Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Visit KDE’s COVID-19 webpage for updates and information about P-12 education.

Find more information about Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS).

Standards/Content Areas

COVID-19 Resources for Comprehensive School Counseling

Published: 1/26/2021 3:44 PM

COVID-19 Considerations for Supporting Student and Staff Wellness

This guidance document addresses planning considerations for the social and emotional wellbeing of students and staff during the transition when schools reopen.

COVID-19 Considerations for Supporting Student and Staff Wellness

NTI Program Guidance Document

The following non-traditional instruction (NTI) program guidance includes information and essential questions concerning mental health and wellness.

Considerations for Mental Health and Wellness

KDE Releases COVID-19 Guidance on Tracking Participation

"COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: 2020-2021 Participation Tracking in Infinite Campus,” provides guidance on how to track participation for different types of courses according to the guidelines in the Daily Participation and Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) guidance document.

Guidance for Schools and Districts on Virtual Response to Loss & Bereavement

This document has been prepared to help schools and districts respond to the loss of a student, faculty member or community member as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance around communicating information and providing virtual support is included.

Virtual School Counseling

While schools are utilizing non-traditional instruction days, the KDE is encouraging school counselors, school social workers and school psychologists to check-in on students and offer virtual chats or telephone sessions for students and families. Video chat and virtual calls are FERPA and/or HIPPA compliant on district-vetted virtual platforms and, thus, adequate for counseling with students once permission has been granted by guardians.

The following resources may be helpful during this time.

School Counselors for MTSS Adressing Grief with MTSS in Mind COVID-19 Resources

Included with written permission from the publishers.


EILA Opportunities

Email Kristen Jarboe to get your EILA certificate after watching the video at

Social Emotional Learning Resources
Other Resources

Self-Care Resources for Parents

Self-Care Resources for Educators

Advanced Coursework

New Website for AP Teachers from AdvanceKentucky

AdvanceKentucky built a new website to support active program teachers, however all of the resources will be available to any Advanced Placement (AP) mathematics, compute science, English or science teacher in Kentucky.

This site is built to provide traditional program elements in an online format. AdvanceKentucky will train AP teachers on the new exam format for each subject and hold about 40 live, interactive content review sessions for students and teachers. There is an Events tab on the website for further dates.

International Baccalaureate Statement on May 2020 Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme Examinations

The IB will be taking the following actions for the 2020 May Examination session:

  • The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between 30 April and 22 May for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates will no longer be held.

  • Depending on what they registered for, the student will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.
    Full detail and FAQs will be sent to schools by 27 March 2020 (CET). Initial FAQs are available here.

Update from Cambridge International on May/June 2020 exams 

Cambridge International has made the decsion not to run our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.

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