School Reopening Resources for Teachers

Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping Students, Staff, and Families Safe and Healthy

This playbook offers an evolving collection of recommendations, co-authored by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Action for Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Campaign, SHAPE America, and FutureEd to address the total health needs of the school community for in-person and virtual learning environments.

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Social Emotional Learning for Home & School

This resource can help increase positive relationships and build in time for addressing well-being and mental health needs with your students. Created by Class Catalyst & Mindful Practices. Available in Spanish.

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Aprendizaje social y emocional el hogar & la escuela

Este recurso puede ser un comienzo para aumentar las relaciones positivas y construir el tiempo para abordar las necesidades de bienestar y salud mental con …

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Schools for Health: Risk Reduction Strategies for Reopening Schools

This resource from Harvard Chan School’s Healthy Buildings Program presents a range of control strategies that should be considered in discussions of school reopenings.

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American Federation of Teachers: Safely Reopening America’s Schools and Communities

This guide features five core pillars based on the science as well as educator and healthcare expertise on how to safely and responsibly reopen school …

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Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19

World Health Organization This resource provides considerations for decision-makers and educators on how or when to reopen or close schools in the context of COVID-19.  …

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Safe Return to Play & Recess Guidelines

Playworks’ Recess Guidelines are based on CDC and state guidelines as of July 2020. Additional updates are available on Playworks’ website.

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Attendance Playbook: Smart Solutions for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in the Covid Era

FutureEd and Attendance Works expanded their Attendance Playbook to reflect schools’ realities during and after the pandemic. It offers ideas for how to encourage and track attendance during distance learning and includes more than two dozen effective and readily scalable approaches to reducing chronic student absenteeism in the wake of Covid-19.

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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations

This resource intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and …

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Equity in Pandemic Schooling: An Action Guide for Families, Educators & Communities

Dr. Erica O. Turner and her colleagues from the Equity in Action Committee (of the Lapham-Marquette Parent Teacher Group in Madison, Wisconsin) published a digestible and robust resource to empower families, educators and community groups to take action toward greater equity and justice in pandemic schooling.

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Reunite, Renew and Thrive: SEL Roadmap for Reopening School

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) created the SEL Roadmap to support school leaders and leadership teams in planning for the transition back to schools. The roadmap focuses on four social and emotional learning practices and includes specific activities for each.

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