Extended School Year
Cranford Public School’s Extended School Year (ESY) is a five week program that takes place at Hillside Avenue School and Walnut Avenue School. The ESY program is intended to maintain the skills that our Pre-K to Grade 12 students have gained throughout the school year. The program is designed for students with severe disabilities who are likely to regress over the summer and might be unable to recoup their skills within a reasonable time.
In addition to working on the skills identified in their IEPs, students in the MD and Autism class participated in community based instruction via weekly trips. Students in the program also received social skills and counseling services as needed. Speech and occupational therapy were also scheduled according to student needs. In addition, some students attended the reading program twice a week to receive multi-sensory reading instruction.
Superintendent of the Cranford School District, Marilyn Birnbaum, keeps the residents, parents and students informed of school news via a bimonthly column.
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