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!
June 3, 2020 - ASCA and NASP School Reentry Considerations
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 psychologists, educators, 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.
|Mental Health Support Line (toll free for anyone)||1-855-284-2494|
|COVID-19: Centers for Disease Control||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Pennsylvania Department of Health: COVID-19||Pennsylvania Department of Health|
HYGIENE: The following resources provide guidance on teaching students safe hygiene practices.
|Covering Your Cough|