COVID-19 Returning to School Tool-Kit

tool kit for back to school

A one-stop-shop of resources and tools for district and school staff and educators as they begin to welcome employees and students back to school and into learning communities for the 2020/2021 school year and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness

Symptoms Resources for Communities, Families & Students (translations available!)
"Stop-the-Spread" Resources for Students & Communities (translations available!)
Videos & Resources About COVID-19 for Students & Families (translations available)

Health & Safety Resources/Guidance for Schools

State of Maine COVID-19 Guidance & Info
Student ID, Attendance, and Tracking/Guidance/Sample Forms (Includes Migrant, Homeless & ESOL Info)
Health Guidance & Resources for School Nurses/Staff
Individuals with Asthma

People with asthma may be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The following resources are for individuals with asthma and cover the topics of COVID-19 and asthma management, including both general asthma management information and specific information for managing asthma during the pandemic.

School Safety Resources

Masks, Distancing, and Hand Hygiene

(This section includes resources for students with special needs!)

Resources to Help Students with Hand Hygiene
Resources to Help Students with Social/Physical Distancing
Resources to Help Students with Wearing Masks
Youth to Youth Public Service Announcements (PSAs) 

Training & Professional Development

Maine DOE Professional Development 

Professional Development Calendar (Office hours, networking, training, professional learning, and more all hosted by Maine DOE specialists and partners) 

View our Library of Recorded Webinars( Maine DOE) Topics include:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Business Managers
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Digital/Technology Learning
  • DOE Data
  • Dyslexia
  • Early Learning Ed Techs
  • ELA - English Language Arts
  • ESEA Federal Programs
  • ESSER - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds
  • ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Essential Programs and Services - EPS
  • Funding Family Engagement
  • Health Education
  • Legislative Guidance, Public Hearings & Briefings
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • MEIS - Certification
  • Mental Health
  • Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • PBIS
  • PreK
  • Remote Learning
  • Safety
  • School Counseling
  • School Health Services
  • Science
  • SEL - Social Emotional Learning
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • World Languages
Coping with Stress & Trauma
Social Emotional Learning


Remote Teaching/Learning Resources