As a "specials" teacher, I get absolutely no information about my students. I know some students have IEPs, but no one has identified them for me. It is also a bilingual school, so some ELLs have very low English skills since they can get away with speaking Spanish. My biggest concern is I can ask a 2nd grader, "What is your name?" and they stare blankly at me. I watched an ELD teacher assess one of my students and she got similar results. "What is your name" was met with a stare. "Who is your teacher?" just got a point in the direction of his classroom. Even worse, I don't know who is an ELL and who is not. Today, a student was not understanding what we doing, even though I explained it about 10 times and we had practiced as a class. Every other child knew what was going on. I then asked his partner to translate to him in Spanish. She replied, "but he doesn't even speak Spanish!" meaning he is just that low that he can't comprehend the most basic instructions. I am frustrated and don't know what to do, other than go to all 28 of my teachers and ask them individually. I had to do this to coordinate drop-off/pick-up and it was extremely time consuming since we obviously do not have a common prep/lunch. The school counselor is out due to family emergency and has been gone for over a week. I obviously can't ask anyone to email me sensitive information. What would you do? Should I insist on seeing their IEPs from the front office? Should I wait until the counselor returns? Should I go to all teachers individually after school? Ideas/suggestions appreciated!