COVID-19 has affected everyone’s lives, including children’s, who have missed out on opportunities to learn, socialize and have fun. As states continue to reopen and begin planning for students to return to their classrooms, it’s vital to be mindful of how the Coronavirus has changed their learning environments and prepare accordingly. And as businesses, restaurants and shops begin to reopen too, it may feel like life is normal again, but we still need to continue to follow state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health and safety guidelines.
Preparing to welcome students, staff and visitors back to your school while practicing safety measures may seem challenging, but it’s certainly not impossible. Just follow your state, local and CDC guidelines and refer to our COVID-19 Back-To-School Guide, and you’ll be able to reopen your school safely, with the assurance that your students, staff, and officials are protected.
This guide was created for educators, administrators and other leaders on the forefront of developing recovery and reopening plans for their schools. It includes information on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s key functional areas, steps for implementing social distancing and other initiatives, guidance for communicating your reopening plan and more. Download the guide and begin preparing for your school’s reopening today!
- An easy back-to-school checklist with quick guidelines for getting started
- Steps for implementing social distancing and other health and safety initiatives
- Guidance for communicating reopening plans with students, staff and parents