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2022 Special Editions

May 

  • May 11 
    • TLCC results available
    • Free COVID testing for summer school/camps
    • School nurse recruitment kit available
    • Department of Early Childhood opens applications for Local Coordinating Organizations

April

  • April 26
    • Free K-12 COVID-19 Summer School and Camp Testing

March

  • March 31
    • READ Act teacher training communications toolkit and data collection process
  • March 10 
    • Update on K-12 Education Accountability Systems Performance Evaluation
  • March 4
    • CDPHE releases Test to Stay guidance in Spanish
    • CDPHE cancels school testing webinars, offers office hours

February

  • Feb. 24
    • CDPHE updates Test to Stay guidance
  • Feb. 17
    • CDE releases five ESSER funding opportunities
  • Feb. 11
    • Updated COVID-19 school guidance posted on CDPHE website
  • Feb. 9
    • CDPHE to host webinar on updated COVID-19 school guidance
  • Feb. 3
    • CDPHE Test to Stay school guidance now effective

January

  • Jan. 31
    • Reminder: CDPHE to host webinar on Test to Stay school guidance
  • Jan. 28
    • CDPHE to host webinar on Test to Stay school guidance
    • CDPHE letter about most recent changes to quarantine and vaccinations
  • Jan. 19
    • U.S. Department of Education hosting webinars on in-school testing
  • Jan. 13
    • 18 community vaccine sites opened around state
    • White House announces COVID-19 test initiatives for schools
  • Jan. 7
    • Updated guidance from CDPHE and CDC about isolating and quarantining.
  • Jan. 6
    • Updated guidance from CDPHE and CDC

2021 Special Editions

December

  • Dec. 23
    • Follow up information from superintendent briefing with state epidemiologist and COVID-19 incident commander

November

  • Nov. 19
    • Free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available for rural, small rural districts
    • Ventilation guidance available for schools
  • Nov. 16
    • Invitation to Blended Learning Initiative Convening
    • New public health order requires vaccines at public indoor events with 500 or more people in six Colorado counties
  • Nov. 9
    • CDPHE holds webinars on school screening testing program
    • Secretary Cardona urges districts, schools to hold vaccine clinics
  • Nov. 4
    • Colorado ARP ESSER state plan approved by U.S. Department of Education
    • High-impact tutoring program deadline extended to Nov. 11
  • Nov. 3
    • Communications toolkit is available for 5-17 vaccine campaigns.
    • A communications toolkit is available for explaining mill levy correction.

October

  • Oct. 29
    • Supply chain challenges impacting districts nationwide
    • Spanish language documents about school testing programs are available
  • Oct. 20
    • CDPHE planning for COVID-19 vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds
  • Oct 19
    • State Auditor's Office provides an update on accountability system evaluation
  • Oct. 12
    • FBI hosts webinar for school leaders on identifying signs of violence and radicalism
  • Oct. 11
    • State seeks public comment on the draft plan of new Department of Early Childhood
    • High impact tutoring grant application available

September

  • Sept. 27
    • CDPHE offers webinars for school screening, testing program
    • CU offers mental health resources for educators
  • 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 programs 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 the 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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