The Iberia Parish Curriculum Department has created a list of OPTIONAL supplemental resources for parents who wish to facilitate home learning for their children during this time. Although grades will not be assigned and attendance will not be taken during the closure, families are encouraged to engage in the educational activities in the home. The intent of these resources is to provide reinforcement of the learning that has occured this year.
Note: These are only optional suppplemental resources and are NOT considered distance education. Distance Education includes ongoing and regular teacher-initiated interaction for the purposed of teaching, evaluating, and providing assistance throughout the duration of the course and curriculum delivery.
Some of the resources may require that an account be created to access the site. We have not been able to screen any of these sites to determine how they use personal information for data and analytics. If an email account is required, parents may want to consider creating an alternate email address tied to these resources for added privacy. Additionally, as with all online security, we recommend that parents do not use their child’s true first and last name.
We must ensure compliance with IDEA law and section 504, as well as Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our self-contained teachers, as well as our resource teachers, will collaborate with regular ed teachers in an attempt to give parents related modifications for the bank of instructional resources provided to the parents. All teachers must make decisions on a case by case basis with these resources. IPSD cannot, at this time, provide all services in the same manner they are typically provided. However, IPSD will work collaboratively and creatively to continue to meet the needs of students with disabilities. IPSD will continue to take necessary actions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of students and school staff. In doing so, we feel utilizing a bank of instructional resources for parents is the best method for our principals and teachers to stay connected during this national emergency.
By providing this list of websites available for parents to access for educational purposes, Iberia Parish School Board disclaims any ownership, licensure or other proprietary rights therin and admonishes that any users of the same to comply with all copyrighted materials and/or other licensure requirements.