I know many of you are already back to school (sorry) but I'm going to share step by step how I get my paperwork ready for school as a special educator. Each day I'll post a new step to help you get organized!
The very first thing you should do is become familiar with your ieps! Every summer, I print the ieps and make each child an "at a glance" sheet as I read them. I give classroom teachers this sheet as well (but it is not a substitute for reading the iep...make sure they know they also need to read the full iep!)
This is what my "at a glace" sheet looks like. It has the basic information that I need to know quickly. The top has the child's birthday, classification, grade, next evaluation date. Next, I check off what services they recieve. Then I add their goals and testing accommodations.
In the important notes section, I write things like if they have daily communication between home and school, if they have a medical issue, a family situation staff needs to be aware of...big things!
Finally, at the bottom I add a little box for the parents names & contact info.
This sheet is available in my teacher binder kit or you can make your own:
I highly reccommend typing this information into the sheet and saving everyones. This will help you save a lot of time for step two in getting organized!