What Connecticut Teachers, Parents and Students have been waiting for! Here is the Back to School Plan in Full Detail!
Parts of this story are used with professional courtesy by our news partner WFSB Channel 3 State leaders released a more detailed back-to-school plan before students head back to the classroom this fall.
Officials called it the “Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together,” which is a comprehensive plan that will help guide districts when reopening schools for the next academic year.
The plan being released comes just days after the announcement made last Thursday, which detailed what districts will need to do in order to have in-person classes in the fall, as long as public health data continues to support it.
Starting June 30, the state's Dept. of Education will launch the CT Learning Hub, which will be a place for “universal access to curated high quality high impact online learning content for math, English language arts, science, social studies, the arts, physical education and more anytime, anywhere.”
It’ll be a free and interactive webpage to support online and off-line learning.
State leaders said the guidance and considerations outlined in the plan were grounded in six guiding principles:
1. Safeguarding the health and safety of students and staff
2. Allowing all students the opportunity to return into the classrooms full time starting in the fall
3. Monitoring the school populations and, when necessary, potentially cancelling classes in the future to appropriately contain COVID-19 spread
4. Emphasizing equity, access, and support to the students and communities who are emerging from this historic disruption
5. Fostering strong two-way communication with partners such as families, educators and staff
6. Factoring into decisions about reopening the challenges to the physical safety and social-emotional well-being of our students when they are not in school.