The president has schools opening up in phase two Phase two also has restaurants and movie theaters opening with social distancing rules. How do we do this moderate distancing rules on buses, crowed classrooms, and cafiterias.
As more people gain immunity by being exposed and being resistant, wouldn't it follow that subsequent waves would be smaller?
Is there an expectation that once the temperature in Northern NH gets above zero there will be an increased number of cases or are they at their plateau as well?
Are your Abbot ID machines working now?
this was fantastic!! thank you doctor!
does Dr Chan recommend thermometers for all schools and children??
Thank you, Dr. Chan. You have been a very clear and reliable source of information for the state.
Thank you Dr. Chan!
Thanks - much appreciated.
Thank you D.r Chan!
yes, thank you
Is this call being recorded?
it is being recorded
Could we please have a statewide decision about ESY programming re: distance learning or in buildings? Districts needing to make individual decisions could add to inequity that already is playing out. Thank you.
No worries - Thanks!
Dr. Erin Hagerty
Is there any guidance for districts who are looking to transfer to hours rather than days in order to get kids out of school earlier?
Yesterday, the governor made a quick comment that "summer programming would be on line", intimating that that would include ESY. We can certainly plan for that, but compensatory services becomes a growing a snowball moving toward fall. My concern is the size of the coming avalanche.
We are interested in what specific protocols would need to be in place for us to open school buildings. Social distancing, “caps” on group size, taking temperatures before entering, etc. California is even talking about split sessions. How will these criteria be developed and when will we have something to react to?
Thank you but Mid May is too late for planning for ESY if we need to have bussing and staff hired
Tony Polito, Granite St. Arts Acad.
We would ask that sending districts who students are attending charter schools who are on IEP’s be aware of the invoices the charter schools are mailing to them. Most of the charters are in a tight cash situation right now. So please reinforce this with our colleagues in the SAU’s, thanks.
Agree with John- the staff we hire for remote ESY is much different than staffing typical in building ESY.
Regarding ESY- but these are our most at risk students. I'm worried about having them in a school even in smaller groups.
I have heard you state that you feel that small group service for special education can take place. What about Career and Tech education - for instance, building a structure with a small group outside?
What about 3 year student evaluations that were put on hold?
Any more information around the weekend meals continuing into summer? Also, if we are area eligible, do we need to go through another agency for summer meals as we have in the past? There is some confusion about Food Service contract boundaries.
The virtual meetings are not as much of a challenge, but as we discussed yesterday, there have not been electronic signature programs/companies who have met our Data Privacy rules or signed a DPA….we are being put in a position to either take emails from parents as consent, or use electronic signatures through companies that do not meet our DPA.
Can we resend the screening tool? Or is it the same one DHHS sent out?
How are we going access progress when we cannot work with the children? Important for establishing ESY and any potential comp.
The NHCTO council is working with a esign vendor who has committed to sign the nh dpa and a webinar is being held Monday to discuss.
How will remote learning affect rates and tuition for private providers of special education
Can we get some relief or guidance about encumbering funds from this year's budget to pay for future comp ed or interventions?
The notion of smaller cohorts of students in our school buildings is baffling to me. A teacher could be exposed to upwards of 30 students a day if he/she is instructing 6 groups of 5. How is this safe for that educator or those students day after day?
NH Learns Alliance webinar on e-signatures: https://sites.google.com/nhste.org/nh-learnsremotely/online-learning-events?authuser=0
I agree with Deannah - The governor just said yesterday that our kids are basically asymptomatic, but they can still carry, transmit and essentially spread it to other more at risk populations, including many of the educators in the rooms. With this said, how can we say that we will bring any students together on a bus or classroom? Even Dr. Chan just mentioned aspects of this message. Add to that messaging that we can sneeze 27 feet and cough for 15 feet, I just am not understanding how we can have out at risk kids come in for any face to face instruction.
remote instruction for summer school is not really a good idea as it is that instruciton that has failed the kids who will be in summer school
Agree Dr. C. This is a rough, circular conversation. We are faced with increased ESY #s as a result of remote learning so how do we continue in good conscience to continue to provide instruction in this format?
We are using summer school to extend time for students to meet competency. We are staying with normal grading but any failing grades converted to incomplete with extended time for work completion and additional support
What are the expectations for Free and Reduced Meals during ESY?
Are we honoring (paying teachers) for those districts ending earlier than the contracts? What are people doing?
Mid-May is too late for a conversation about ESY
Does the food waiver apply throughout the summer?
We are honoring teacher contracts and paying them.
What will the process be for requirements of schools for safe reopening. In other words, all people entering the building must be tested, or have their temp taken, or certain cleaning tools? How is this being determined / will this be determined, how will it be shared (how far in advance of expected openings) and how will it be paid for?
We are honoring contracts even though we are ending a week earlier due to pushing through April break week.
We are still open and providing in person Academic and Behavioral mental Health services. Please feel free to reach out to me at Mount Prospect Academy (Keene, Plymouth, Hampton) to see how we can help. email@example.com
taking temps will not detect those people who are carrying the virus without symptoms
I appreciate that spec education students need services during this time- I believe that many are providing these services to the best possible extent they can- however, if special education is provided to allow students to access regular education, and regular education looks substantially different right now, why are special educators not being afforded the same latitude or message? Special education services are not being withheld- they are just different given that the general education looks substantially different. I also agree that having face to face is not truly appropriate for most of our ESY qualified students.
Exactly barbara!! Which is why this feels so impossible to move from where we are
With State budget cuts in the future, will that impact payments from the state to the schools?
any private schools who submitted SBA loans heard anything on them?
Valerie, I plan to end school for students on May 29th based upon hours. However, I will be asking our staff to continue to work their original contracted days with one caveat. That being to trade some of this year's days for days in August. I may trade one day for 3/4 day or something like that. This will allow us more days with staff to prepare for school opening, whatever that is to be. Not agreed to yet, but I have floated it to the teacher association.
We are a private school and received our PPP loan today.
Rebecca Fredette - New Hampshire
Mary please email me at Rebecca.A.Fredette@doe.nh.gov
Okay, thank you!
anyone had any thoughts about a way to have some sort of graduation?
GREAT question Barbara!
Rebecca Fredette - New Hampshire
I am working with PCG around an add on option for NHSEIS to assist with the DPA issue. I am hoping to have a decision around it early next week
Sarah Surrette CSNL
Is any other nonpublic or private school facing the reality that the PPP will not cover current payroll if teacher contracts increased in September. My bank says I only qualify for less than 50% of current payroll since they average only Jan-Dec 2019 payroll...
Public Health public screening tool https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/visitor-screening-tool.pdf
Second Start got our approval for our PP loan yesterday as well! - we got our app in on day 1.
Please have someone share the answer regarding encumbering funds once they get it. This could be critical since our budgets for next year are set and remedial costs, etc. may be substantial.
Can we make our own school decision to plan for ESY remotely, so we can focus on developing a strong remote ESY.
There was a letter from the Governor that went out to "Educators." It doesn't seem that most Superintendents received it?
Special Ed really doesn't have the latitude and flexibility that general ed does. Much of this is federally driven, but it is an extraordinary pressure on all of our staff NHDOE needs to be aware.
Thank you for screening tool Grant- covers visitors-- we have adapted for our early learning center and private grade school.
Sununu letter to education leaders https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/documents/20200416-education-leaders.pdf
Can you post the link for the screening tool grant?
one is fine...
We cannot copy links that are posted in the chat. Please post them on the website so we can get to them.
once per week
one is fine
One on Weds.
one is fine
one is good
Wednesday is fine
One per week
One on Wednesday
one is fine thank you
Thank you Frank for everything
thanks you for all you are doing!
All links are on our COVID resources page and at NHLearnsRemotely.com
Thanks Frank. Appreciate all the hard work.
Thank you, Grant!
Thank you for the support and speedy resonse to questions
Thank you for everything!
you are doing a great job!
Wednesday is fine, if Friday is needed, we can then schedule it. Thank you
Thank you for your guidance through this time. Have a great weekend
Sarah Surrette CSNL
Appreciate you all behind the scenes