Coronavirus Response Team Resources

On March 12, 2020, Open Sky Education assembled a team of our national leaders and created the Coronavirus Response Team (CRT). See our scope of work. As the Coronavirus Response Team (CRT) works to gather thoughts, ideas, plans and procedures surrounding the spread of this virus, please use this webpage as a resource. More content will be added at regular intervals.

We also have created (literally overnight) a comprehensive virtual learning platform and ed model. Should you wish to receive information on this, please email us at info@openskyeducation.org.

Staff Communications:

HR Memo to All Team Members 3.25

Mandated Reporting – 3.25.2020

Team Memo from CEO – Important Tasks and Guiding Principles to help navigate our new landscape – 3.19.2020

Staff Memo – Prepare to work from home – 3.17.2020

Out of State Business Travel Suspended – 3.13.2020

Wisconsin Region and School Communications:

(visit HOPE Schools COVID-19 website)

Governor Evers Safer at Home Order through April 24

Governor Evers Closes Schools indefinitely

HOPE Staff Memo – Travel During Spring Break 3.27.2020

HOPE MKE Meal Sites

HOPE RCN Meal Sites

HOPE Celebration Cancelled – 3.12.2020

St. Louis Region and School Communications:

(visit the Info for Families page at EAGLE College Prep Schools)

Free learning opportunities in partnership with PBS

STL Meals

All Staff Memo RE: COVID-19 – 3.13.2020

Missouri Charter Public School Association #BrightSide Campaign

Missouri State Commissioner of Education Letter 3.19.2020

City of St. Louis Stay at Home Order

St. Louis Schools Closed

Arizona Region and School Communications:

(visit the Info for Families page at EAGLE College Prep Schools)

Arizona Together is committed to providing families access to resources that they need during this time. If you are interested in learning more, volunteering, or donating please visit https://arizonatogether.org/

Guidance to Schools on COVID-19

Arizona Department of Education supports school closure

Arizona Governor Announces Stay at Home Order

School Best Practices:

Charter School Growth Fund: Approaches to Instruction During School Closure

Corornavirus Response Team Update – Virtual Learning Options – 3.14.2020

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of Childcare Programs and K12 Schools 

CDC FAQ for School Administrators

CDC’s Pandemic Flu Checklist for Schools

Teach Like a Champion Uncommon Schools video training guides for teaching online

General Resources:

President Trump’s 15 day to slow the spread

World Health Organization – Rolling Updates on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control – Situation Summary

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Steps to Prevent Illness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Cases in the U.S.

Education Week – Map: Coronavirus and School Closures

10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Stress

Teacher and school leader self-care is not a luxury; it is your duty

ExcelinEd – COVID-19 School Closure Impacts

How to have conversations with children about COVID-19

Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19

Unpacking the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WideOpenSchool – online resources for teachers and families

Open Sky Education Google Classroom Resources

Open Sky Education Teacher Virtual Learning Portal

Open Sky Student Support Portal

Open Sky Google Classroom Launch and Onboarding Resources

A sample letter you can send to your teachers for planning to help with planning their first week

Tips and tricks from fellow educators

Google for Education offers a variety of ideas and resources for getting your classroom set up


Legal Disclaimer

This webpage is published by Open Sky Education to provide visitors with general information regarding the current situation surround the Coronavirus outbreak. The material contained on the webpage is for informational purposes only, is general in nature, and is not intended to and should not be relied upon or construed as a legal opinion, advice or healthcare. Information on this webpage may not constitute the most up-to-date information. All visitors to this website should consult the Centers for Disease Control or their local health officials for more and accurate information about Coronavirus.

This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser. The shared links does not constitute complete endorsement by Open Sky Education of the content provided on the third-party websites. Further, this should NOT be taken as implying any link between us and those various organizations or individuals.