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COVID-19

Below are coronavirus resources and communications independent schools are sharing with their communities; this page will be updated as schools share other resources.

Leadership
Safely back to school after coronavirus closures - McKinsey
An Open Letter to Independent School Leaders
Benjamin Scafidi & Eric Wearne
Cole College of Business, Kennesaw State University
Keeping it Simple: Leading in a Time of Crisis
Independent Schools on the Brink: A Confidential Webinar for Schools Struggling to Survive 

Resources for considering re-opening schools
 
Wellness
A Hearty Life: Finding Calm, Confidence & Compassion in the Midst of Anxiety, by Dave Mochel
 
Town Hall Video Conferences - contact Karen Zeitlin for recordings
  • Heads of School (May 12)
  • The Importance of Executive Function: Helping Them Show What They Know with Steven Guy & William Benninger (May 7) – for parents & teachers
  • Heads of School: School 3 Ways: Are You Ready? (May 5)
  • Staying Grounded Amidst Uncertainty: A Conversation with Dave Mochel (May 1)
  • Heads of School: What are we juggling now? (April 29)
  • Middle School and Upper School Division Heads with Bob Mattingly, CSEE (April 27)
  • Early Childhood and Lower School Division Heads (April 27)
  • Independent Schools on the Brink: A Confidential Webinar for Schools Struggling to Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 21)
  • Heads of School: Anticipating the Results of COVID-19 with Ian Symmonds (April 17)
  • Heads of School and Board Chairs: Leading During Crisis with Michael Thompson and Rob Evans (April 8)
  • Heads of School: Crisis Communication with The Jane Group (April 7)
  • Business Managers: Conversation with NBOA (April 6)
  • Heads of School: open conversation (March 31)
  • Middle School and Upper School Division Heads: with Michael Thompson and Rob Evans (March 27)
  • Early Childhood Faculty: with The School at Columbia University (March 26)
  • Early Childhood and Lower School Division Heads: with The Hollingworth Center, Teachers College (March 26)
  • Admissions and marketing departments: open conversation (March 25)
  • Heads of School: Leading During Crisis with Michael Thompson and Rob Evans (March 24)
  • Admissions department: open conversation (March 20)
  • Early Childhood and Lower School Division Heads: open conversation (March 19)
NAIS guidance

NAIS coronavirus guidance for independent schools

Communication resources
Sample school response plan
Sample community update email
Sample school web page with coronavirus information

Online teaching resources
Resources from One Schoolhouse
Online teaching resources
ATLIS clearinghouse: coronavirus resources
Resources from Global Online Academy
Virtual School Tips and Recommendations (Jeff Utecht)
Distance learning planner template
Distance Learning for Children, Families, & Teachers in Early Childhood Education Through Zoom (from NYSAIS)

Legal guidance
CARES Act with Venable, LLP
A COVID-19 Q&A with Venable, LLP
Defending against COVID-19 cyber scams
HIPPA - Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
Private Schools and the CARE Stimulus Package: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Resource Pages from Law Firms  from NAIS
**This is a non-exhaustive list of all resources available, and we do not endorse any particular counsel. Please consult an attorney directly for advice relating to your specific situation.