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About Special Education

Welcome to Special Education

We are committed to the identification and service of special education students in the least restrictive environment possible. As a member of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE), we offer a full continuum of special education services that appropriately meet student needs. Our dedicated special education staff provides services for students with disabilities ranging from mild learning disorders to severe physical and mental handicaps. Credentialed special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, adapted physical education specialists, providers for the visually impaired and school psychologists make up our exceptional special education professionals.


Thank you for registering your child online for the 2018 Extended School Year (ESY). 

Online registration is now closed.  If you need to register your child, please contact your child’s case manager/special education teacher at the school site by May 4, 2018

Information and instructions on how to register for ESY transportation will be available during the month of May. 

For additional questions, please call the Special Education Dept. at 760-966-4472.


2018 ESY Secondary 6-12 and Adult  

Location: Oceanside High School

Dates: June 18-July 12, 2018*

Times: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 AM-12:35 PM


2018 ESY Elementary K-5  

Location: Mission Elementary School

Dates: June 18-July 12, 2018

Times: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-1:35 PM


2018 ESY Preschool - Special Education

Location: Mission Elementary School

Dates: June 18-July 12, 2018*

Preschoolers will be assigned one of the following attendance times:

Morning Session 8:30 AM-11:30 AM  Monday/Wednesday

Morning Session 8:30 AM-11:30 AM Tuesday/Thursday

Afternoon Session 11:45 AM-2:45 PM Monday/Wednesday 

Afternoon Session 11:45 AM-2:45 PM Tuesday/Thursday


*ESY will not be in session on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day.

Parent Resources

IMDetermined:  http://www.imdetermined.org/

The I’m Determined project, a state directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.


Center for Parent Information and Resources: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.


California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/st/

Resources and guidelines to assist youth with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life, including education and training, employment and independent living.


California Transition Alliance: http://www.catransitionalliance.org/catransitionalliance.aspx

The California Transition Alliance supports youth-serving professionals who assist youth and families as they transition from secondary education to adult life.


Disability Rights California: http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/556701.pdf

This publication is about how different agencies including school districts, Department of Rehabilitation, and regional centers, should help young people with disabilities as they move into adult life.


CalSTAT Technical Assistance and Training:http://www.calstat.org/PA-Transition.html

California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT) is a California Department of Education, Special Education Division state funded project. The project supports and develops partnerships with schools and families by providing training, technical assistance and resources to both special education and general education.

What is Special Education?

Special Education is specialized instruction provided for children from birth to age 22 who qualify according to the laws and regulations outlined by the state and federal government. A student may ...more

Special Education Rights of Parents and Children

This information provides you as parents, legal guardians, persons authorized to make educational decisions, and surrogate parents of children with disabilities an overview of your educational rights ...more

Jim Wood
Director- Special Education
Tel: 760-966-7864
Fax: 760-439-8095

Monika Conniff
Administrative Secretary II
Tel: 760-966-7878
Fax: 760-757-1424

Karina Jimenez (LOA) Leidi Mendez
Bilingual Office Assistant
Tel: 760-966-7827
Fax: 760-757-1424

Martha Fregoso
Bilingual Office Assistant
Tel: 760-901-7103
Fax: 760-757-1424

Rose Pine
Administrative Secretary I
Tel: 760-966-7848
Fax: 760-757-1424

Susi Vrooman
Bilingual Office Assistant / SpEd Records Requests
Tel: 760-966-7829
Fax: 760-757-1424

Stacey Thomas
Software & Data Specialist/State Reporting

Tel:  760-966-4062
Fax: 760-757-1424

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