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Responding to the COVID-19 Through PBIS

One of the key principles of PBIS is to focus on building prosocial skills, not simply attempting to eliminate challenging or problem behavior.  We encourage all schools to continue that focus, as well as other key principles of PBIS, as you address the pandemic. This resource provides recommendations educators can embed across a continuum of supports.

Hand Washing Videos from CDC

Public health and school professionals can use these videos to raise awareness and educate their community on healthy hygiene behaviors.  Watch these videos to learn how to wash hands the right way.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

A cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others. The CDC has provided information on how to wear a mask, remove a mask, clean a cloth mask and why we should wear one.

Getting Back to School after Disruptions: Resources for Making Your School Year Safer, More Predictable, and More Positive

This resource provides school teams with strategies to leverage a PBIS/MTSS framework to ensure a safe, predictable, and positive return to school.

Creating a PBIS Behavior Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction

This resource outlines how to take the practice of teaching classroom behavior expectations and applying it to remote learning instruction.

Returning to School During and After a Crisis: A Guide for Supporting Districts, Schools, Educators and Students through a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Framework during the 2020-2021 School Year

This guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators transitioning back to school during and following the global pandemic in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth.

From Response to Reopening: State Efforts to Elevate Social and Emotional Learning During the Pandemic

Provides a template for schools to use in order to determine best SEL practices during COVID-19 and upon school re-entry in order to provide consistency and ensure application with fidelity.  This resource provides an overview of SEL for all students and adults, defines and coordinates SEL and mental health supports, the dissemination of SEL during COVID-19, highlights the importance of Professional Development for staff in SEL areas, continuous data Collection for review and improvement and the need to access and use available State funds offered.

Educator's Guide to Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students

This resource provides direction on trauma impact, identifying student populations at risk, COVID-19 safety and reactions to crisis, basic needs assistance information, the importance of routines for students and information on how children handle crises with guidelines to support.