The special education department of Surry Public Schools is committed to meeting the unique needs of children with disabilities by providing a continuum of services and programs from early childhood through high school for children ages 2 to 21.  

    The department is responsible for screening, evaluating, identifying, and determining eligibility for students who may require special education and related services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004), in accordance with state and federal regulations governing those processes. The department also oversees the development and implementation of students' Individualized Education Programs and determines appropriate placements for students who are eligible for services. Highly effective teaching and home support are the goals of professional development the department offers for staff, administrators, and families.

    In order to ensure equitable access to educational opportunities and the provision of free and appropriate education for students with disabilities, SCPS has developed the following guidelines to support the unique needs of students with disabilities. During remote/virtual learning, specialized instruction and related services will be provided to students according to their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) using multiple formats for the delivery of instruction.
    • Case Managers will contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) before school opens to discuss your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and to schedule an IEP meeting.

    • Specially designed instruction and accommodations will be provided during remote learning. 

      • General Curriculum (students with emotional disabilities, specific learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities): Students who receive services primarily in the general education setting (collaborative and resource) will participate in instruction following the same plan established for their general education peers. Special Education teachers will work collaboratively with the general education teachers to meet the needs of the students. 

      • Adaptive Curriculum (students with moderate to severe disabilities and autism; our self-contained students) will participate in remote learning. Special Education teachers will be utilizing the Unique Learning System to meet the needs of their students virtually. Special Education teachers will prepare “to go” boxes for each student. The “to go” box will contain hands on items that will assist the students and their families during remote learning. Delivery will be coordinated by the case manager and parent/guardian.

    • If you have any questions or concerns please contact the special education department. (757) 267-2558 ext.113

    All parents of school-aged children and youth who receive special education services in Virginia’s schools are encouraged to complete the VDOE Parent Involvement Survey (PDF). This survey is not intended to measure satisfaction with the special education program. It is designed to determine whether or not the school facilitated parent involvement. English and Spanish language available.
  • NEW PARENT RESOURCE- Virginia IEP Parent EdPlan Connect !!! 

    What is EdPlan Connect?
    EdPlan Connect allows parents or guardians to access their child’s IEP documents remotely and securely. Parents/guardians have the ability to view and/or sign documents according to school division regulations.
    For more information, please visit the Parent Resources tab.