Early Childhood Special Education - Virtual


    Learn what special education services will look like at Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education during 100% virtual learning below.

    Early Childhood Special Education Services and Virtual learning (SSD) during 100% Virtual Learning

    1. All therapy and instruction will be conducted virtually with an individually designed “Distance Learning Plan” for your child to work on their IEP goals.
    2. Each child will have a Distance Learning Plan that will cover your child's individual learning goals over a 2 week period emailed through a secured platform through SSD.
    3. Teachers and therapists will provide instruction with activities to be done at home on the distance learning plan as well as live sessions.  Teachers and therapists will have recorded versions of the live instruction for you to access if you are unable to attend a live session or if your child needs repetition on the skill.
    4. Your child's teacher will be contacting you the week of August 24th to discuss the Distance Learning Plan, the live session schedule and their office hours.
    5. The teachers and therapist are here to support you in conducting these activities at home and are available for coaching and questions/concerns you may have.
    6. Data on IEP goals will be collected through live sessions as well as through parent input.


  • Special Education Services
    Special School District (SSD) provides special education services and technical education to students in the Ritenour School District and St. Louis County. The services provided by SSD are governed by the Individuals with Disabilities Act and are based on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The special education programs provided are the joint responsibility of the Special School District and the Ritenour School District. The school principal works with special education coordinators to provide special education services in each school. A variety of services, including learning disabilities, language, occupational and/or physical therapy, and vision and hearing impairments, are provided by SSD teachers who teach in Ritenour schools. Students complete extensive testing and intervention before being evaluated for these services. If you have further questions, please contact SSD at (314) 989-8208 or Ritenour’s SSD Coordinator at (314) 493-6055.

    Technical / Vocational Education
    The Special School District operates two technical high schools offering a total of 34 programs in a wide range of technical areas. Programs at the two high schools are open to all students grades 10-12. The technical programs are available on a full- or half-day basis. Students must apply to SSD for enrollment in a technical/vocational program at one of the SSD technical schools.
    North Tech High School
    1700 Derhake
    Florissant, MO 63033
    Office: (314) 989-7600
    South Tech High School
    12721 West Warson
    St. Louis, MO 63127
    Office: (314) 989-7400

    To apply to a SSD technical high school contact your high school counselor. Additional information is available from SSD.

Contact Us

  • Special School District
    Central Administrative Offices
    12110 Clayton Road
    Town & Country, MO 63131
    (314) 989-8100
    711 Missouri Relay

    Dee Byrnes, Director for Special Education for Ritenour School District
    Email: byrnesd@ritenourschools.org
    Office: (314) 989-8585

    SSD contacts for each Ritenour school:
    Angi Fouste
    Iveland Elementary, Marion Elementary, Marvin Elementary and Hoech Middle School
    (314) 989-7887

    Nathan Dwyer
    Buder Elementary, Kratz Elementary, Wyland Elementary and Ritenour Middle School
    (314) 989-8561 

    Anne Wynn
    Ritenour High School
    (314) 497-5153