Coronavirus Resources for Schools

COVID Quick Guide: Expanded Learning Supports 9.14.20

Contains resources from school districts and public health agencies.

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Supervision In-person academic aides In-person individual and group education, SEL, and wellness leaders and facilitators Real-time virtual learning Asynchronous learning Bridge programs Hybrid - supervision during student rotations same day or alternative days Community and family liaisons Alongside/in collaboration with teacher Alongside other paraprofessionals Individual support for students Directly lead groups of students Can support reduced staff ratios Classroom Community site Outdoors Virtual Home visits LEA-run programs Youth-serving nonprofits Parks and recreation (city, county, state, district) Recreation clubs (YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs) Libraries Museums Childcare agencies Summer and day camps NEW FLEXIBILITY FOR PUBLICLY FUNDED EXPANDED LEARNING SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION LOCATION: LEAs and/or community based organizations (CBOs) can provide in-person programming at LEA sites, even if the campus is closed for in- person instruction. Location of in-person programming must be approved by the LEA in consultation with public health officials. LEAs and/or CBOs also have the flexibility to operate at non-school sites with this form. HOURS: In-person support and supervision by LEAs and/or CBOs is not limited to certain hours or days, and can support students while they participate in distance learning or other enrichment activities. Waivers are not needed for ASES and 21st CCLC programs unless they operate more than 60 hours per week. STUDENTS SERVED: LEAs and/or CBOs can supervise and provide in-person support to school-age children of critical infrastructure workers in and around the LEA. Students in foster care or experiencing homelessness must be given priority access. As space allows, programs need to also serve other eligible students prioritized by the LEA, such as students with disabilities, English learners, students at risk of abuse or neglect, and students at higher risk of further learning loss or not participating in distance learning. FUNDING: State and federal funding (ASES & 21st CCLC) may be used for in-person support and supervision. Other available funding sources are listed on page 3. EXPANDED LEARNING PARTNERS AND STRUCTURES Expanded learning programs play an essential role in community connected schools. In addition to providing safe learning environments for students, they are seen as trusted partners for families, and can connect families to other supports and services in the community. They are flexible programs that can involve a variety of partners who can operate with diverse staffing structures, roles, and locations. Expanded Learning Partners Roles of Expanded Learning Staff Staffing Structures Locations for Activities

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