The pandemic has challenged our education system. Since March 2020, we have worked to create new resources as well as compile other great resources we think will help families navigate these new times.
Our focus during the 2020-2021 school year was to inform families and students how schools would be reopening. We launched a public reopening plan tracker that included school district website and social media handles to help keep families informed on how their district would be operating at the start of the 2020 school year.
This year, we are continuing to amplifying resources that other organizations have created to help families stay engaged as their students return to the classroom.
In an effort to continue to support parents and families during another challenging school year. We have compiled some resources to hopefully smooth the transition back into the classroom.
In June 2020, the Mississippi Department of Education proposed three types of schedules for school districts to consider for re-opening in August 2020.
Those three options are defined as:
Although every school district is selecting one of the three options above, re-opening plans vary widely from district to district. A “plan” may be presented as a public letter, a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), and/or a multi-page, detailed document. Make sure to check back with your district regularly; they are updating their plans often as circumstances change.