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Remote Learning Guidance and Supports

Remote Learning Options for the 2021-22 School Year

100% Remote Learning due to COVID-19 Health Concerns

The 100% Remote Learning due to COVID-19 health concerns (PDF) provides comprehensive guidance for implementing a full-year option for 100% remote learning for K-12 students enrolled at a traditional, brick-and-mortar school during the 2021-22 school year when there is a COVID-19 health concern. 


  • Districts and schools are not required to offer a 100% remote learning option to students enrolled at traditional, brick-and-mortar schools as a result of COVID-19 health concerns.
  • If a district or school chooses to offer a 100% remote learning option to families as a response to these concerns, it may do so for the 2021-22 school year only.
  • The decision to participate in a district or school’s 100% remote learning option rests with a student’s family. However, the district or school may further define how families choosing to participate will demonstrate that the decision was a result of COVID-19 health concerns.

Temporary Remote Learning Options

The Temporary Remote Learning Options document (PDF) provides best practices and expectations for schools and districts when students, cohorts, or an entire school respond to COVID-19 outbreaks, public health orders, or executive state orders by shifting to a temporary remote learning option. These options can include Quarantine (Individual or Group), 100% Remote Learning Option for an Entire School (Temporary), or Hybrid Learning Option (Temporary).

Additional Resources 

If you have any questions, contact Renee Martinez in the Office of Online and Blended Learning.

Blended Learning Initiative

CDE will facilitate a collective conversation across schools, districts, and the state through the Blended Learning Initiative. This will be an opportunity to study "what works" in terms of instruction, seat time/funding requirements, and achieving strong student outcomes. For more information, please review the Blended Learning Initiative overview document. 

If your school or district staff are interested in participating in the Blended Learning Initiative, contact Rachel Matson in the Office of Online and Blended Learning.