Call Us : 1-800-239-3616


Due to the coronavirus threat, the CLAS office staff will be working remotely on occasion. 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.

Governor Ivey extended the statewide "Safer at Home" order through March 5, 2021. Click here to view the amended order.

AHSAA URGENT Memo - 12-14-20 regarding winter sports. Click here to read the memo.

"Implementing Cognia Formative Assessment Tools in the Classroom". Join Nicole Reeves, as she discusses formative assessments and other tools that can be used as your students return to school. View Recording Here.
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.

Reading Horizons is hosting virtual and live events to help you learn how they can help your students learn how to read. Click here for a listing of their events!

COVID-19 and your Facility Dog Guidelines. Click here to view. 

AASB General Counsel & Director of Legal Advocacy, Jayne H. Williams recently presented a webinar, "Reopening Schools Amid COVID-19: Personnel FAQs". View Recording 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!

Superintendents, click here to view ALSDE Superintendents' Update from Dr. Mackey as well as the LEA Reopening Plan: Response and Reopening Rubric!

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.

Webinars Related to Reopening Schools


Implementing Cognia Formative Assessment Tools in the Classroom

View Recording
Download Handout


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

View Recording
Download Handouts


Using the Roadmap to Design Remote Learning Environments for Student Success

View Recording
Download Handouts


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

View Recording
Download Handouts


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 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!

LEANfrog offered 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 the recording.

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

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

Lean Frog Sponsor Banner

HMH has put together an all-star cast of motivational speakers that we hope will help provide a little pick-me up for those who join the sessions. The first in a series of three speakers kicks off on Jan. 12. See below various pieces of material highlighting the series.

Horace Mann Sponsor

American Fidelity
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.
PowerSchool is committed to equipping schools and districts with the resources needed to support distance learning. Check out their new program, Professional Development Plus (PD+) Training! As a subscriber, all users in your district will have unlimited access to an extensive online library of self-paced courses and video tutorials, along with the opportunity to follow role-based learning paths designed to give you the solutions-focused training you need to best use your PowerSchool product. For more information about Professional Development Plus (PD+), email us at, or call (877)873-1550.
PowerSchool Sponsor Banner

 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.

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 

Classworks Sponsor Banner

 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. 
Edgenuity Sponsor Banner

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: 
Website for our Shaped Blog:
Website for FREE Resources: 


Renaissance is in close communication with the districts in which we serve. Examples of our service to the districts include: myON Books and News so students have access to reading material; Freckle so students have math and reading skills practice; and Accelerated Reader home access to allow school to track reading through home quizzing.

Check out their latest webinar,

In the Classroom and the Living Room: Guide Student Growth with Targeted Practice  

Renaissance is also providing services at home to Alabama students and families. The information is updated daily.

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.