RECENT NEWS

Spring 2021 ASPP Insight

May 14, 2021
The Spring 2021 Edition of the ASPP is available! In this edition are interview...

House Bill 972 - Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Apr 21, 2021
View the letter from ASPP and many other associations and organizations opposing...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating PA's Dr. Szarko as National School Psychologist of the Year!

We have had so much to celebrate this year in Pennsylvania, with two PA school psychologists of the year, and our very own Dr. Julia Szarko being awarded the National School Psychologist of the Year award from NASP. Congratulations, Dr. Szarko! To celebrate her accomplishments, we are acknowledging her with her own special spotlight.

In this SPOTLIGHT, you will be able to read more about Dr. Szarko‘s work and view her award acceptance speech from the NASP convention. You will also be able to access an ASPP interview conducted with Dr. Szarko, during which she shares her professional accomplishments and what it means to her to be NASP‘s School Psychologist of the Year. Please take a moment to watch her interview for some professional inspiration!

We are so proud of Dr. Szarko, and we look forward to seeing more great things from her!

 

Information Regarding COVID-19

June 3, 2020 - ASCA and NASP School Reentry Considerations

May 18, 2020ASPP Guidance on the Role of the School Psychologist Returning to School from COVID-19

April 22, 2020 - PDE Virtual Assessment Guidance Letter

April 7, 2020 -  ASPP Position Statement on Virtual Testing during COVID-19 closures. 

March 30, 2020 - PDE Receives USDA Waiver for Free Meals

March 23, 2020 - Letter to PDE regarding internship hours during COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - Take Action for emergency policy changes to help schools deal with the impact of coronavirus.

March 18, 2020 - A joint letter with PSEA to legislators regarding the COVID-19

March 17, 2020 -  NASP provides Update Regarding Graduate Intern Hours in Response to School Closures 

March 16, 2020 - The US Dept of Ed has issues fact sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students 

COVID-19 General Information

As you likely know, officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into communities across the United States. Coronavirus.gov offers the most up to date information about this rapidly evolving situation. Some of these steps have included social distancing measures and school closures. 

The materials referenced on this web page are optional educational resources, curated for you to use at your discretion. It was compiled to assist school psychologistseducators, parents, school psychology graduate students, and trainers of school psychologists. While resources were compiled by a team of school psychologists as a means to distribute information and resources to the public, it is important to note that ASPP has not provided extensive evaluation of all resources and does not endorse any of the information on these pages. Check with the Pennsylvania Department of Education or your state department of education, as well as your local education authority about requirements for instruction. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: The following table provides you with general information regarding COVID-19.

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Mental Health Support Line (toll free for anyone)1-855-284-2494
COVID-19: Centers for Disease ControlCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
Pennsylvania Department of Health: COVID-19Pennsylvania Department of Health

HYGIENE: The following resources provide guidance on teaching students safe hygiene practices. 

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Hand Washing
Covering Your Cough