Parent Resources

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!

The GaDOE Parent Satisfaction Survey for SPED 

FY21 SURVEY COMING SOON!!!!  (estimated release date: January 2021)

Each year the GaDOE requests that all school districts in Georgia participate in the annual GaDOE Parent Satisfaction Survey.  This survey should be completed by parents with children served with an IEP under the Special Education Program in the Appling County School System.   The survey is available online in both English and Spanish.  No paper copies of the survey are given to the Appling County School System by GaDOE. 

Once the survey is released by GaDOE, each child served with an IEP in the Appling County School System should receive information explaining why you're being asked to complete the survey, how/where to access the survey online, and who to contact if you need assistance or have any questions.  If you have a child served with an IEP and do not receive the information regarding the annual GaDOE Parent Satisfaction Survey please contact Karen Tharpe - Parent Mentor for the Appling County School System (contact information listed below).  You may also access the information in the links listed below. 

The survey is very short (approximately 10 questions) and your online survey answers are confidential.  A team with GaDOE will review/compile the survey results to provide a summary of all responses back to the local school system regarding the parent's satisfaction with SPED services in Appling County. Below you will find resources to help answer questions you may have about the survey and a "Sample" of the survey questions you will be asked online. 

 

CLICK HERE --> Complete the annual GaDOE SPED Parent Satisfaction Survey Online

 

If you do not have access to a computer or internet access to complete the annual GaDOE Parent Satisfaction SPED Survey, please contact Karen Tharpe - ACSS Parent Mentor by email , phone (912)367-8600 ext. 166, or text (912)278-4736 to schedule a time for assistance to access the survey. 

 

Flyers:

2020 ACSS SPED Annual Parent Involvement Survey Flyer (English)

2020 ACSS SPED Annual Parent Involvement Survey Flyer (Spanish)

 


Are you or someone you know in crisis?

A Crisis Has No Schedule! That is why the State of Georgia has the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) and the MyGCAL App to help those Georgians in need.

Contact the GCAL Call Center 24/7 at 1-800-715-4225

Ga GCAL

Download the MyGCAL App. for Apple and Android smartphones.

For additional information about these available programs, you may contact your School Counselors, Dr. Kandiss Taylor (Student Services Coordinator), or Karen Tharpe (Parent Mentor-SPED).


Are you or someone you know in need of COVID-19 updates/supports?

ACSS COVID Public Reporting:  COVID-19 results for ACSS are posted weekly on the ACSS District website www.appling.k12.ga.us

As well as a table that shows "Situations" and the (Minimum) Quarantine/Isolation Period for each situation.

https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/return-school-guidance/download (return to school guidance)

 

CDC’s Recommendations for Coping with Stress during the COVID 19 Outbreak:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Ga COVID-19 Emotional Support Line

For additional information about these available programs, you may contact your School Counselors, Dr. Kandiss Taylor (Student Services Coordinator), or Karen Tharpe (Parent Mentor-SPED).


Parents Rights

Parents Rights - Condensed Version (English)

Parents Rights - Full Version (English)

Parents Rights Video (English)

Parents Rights - Full Version (Spanish)

Parents Rights Video (Spanish)


Medicaid, Department or Agency Information

Medicaid Waiver Information

Medicaid Waiver Chart

Department or Agency Information

Region 5 DBHDD Contact Information

Region 9 DFCS Contact Information

Contact LEA Parent Mentor-SPED


Webinars and/or Training Opportunities Available For Parents  (Click Here)

 


Magazine & Article Resources for Parents

Parenting Special Needs Magazine


Quick Links for Resources

Appling County School System  http://www.appling.k12.ga.us/

Georgia Council for Developmental Disabilities http://www.gcdd.org

Georgia Department of Community Health  https://dch.georgia.gov

Georgia Department of Education  http://www.gadoe.org

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities http://dbhdd.georgia.gov

Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership http://www.parentmentors.org


GAReady4K

Calling all parents of 4 & 5 year-olds! It's time to sign-up for free tips and resources — via three simple texts per week — to help get your little one ready for kindergarten! Thanks to the Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University, Georgia has it's very own FREE text service for parents. #getGAreading

Just text "GAready4K" to 313131 to join! It's FREE!

 


Fact Sheets

These fact sheets below may assist with many of your questions.  Should you have additional questions, need additional information, or need assistance with locating specific resource information,  please contact:

Parent Mentor-SPED 

Karen Tharpe

Office: (912)367-8600 ext 166

Email: Karen.Tharpe@appling.k12.ga.us

SPED Program Director 

Pam Thomas

Office: (912)367-8600 ext 162

Email: Pam.Thomas@appling.k12.ga.us

PLEASE NOTE: The information and links provided on this page are intended as a resource tool for parents to obtain additional information in a variety of areas and should not be considered as an endorsement by our school system.....Thank you! Karen Tharpe, Parent Mentor

 

Resources

Due Process English 

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( 191.8 KB )Due Process Spanish 

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( 509.8 KB )Extended School Year English 

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( 103.4 KB )Extended School Year Spanish 

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( 533.7 KB )Assistive Technology English1 

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( 123.5 KB )Assistive Technology Spanish 

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( 90.3 KB )Discipline Fact Sheet English 

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( 171.1 KB )Discipline Fact Sheet Spanish 

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( 523.0 KB )FBA and BIP English 

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( 117.7 KB )FBA and BIP Spanish 

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( 519.1 KB )Formal Complaints English 

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( 158.5 KB )Formal Complaints Spanish 

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( 507.0 KB )Helping Your Child with Homework English ------------------------------------- START HERE 

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( 251.7 KB )Helping Your Child with Homework Spanish 

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( 298.6 KB )IEP Fact Sheet English 

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( 172.1 KB )IEP Fact Sheet Spanish 

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( 526.1 KB )Initial evaluations for eligibility English 

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( 174.9 KB )Initial evaluations for eligibility Spanish 

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( 513.3 KB )Mediation Fact Sheet English 

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( 152.7 KB )Mediation Fact Sheet Spanish 

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( 508.4 KB )Person Centered Planning English 

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( 207.5 KB )Person Centered Planning Spanish 

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( 160.8 KB )Preparing for Kindergarten English 

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( 289.0 KB )Preparing for Kindergarten Spanish 

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( 287.2 KB )Reeevaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations English 

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( 186.5 KB )Reeevaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations Spanish 

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( 511.0 KB )State and Local Testing Spanish 

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( 214.8 KB )State and Local Testing English 

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( 215.2 KB )Statewide Testing Accommodations English 

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( 208.4 KB )Statewide Testing Accommodations Spanish 

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( 159.3 KB )Transition from Early Intervention English 

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( 177.2 KB )Transition from Early Intervention Spanish 

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( 509.8 KB )Transition from High School English 

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( 163.9 KB )Transition from High School Spanish 

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( 194.9 KB )GCAL MyGCAL Flyer 

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