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2021 Special Editions

September

  • Sept. 20
    • CDPHE provides communications materials for the COVID-19 school screening testing program
  • Sept. 15
    • CDPHE updates and clarifies school guidance regarding masking, ventilation and quarantining
    • Colorado submits ESSER plan to U.S. Department of Education
  • Sept. 2
    • Communications toolkit materials available for school COVID-testing program

August 

  • Aug. 25
    • Final Reminder: Remote Learning Assurances and Variance Waiver deadlines
    • Tutoring and student support program available to districts and schools
  • Aug. 12
    • No cost KN95 respirators and surgical masks available 
  • Aug. 11
    • CDPHE offering free COVID-19 tests at schools
    • Reminder on 2021-22 school year instructional hour guidance
  • Aug. 6
    • Prevention and mitigation resources, strategies available in new back-to-school toolkit

July

  • July 26
    • CORRECTED DATE - Listening session about COVID-19 vaccine campaign for 12- to 17-year-olds
  • July 23
    • Listening session about COVID-19 vaccine campaign for 12- to 17-year-olds
  • July 20
    • CDPHE releases back-to-school guidance
  • July 8
    • Resources available to help districts and schools promote COVID-19 vaccination outreach and education efforts
    • Districts and schools encouraged to participate in School Pulse Panel survey
    • ESSER Feedback Engagement Opportunities available for principals and administrators
  • July 2
    • CDPHE removes removes requirement for schools to enforce mask use
    • Webinar set about new state agency for early childhood programs

June

  • June 25
    • Status on Updated School Guidance for Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Spread
  • June 16
    • Remote Learning Guidance for 2021-22 School Year
    • Blended Learning & Supplemental Online Course Guidance
  • June 2
    • Colorado Comeback Cash Scholarship Drawing begins Monday
    • U.S. Department of Education grants Colorado extension on ESSER fund distribution plan
    • CDPHE introduces new COVID-19 testing program for schools  

May

  • May 26
    • Temporary Remote Learning Options for the 2021-22 School Year
  • May 24
    • COVID-19 Learning Impacts Toolkit
    • CDE seeks deadline extension on plans for ESSER III funds
  • May 17
    • Update graduation ceremony guidance
    • Gov. Polis' updated mask order
  • May 13
    • Vaccine for 12-15 year olds
    • Equity & Excellence Learning Series

April 

  • April 30
    • Updated cases and outbreak guidance from CDPHE
    • ESSER II state set-aside funding
  • April 29
    • Sterilizing wipes to be delivered with mask shipments 
    • Emergency grant available for ventilation and filtration systems 
  • April 27
    • ESSER III application open
  • April 20
    • Data collection for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer
  • April 16
    • Remote learning guidance for 2021-22
  • April 2
    • State mask mandate extended for 30 days

March

  • March 29
    • Graduation Guidance from CDPHE
    • Communications resources for CMAS tests this spring
  • March 23
    • School Safety and Crisis Resources
    • New Educator Licensing system launching March 30; current system will be unavailable March 24-29
    • Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief funds update
    • Colorado's Status Dial 3.0 will take effect on March 24
    • Potential outcomes of federal waiver on assessments
  • March 18
    • BinaxNOW antigen tests
  • March 16
    • Prom Guidance from CDPHE
    • Transportation changes seeking written comments
  • March 12
    • Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Grant application open
  • March 11
    • Accountability and Improvement Planning Update
    • Virtual Learning Options
  • March 1
    • BinaxNOW tests for students

February

  • Feb. 23
    • Notes from Feb. 18 CDPHE BinaxNOW Office Hours
  • Feb. 17
    • Sports guidance
    • Vaccine survey
  • Feb. 12
    • ESSER II Fund applications
    • Safety guidance for performing arts activities
    • Vaccine survey
  • Feb. 11 (URGENT)
    • Shipping portal for BinaxNOW open
  • Feb. 10
    • CDPHE office hours regarding BinaxNOW tests
    • EANS grant for nonpublic schools
    • Virtual training for district grant and fiscal administrators
  • Feb. 5 (URGENT)
    • CDPHE update on vaccination plan for educators and other school staff
  • Feb. 4 (URGENT)
    • Updated link for CDPHE office hours re. BinaxNOW tests
  • Feb. 3
    • CDPHE office hours re. BinaxNOW tests
    • Performing arts guidance updates 

January

  • Jan. 29
    • Vaccines available for educators 
  • Jan. 28
    • Gov. Polis update district leaders re. vaccine distribution plan
    • CMAS/CoAlt window extended 
    • Mask accommodations re. school and sport club activities
  • Jan. 27 (URGENT)
    • Vaccine distribution survey
  • Jan. 21
    • State vaccination program slowed due to limited supply
    • Share tools for learning and iterating during 2020-21
  • Jan. 19
    • Updated guidance on ventilation strategies for school buildings
    • Surgical and KN95 masks to be distributed to educators 
    • District leaders can opt-in to rapid COVID-19 testing programs 
  • Jan. 12
    • Surgical and KN95 masks to be distributed to educators 
  • Jan. 11
    • Updated guidance for charter schools 
  • Jan. 7
    • Colorado schools to get an additional $519.3 million in ESSER funds
    • Updated communication resources available for ACCESS tests
    • District leaders can opt-in to rapid COVID-19 testing program 
  • Jan. 6
    • Details on rapid COVID-19 tests

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