IN THE CLASSROOM
Sunnyside Elementary has two special day classrooms (Kindergarten-2nd and 3rd-5th). Our growing special education program focuses on student independence, communication and social development with the use of standards-based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs, picture exchange communication systems (PECS) and peer supports. When possible, students in our special day classes will spend up to an hour of academic integration with their non-disabled peers, in addition to having lunch and recess with their general education peers.
Our special education teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff work to support student independence in both academics and self-help. Each classroom provides students with visual supports, Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems and devices. Our programs are student centered and focus on individual student and family needs. Additionally, our upper grade students participate in community-based instruction opportunities and visit stores, parks and other places in the community.
If you have any additional questions or would like to learn how our program may meet your child's needs, please contact our school's main office.
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