Stay informed about Coronavirus—COVID-19 | Read the initial return-to-school guidance

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Bring Learning Home

Return-to-School:

Read the initial return-to-school guidance.
Learn more about the work to develop a K-12 summer and fall restart and recovery plan.

Ideas and Resources for Families



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Mental health resources Mass.gov, NAMI, & NASP

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Find school meals and learn about P-EBT benefits.

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Letter to families from DESE about learning at home

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Resources from the National PTA

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Connect with your child's teacher (find your district's website)

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Free and low-cost upgrades to your cell and internet plans

Note to Parents:

When the school day and the workday converge at home, it can be overwhelming. Stay calm and find a routine that works for the entire family, including:

  • An adequate meal and sleep schedule to rejuvenate the body
  • Reading to focus your mind and your child's attention
  • Connecting with your child's teacher to keep everyone informed
  • Physical activity to burn off extra energy and built up stress

Ideas and Resources for Educators


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Mental health resources Mass.gov, NAMI, & NASP

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Recommendations on remote learning

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Resources for English learners

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Stay connected with your students and colleagues

Information for School Districts:

Review the latest COVID-19-related communication from the Department for superintendents, charter school leaders, and other school district officials.

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