SAANYS CONNECT is a new way to learn and share on the topics most vital to school leaders in NYS right now:
- 30-40 minute panel conversations on current and rapidly evolving topics.
- Each panel conversation consists of guest experts and SAANYS members.
- The focus is on sharing experiences and providing you with expertise, resources and tools you can use now and as our current environment evolves.
#18 – 8 Weeks In: An Update from the Field
October 28, 2021
#17 – Funding Forum: How School Districts are Planning on Using Federal Stimulus Funding Allocations
June 3, 2021
Resources from Finger Lakes and Wayne County Community Schools:
Stimulus Funding Timeline for District Spending
#16 – Student Voices & Coalitions: Bridging the Racial Divide in Our Schools and Communities
March 25, 2021
Student Coalition on Race and Equity (SCORE) video: https://vimeo.com/494143709
#15 – Reducing Stress and Anxiety – Part 2
November 12, 2020
Mentor Coaching Services
Choose from 1:1 Mentor Coaching or Group Mentor Coaching. Districts can choose to use this service to satisfy first year mentoring requirements for administrators holding an initial SBL certificate. All participants receive a certificate of mentorship completion. CTLE credit is also available upon request. Learn more here.
From Peaceful Schools
Corona Virus Toolkit: https://www.nysut.org/resources/special-resources-sites/coronavirus-toolkit
ELT Education & Learning Trust
Teaching in Blended and Hybrid Models Two Part Seminar, Nov. 19 and Dec. 1
From Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes
#14 – Reducing Stress and Anxiety – Part 1
October 29, 2020
#13 – Improving Remote Learning – Part 2
October 15, 2020
From Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES
Field Guide for Remote or Hybrid Launch, 2020 – Kathryn Procope,NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year
#12 – Improving Remote Learning – Part 1
October 1, 2020
From Eric Sheninger
#11 – Employment Issues and Job Elimination – With SAANYS attorneys and Equitable Advisors
September 17, 2020
Families First: Coronavirus Response Act Q&A – US Dept. of Labor
Leaves of Absence Information – as of August 7, 2020
#10 – Lessons Learned: Connecting with International School Leaders
August 27, 2020
A special conversation with school leaders from around the world who have opened their schools and learned valuable lessons in the process. We have recorded interviews with colleagues from Australia, The Netherlands, and Ireland, and asked them relevant questions as we draw closer to opening our own schools.
#9 – Opening the Conversation: Acknowledging the Impact of Racial Inequity in Our School Communities
August 5, 2020
Podcast & Resources by principalkafele.com/
#8 – Reopening Series: First Things First Update: Where Are We NOW With Health and Safety Protocols?
July 23, 2020
#7 – Reopening Series: Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-Being
July 9, 2020
www.mentalhealthEDnys.org. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage to register for MHANYS listserv
From John Kelly, Ph.D., School Psychologist:
School Reentry Considerations: Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health Amidst COVID-19 – National Association of School Psychologists
#6 – Assessing Learning and Instructional Strategies
June 25, 2020
From the New Rochelle CSD:
#5 –Implementing Health and Safety Protocols
June 11, 2020
As shared by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES:
From the New Rochelle CSD:
Shenendehowa Central School District
As shared by Emily O’Brien, Eastplain Elementary School
In response to the rapid shift to remote learning, ClassLink created several tools and resources. Among the tools are two rubrics to help organizations (districts and state) self-assess their readiness for remote learning and returning back to school for the 2020-21 school year.
· Education Continuity Plan Rubric for remote learning
What’s the vision for it?
We want these rubrics to exist in the public domain as living documents. We encourage you to adapt these resources to serve your district/state’s needs. We welcome feedback to continuously improve the rubrics and we encourage professional leadership associations (e.g. COSN, SETDA, AESA, and AASA) to adopt and contribute to the improvement of these resources.”
#4 – Provision of Special Education Services
May 28, 2020
NYSED State Guidance:
USDE-OSEP Federal Guidance:
#3 – Grading and Graduation Requirements
May 14, 2020
Below are resources for reflecting on a grading policy.
#2 – Supporting and Working with Our School Communities
April 30, 2020
#1 – The Missing Children in Our School Communities
April 16, 2020
– High School Reaching Disengaged Students – Shenendehowa Central Schools
– Maintaining Privacy If Making Calls From Home
– Home Visit Letter to Parents – Ron Agostinoni, Shenendehowa High School Principal
– Help Desk Ticket Submission Guidelines – Shenendehowa Central Schools
MHANYS and the School Mental Health Resource and Training Center
is committed to supporting students, families and schools. As always, our goal is to reduce stigma, support mental health in communities across NYS, and empower people to develop their own strategies for coping with stress.
– Supporting the Mental Health and Wellness of Students and webinar recordings – Online training
(1-hour CTLE credit)
– Coping Tools to Support Mental Health and Wellness
– Resources for families and caregivers, including family education webinar series
– Panel Discussions: Maintaining Mental Health in Schools During Social Distancing