PLEASE NOTE: The school reopening guidelines will be updated as soon as we receive information from State and County education officials. (updated 9/7/20)
COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year July 17, 2020 Criteria provided by Governor Gavin Newsom
Complete information at COVID -19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs
To keep updated on recent Education News visit OCDE Newsroom
School-Related Resources from The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders CAND
Top Tips for Setting a Routine for Success at School: article from PBS
Preparing for a Very Different School Year: video from PBS
Internet For All Now via the California Department of Education website. The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided access to affordable offers, as well as a number to call 1-844-841-INFO (4636) to assist parents. This site has a table that contains special offers extended by various providers throughout the state.
Return to Sports: Covid-19 Interim Guidance for Youth Sports Including school-based, club, and recreational programs
Distance Learning for Special Education includes a variety of free resources for elementary students.
Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
E-Learning Resources for learning and/or teaching from home form the OC Public Libraries
Free Educational Resources for Distance Learning From the Ca Department of Education a non-comprehensive list of publishers offering free distance learning resources. At the URL listed, users can learn about the specific resources available as publishers continue to expand their offerings. Districts are not mandated to utilize only state-adopted instructional materials, and many classrooms utilize a network of resources. In this list below, educators and parents/guardians may discover the individual resources they want for a particular need.
Making a Smooth Transition From Harvard Graduate School of Education, parenting strategies to help ease young children’s worries about going back to school
Teaching Kids at Home During Coronavirus: Pro Tips From Homeschoolers
Understood.org offers many articles on back-to-school themes including social distancing, handwashing, and wearing masks.
Sesame Street: Back to School with Elmo
En español: Sésamo: Regreso a clases con Elmo.
88 Education Learning Games and Technologies developed with funding across programs at the Department of Education and government that are now available online at no cost to until the end of the school year.
Guideline for Preparing to go Back to School. From Autism Speaks, includes a checklist- Back to School Plan
Helping Children With Special Needs Transition to Kindergarten from eduTopia, teacher-tested tips for preparing children in early childhood special education for kindergarten
How To Improve Distance Learning for students with IEPs
How do I tell the school about my kid’s disability during COVID-19? From the Mighy Kightly Series. During distance learning, whether you’re in person, hybrid or 100% virtual, how do we parents talk about our kid’s disability at the school? Here are the Top Ten Ways, tried and true methods, to share about your kid’s disability with the school even during Covid-19 and distance learning.
Online vs. In-Person Learning Autism Speaks outlines factors to consider when determining what is best for your family. Each option offers pros and cons. The important thing is finding what’s right for your child.
Virtual Education & Students With Disabilities Resource Guide Whether you are a student with a disability or an adult (parent, guardian, teacher or otherwise) who is championing success for a student with a disability, this guide is for you. Our goal is to be a timesaver for students with disabilities, as well as for the adults in their lives who care about them. This guide includes resources that can help pave the best educational and social-emotional path possible during this pandemic.
FAQs Regarding the Delivery of IDEA Early Childhood Services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic from Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ecta)
Five Ways Parents Can Advocate for Their Child. Autism speak offers tips for advocating for your child in virtual learning