Colorado Charter School Institute
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COVID-19: Updates & Guidance
June 19, 2020

Dear School Leaders,

I hope you've been enjoying the warm weather we've had so far this summer! As we near the end of June, remember that your budgets for 2020-21 should be adopted by June 30. The adopted budget along with a signed board resolution should be sent to CSI by July 2. We realize the timeline for finalizing budgets has been incredibly short, and want to thank you for your hard work and diligence. Please connect with Amanda Karger should you have any questions.

As you work on your 2020-21 Learning Plans , we have compiled a 20-21 District Reopening Tracker to compile information on learning plans for CSI schools' geographic districts as a reference.
We are continuing our Weekly Update Calls, and our next one is scheduled for Monday, June 22 at 1:00pm. The agenda and and call-in information will be posted on our Coronavirus Updates page.

We also invite all new school leaders to our 2020 Virtual New Leader Orientation , which will consist of a series of pre-recorded modules and live office hours in July. See below for more information and to register.
And, as a reminder, we will continue to update our Coronavirus Updates web page as new information and updates are made available. To access these resources and more, click the button at the top of the web page for a comprehensive list of updates organized by department and topic.
CSI Weekly Update Calls
CSI will hold weekly update calls every Monday in June at 1:00pm . The link and call-in information will be the same for each of these calls.

CSI Weekly Update Calls
Every Monday in June from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Meeting ID: 898 4476 6831
Find your local number:  
Virtual New Leader Orientation 2020
We invite all our new school leaders to participate in an orientation to leadership of a school authorized by the Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI). This year’s orientation will feature pre-recorded video modules, allowing leaders to personalize their orientation pacing and content. Orientation will also include office hour opportunities to interface with CSI staff to answer questions and network.

Please register by July 5th to ensure you receive communications with module links and office hour information. Contact Clare Vickland with any questions.
Colorado Empowered Learning
Colorado Empowered Learning (CEL), administered by the Colorado River BOCES and working with CDE, Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) and the iLearn Collaborative (iLC) provides ready-made online courses and teacher training to work in both online and hybrid models.

By expanding capacity for this work, schools and districts will have greater access to resources that will help them deliver on education for students that is adaptive both to in-person and remote and online digital learning.
The plans to support districts in the fall include providing the following 3 options to meet the unique needs of districts across the state. Districts may use one or all of the following options depending on their needs. Please contact the Colorado River BOCES ( ) or 970-260-9702 for additional information.

  • Option 1: Supplemental Learning
  • Option 2: Co-teaching Supplemental Learning
  • Option 3: Access to Digital Content & Professional Development

Click here to learn more about these options.
Continue to check the CSI Coronavirus Updates webpage .
Please contact Michael McManus with any health-related questions. 
Please contact CSI Communications with any communication- or closure-related updates.