Welcome to EssentialEd! Originally launched in April 2020 in response to the sudden suspension of in-person instruction in New York public schools, EssentialEd was a collaborative effort between Capital Region BOCES and its 24 component school districts to offer curated resources for P-12 educators to support them with online learning.

For the 2020-21 school year, Capital Region BOCES continues to provide this resource to educators, focusing its efforts on lessons mapped to the priority curriculum standards for K-8 ELA, math, science and social studies.


Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8