Amazingly enough, another school year is winding to a close. Even though most of us are dreaming of sunshine and warmer days ahead, Supplemental Health Care understands school professionals are focused on executing final checklists in preparation for the end of the school year. Let’s take a look at what activities our school-based healthcare professionals are working on and also how our school team support staff are preparing as well.
At Supplemental Health Care (SHC) we have a generic “School’s Out” wrap-up list that we customize based on unique directives from each district.
- Meet with District Representative or Clinical Coordinator to have a “wrap up” 2017-2018 discussion
- Collect/Complete any district-specific closeout procedures
- Parent/Teacher instructions
- Principal/school chain of command schedule expectations
- Complete final IEP report card
- update student’s progress, any notes needed for next therapist (often districts may call this something else or a summary)
- ESY recommendations
- Return any district/borrowed assessment/therapy materials and equipment
- Ensure materials, supplies, and equipment is in a safe and locked place.
- Mark custom student’s equipment with blue tape
- Make a list to leave District Representative or Clinical Coordinator. Take photos to remember where, condition, etc. if prudent
- Clean out and update working files
- Put in a locked cabinet where instructed
- Update caseload information, include any pertinent notes (i.e., consider dismissal, etc.)
- Take home your personal materials
- Follow procedures for any transferring or transitioning students
- Complete school district End of Year Close Out Form
- Clean/prepare therapy room as directed
Our local Supplemental Health Care offices are asking for client partnership meetings to summarize performance, resolve concerns, analyze needs, and present value propositions for extensions for the extended school year and 2018-2019. When needed, extended school year staffing is assigned to experienced and available talent.
In addition to all of the client-based activities happening at this time of the year, now is also the time for local Supplemental Health Care offices to be working with our school professionals to identify areas for career development. Our goal is to help them find appropriate continuing education courses that can support them in advancing their skills and professional development to keep everyone engaged over the summer months. It is critically important for SHC to retain talented healthcare professionals and the best way to do that is to be an advocate for their career and provide them with the best opportunities.
For more information about how SHC Schools Division can support your school or district, contact Keiley Giboney, Vice President Schools Division at (866) 835-8091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.