Extended School Year, or ESY is a provision for a student with special needs to receive instruction over summer break.
The purpose is to prevent serious regression of previously learned skills that cannot be regained in a reasonable length of time with the intent being to maintain IEP goals and objectives, not to introduce new skills.
The IEP team determines eligibility for ESY services. The team must consider regression, recoupment and the severity of the disability. When considering regression and recoupment, the IEP team must have data to demonstrate that a student’s skills would significantly regress more than same age peers or that it would take significantly longer for the student to recoup the lost skills when compared to same age peers. The team should also consider the severity of the disability when deciding if a student is eligible for ESY.
How to Register for ESY
Parents/Guardian’s should use the online ESY Registration Form. When a student is recommended for ESY, Parents/Guardians should register their child as soon as possible, but no later than May 1st, 2018. Registration only takes a few minutes. Please be prepared with names, addresses, and phone numbers for emergency contacts and transportation pick up/drop off locations. If you do not have access to the internet, registration can be completed online at your child’s school.