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

Lead Like a Ninja: How a ‘Fringe’ Virtual Program Anchored A District’s COVID-19 Response

16 September 2020

A key job of every school leader is to establish and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders—not the least of which is the faculty. When you have the opportunity to open a school, those relationships are the foundation on which your school rests, and the ways of work you cultivate become the traditions that guide […]

Sea Glass and Hope: Reflections for the Year to Come

3 September 2020

There’s always that one teacher—the one whose content they taught pales compared to the lessons you learned from them. One of my favorite teachers growing up was the art teacher in my hometown. I say “the” art teacher because, as with many small midwestern towns, the teacher is there the entire time we are in […]

‘Flatten the Walls’: Communicating During the Pandemic

1 September 2020

When we shut our doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my inbox almost became unmanageable with the flood of questions from parents. Being the senior class assistant principal, you can only imagine the number of questions about graduation. We quickly developed a blog as a means of sending out information about graduation and […]

Principals Say Pandemic Conditions Are Accelerating Their Plans to Leave the Principalship

21 August 2020

According to a poll conducted August 14–19 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 45 percent of principals report that pandemic working conditions are accelerating their plans to leave the profession. The departures will exacerbate an already challenging principal attrition crisis. In total, 46.3 percent of principals—the largest percentage of the 1,020 respondents—indicated that pandemic […]

Communication and Planning in the Time of School Closure

11 August 2020

In March of 2020, schools all over the country were physically closed. However, teaching and learning continued. In Saluda County Schools (SCS), we made clear and consistent communication one of our top priorities. Here are four things we believe we did well that may help other school leaders communicate and plan for what may be […]

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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.