Back to School Toolkit
You can download, print, and share the materials in this toolkit however you like.
This toolkit has resources for school district leaders, teachers, parent leaders, and school supporters that want to help increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in their school communities, answer questions, and outline school guidance about COVID-19. It includes information from CDC and new, tailored materials from the HHS COVID-19 Public Education Campaign.
We’ll regularly update this toolkit, so please check back for new materials.
For School District Leaders
Guides, templates, sample messages, and other informational resources for school district leaders and school administrators to support COVID-19 vaccination and inform faculty, parents, and students about COVID-19 guidelines.
COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Staff in School Settings and Childcare Programs
Information for school districts, administrators, teachers, school staff, and other education and childcare professionals.
How Schools Can Support COVID-19 Vaccination
This page provides action steps school leaders can take to support COVID-19 vaccine uptake and improve health literacy among staff, students, and families in their community.
Guide to On-Site Vaccination Clinics for School
This toolkit helps school administrators, school district leaders and other community organizations work directly with vaccine providers to set up vaccination clinics in their schools and neighborhoods.
COVID-19 Vaccine Speaker Guide for School Administrators
Guidance about inviting professionals to speak to school faculty, parents/guardians, and students about COVID-19 vaccines.
Letter to Parents About COVID-19 Vaccines Template
Letter template with placeholder language for school districts to keep parents informed about COVID-19 and vaccines.
Text Messages to Encourage Vaccination
Text messages to use as-is or as inspiration for your own messages to encourage vaccination for parents of students, teachers, and school staff.
Cleaning and Disinfecting School Facilities
Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces as an infection control strategy.
Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs
Guidance for improving ventilation in buildings and transportation as an infection control strategy.
Resources for teachers to have conversations and answer questions parents and students may have about COVID-19 and vaccine guidelines.
Resources for Teachers on the COVID-19 Vaccines
PowerPoint presentation for teachers with tips and resources about having conversations about COVID-19 vaccines with parents and students.
For Parents Leaders
Resources for parent leaders and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) to have conversations about school COVID-19 and vaccine guidelines.
Parent Leader Meeting in a Box
PowerPoint presentation with resources for educators and parents to conduct meetings about COVID-19 and vaccines.
Resources for parents detailing COVID-19 school safety measures.
Consistent and Correct Mask Use in Schools and on Buses
Guidance for teachers, staff, and students on which masks to use, how to wear them correctly, and in which settings to wear them.
FAQs for Parents and Caregivers of Students
Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 school safety measures.
Do it for Yourself and Your Friends
Flyer for students on what to do if they have or think they have COVID-19.
Prevent Getting Sick Mask Guide – Dos and Don’ts
Flyer with guidance on which masks to use and how to properly wear them to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What to Know About Kids and Masks
Short animated video with key things to know about kids and masks.
Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 this School Year
Short animated video for parents with tips on how to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
For School Supporters
Resources for school supporters to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.
Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Today
Flyer explaining 3 ways to find a nearby COVID-19 vaccine: online, by text message, or by phone.
Messaging for school district, parent, teacher, and school supporter social media pages.
Social Media Graphic Posts for Back To School
Sample social media posts to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among faculty, parents, and students.