MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 19, 2020

MSDH Graduation Ceremony Guidance (Effective Date 5/25/2020) 
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) Graduation Ceremony Guidance (Effective Date 5/25/2020) School districts are urged to be thoughtful and careful in choosing and planning the best way to celebrate… 

 U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet: Providing Services to English Learners During COVID-19 Outbreak 
This Fact Sheet outlines States’ responsibilities to English learners (ELs) and their parents1 during the extended school closures and, in some cases, the move to remote learning2 due to the national… 

 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. 

The Educator Licensure Call Center will be open every Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., until further notice. You may reach a licensure team member at 601-359-3483. Due to the anticipated high volume of calls, we encourage you to continue to visit the Educator Licensure section of and before calling the office or emailing questions to the email address. Answers to most questions we receive are addressed on those webpages. 

Announcements from all previous email updates are posted in the Administrator News section of the EdUpdate.