Below are resources for school administrators to use in handling the COVID-19. Location specific resources are based in Pennsylvania.
If you have any resources you think are valuable to educators or administrators during this pandemic, feel free to forward them to us at tristate@pitt.edu.


School Restart Resources

Special Education Administrators
Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

Published by the World Health Organization

List of suggestions and best practices for different populations, including the general public, care takers, and people in isolation

COVID-19 Resources on Trauma and Mental Health

Cabrini University provides a list of resources on trauma in children, mental health of students, and how educators and parents can address these issues.


Questions And Answers On Providing Services To Children With Disabilities During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

Description: Common questions relevant to school administrators during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sections focus on Implementing Part B of the IDEA and Section 504 during a COVID-19 outbreak and IDEA Part C and COVID-19.


Webinar on COVID-19 for Special Education Administrators

Published by Council of Administrators of Special Education

Free ASCD Resources to Support Social-Emotional Learning

Description: Resources to support students social-emotional needs, helpful at this time of isolation and fear.


Online Lectures/PD Opportunities
Classrooms Without Borders

CWB will hold lectures on Zoom dealing with the coronavirus, antisemitism and human rights. RSVP for lectures on their site.
They also resources for teachers and the general public on their resources page.


ASCD PD Online

Online, asynchronous professional development course aimed at educators and school administrators.


NASSP Archived Webinars

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has an archive of past webinars on topics relevant to school administrators.


edWeb.net

Free webinars with both live and recorded events for school staff and administration.


Train PA

Online training courses available. Courses can be filtered by format and audience type.


Schools and Administrators
LIU LearnOn

Lincoln Intermediate Unit’s guide for moving to online instruction.

SB 751 w School Code Amendment 3-24 as Amended in Approp.

Amended as of March 24 reflecting changes to the teacher and principal evaluation system from the original version the bill.


Pennsylvania School Board Association Coronavirus Resources

Access webinars and documents on school and board guidance, including ongoing policy/legislative updates for PA schools and school boards.


K-12 School Pandemic Response Plan (.docx)

Description: “A general document for pandemic planning and is not specific to COVID-19.  In addition to places where school districts will have to fill in the appropriate information (district name, contacts, thresholds, etc.) there are a number of points written into in the plan that make reference to pre-planned communication, continuity of operations, access and security of documents, etc.”


FERPA and Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Description: Answers to common questions surrounding student privacy during the COVID-19 outbreak, including disclosure of PII records and common questions of consent regarding student records.


Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

Description: Updated website with resources and guidance for school administrators.


Supporting Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

List of resources to support children through the pandemic, focused on helping through trauma.


Parent/Caregiver
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Published by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Description: ” Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.”


Tips for helping children who must be at home instead of school

Published by: Project Reassure

Description: General suggestions for teachers and caregivers to address children who must be at home rather than school, focusing on trauma responses.