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Due to the coronavirus threat, the CLAS office staff will be working remotely. Feel free to call us at (800) 239-3616. Calls will be returned as soon as possible; however, email is the most effective way to reach us. Click here for a list of staff email addresses.


August 27, 2020 - Governor Ivey extended the statewide "Safer at Home" order through October 2, 2020. Click here to view the amended order.



AHSAA released a memo on September 17, 2020 regarding football stadium capacity. Click here to read the memo.

The Alabama Hospital Association has instituted the Light Up Friday Nights campaign to honor our healthcare heroes. Please turn on your porch lights every Friday night during the month of October! Click on the link for more information. Thank you healthcare heroes!
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The Alabama High School Athletic Association has released it's guide to returning to play. View AHSAA's Best Practices: Return to Play for Fall 2020 document.
Check out Opelika City Schools, Parent Academy for Technology! They have also created a Professional Development Depository for teachers. You can access it here. Click the + and choose to join a class. The code is nk7732b.

Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent of Trussville City Schools has shared their plan for reopening in a 20-minute video. Click here to view.

Click here to see Selma City Schools, "Return to Excellence" plan for reopening schools!

Hunstville City Schools has provided their draft reset plan for remote learning. You can view this plan by clicking here.

Webinar Series (3 sessions): Alabama's Roadmap to Reopening Schools presented by the Alabama State Department of Education. Click here to view recordings and check out the ALSDE Roadmap to Reopening Schools Webinars FAQs from these webinars.

Attention Superintendents! Please click here to read an update from the Alabama Music Educator's Association regarding back to school with music education!

Register now for Everywhere Education's three-track virtual professional learning series on Trauma-Informed SEL Practices starting on August 7th! Click here for more information and to register!

Superintendents! Please read this update from Dr. Mackey sent July 29, 2020!

Alabama Best Practices Center teamed with Paul Teske and Sarah Brown Wessling to build and faciliate three courses for teachers on planning and implementing remote learning. Click here for more information and to register for The ABPC's - Flipped Classroom & Online Learning Series.
USDA Temporarily Extends Summer Meal Flexibilities
On August 31, 2020, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has elected to extend several flexibilities associated with the Summer School Food Service Program (SFSP). Specifically, the move will enable SFSP and Seamless Summer Option meals to be served in all areas and at no cost, permit meals to be served outside of the typically-required group settings and mealtimes, waive meal pattern requirements as necessary and allow parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children.  You can check out the full details on USDA's extensions by clicking here.

Webinars Related to Reopening Schools

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Implementing Cognia Formative Assessment Tools in the Classroom

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Planning for Teaching, Learning, Assessments, and Supporting Vulnerable Populations through the Lens of Alabama’s Roadmap to Reopening Schools 

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Using the Roadmap to Design Remote Learning Environments for Student Success

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Preparing for Facilities, Operations, Wellness, and Effective Communication for the 2020-2021 School Year  

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Resources Provided by the ALSDE

The Alabama State Department of Education has established a COVID-19 resource page which features relevant memos, LEA guides, an FAQ from Superintendents, and a Q&A for Special Education. If you have additional questions, you may email covid19schools@alsde.edu for guidance. See below information from the Alabama Department of Public Heath to help stop the spread of COVID.
Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if You are Sick
Wash Your Hands - Fight Cornona Virus
Social Distancing: What Does it Mean?

Resources Provided by Our Partners

Carnegie Learning is hosting a FREE webinar, Reshaping Education: The Webinar Series throughout the fall to help support leaders in reshaping teaching and learning within their districts. Click this link for more information and to register!
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LEANfrog is offering a free workshop series, Efficient Virtual Work Practices for Central Office Staff

Session 1 (recorded from Thursday, April 9, 2020): Making Remote Work, Work: Practices for Central Office Staff.  Click Here to view.

Session 2 (recorded from Thursday, April 16, 2020): Making Remote Work, Work: Practices for Leading School System Staff.  Click here to view.

Session 3 (recorded from Thursday, April 23, 2020): Making Remote Work, Work: Building Agile School System Processes.  Click here to view.

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stands ready to serve having all colleagues working remotely. Login to my Account. Their partner, Heath E-Commerce offer exclusive coupons for our customers on their online stores. Use code AF5OFF for $5 off medical supplies. Shop here.
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PowerSchool
is committed to equipping schools and districts with the resources needed to support distance learning. Schoology Basic (limited features, Enterprise version will go live 7/21) is for teachers who want to adopt distance learning at the classroom level. It's free and easy to sign up.  Learn More  or Sign-Up.
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 has a website that has free lesson plans, parent resources and activities that parents can do at home with their kids. Teachers can also use these plans and activities for remote learning/teaching opportunities.
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Classworks through it's Curriculum Advantage brand is offering remote learning solutions and support through their products, training, and resources. Classworks remains committed to its goal of student success and achievement.
 

Check out some of their virtual sessions.
Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into Your Academic Interventions 
Remote Learning for Special Education Students
Planning for the Return to Learning
Three Strategies for Summer Learning
Monitoring and Student Accountability 

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Edgenuity
 offers a variety of virtual learning options including a no-cost teacher-led online solution. Click the Edgenuity logo for a list of resources provided during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to view a "how to" webinar. 
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The HMH At-Home Support website is being updated regularly and as more resources become available. This site remains the best and most current support for schools and families regarding HMH’s response to COVID-19. Below are quick links to the main HMH At-Home site, the Shaped blog, as well as the blog page that houses all the free resources available to anyone.

Website for Educators and Families: https://www.hmhco.com/learningsupport 
Website for our Shaped Blog: https://www.hmhco.com/blog
Website for FREE Resources: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/free-learning-resources 

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Renaissance Focus Skills Resource Center – Access K-12 Focus Skills for Free

Focus Skills are—simply put—the building blocks of student learning. Based on extensive research into how learning progresses in reading and mathematics, Focus Skills provide a roadmap for closing learning gaps as you move every student toward greater mastery. Visit the Renaissance Focus Skills Resource Center to learn more: https://www.renaissance.com/focus-skills/

Complimentary resources include:

  • View focus skills for literacy and math by state
  • Download the Focus Skills Research Brief

Educators from across the nation are planning to include the free Focus Skills in their back-to-school plans.

  • “This is amazing and so helpful. I am going to share with the admin team!”
  • “Very great information and resources that I hope most teachers will use!”
  • “I am excited to use these resources to target gaps that may be there after so much missed school.”

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Schools participating in the CLAS Motivated Data Grant program (STRIDE), have access to  an engaging adaptive learning tool for grades Pre-K-8 that motivates students toward mastery and rewards learning with games.  For more information & to apply for FY21, contact Missy Stephens, Coordinator, CLAS Academic Specialists here.Your school may also use this resource free through the ALSDE Summer Challenge program.
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