COVID-19 has presented challenges for schools and communities, with no one-size-fits-all approach for districts and leaders to follow. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), with funding provided by The Wallace Foundation, has issued reopening guidance for districts that are navigating the shifting public health and education landscape. NASSP has issued a series of three briefs—“Leveraging Principals in System-Level Strategies for Recovery,” “Leveraging Principals in Ensuring Well-Being and Connection,” and “Leveraging Principals in Ensuring Academic Guidance” (to be released at the end of October 2020)—to instruct school leaders on how to navigate and strategize ways to effectively implement the CCSSO guidance documents while drawing connections to the Building Ranks™ leadership framework to help principals operationalize their practice.