Gatewood has 28 special needs students in the Links to Learning program, 18 of whom participate in in-person learning four days per week. These students have been hit hard by previous distance learning, cancellation of events, and limited social interaction. Much of the wonderful equipment in the sensory/motor room is not easy to disinfect to stringent COVID-19 protocols between each use. This grant purchases pieces of equipment that will remain in use long after this pandemic is over – and will then be available for all students’ use – but for the present will be easy to clean frequently, and will greatly benefit Links to Learning students. Just a few of these new plastic and hard surface pieces include: standing bubble tube, light cube, and bounce/spin teeter totter.
Submitters: Alyssa Winterfedlt