Barbara, I will definitely be checking these posts out and will be catching up. For some, the school year is ending this week or next and others still have a few more weeks to go. If you have a few weeks left and your kiddo is on an IEP and you haven't been contacted by "the team," definitely do if you have concerns OR schedule now for that first week that teachers roll back in.
My advice for those with kiddos entering Kinder who haven't yet had the Kinder Transition Meeting: Make sure that the pre-school teacher is there at that meeting. If s/he says that they cannot attend that day, then RESCHEDULE the meeting date. It is crucial the pre-school teacher attend. S/he needs to let "the team" know just how much extra help your kiddo required from the classroom teacher and/or aide. The team has to select a date that is fair and reasonable for all parties. Your kiddo might qualify for a 1:1 depending on support needs and let's face it, if there are two aides in the classroom in preschool setting, the regular classroom teacher is going to need some extra hands.
ESY - ask how long it is. It will differ week-wise between districts, even locally. True, it can be effective, but if your child has trouble with transitions, ask yourself if placement in a new school for a limited amount of time with new teachers is going to be a good fit? Depending on skill area, a social group or Kumon reading could be a better answer (I know ESY is free though).
OMG Barbara, on Prior Written Notice . . . Resource was NOT listed. It was such a surprise to us that second week of school in August. Too many no-no's to point out this year in our particular situation. It's been such a long school year . . . I don't know . . . We're going to take the upcoming year and work on some hab goals with an in-home program, improve speech (3xweek), and undo some learned behaviors. Still looking for that ideal or even better setting for our son . . . hoping we find it down the road.
Thanks for all of your help,