NHDOE COVID-19 Discussion
can we record this?
We are recording this and will have the audio available on the website.
Cocheco Academy of The Arts is going Virtual starting Monday. We use virtual for snow days so we made the call this morning.
We will be answering questions at the end of the Commissioners information sharing.
Assuming school is open, what suggestions do you have for equitable distribution of educational resources. Specifically, there are some immune compromised students in my school who may need remote instruction even when school is open. However, we also have parents who are anxious and fearful. Being sensitive is not quite enough. We need a protocol.
Any considerations for the 3/25 SAT date and NH SAS?
How will paraprofessionals be treated/paid should there be remote learning?
Can you please name the Emergency Rule and all pertinent information in your letter?
Please add me to email: Lisa Zolkos - firstname.lastname@example.org … Director in Catholic Schools Office of Diocese of Manchester
MA ruled on 180 days saying up til march 15th schools will have to make up up to 5 days, after that no make up… Will you be doing something similar?
Link to Emergency Rule Ed306-18:a:7 https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/er-amend-ed306-18a7.pdf
It would be helpful for the DOE to crosswalk DHHS & CDC recommendations through a school leans related to self-quarantine and other similar topics.
Are there any schools or regions that are closing at this point in time and for what reasons?
if special needs students are able to access remote learning and do not will this still suffice for FAPE a long as we make effort to correct this problem?
A local chief medical officer called us this morning to tell us we should be closing. Even though that is not necessarilly the current guidance, I’m worried if all groups are not on the same page. Any thoughts on whether the medical professionals have a set stance?
The NHSBA sent out a recommendation for School Boards to meet and give their Supt authority to close school. Is this necessary? I would think that Supt have that authority already.
Brendan I am getting similar calls which seems different than Dr. Chan.
If we wanted to shut down for a day for cleaning and teacher workshop to prep for remote learning would that day need to be made up?
I want to make sure I heard this correctly - SAT on 3/25 is currently still planned to occur.
What companies are currently being used for deep clean?
The Emergency Rule states at least 80% student participation for the day to count as a school day. How is that measured? Lots of variables to consider with regard to student participation.
Are you expecting these ‘remote learning’ days will be full 6 (or in our case 6.5) hour days? That would be nearly impossible. Private schools for example are doing like 4 hour days. Can you further clarify what you see as good formats?
Sorry these were chief medical officers from local hospitals and medical centers
asking specifically b because we have a 6.5 hour day, 175 of them
In creating the best mode of instruction for our identified students… what role would related service providers play?
CDC Guidelines for School Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
School Day SAT - Paper and pencil version are scheduled for March 25th with a make up date of April 14th. So schools have the flexibility to complete the SAT on either of those days. The digital test is scheduled for a window of April 14-16. We are working with College Board and can make changes as needed. Contact email@example.com or 603-271-3855 for questions.
We are using Upper Valley Cleaning LLC
If you are a paper/pencil test and want to switch to digital, just contact Melissa White and we can coordinate that.
do we need to have our plan- remote or some blend approved by anyone for private special education schools
As a charter school with an upcoming lottery - can we have a waiver for needing an outside official? Are there any things we can do to insure transparency?
Please check Emergency Rule PDF posted on website under Remote Instruction.
and does it need to be approved?
Do we need to notify you if we switch remote learning?
Do you suggest trying to move April vacation up so that we can condense the time away?
The Emergency Rule 306.18(a)(7) poseted to the website is not the version that was approved by the State Board. We will update with the final version ASAP.
Many will want to pay hourly paras even if they are not working?