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 New COVID-19 School Frameworks Developed for Education Leaders

​The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) created COVID-19 school frameworks designed for elementary, middle, and high schools, and alternative schools to make the most of the 2019-20 school year, plan for summer learning, and prep for the 2020-21 school year.

Registering new students, course selection, summer school preparation and professional learning for teachers and staff is generally pretty routine. However, during a pandemic, school and district leaders need to do things differently. 

The frameworks, created by the Learning and Leadership Services division, will help site and district leaders think through some of the events that take place during this time of year and how the operations may need to be adapted to the virtual or remote landscape as a result of COVID-19. 

“The frameworks and the related learning opportunities are designed to help guide school and district teams in meeting the complex needs of students, staff, families, and school communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “This next phase of work preparing for recovery and re-engagement with families considers the school schedules and models that will support our students and adhere to the public health conditions and expectations for social distancing.”

To support educational leaders, SDCOE is providing School Framework Virtual Seminars that include:

  • Communication and change management
  • Student enrollment, course registration
  • Master schedule options
  • Assessing student learning gaps
  • Social-emotional supports for students, staff members, and families 
  • School-level breakout sessions during the seminar

In the first two seminars offered April 30, there were 85 participants from 23 school districts and two county offices of education. The next session will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. Register to receive the meeting login details.