2020-2021 Reopening Resource Center

Back-to-School Plan

String Theory’s Administration has developed a plan to safely reopen schools for students and staff for the 2020-2021 school year, in alignment with rapidly changing governmental guidance and public health situations. Staff members representing administrators, teachers, support staff and School Board of Directors are collectively and continually working on our state mandated Health and Safety Plan along with other resources that detail instructional plans, health and safety protocols, and general guidance.

As our plan evolves, we will keep all stakeholders informed and the information on this page will be updated regularly. 

String Theory’s Health and Safety Plan
Design Framework

This document is a summary of String Theory Schools Health and Safety Plan (July 2020).

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Phased Re-Opening Health and Safety Plan Summaries

Performing Arts

Plan Summary

Emergency Instructional Time Addendum

Arts & Sciences

Plan Summary

Emergency Instructional Time Addendum

STS COVID-19 Policies, Procedures & Protocols

Guidelines for what to do.

Frequently Asked Questions on School Opening

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Reopening Survey Data

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A Report by the American Pediatrics Association

The purpose of this guidance is to support education, public health, local leadership, and pediatricians collaborating with schools in creating policies for school re-entry that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.

Guidance for Reopening Phila

Safety guidelines from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to help keep people safe as businesses, services, and activities restart in Philadelphia.

Considerations for Reopening Pennsylvania Schools

This memo was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) under contract ED-IES-17-C-0006 by Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic administered by Mathematica.

PA Mask Mandate

The order from the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings.


PA Dept of Health – School Opening Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (PDE) are issuing the following public health guidance for reopening schools.

CDC – School Opening Guidelines

CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.

John Hopskins University – K-12 Policy Tracker

This analysis explores education recovery plans put forth by states, territories, and national organizations to examine the ways these plans are designed to support students and teachers.