Dear Parents,

I know that this is a new way of doing things for all of us.  Just know that I miss your child like crazy and am hoping that this is over soon, so that we can get back to a routine that we all need. 

Some important information:

I will be in contact with you soon to complete your child’s distance learning plan.  The plan will consist of how we are best able to engage your child in his or her current IEP plan, while still maintaining the required social distancing.  

I will be using google classroom to post assignments.  It is available in your child’s desktop.  You will find the link for the desktop on the teacher webpage or it is located by going to the Marion County School’s homepage or the Saddlewood homepage. 


I will be available from 8-2 daily but will also have specific hours from 9:00-10:00 am and 12:30-1:30 pm in which I can contact you by phone or will be checking and answering emails. 

If I do not have your email address, please provide as soon as possible by emailing a quick hello to



Follow the link below to find a wonderful resource for supporting individuals with autism during uncertain times. 

You will find schedules, social stories, and other resources that can be utilized to help your child navigate being at home. 



I want to thank each of you for your patience and understanding.  Please know that I am here for you and if you need anything please just ask and I will try to accommodate.

Thank you,

Shannon Kelly