NHDOE COVID-19 Update with Education Leaders
NH Morning Pledge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcSxHgY3dY
Resources for Remote Instruction http://www.nhlearnsremotely.com/
We are a Private Provider. Please Clarify, as we still have school districts telling us we need to amend or change upcoming IEP's to only reflect remote learning and not student needs. Can you make sure this information is sent to school districts Special Ed Departments?
We have had families moving into the district in the last 2 weeks. Any guidance on how to manage learning for new students in a remote learning environment?
I have a number of parents asking that when staff reach out to households, they call the students cell phone directly instead a parents phone. Do you have an opinion on this in relation to policies and code of ethics?
Spectrum has not offered free wireless for hotspots thus far.
How are follow-up 504 plans meetings being done or are they postponed? How will parents and schools be informed?
Can private providers receive a written statement that districts/NHDOE will support each placement at full approved tuition
Sample Release Form for recording lessons https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/sample-student-release-form.pdf
April 15 not an issue, already carried out non-renewals and RIF
We sent them register mail this week.
Conversation on Information Security in NH - What Educators Need to Know. Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm ESTHYPERLINK "https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.learningdesigned.org/content/information-security-nh-what-educators-need-know-webinar__;!!Oai6dtTQULp8Sw!AEcQtziTIu9SR9K0cW6r5Pp1c9zLgPX3rRcYBxaByjJ6RfHRRBBDeqWlFl_fVWimb9i9orN4$" https://www.learningdesigned.org/content/information-security-nh-what-educators-need-know-webinar
I thought this was already taken care of - April 15 deadline was to remain as is.
Sorry- better link for Dan Dister webinar https://www.learningdesigned.org/content/information-security-nh-what-educators-need-know-webinar
Lisa A. Witte
I would continue to respectfully request that the waiver for assessments be submitted and deal with vendors later. Our educators and parents would appreciate this knowledge and support.
Completely agree with Lisa With!
If and when we extend the closure beyond April 3, could we consider offering a 4 day student week with planning days for staff each 5 th day ( Friday?). Families have reported they need the information/ remote learning lessons in smaller chunks and down time for families would be helpful.
Agree, get waiver for assessments ASAP
Sorry, Lisa Witt!
Any Superintendent's looking to have students and teachers work through April vacation and get out one week earlier?
Could you share the resources for subs who are out of work?
Lisa A. Witte
I think we may NEED a break in April...
Due to Vermont's stay home order, does the NHDOE have recommendations on staff (therapy providers, IT staff, etc.) that are Vermont residents who work in NH.
If remote learning goes all semester, in the spirit of competency based ed, and taking into account the stress levels of parents/families, will the State consider allowing Districts to end school a little earlier than usual (some relaxation of days/hours per year)? Parents are already asking.
Tased with colleagues today and the April vacation would be a really good break for everyone.
Lisa A. Witte
So if we are competency based and competency isn't based on seat time - work completion equates to competency?
We are taking April vacation, we will all need it.
My staff is working hard, they will get an April break
Lisa A. Witte
We have told our families that we recognize that families and students will be able to engage in remote learning opportunities at different levels, in different ways, and to varying degrees - and that we support whatever level of engagement works for them.
We’re keeping April Break as a break.
For districts whose years are based on hours instead of 180 days, how will remote learning affect that? If we have a school day that becomes shorter - in order to not have students on their computers for a very long stretch of time - can we still count it as if they had the normal amount of hours?
I thought the State Board of Education waived the participation in the Blizzard Bag rule. We are competency based state why are we getting hung up on seat time. In a situation like this it seems like there needs to be flexibility in this expectation.
We have done the same as Lisa - we even have Kindergarten and first grade teachers working with students in the evening when the parents are home.
We plan on having the April break.
As part of our daily opening with younger learners, we have been having a read aloud ( children's book) by an admin. This was a parent suggestion and was a big hit with our students. BUT, we have been told this may be a copyright violation with the publisher; any advice?
As we prepare to extend this Remote Learning period, could the state provide guidance with regard to the ability for bus companies to access unemployment benefits for their drivers rather than asking districts to support this cost? We are being told by our vendor that many districts have already agreed to pay. Similarly, could the state provide guidance as to eligibility for hourly employees to participate in the unemployment benefits that the new Fed legislation will provide?
Any change to the Governors memorandum on compliance with NH Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) date March 16th
In the event that we return to regular learning versus remote learning mid-April, what are admins thinking/feeling/deciding around April break week?
NH Employment Security is looking for help. https://www.nhes.nh.gov/contact/index.htm
Did Becky say there is another Director’s Zoom Call tomorrow? Just making sure I heard that correctly since the list of Directors had many missing for the call yesterday.
What data might the state be waiting to analyze in order to reopen school buildings? Sorry I missed the first couple of minutes of your talk!
Scholastic has given permission for all schools to use their materials in read alouds and post on youtube or video. So feel free to use scholastic published books.
Emergency Order #12 https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/documents/emergency-order-12.pdf
Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A
An answer about using F&P and other similar texts in remote learning: https://blog.heinemann.com/response-fountas-pinnell-literacy-for-remote-learning?fbclid=IwAR0t6jALU2mrfnehA6_3VvKu-yJsJorY11iH_vOFUmC2RQfK_-KV_wI6Hi0
Little Brown and Penguin are other publishers
i-Ready has offered free instructional licenses through June
New resource just posted HYPERLINK "https://nhpbs.org/learnathome/"nhpbs.org/learnathome
A loud shout out to everyone for the recognition NH received from Vice President Pence. I also want to commend Commissioner Edelblut and Governor Sununu for how they have calmly and clearly handled this Pandemic!
30 seconds that will make your whole day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcSxHgY3dY
If the governor made social distancing more strict, calling for in-home quarantine for everyone like in other states, would that mean we would have to forfeit our system of remote instruction to adopt another system?