MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of April 27, 2020

Covid-19 Updates for Districts

Executive Order 1476 Regarding School Closure
Gov. Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1476 on April 22, 2020, that outlines expectations for districts for continued student learning during the extended school closure. Per the Executive Order, districts have until June 1, 2020, to submit plans to the Mississippi State Board of Education outlining their summer learning and enrichment measures to mitigate the effects of the school closure. By May 1, 2020, MDE will send districts a template for completing their plans.

Free Resources from Amplify
Each week Amplify updates its free resources website with more high-quality materials to help you create meaningful learning experiences for students at home. Below are details about the latest updates:

  • ELA 6-8: Newly added this week is a video lesson focused on “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. These lessons are designed for independent work, and include lesson words, story text, and animated videos.
  • Science K-8: Six kindergarten Spanish read-alouds have been added to complement the already available lessons. We have uploaded more self-guided video lessons for grades K-5 and 6-8.

Do You Have Questions for MDE?
Please check the MDE COVID-19 Information webpage before emailing your questions to MDE staff. The answers to most of the questions we receive are addressed on the webpage. We also regularly add guidance, answers to new questions and links to our daily update email on this webpage. Daily updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate.