We appreciate the time you took in early April to respond to the initial request from the MDE regarding current efforts to support students who are learning at home. In light of the closure of school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, please see the updated plan template attached, requesting further detail in accordance with Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1476.
Per Executive Order 1476, school districts shall operate with essential personnel to offer distance learning or other instructional means necessary for students to achieve completion of grade-level essential instruction for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Additionally, school districts shall submit to the SBE plans for summer learning and enrichment measures necessary to (a) mitigate disruption from the Spring 2020 school closure due to COVID-19 and (b) to enhance learning in preparation for the 2020-21 academic school year. Per Executive Order 1476, summer learning and enrichment measures are to be provided to all students in all schools.
Please save your district’s MDE District Learning-at-Home & Summer Enrichment Plan as “District-Name-2019-20-Learning-at-Home-Summer-Enrichment-Plan”, where “District Name” is the name of your school district. Complete the plan and return the file to Rana Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. If you have questions about completion of the plan, please contact Dr. Nathan Oakely at email@example.com.