Parent Support and Resources
As we all work together to keep our students, staff and community safe during this unprecedented closure, the CCIU will continue to update this page with links and resources to support our parents during this difficult time.
Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan
Parent Survival Guide to Online Learning
CCIU Coronavirus Action Plan, Guides and Executive Director Message
Virtual Field Trips:
- Take a Trip to the San Diego Zoo
- Watch the animals at the Georgia Aquarium
- Visit Yellowstone National Park
- Admire all of Van Gogh’s work at The Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam
- Visit over 500 Museums and Art Galleries all over the world
Health Agency Resources
Coronavirus and Schools
To see additional news, articles and press regarding school closures and education agencies visit our News Resources page.
CCIU Program and School Closure
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, extended indefinitely the mandatory closure of all schools and non-life sustaining businesses in the Commonwealth. In addition to closing schools indefinitely, Governor Wolf expanded the “stay at home” order to 26 counties and extended the stay at home order until April 30.
Please know that this is a very fluid situation, so our plans may need to be adjusted and revised as we receive more information. If anything should change throughout this closure, you will be notified through the appropriate channels.
No. Governor Wolf has closed all public schools and has set clear expectations for social distancing and no access to public schools and buildings. Staff, students and community members are reminded that all school grounds and facilities, including playgrounds and outdoor equipment, are NOT open during this closure. He has made exceptions for essential personnel only.
We are seeking clarification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding expectations for instruction during the closure. It is our understanding that all schools are closed, so that students will not be penalized or marked absent if assignments or work is not completed. We intend to provide optional online enrichment and supplemental learning materials in order to ensure continuity of instruction for our students when possible. We will provide an update to families and students once we have received official word from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
When school reopens, instructional staff who provide services to our students with disabilities will make every effort to deliver the service minutes indicated in each student’s IEP using available platforms. The CCIU will work collaboratively with school districts for school-age special education service delivery and our regulatory agencies for early childhood and adult services.
No. Most activities and events are postponed and/or cancelled until further notice. We are making every effort to offer trainings and services virtually when possible. We will reevaluate once the mandated closure has ended.
The CCIU is working in collaboration with local social service agencies and our school districts to determine how best we can support families in need. We are assisting in coordinating food delivery and reaching out to families we believe may be in need. Additionally, you will find the Chester County Community Resource Guide to assist you.
The CCIU has always taken great pride in our schools and office facilities as evidenced by the cleanliness and overall appearance of each of our buildings. In response to the COVID-19 situation, our Facilities Management and Support Services Department has implemented a plan that includes enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Every member of our maintenance and custodial staff, along with our contracted custodial services, is working daily in each building to "deep clean" classrooms, hallways, offices and program areas using sanitizing products that are approved by the Department of Health. As each area is completed, a "do not enter" sign is placed on the door. As an extra precaution, every area will receive one more final cleaning before schools are reopened.