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

Supporting Students This Fall

6 August 2020

When I reflect on what the school year might look like this fall, like all administrators I am filled with a certain amount of uncertainty maneuvering through the COVID-19 pandemic as well as our commitment to focus on equity and diversity. Most of us are spending our time this summer planning for the education of […]

Don’t Rush Back to Normal

15 July 2020

So many of us are anxious to see our kids again, to start a new school year, to make sure our students are okay. We are ready to start over, to have classes in our rooms so we can get eyes and ears on kids, to have breakfasts and lunches in the cafeteria, and to […]

Just One-Third of Principals Express Confidence in School’s Ability to Keep Kids and Adults Healthy When Buildings Reopen

8 July 2020

Districts across the nation are rolling out school reopening plans with provisions to keep students safe. But the school leaders charged with implementing those plans have little confidence those provisions will work, according to a poll conducted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Of the 1,450 principals who responded, just 35.2 percent indicated […]

Principals Zero In on Reopening Challenges in NASSP School Reentry Initiative

2 July 2020

While each district is scrambling to produce a unique reopening plan that responds to their local needs, some issues for principals are universal. To define those issues, NASSP convened a diverse team of thoughtful school leaders for a facilitated series of conversations called the School Reentry Initiative (SRI). Ultimately, of course, the goal is for […]

Daily Announcements During Times of Uncertainty

30 June 2020

When this global pandemic began, I asked myself three basic questions: 1) What can I do to lead our community during this time of uncertainty? 2) What does our community need? and 3) How can I have a positive impact on our students, staff, and community during this difficult time? At Millard South High School, […]

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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.