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Connecticut State Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources

Posted on September 2, 2020 by admin


Below is a listing of resources that are available on the Connecticut State Department of Education website.

Links to the Reopen Guidance Document and Addendums:

Addendum 11 Interim Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings in Schools during COVID-19

Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together
Adaptar, Avanzar, Alcanzar: El Plan de Connecticut para Aprender y Crecer Juntos
Addendum 1 Temporarily Opting into Voluntary Remote Learning Due to COVID-19
Addendum 2 COVID Guidance and Considerations for Preschool Located in Public Schools
Addendum 3 Fall Reopening Resource Document for Students with High Needs
Addendum 4 Interim Guidance for Decision-Making Regarding the Use of In-Person, Hybrid (Blended), or Remote Learning Models in Connecticut Schools during COVID-19
Addendum 5 Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts
Addendum 6 Reopening Guidance for Educating Students with Disabilities
Addendum 7 COVID-19 Reopening Considerations for Connecticut K–12 Music Programs
Addendum 8 Fire and School Safety During COVID-19
Addendum 9 Contact Tracing Scenarios in Schools
Addendum 10 Reframing and Reopening: School Discipline Amidst COVID-19 Guidance
Addendum 11 Interim Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings in Schools during COVID-19

State Board of Education Actions
180 Days/900 Hours Requirement Flexibility
Emergency Educator Certification Endorsement Flexibility
edTPA Cut Score Waiver

Certification Alerts
Emergency Educator Certification Endorsements for the 2020–21 School Year
Emergency Pathways to Temporary Special Education Authorizations for Para-Educators
Application For Temporary Emergency Authorization

FAQ’s from Superintendent Conference Calls:

Superintendent Digest Main Page:

COVID-19 Resource Main Page for Families and Educators:

Professional Support Webinar Series for Families:

Professional Support Webinar Series for Districts:

Public Health and Safety Training
The CSDE is partnering with the Department of Public Health and the Yale School of Public Health to provide a virtual training series to assist districts in planning for the fall reopening of Connecticut schools. The first two trainings, Optimizing Ventilation for School Reopening and Cleaning & Disinfection of Schools During COVID-19, are now available on the Department’s YouTube channel. Please click the titles of each webinar for access to the videos. We highly encourage all districts to have their facilities directors and head custodians view these webinars.

Learning Hub for Parents, Students and Educators (Regularly being updated):

Public Email Address for General Questions/Concerns (Monitored hourly):