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• 8/7/2020 Updated USBE Reopening Plans: Planning Requirements Updated on 7/31/2020

• 8/7/2020 USBE Teaching and Learning: Below are several documents to give curriculum guidance for focused learning. These documents outline "essential standards and key instructional practices that may support LEAs in focusing their instruction on the most essential standards in the core areas while keeping in mind student well-being" (email from USBE dated 8/7/20) 

"Additionally, we are seeking feedback from educators, students, families and other community members on our PreK-12 Core standards across the content areas.  This annual feedback opportunity is intended to gather key insights into any concerns the public may have related to our current standards.  The feedback will be used to make future revisions to the standards.  We invite you to participate and to share the opportunity with others.  You can respond to the feedback at:  https://usbe.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3m9SwA8vkkAIT53 Feedback will be accepted until September 6, 2020." (Jennifer Throndsen, Director of Teaching and Learning, USBE)

Drama K-6 Essentials
Drivers Education EssentialsELA Elementary
ELA SecondaryElementary ScienceHealth Physical  Education Recess Elementary
Health Physical Education Recess SecondaryK-6 Art EssentialsK-6 Dance Essentials
Mathematics GuidanceMathematicsMusic K-6 Essentials
Music Secondary EssentialsPreschool EssentialsSecondary Dance Essentials
Secondary ScienceSecondary Visual Arts EssentialsSocial Studies Elementary
Social Studies SecondaryTheatre Essentials SecondaryWorld Languages Essentials

• 7/7/2020 National Alliance for Public Charter Schools report: A Compendium of Public Resources on the Safe Reopening of Charter Schools.  This guide was produced by charter support organization leaders across the country to help the NAPCS team think through what would be the most helpful to charter schools when creating reopening plans. They acknowledge that every community and state has different circumstances relating to the pandemic, but this guide provides some summary guidelines and suggestions on key topics. This guide does not replace official guidance from public health and state education officials, but hopefully provides some guidance to charter school leaders as they engage in planning efforts.


• 7/1/2020 Utah State Board of Education School Reopening Page: https://www.schools.utah.gov/coronavirus?mid=4985&aid=1

School Reopening Planning Handbook

School Reopening Requirements Template

Slide Presentation: Templates and Tools to Reopen K-12 School



Resources from State Agencies 


•Utah State Board of Education  https://www.schools.utah.gov/coronavirus

•Utah State Charter School Board https://www.utahscsb.org/

Utah Education Network https://www.uen.org/learnathome/

Governor Declaration School Dismissal Extended to May 1 letter

Governor Executive Order Open and Public Meetings Act Adjustments Letter

5/27/20 Governor's Executive Order Summary-Order Releasing Updated Guidelines for Low-Risk Phase in the Utah Leads Together Plan 

The complete Executive Order is found on a shared drive here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OsdAK4vi_UoTX9g-ksLQqfUODk1gB_zI/view

The updated phased guidelines are found on a shared drive here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u5fXHH8dO0eycgCWHAcaH-qHccCnBHO7/view



Resources from Federal Agencies


Summary of Federal CARES Act for Public Charter Schools (Click on description for Powerpoint)

U.S. Department of Education Resources: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=  (also has fact sheets for students, families, and staff understand COVID-19)

CDC site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htm

•Office of Schools and Secondary Education https://oese.ed.gov/files/2020/03/COVID-19-OESE-FINAL-3.12.20.pdf

U.S. Department of Agriculture https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/pandemic/covid-19 


Resources for Teaching/Online Educating


•Zoom offering free videoconferencing to K-12 schools:  https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/13/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-learning/

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools https://www.ncsecs.org/news/covid-19-and-students-with-disabilities/

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools https://www.publiccharters.org/covid-19-resources-charter-schools

National School Choice Week https://schoolchoiceweek.com/keep-learning/

•Williamsburg Learning    They are offering to assist in training and support of schools using platforms like Zoom or Google Meet, or can help administrators learn to run effective distributed teams. They can provide assistance at NO CHARGE. Their team just wants to pitch in and help out. Contact James Ure at james@williamsburglearning.com. Williamsburg Learning website is https://www.williamsburglearning.com/.

TNTP (The New Teacher Project) blog: https://tntp.org/blog/post/resources-for-learning-at-home-when-schools-close

Instruction Partners https://instructionpartners.org

10 tips https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-03-09-preparing-to-take-school-online-here-are-10-tips-to-make-it-work 

We Are Teachers https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ and https://www.reviews.com/jobs-and-education/education/internet-options-for-students/

Action steps https://instructionpartners.org/resources/coronavirus-planning-2 

EdSurge https://www.edsurge.com/research/guides/navigating-uncertain-times-how-schools-can-cope-with-coronavirus 

Emerson Collective https://www.emersoncollective.com/articles/2020/03/covid19-resources-for-remote-learning/?mc_cid=fee2a7a594&mc_eid=30bad32987 

Medium https://stories.chartergrowthfund.org/first-steps-into-virtual-instruction-lessons-learned-and-advice-from-a-pioneer-45dc47aee131 

Charter School Growth Fund https://stories.chartergrowthfund.org/approaches-to-instruction-during-school-closure-70e56b064d13 

Code.org https://code.org/break 

Barbara Bush Foundation https://www.barbarabush.org/toolkit-for-at-home-learning/ 

Learning Heroes https://bealearninghero.org 

National Summer Learning Association https://www.summerlearning.org/resources-for-programs-and-families-during-school-closures/ 

Newsela https://go.newsela.com/Complimentary-Access-Request.html 

Great Minds https://greatminds.org 

Learn at Home https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home  

Kahn Academy https://khanacademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040167432-How-can-Khan-Academy-be-used-for-remote-learning-during-school-closures-


Resources for Education Support


Education Trust https://s3-us-east-2.amazonaws.com/edtrustmain/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/03/10171236/Educational-Equity-and-Coronavirus.pdf

School House Connection https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/covid19-and-homelessness/

Internet options for families https://www.schools.utah.gov/file/b7ddf77d-ea17-4f0d-94f4-5d84b5f2e66e

The Food Research and Action Center https://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/AASA-FRAC-COVID-FINAL-FACT-SHEET-3-18-2020-2.pdf