COVID-19 Resources

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 Resources

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

A Start of School Like No Other

28 October 2020

Beginning a new program and opening a new building would be a challenge for any school administration team, but doing so during a pandemic has provided many additional obstacles and unique situations. For this school year, I was extremely blessed to be assigned to our new freshman academy that we are beginning at Harrisburg High […]

Just Pick the Pineapple: Building Trust in Turbulence

21 October 2020

At the veggie market on the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 216th Street in Queens, NY, my dad showed me how to pick a pineapple. He said, “It just has to smell like a pineapple and feel right, then it’s good to go.” I nodded in agreement, like I wanted him to really believe that […]

Crushed by the ‘No’

13 October 2020

A few years back, the director of counseling and I brought in a group of high school leadership students. We tasked the students with developing a student workroom/support center. The only major job I assigned to both myself and the director was that no matter what questions came from the students, we had to start our response with […]

In 2020, We Are All First-Year Principals

6 October 2020

As we celebrate National Principals Month during this unusual school year, there’s one thing all 90,000-plus of us have in common: Given the continuing challenges our schools and communities face, we often feel like first-year principals. And that’s okay! Even the most seasoned among us are learning at an incredible pace about the best ways […]

Let National Principals Month Begin!

2 October 2020

National Principals Month has officially started, and NASSP, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) are excited to share the upcoming opportunities we have for the education community to celebrate, advocate, and collaborate on behalf of principals everywhere. Turn Your Focus on Wellness Even as COVID-19 […]

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Leadership Through COVID-19

Remote Learning

Sustaining School Life

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 Resources

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.