NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Communication - Mastery-Based Learning


A variety of communications toolkits are available to assist schools and school districts in explaining the changes necessary to implement Mastery-Based Learning:

Connecticut State Department of Education Toolkit

Students at the Center Hub Communications Toolkit

Achieve Mastery-Based Learning Communications Toolkit

  • This toolkit developed by Achieve includes a suite of resources to help communicate the value and need for Mastery-Based Learning. The toolkit includes resources on how to message competency-based pathways, exemplars of powerful messages and stories, frequently asked questions, and detailed how-to guides on getting the message right. Visit website

Foundation for Excellence in Education

  • This toolkit, which uses the term competency-based education, includes recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups about Mastery-Based Learning. Download PDF