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The resources listed here are selected to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.

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CDE launches campaign on importance of reading to children at home

To increase awareness of the importance of early literacy, the Colorado Department of Education launched a public information campaign to encourage and empower parents to make reading part of their daily routine with their children. 

ReadWithMe.today website 

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P-EBT Benefits for Families

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer provides families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, and attend a school participating in the National School Lunch Program, with funds to help purchase food. This benefit is being distributed because students missed essential meals while schools were closed due to the pandemic this spring. Families can receive up to $279 per eligible child to supplement their food budget, regardless of immigration status.

Households that were receiving SNAP during March through May might not need to take any action as their benefits may have automatically been loaded onto the EBT card they already have. Families with eligible children who did not receive SNAP during that time, or who did not receive the automatic payment, need to apply online to receive this benefit.

Learn more about P-EBT

Spring 2021 Tentative Colorado State Assessment Windows

While there is still uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact this year’s instructional settings, a typical state assessment administration season is currently scheduled to resume in spring 2021 as required by state and federal law.

As with most aspects of education, state assessments may need to be adjusted in response to COVID-19 conditions. We will continue to monitor state and federal assessment requirements and expectations as the school year progresses across Colorado and as COVID-19 responses evolve this year. As always, District Assessment Coordinators will be the main point of contact for assessment information, including any changes to the schedule.

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