Nearly every school community in the nation here has felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. At Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools, we understand that those who work in schools and the families who rely on schools for daily learning, support, and sustenance and continue to face multiple challenges in the current school year. We want you to know that we are here to support you.
The resources below have been developed to support school leaders and communities in navigating the coronavirus, and the resulting effects of the pandemic as things reopen. They aim to provide safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all. We are grateful to our many partner organizations working in school health who have been instrumental in developing and curating these resources with us. Together we are working to elevate the importance of healthy schools as the foundation for health in our communities.
Planning for the Next Normal at School Playbook
Health strategies that support positive K-12 educational outcomes in response to COVID-19
This updated guide aims to equip school and district leaders with specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures for keeping school communities mentally and physically safe as we shape a new approach to learning.
Advancing Student and Staff Health with COVID-19 Relief Funding
A blueprint for advocates and educators who want to support the use of COVID-19 relief funding for promoting healthy schools strategies that improve student attendance and achievement.
This guidance highlights how school districts can use COVID-19 relief funding to support student and staff health, including COVID-19 prevention, mental health and well-being, physical health and well-being, social drivers of health, physical and health education, staff and teacher well-being, and family engagement and community involvement.
Reset for Readiness: Safe and Healthy In-person Learning Series
Webinars hosted by national experts from Kaiser Permanente and other leading national organizations offering support to educators, family caregivers, and school staff.
School Health Priorities and Needs Research Report
Learnings from research conducted in the early weeks of the pandemic to understand school health challenges, needs, and priorities for school reopenings.
In May 2020, Kaiser Permanente teamed with Alliance for a Healthier Generation and other national school health partners to survey educators across the nation about overall readiness to return to learning for the upcoming school year. Educators shared their concerns.