April 8, 2020
Your Daily ISD News & Updates
Welcome to the MAISA Daily InSiDe Update.
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ISDs Required to Submit CLP
To provide clarification, the following process for ISD plan submission is located below. This procedure has been discussed and confirmed by Thrun Law Firm:

Are Intermediate School Districts required to have a Plan?
  • If Intermediate School Districts operate student programs (e.g. Center, Career and Technical Education, or Early College) they are required to have a Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan. That plan is to be submitted to the Intermediate School District Superintendent for review, comment and approval.
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Tips for Supporting Student Wellness During COVID-19
The document below, provided to us by the TRAILS to Wellness Program from the University of Michigan , addresses the critical issue of 'What should I tell my child about coronavirus and why schools are closed?'

As we know, it is important for families to continue to talk with their children about COVID-19 in order to assist them in their understanding and emotional wellness. This document provides helpful tips for all ages of children, including older teens.

New Six-part Remote Learning Transition Series for Teachers from Michigan Virtual
Michigan Virtual has been adding new resources everyday to help support Michigan schools as they work to develop their learning continuity plans.

Today, they released a new six-part remote learning transition series for teachers. These free self-paced online courses feature examples and resources for reaching students, providing content, building relationships, social-emotional learning, and more. Each course also offers two State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) upon completion and are available to all teachers statewide. The courses allow for choices as teachers are able to move freely through the content. You can read more about this offering here

These free courses are part of a larger collection of learning continuity resources for schools that can be accessed on their website.