Resources to Help Plan for the Reopening of Schools

GeneralSELPhysical Fitness and Well-beingSpecial Populations

CDC Tool to Assist K-12 Schools with Reopening Decisions

NIET: Planning Guide – Scenarios and Considerations for 2020-21

Opportunity Labs: Return to School Roadmap

School Closure, Reopening, and Beyond: Legal Q&As

AMLE: Opening Middle Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year – Suggestions and Considerations for Principals

NEA: All Hands On Deck – Initial Guidance Regarding Reopening School Buildings

AASA: Guidelines for Reopening Schools – An Opportunity to Transform Public Education

ERS: Decision Points for COVID Comeback Models

ISTE: Providing Effective and Equitable Digital Learning for all Students – Key Considerations for Districts

AFT: A Plan To Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities

EdWeek: Guidance for Social Distancing on School Buses

EdWeek: School Buildings and Social Distancing

Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together” (CSDE’s official guidance for reopening schools)

American Academy of Pediatrics: Guidance for School Re-entry

CSDE: COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators (includes an extensive collection of reopening resources)

Social Emotional Learning

CASEL: Leveraging SEL as You Prepare to Reopen and Renew

UCLA Brief COVID-19 Screening Form for Child/Adolescent PTSD

School Reentry Considerations: Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health Amidst COVID-19

CASEL: Leveraging the Power of Social Emotional Learning as You Prepare to Reopen and Renew Your School Community

Physical Fitness and Well-being

COVID-19 Pandemic: Return to School – Canadian Physical and Health Education Guidelines

Online Physical Education Network: Fall 2020 Planning Page Education Guidelines

Special Populations

Special Education Considerations as Schools Reopen

CSDE: Reopening Guidance for Educating Students with Disabilities

Special Education Guidance for Parents Related to School Reopening