Playbook of Tools and Guidance
Many school communities feel overwhelmed by the work of responding to and recovering from COVID-19. Transcend’s aim is to help ease the load through tools and guidance you can immediately use as you prepare for the fall and beyond.
Below you’ll find a playbook of these tools and guidance to help you develop a Recovery to Reinvention Plan. You can access these materials in one complete set through the “Full Playbook” button, or in smaller pieces through the additional buttons below. The Playbook is best used in Google Docs.
We recommend you take on your Recovery to Reinvention planning in two phases. First, lay the foundation by grounding in your vision, constraints, and guiding principles for planning, as well as establishing your Recovery Leadership Team.
Then, build on this foundation to complete eight key components of your plan for the coming school year. These are loosely in order of how we’d recommend you build your plan, although you’ll probably need to loop back to earlier components as later ones become clearer. Depending on your timeline and the needs of your community, you may also choose to jump around or focus on a smaller subset of these components.
Communication and Engagement Plan and Calendar
This resource supported schools during SY2020-21 to develop thoughtful and timely communications, engagement plans, and calendars for tracking.
Updated Policies and Procedures for Recovery
This resource offered support to schools during SY2020-21 for updating their operating procedures and introducing new safety protocols.
Description of the Student and Staff Experience
This was a recommended sequence of decisions and considerations for SY2020-21 as schools planned experiences for each student and staff member, in response to COVID-19.
Master Schedule and Facilities Plan for Recovery
This template supported schools during SY2020-21 to gain insights about student and staff experiences and develop a master schedule and facilities plan.
Pre-Service Professional Development Schedule
This resource supported schools during SY2020-21 to anticipate the needs, plan for, communicate, and deliver pre-service training.
This resource was developed to help schools during SY2020-21 to intentionally design the first six weeks of the school year.
Recovery Learning and Iteration Plan
This template guided schools during SY2020-21 through a process of learning, iterating, and building as circumstances continuously evolved.
Recovery Change Management Plan
This resource provided guidance to schools during SY2020-21 as they took stock of their conditions in service of more effective change management.
To further support you, we’ve built out sample Recovery to Reinvention plans at both the elementary and middle/high levels. We also encourage you to leverage examples in the Library of School Designs and Resources as you get into planning so that you aren’t building from scratch.
Full Recovery to Reinvention Plan: Elementary Example
Sample Recovery to Reinvention plans at the elementary level so that you aren’t building from scratch.
Full Recovery to Reinvention Plan: High School Example
Sample Recovery to Reinvention plans at the middle/high levels so that you aren’t building from scratch.