEPs and participate in instruction that is designed to help them maintain their present levels of performance.
Where will my child attend school during ESY?
Because far fewer students attend ESY than our enrollment during the regular school year, students are placed at hub schools. School placement is based on program type and proximity to neighborhood.
Will my child have transportation to their ESY classroom?
Yes, transportation is provided if indicated in your child's IEP and you have submitted an application confirming your child's attendance.
How do I know if my child has ESY?
ESY services can be found in the 'Services' page of the Individual Educational Program document. They are located at the bottom of the page after regular school year services.
Because ESY is designed to support skill maintenance for students who regress profoundly or at a critical stage of skill development, it is not required for all students with IEPs. Each Summer, OUSD Summer Learning operates a variety of wonderful programs not related to Special Education that provide academic support and enrichment, as well. We encourage families to review these opportunities if you are interested in Summer activities!
Extended School Year applications are now closed. We look forward to seeing you all this Summer!
Questions about ESY?
Please contact your child's case manager!