Kentucky Teacher – Sept. 11, 2020

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COVID-19 Considerations: School Ventilation and COVID-19; Truancy and Compulsory Education, Pupil Transportation Updated

KDE issues COVID-19 guidance on school ventilation and truancy, pupil transportation revised

As Kentucky schools reopen, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing new guidance on ventilation and truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously released guidance on Pupil Transportation also has been updated.

Two guidance documents in the COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools series were released on Sept. 8: School Ventilation and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Truancy and Compulsory Education.

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Commissioner's Parents Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: September 9, 2020

Kentucky parent council provides feedback on KDE guidance, hears Healthy at Sports overview

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Parents Advisory Council held a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 to offer feedback on student participation during non-traditional instruction (NTI) and the department’s reopening guidance on truancy.

On Sept. 8, KDE released “COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Truancy and Compulsory Attendance.” The guidance notes that compulsory attendance requirements remain in force during the pandemic.

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Picture of Chad Molley

A family tradition in Erlanger-Elsmere

As a child, Chad Molley would tag along with his father to school events and activities.

James Molley, Chad’s father, served in several roles throughout his career – including as a high school science teacher, athletic director and superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Independent from 1994 to 2002.

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NEWS

Kentucky superintendents hear about new, updated COVID-19 guidance documents

 

GLOBAL COMPETENCY/WORLD LANGUAGES

Online foreign language conference coming Sept. 19

 

LITERACY

Speech team seminars available

 

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Quick Connections: Add a virtual bulletin board

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Digital tools to engage your students in social studies

 

BULLETIN BOARD

KDE offering new middle school career resources

 

National Board offering free webinars on virtual teaching, certification

 

Student volunteer awards available from Prudential

 

Professional Learning Bulletin Board

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Pupil Transportation (UPDATED - September 4, 2020)

 

Orientation and Targeted Services (UPDATED - September 2, 2020)

 

Participation Tracking in Infinite Campus

 

Library Media Center

 

Class Sizes in Virtual Programs and Courses

 

Flexibility for Assigning Staff in the COVID-19 Instructional Settings

 

Guidance for School District Personnel Leave Options, 2020-2021 School Year

 

Compensatory Education and Extended School Year Services

 

Daily Participation and Non-Traditional Instruction

 

Exceptional Learners and Preschool Students

 

Academic Re-entry, Stage two: Meeting Learners' Academic Needs

 

Workplace Health and Safety

 

Facilities and Logistics

 

Room Capacity Calculator

 

Intermittent School Closure Guidance

 

Alternative Learning Design Strategies 

 

Academic Re-entry, Stage One: Drafting an Adjusted Curriculum

 

Evaluating Students’ Academic Readiness

 

Supporting Student and Staff Wellness

 

Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 webpage

 

KDE's 2019 COVID-19 webpage

 

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