Kelly Dotson

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May 02

504 Freeze Date – May 12

WHY and WHEN do plans freeze?  Plans typically “freeze” twice a year. We freeze plans once in the fall, to keep a copy of the starting point, and then again in the spring at the end of the school year. The end of the year “freeze” date is Friday, May 12. Please be sure you …

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Nov 15

Accommodation vs Modification Helpful Tips

What is an Accommodation?  An accommodation allows a student to complete the same assignment or test as other students, but with a change in the timing, formatting, setting, scheduling, response and/or presentation. The accommodation does not alter in any significant way what the test or assignment measures. The purpose of an accommodation is to provide …

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Oct 21

IHP vs 504 Clarification

This post is to provide clarification on when and if IHPs warrant a 504 plan. Difference between and IHP and 504: Purpose of IHP: An IHP is specific to managing healthcare and to support the student’s health needs while at school Purpose of 504: A 504 addresses accommodations in academic areas, specifically in the classroom. …

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Oct 11

Retaining Backups

When you see this message asking “Would you like to clear your remaining backup values?” Always select Retain Backups   

Oct 11

Reminder: Freeze Date is October 15th

WHY and WHEN do plans freeze? Plans typically freeze twice a year. We freeze once in the fall, to keep a copy of the starting point, and then again in the spring at the end of the school year. The fall freeze date is October 15th! However, you may edit the plan at any time …

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Sep 13

Instructional Video – How to create a new 504 plan/exit a student

Here is the instructional video by Kimberly Wiggins on Creating or Exiting 504 Records in APAS:  

Sep 12

New! Parent Guidebook

We now have a parent guidebook, which provides information about the 504 process. Feel free to share this with parents. Spanish version to come!   Click on the following link to access the guidebook: Parent Guide to Section 504 Plans  

Aug 24

How to download your 504 student roster

Directions on downloading 504 student roster

Feb 09

Students with IHPs

504 Guidance – Students with IHPs

Nov 04

Section 504

 Section 504 is the part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that guarantees specific rights in federally funded programs and activities to people who qualify as disabled. Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States… shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation …

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