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The resources below are meant to aid in centering efforts around incorporating SEL and multi-tiered systems of support when planning around reopening schools.

Center on PBIS: Resources to Support Schools During and After Crisis

Supporting Schools During and After Crisis Webpage: This page highlights resources to support the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions 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.

A District Guide for Returning to School During and After Crisis:

A Guide to Supporting Districts, Schools, Educators, and Students through a Multi- Tiered Systems of Support Framework during the 2020-2021 School Year: This abbreviated district guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions 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.

A School Guide for Returning to School During and After Crisis:

A Guide to Supporting Schools, Educators, and Students through a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Framework during the 2020-2021 School Year: This abbreviated school guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions 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.

DE-PBS Webinars:

Using MTSS to Keep SEL a Priority When Reopening Schools: (6/25/20) This webinar hosted by the DE-PBS project with guest presenter, Adriane Simpson, walks through the “CASEL Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of SEL as You Prepare to Reopen and Renew Your School Community” and provides insight on centering the planning of reopening schools by utilizing an MTSS framework.

Developing Expectations and Behavior Matrix for Return to School: (8/6/20) This webinar, hosted by the DE-PBS project, demonstrates how to update or develop a behavior matrix of school-wide expectations to teach new health precautions, learning expectations and prioritize social emotional competencies that will need to be taught when returning to school for in-person or remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysis to Action Series: Universal Screening: (7/8/20) This webinar is hosted by Teri Lawler, an Educational Associate for Trauma Informed Practices and Socio-Emotional Learning at the Delaware Department of Education,  and is part of a series titled:  Analysis to Action Learning Series.  Niki Kendall, a DE-PBS Project Coach, will share answers to ten commonly asked questions about universal socio-emotional and behavioral health screening and lessons learned through coaching and collaborating with districts to install universal screening tools through the Project DelAWARE grant and State level Universal Screening Committee.

Return to School Toolkit and Action Plans:

Supporting Staff and Student SEB Reentry Guide and Toolkit –  use this guide and toolkit to learn about critical actions to immediately prioritize when planning for return to school.

District Level Action Plan Template:  use the action plan to shape conversations about reopening schools around 5 critical actions defined in the toolkit.  These critical actions are meant to build a foundation to guide and support school teams through the reopening process.

School Level Action Plan Template:  use the action plan to shape conversations about reopening schools around the 3 critical actions defined in the toolkit.  These critical actions are meant to align with district level guidance.

PBIS Mid-Atlantic Community Conversation Presentation

PBIS Mid-Atlantic Community Conversation Session with Dr. George Sugai – “MTSS: Proactively Shaping for ‘New Normal'”

MTSS Planning Matrix Template

MTSS Planning Matrix Example (Vermont)

Other Resources

DE-PBS Virtual Learning Matrix Resources: This Google Drive provides guidance for creating a behavior matrix during remote instruction as well as a template and example matrices for elementary and secondary schools.

PBIS Returning to School During and After Crisis Document: This guide is a set of considerations for leadership teams, experienced with the MTSS framework, to enhance, adjust, or adapt state, district, school, and classroom action plans to meet the current context.

CASEL Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Roadmap for Reopening School: This document provides guidance on critical SEL practices to include for students, staff, and families when planning to reopen schools.