Valuable Resources to Help Schools Navigate through the COVID-19 Pandemic
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to drastically impact schools throughout the country, and there are still many uncertainties ahead.
At the member companies of the Utica National Insurance Group, our number one priority is the health and safety of our policyholders, agents, and employees. We are here for you and have put together this resource page to help you proceed through this challenging school.
Feel free to bookmark this page so you can refer back to it often to help guide your journey back to the classroom.
Printable Posters for Your Schools
We encourage you to print out these posters and hang them in various places inside your school buildings before the students return.
In jurisdictions where athletics are permitted to resume, proceeding means schools must be able to follow all of the guidance and meet all of the requirements. Schools will be opening themselves up to potential liability if they proceed without a full understanding of the requirements, or if they do fully understand the requirements but fail to meet them. There's no doubt that schools are struggling to navigate their way through the whole reopening process, so the District needs to decide whether starting the season now is worth the additional risk/burden.
Our dedicated Educational Institutions Team has organized and hosted several webinars featuring school, medical professionals, and certified privacy professionals to help address the issues faced by school leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer these timely webinars throughout the year at no additional cost to our policyholders.
Utica National offers valuable online training to you – our valued school policyholders and your districts – through Vector Solutions, at no additional charge.
During this uncertain time, we wanted to remind our policyholders about Vector Solutions’ comprehensive library, which contains hundreds of online training courses written by leading safety authorities, including:
Coronavirus: CDC Guidelines for Making & Using Cloth Face Coverings
Coronavirus: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Workplace
Coronavirus: Managing Stress & Anxiety
Coronavirus: Preparing Your Household
Coronavirus: Reopening Your Organization
Coronavirus: Transitioning to a Remote Workforce
Other Benefits of the Online Training:
Real-time compliance tracking is available 24/7/365
Staff members will receive automated email remainders to complete assigned training
Course Completes are tracked within the Vector Solutions systems
If you are already a Vector Solutions subscriber, login through your district-specific URL. If you need assistance with your district’s URL, contact Vector Solutions at email@example.com.
During this difficult time, teachers and students have had to adjust to a new way of learning, which has been challenging. We’re proud to present a virtual relief curriculum to all schools through our partnership with Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers Foundation. The curriculum focuses on installments of lessons that focus on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) that teachers can integrate into the daily online activities they are providing their students.
All curriculum material was developed by members of the Freedom Writers team in conjunction with a group of K-12 teachers. Each installment is broken down by grade level (age) appropriateness and focuses on positive behavior to help students and families cope with the current situation. The curriculum is available to all schools.
The curriculum includes topics such as Gratitude, Kindness, Acceptance, and more!
Erin Gruwell and Freedom Writers Foundation Curriculums
This information is provided solely as an insurance risk management tool. It is provided with the understanding that the member insurance companies of the Utica National Insurance Group are not providing legal advice, risk management advice, or any other professional services or advice. Utica National shall have no liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the use of this information. You are encouraged to consult an attorney or other professional for advice on these issues.