CDC Health Schools Supplemental Award
The purpose of the New Mexico 1801 supplemental program will be to support planning and implementation efforts to return to school in New Mexico, using the CDC’s COVID-19 school-based guidance as the base. The intended outcome will be to disseminate the federal guidance in connection with state and local plans for school re-entry in New Mexico, and through PD and TA to help operationalize the national and local guidance into effective re-entry strategies that meet the needs of local communities and vulnerable populations.
CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic guidance now includes health considerations and tools for making (re)opening decisions regarding child care programs, schools, youth programs and day camps. Information is also available in CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again. This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of COVID-19 and is updated as needed and as additional information becomes available.
You can also find resources on these topics:
- Talking with Children About Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Caring for Children
- Checklist for Teachers and Parents
- Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Frequently Asked Questions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Considerations for Schools
New Mexico Public Education Department Guidance
PED Surveillance Testing Options memo
April 21, 2021
NM Chronic Disease & COVID Consideration Communities of Practice (CoP) Recording
Access Passcode: ped1801#
The monthly Communities of Practice (CoP) is intended help address the needs of students with chronic health conditions and special health care needs as schools operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CoP is provided in collaboration with the New Mexico Public Education Department’s (PED) Safe & Healthy Schools Bureau, The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of School and Adolescent Health (OSAH), and staff from the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), as part of the efforts to support strategies for addressing chronic health conditions during school re-entry. The main audience for the CoP will be school nurses. The intent of the CoP is to support school nurses as they prepare for and serve the needs of students with chronic health conditions in the new COVID-positive reality. Calls provide professional development from local & national experts, but also serve as a virtual place for school nurses to connect with peers to problem solve and brainstorm best practices.
Physical Activity and PE Resources
SHAPE America: Prioritize Health and Physical Education
UNM Physical Education Town Halls
Town Hall: SEL in Physical Education
- Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in PE
- Combining the Skill Themes Approach with Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility to Teach Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Physical Education
- Preparing Health and Physical Education Teachers to Become Trauma Invested
- Responding to Trauma in and through Physical Education
- Fostering Resilient Learners by Implementing Trauma-Informed and Socially Just Practices
- Restorative Practice in Health and Physical Education: Shifting the Norm from Punitive to Reparative
- Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators through Trauma-Informed Programs
- Trauma-Informed School Strategies During COVID19
Out of School Time
A child’s need for physical activity, healthy foods and help managing illness is goes beyond the school day. Out of school time programming can be an important partner in providing and educating children in their healthy decision making. Check out the resources below.
Before and After School Data Brief 2020
Out of School Time Re-Entry Guidance
Afterschool Alliance Blueprint, Blueprint for How After School Programs-Community Partners Can Help
Healthier Generation joined a sign on for the Blueprint, Afterschool Alliance releases blueprint for how afterschool programs & community partners can assist as schools reopen
Planning for the Next Normal in Out-of-School Time Programs – a blog by NRPA that is based on our Kaiser playbook,
Planning for the Next Normal in Out-of-School Time Programs
Field Guide for Camps (created by ACA and YMCA), Field Guide for Camps
Landing page: Green School America Planning tools for outdoor infrastructure, including sample seating plans for outdoor layouts Green Schools Yards Outdoor Infrasturcture
The National Recreation and Park Association has some useful tips on the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak.