News and information about COVID-19 changes daily. As your professional organization, NASSP wants to ensure that our members are informed and prepared.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will share updates and additional resources as they become available.
NASSP Town Hall Series
- March 26: Special introduction to “Leading Through Crisis.”—Learn more
- March 31: Supporting Students, Families, and Staff—Learn more
- April 2: Communicating in Crisis—Learn more
- April 7: Leading Remote Learning—Learn more
- April 9: Continuing the Life of the School—Learn more
- April 14: Planning for Transition—Learn more
- April 22: Staying True to IEPs During the COVID-19 Closure—Learn more
- April 29: Meeting Each Student’s Learning Needs with Adaptive Technology—Learn more
- May 7: State and Federal Policy Response to COVID-19—Learn more
- May 20: What Does It Mean to Be a Trauma-Informed School in the New Normal?—Learn more
- June 11: It Begins With a Single Step: Ramping Up Your School to Respond to Mass Trauma—Learn more
- June 24: Building a Culture Before and Beyond COVID-19—Learn more
NASSP School of Thought Blog Posts
Are Schools Ready for What Comes Next?
24 June 2020
At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the impact of the pandemic. In the face of myriad obstacles, educators stepped up to implement remote learning to get through the remainder of the academic year. A post-COVID-19 world will be here eventually, but it is anyone’s guess when that will be. As schools grapple with the unknown questions […]
Culture Outlasts Quarantine
18 June 2020
A month or so back, I stopped by my office to accomplish some tasks and to retrieve materials I needed in order to continue working virtually. On my desk were notes about some minor discipline matters that had occurred on the day before we left school. Nothing eventful, just typical middle school “naughtiness.” I have […]
Purposeful Technology Use During the Pandemic
4 June 2020
Can hear me now? How about now? Did my stream cut out? Or, more embarrassingly, did I forget to unmute myself? Today’s educators have taken on a task no other industry has accomplished. We completely changed our methods, our platforms, and our engagement from in-person to online in record time. Here is the deal—educators became […]
The COVID-19 Self-Care Challenge
2 June 2020
As educators, we love the flexibility in our typically tightly structured schedule that comes along with school holidays. But, if we are really being honest with ourselves, we usually function best with a schedule and a mountain of things on our to-do list. As we enter the summer months, it will be tempting to binge-watch […]
Staying Connected During a Lockdown
28 May 2020
Pandemic. Lockdown. Virtual Learning. Social Distancing. Social Isolation. Five concepts that few of us thought would consume our world just six short months ago. Yet, here we are. On March 23rd, American International School Chennai began virtual learning. Two days later, on March 25th, India announced a countrywide lockdown. Life, as we understood it previously, […]
- 5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learning
- DonorsChoose: Keep Kids Learning
- Educators Support Home Internet For Students
- Internet Assistance for Low-Income Families
- Principal and School Administrator Distance Learning Guidebook
- DonorsChoose: Supporting District Leaders, Teachers, and Remote Learning
- The Wallace Foundation: What the Pandemic Means for Summer Learning-And How Policymakers Can Help
- Forward Together: Helping Educators Unlock the Power of Students Who Learn Differently
Sustaining School Life
- Guidance for Conducting Honor Society Inductions
- Webinar: Managing Virtual Honor Society Chapters
- Free Resources for Yearbook Advisers
- TEEN TRUTH/365, a free virtual school assembly program
- Amazon Business Distance Learning Hub, resources for preK–12
- Collins Hill High School Orchestra Seniors Video
- NASSP Virtual Graduation Submissions
- National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) State Policy Database on School Health
Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Resources
Use these resources as you navigate the challenges of school leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, and add your own information to the document to help support your community. This user-generated compilation belongs to you, our NASSP supporters, and is not curated by NASSP.
CDC Foundation Resources
In partnership with the CDC Foundation, NASSP assisted in promoting school surveys to address the impacts of COVID-19. These findings were developed into three case studies. Read more about each of the findings.
The CDC has issued interim guidance for U.S. schools to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus. If you haven’t already, we strongly encourage you to read through this guidance, and proactively and frequently communicate plans with your administration, teachers, parents, and students. We also recommend that you provide information and communications in several languages so all members of your school community can stay informed.With tension on the rise, we also encourage you to correct any misinformation that is being shared so that students are not facing discrimination and xenophobia. Included below are several resources from the CDC that can be shared to inform your school community and correct any misinformation that is being spread.
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K–12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Spanish)
- CDC Coronavirus Disease Resource Center (Spanish)
- CDC: Stigma Related to COVID-19
- Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know (Spanish)
- Fact Sheet: What to Do if You Are Sick (Spanish)
- Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs (Spanish)
- Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Spanish)
- COVID-19 Overview
- What’s My Risk?
- What Can I Do To Protect Myself?
- COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
- Tools To Evolve Your COVID-19 School Strategy