Announcing a new Bureau of Special Education, PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) family resource for students with complex learning needs:
It is recognized that everyone is doing their best to manage work, self-care, children’s online education, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families and professionals supporting children with disabilities face additional challenges. You are not in this alone. The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), in collaboration with the Bureau of Special Education, has created a website for families and general educators supporting complex learners at home. For the purpose of this website, a complex learner is a child, youth, or young adult with an intellectual or significant cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, and/or sensory impairment.
Erie’s Public Schools Launches Online Enrollment for 2020-21
Online enrollment is now open for students entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten in Erie’s Public Schools for the 2020-21 school year.
Families of incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are asked to visit https://eriepac.scriborder.com to complete the necessary registration forms and upload required documentation, including birth certificate, proof of residency, and immunization records. The link to the secure site can also be found on the district’s enrollment webpage, www.eriesd.org/registration, along with other important enrollment-related information and requirements.
Families who do not have access to technology or who need in-person support should make an appointment to complete the enrollment process at the district administration building, 148 W. 21st St. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing email@example.com or by calling (814) 874-6150.
An online registration form for students in grades 1-12 will be available in the near future. Until then, families who will be joining the district for the first time in 2020-21 and who have students entering grades 1-12 also should schedule an appointment using the contact information above.
Although the enrollment process has changed, the requirements for enrolling a student in Erie’s Public Schools have not. Children entering pre-kindergarten must be age 4 before September 1, 2020. Children entering kindergarten must be age 5 before September 1, 2020. Complete requirements and a printable enrollment packet for families enrolling in person can be found at eriesd.org/registration.
United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline: Whether you need help finding childcare, food assistance, care for an aging parent or utility assistance, 211 is where to turn. When you call, their trained resource navigators specialize in finding you the help you need, for any of life’s tough situations, from our comprehensive (and ever-growing) database of social services.
Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19:
Mommy Speech Therapy
Free speech and articulation worksheets. Please talk to your child's speech-language therapist for specific guidance for your child: https://mommyspeechtherapy.com/?page_id=55
Pennsylvania's Promise for Children
Play is a fun and effective way to support your child’s learning and development. Discover playful activities you can use to help your child gain new skills at home, and learn how to prepare for preschool and kindergarten. Click the link below and on the right side of the page are links to "Learning Is Everywhere", "Kindergarten Here I Come" and "Kindergarten Here I Am". When you click each link, you'll find web newsletters for each month.
is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning! There are also online games available on this site.
A bilingual site for educators and families to engage English Language learners.
Parent Stuttering Information
What can parents do to help their child who is stuttering? This resource should be utilized in conjunction with consultation with your child's speech-language pathologist and is not meant to replace stuttering therapy. See "Meet the Teacher" tab on my homepage to contact me.