In-Person Learning for Connecticut’s Kids
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is excited to welcome students back to school for in-person learning. Kids learn best when they are in classrooms, in-person, every day.
Peer-to-peer time is important. Being together allows students to work collaboratively in order to problem solve, grow, and thrive. The connection between students and educators is also a key part of the learning process—and in-person learning allows for that to happen in deeper and more meaningful ways.
CSDE is also committed to supporting the health and safety of our students, our educators, and our communities.Resources Latest News
How Families and Caregivers Can Help
Attendance is important—from the very first day of school to the last. We know this school year feels different for everyone, but getting back into the classroom is so important. Children thrive with their educators and friends, where they have access to the social interaction and collaboration that school provides.
Many families rely on school lunch programs and support services. School time also means access to clubs, sports, and more. By being in-person, schools can meet students’ needs fully.
For the latest news and policy information, please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website.
Knowing how successful students can be when they attend school regularly, we have put together a variety of materials to raise awareness around the importance of school attendance this year and moving forward.
For banners, parent handouts, posters and coloring pages, please visit the Attendance Awareness Campaign website.
Fall 2021 Adapt, Advance, Achieve
Read the updated guidance for Connecticut’s PreK–12 schools for Fall 2021, including information on mask-wearing, cohorting, testing, hygiene, and more.
One-pager on the Importance of In-person Learning
An analysis of 2020-21 student assessment data shows that students who learn in-person lose less ground academically. Join us in supporting in-person learning this school year.
COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators
Access COVID-19 resources, including the AccelerateCT initiative, professional support webinars, school year guidance, school COVID-19 cases, and more.
COVID-19 ARP ESSER State Plan
Find out how CSDE plans to spend federal COVID-19 relief money to help CT students thrive!
Learn more from the CDC about how you can support your child’s return to in-person learning.
- (English) COVID-19 pandemic: Helping young children and parents transition back to school
- (Spanish) Pandemia de COVID-19: cómo ayudar a los niños pequeños y los padres a hacer la transición para volver a la escuela
For the latest information, please visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website.