2020-2021 Public Schools Reopening

The 2020–21 school year presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges due to the disruption to instruction in spring 2020, as well as the many questions associated with reopening schools in the fall of 2020 and 2021. Superintendent Ybarra, the State Board of Education and the Governor’s office are committed to supporting school districts and charter schools to plan for a successful start to the 2020-2021 school year and for continuous learning in the event operations must be modified during the school year.

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Student Learning

Tools & resources to support student learning including Assessment, Content & Curriculum, Federal Programs and Special Education.

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Guidance and best practices on staffing, transportation, technology and extracurricular activities.

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Resources to ensure families have what they need to support student learning, whether at school or at home.

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Safety & Wellness

Resources for districts to meet student needs including child nutrition, social and emotional wellness and best practices on facility usage.

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Federal, State & Local Resources

Guidance, resources, and example plans from federal and state agencies, Idaho (and other states) districts and charter schools.

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Connectivity & Devices

Information and resources on how the state, local districts, and business partners are closing the digital divide.