NY – EdResearch – Identifying and Supporting Students Experience Homelessness
This brief is one in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision-makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Abolitionist Teaching Network – Guide for Racial Justice & Abolitionist Social and Emotional Learning
This guide builds from the premise that injustice manifests differently in different schools and communities.
VA – Health Plan Guidance for Schools
A guidance document for Virginia Public and Private preK-12 schools submitting COVID-19 Mitigation health plans.
VA – Final Guidance on School Transportation Reopening
A guidance document for reopening schools in three phases.
CDC – Considerations for K-12 Schools Readiness and Planning Tool
American Academy of Pediatrics – COVID-19 Planning Considerations and Guidance
The purpose of this guidance is to support education, public health, local leadership, and pediatricians collaborating with schools in creating policies for school re-entry that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.
KY – Teaching and Learning
This document from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) provides guidance on initial steps for how educators can plan and prepare for addressing knowledge gaps due to extended remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
KY – Sports – KHSAA Covid19 Allowances and Restrictions
Document to return to participation in sports and sports activities guidance for high schools and middle schools.
KY – Reopening – Alternative Learning Design Strategies
Districts may build alternative schedules that meet the needs of their population. KDE has prepared four possible alternative strategies as a starting point for consideration.
KY – Phase 2 Health and Wellness
This guidance document addresses planning considerations for the social and emotional well- being of students and staff during the transition when schools reopen.
KY – Intermittent Closure Guidance
As schools prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, they should prepare for intermittent school closures. This planning looks beyond the formal use of the Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program to allow instruction to continue through remote means. Planning for school closure also must include plans to remain at a constant state of readiness for a sudden school closure.
Instruction Partners – Reentry Toolkit Phase 1
This toolkit encourages all schools and systems to prioritize, above all else, meeting the needs of the most instructionally vulnerable students in their care. This toolkit seeks to answer three foundational questions about reentry, which we recommend educators use to set their focus and priorities for the school year ahead:
● How do we center our planning around our most instructionally vulnerable students?
● How do we devote extra attention to all students’ emotional needs and unfinished learning?
● How do we plan to advance and preserve student learning across multiple instructional scenarios?
IN – CLASS COVID-19 Health and Safety Considerations for Indiana
IN-CLASS provides a guide of considerations to inform schools and districts as they approach planning and preparing school operations surrounding COVID-19. This document reflects considerations as of the date published.
Getting Smart – How to Reopen Schools – A 10 Point Plan putting equity at the Center
A guide based on insights and resources from practitioners and experts, a 10-point plan was created, with an aim to help educators reimagine and strengthen systems. Encouraging schools and system leaders to consider how the needs of people of color and individuals with disabilities will be affected by re-entry. Many re-entry scenarios present a unique challenge to already vulnerable students and families, thereby compounding the equity implications of the pandemic. Using equitable and innovative re-entry approaches, we have an opportunity to design new solutions together that better meet the needs of all learners.
Gallagher Insurance – K-12 Guidance on School reopening
General guidelines for schools to consider prior on reopening.
Gallagher Insurance – K-12 Education Childcare Center Safety Checklist
Guideline checklist to ensure the safety of the children, parents and staff.
Gallagher Insurance – Guidelines for Reopening School Transportation
General guidelines to help ensure continued sanitization on school transportation/buses.
GA – K-12 Recovery Plan
The Georgia Department of Education, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has developed guidance to support districts and communities in determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools. Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools provides a tiered approach with clear, actionable steps that are advisable before students and employees return to school buildings, along with guidance that is applicable throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
FOUR Strategies to Help Students Feel Calm During Distance Learning
Guide elementary students to regulate their emotions and feel connected to their teacher and peers so they’re ready to learn. Strategies and mini brain-aligned practices intended for distance learning that prepare the brain and body for a calm regulated state, improved focus, and attention.
Excel in Ed – Special Education Distance Learning
ExcelinEd spoke to students with disabilities, parents, teachers, disability-rights advocates and national organizations to inform this resource guide, which offers solutions and best practices to education policy leaders to meet the challenges the special education community faces during the pandemic.
Excel in Ed – Covid19 Reopening Schools Considerations for States
A range of options that states might consider – each of them possessing some advantages and drawbacks. States might consider adopting one or more (in some instances) to help schools best meet the needs of students.
ERS – Decision Points for COVID Comeback Models
This guide is focused primarily on the kind of instructional delivery approach districts must weigh for the 2020-21 school year (traditional in-person, remote learning, or a blended approach)
ERS – COVID Comeback School Models
A series of "COVID Comeback School Models" that offer sample student groupings, schedules, staff roles, and system-wide implications.
EdTrust – Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning
In this guide, we share ideas that advocates and district leaders can consider when planning for how to continue teaching and supporting students, based on what other states and districts have begun to do.
DC – Education and Childcare Summary
A guide generated from the city’s online public survey regarding universal safeguards and staging.
CTE – Virtual Resources
A list of Virtual labs, simulations and interactive learning for STEM and CTE students.
CDC – Schools Decision Tree
The purpose of this tool is to assist administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCSSO – Restart Building Cleaning and Safety Resources
This document provides information gathered from a variety of sources on the topics of: school reopening, considerations for teachers and staff, building cleaning, screening as well as social distancing and other safety protocols. This is one of several resources CCSSO plans to provide to state members to inform state-level decision-making on the reopening of school buildings and recovery of student learning loss. We encourage states to use this document as a starting point for conversations with state and/or local health officials as well as the working group or task force in your state that is focused on the reopening of school buildings.
CCSSO – Digital Learning
State-Level needs assessment for digital learning, SEAs play a critical role in supporting school districts to ensure that all students have access to the technology necessary to fully engage in a distance learning curriculum SEAs can start by assessing districts’ and students’ needs to provide customized support, solutions, and resources that will effectively close the gap.
CAST – Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning
Use these three UDL principles adapted from CAST when you’re planning a lesson, daily routine, or activity for your students.
LPI – Reopening Schools COVID-19
A one-page table that summarizes health and safety practices in China, Denmark, Norway, Singapore and Taiwan.
McKinsey – Safely Back to School after Coronavirus Closures
The path to reopening schools, systems can consider three questions: when to reopen, for whom, and with what health and safety precautions in place.
MD – Continuing Learning for Students with Disabilities
Continuity of Learning Provisions for Students with Disabilities during the extended school closure due to Covid19 pandemic.
MD – Recover Plan for Education
Recovery Plan for Education contains a wealth of information that can be used as a point of reference by school leaders, students, and school communities, it addresses processes and procedures that should be considered immediately but also be utilized as a road map for future instances of school closures.
MI – Detroit Public Schools Draft Covid Reopening Plan
Establishing consistent on-site safety precautions that are regularly monitored, as well as relying on flexible arrangements like staggered scheduling, telecommuting, facilities and virtual learning to supplement the work we would normally do in person.
NCSI – Critical Components for Remote Education Plans
Document assisting administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding curriculum, student engagement, equitable access to learning, Staff PD, and Family Engagement.
NCSI – Critical Components – One pager
A one pager providing components of remote learning for students who are learning at the same time or at their one pace.
NCSI – Preparing School Buildings for Reopening After COVID-19
This resource seeks to provide charter school authorizers and boards with the critical components, descriptions, and examples or prompts to think through the most effective learning plans for students.
NCSI – Reopening Schools Checklist
One pager providing protocols to help schools reopen following safety measures to keep students and staff safe.
Niet-rubric companion for virtual instruction
Instructional strategies for virtual learning: The virtual learning companion tool is meant to supplement what educators already know about strong instruction, regardless of delivery method. This tool assists in defining specific strategies and ideas – with key virtual learning terms highlighted in orange – but it is not meant to be comprehensive of all possible virtual learning adaptations.
NY – Brooklyn Lab ToolKit
Back to school facility tool kit; containing potential modifications to our school facilities that support our commitment to meeting the needs of all learners. The tool kit covers operational adjustments that the LAB team is developing and focuses on general education, students with special needs, and small classes.
NY Leading for Equity and Access Amid COVID
This guide is meant to support principals and school system leaders in leading an equity-focused response to the ripple effect of COVID-19, to ensure they are best equipped to support their students, families, and staff through and beyond this crisis.
NY – NYSED – COVID-19 Updated guidance on work-based learning programs
Guidance from the State Education Department the University of the State of New York Office of CTE
OR – Operational Blueprint Final
Oregon Department of Education guidance/form for each school to plan to ensure students can return to our school facilities for the 2020-21 school year.
OR – Ready Schools Safe Learners 2020-2021
The Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance focuses on health and safety requirements with provisions for flexibility that honor and recognize the uniqueness of communities across Oregon, to support schools in designing plans to meet community-specific needs and strengths.
PA – Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan Template
The templates provided in this toolkit can be used to document a school entity’s Health and Safety Plan, with a focus on professional learning and communications, to ensure all stakeholders are fully informed and prepared for a local phased reopening of school facilities.
PA – Pre-K to 12 Reopening Guidance
This preliminary guidance document serves as a starting point for school leaders to consider in their preparations for the upcoming year. This guidance applies to school entities which include: school districts, charter schools, regional charter schools, cyber charter schools, career and technical centers (CTCs), and intermediate units (IUs).
Report Attendance Playbook Covid Edition
The Attendance playbook offers ideas for how to encourage and track attendance during distance learning in a section at the beginning of the report. And it includes more than two dozen effective and readily scalable approaches to reducing chronic student absenteeism in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
SIA (School Insurance Authority ) – A Collection of Guidance for Schools and Districts
The purpose of this tool is to assist administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
SREB – Calendars and Schedules
Five actions related to calendars and scheduling for consideration by state and local task forces.
SREB – Disinfection and Cleaning
Four actions to consider as schools and districts work to revise their procedures and protocols for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting.
SREB – Enhance or Establish a Local Task Force
Five potential actions for enhancing or establishing a local task force.
SREB – K-12 Recovery Funding
Five potential actions to consider as schools and districts review funding sources and priorities.
SREB – K-12 Recovery Technology
Five actions states, districts and schools can take to ensure that teachers, students and parents have the technology tools, services and training they need to engage in quality teaching and learning in any setting.
SREB – Mental Health and Well-Being
Four actions districts and schools can take to support the mental health and well-being of students and staff as they plan to reopen schools.
SREB – Physical Health and Well-Being
Four actions for districts and schools in developing procedures for students, staff and visitors to district and school facilities
SREB – Health and Safety Practices
Five actions states, districts and schools can consider to enhance their health and safety practices. These actions offer a starting point for states, districts and schools to create their own, more detailed plans.
TN – Nashville Plan for Reopening Schools
This report provides a roadmap for schools across Metro Nashville to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines necessary steps to understand the public health scenarios associated with the pandemic and provides frameworks, approaches, and measurable milestones to inform the continuum of decisions that must be made to safely operate schools in fall 2020.
TN – Reopening Schools – Overview Guide for LEAs
This document is intended to provide board questions and considerations for districts along with a guide to provide framework for potential paths a district might select.