Extended School Year (ESY) Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin May 2020 This technical assistance bulletin includes a flowchart to support the local school system or public agency (LSSs/PAs) in determining Extended School Year (ESY) services due to the extended school closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This document also contains questions and answers that highlight the eligibility decision-making and…

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Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education

Maryland Together COVID-19 Response and Path Forward May 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Strategies for Moving Forward This document presents a number of strategies and considerations for school systems as communities move forward together to embrace the new normal of conducting school operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Reopening of, and re-entry into school buildings is…

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Supporting Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Afterwards

A Guide for Emotional Well-Being Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services Assessing safety, providing support, and ensuring individual children’s needs are met can be very challenging as children are not currently in your classrooms and it is unknown when they will be returning to their school buildings. This…

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A Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Parents’ Guide: Navigating Special Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic has been created by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (MSDE) to assist parents with understanding how special education services will be determined and provided to their child during the extended closure of school buildings which have…

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COVID-19 Resources to Support At-Home Instruction

School buildings are closed. Schedules are changing. Like never before, parents of students with IEPs and IFSPs are seeking new ways to keep our children engaged in learning. We’ve put together a list of free COVID-19 resources to help you support your students with at-home learning, coping strategies, and keeping connected socially. We’ll add to…

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