June 5, 2020
Last week I sent you an
update regarding the plan for our eventual and phased return to the offices at
333 Market Street and other satellite locations.
Similarly, this week PDE
provided school leaders across the state with preliminary
guidance that they can use to prepare for the return to in-person
instruction for students from Pre-K to postsecondary.
With your support, education
communities overcame unimaginable challenges while supporting students and
families through this pandemic. This preliminary guidance will support schools
as they craft initial plans to safely reopen and resume in-person teaching and
While the release of this
guidance marks an important first step, we know circumstances will continue to
evolve – so must our guidance. PDE plans to provide updated guidance to schools
as we learn more about COVID-19 and additional research, data, and resources
become available. This data and research will also inform plans for a return to
Thanks again for all that
you’ve done to support our students and school communities during these
unprecedented times, and for your continued commitment as we take the first
steps toward re-opening.