COVID-19: Staff Resources
Topics on this page:
BSD Physical Distancing Guidelines
Guidelines that ensure the critical operations of the Bellevue School District remain functional during the current COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
(New) How to Correctly Use a Face Mask
From the Seattle Times
Working remotely definitions, criteria, requirements, processes, and policy references.
Frequently Asked Questions
Information from Human Resources as it relates to frequently asked questions for all employees.
Working From Home Resource Guide
Includes help with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, forwarding your phone, accessing your voicemail, accessing the district network through VPN and more. Requires BSD credentials to access.
Social-Emotional Resources for Counselors
Digital Citizen Lessons
A website with ready-to-go lesson plans and resources for helping students become positive and productive global citizens
Available in Spanish: Some
Children Grieve Webinar
Two free webinars on supporting students and an activity book download for big feelings
Save the Children Learning Resources
Activities, ideas and relaxation techniques
(Flyer in Spanish)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Webinars, e-courses, articles and more on trauma and children – including COVID-19 specific information
Available in Spanish: Some Spanish resources
Books for Kids
Alice’s Kids has created a new temporary program called “Alices’s Library.” Anyone can ask for a Request Form using email@example.com and they can order three books per child. Volunteers will then send the books out via Amazon. The Board has authorized spending up to $10,000 for the project. The book will be delivered directly to the home.
Audible Books for Kids
Starting March 20, kids everywhere can stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Available in Spanish: Some
Anxiety Canada website has a collection of videos, interactive graphics and more to screen and share with students. Anxiety Canada Resource information
Available in Spanish: No
Psychology Tools – Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety
Free information with psychoeducation and normalization
Available in Spanish
Safety & Security Resources
Many of these resources required being logged in using your BSD credentials or using a district-issued laptop.
Great Shakeout Information, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, children and disasters, FEMA, American Red Cross, help for talking with kids about school safety and the disaster master interactive game
Documents and Resources
Emergency operations and planning information, Safety Academy resources and Safety Team information
Earthquake Preparedness: Choose Your Own Adventure Exercise
These trainings are designed to let you make decisions in a disaster scenario and see how those decisions will affect your situation. Based on the same concept as the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of “Gamebooks” popularized by Bantam Books.
Scenario for Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake on the Seattle Fault (PDF)
This scenario examines the consequences of a scenario M6.7 earthquake on the northernmost strand of the fault zone and provides recommendations to local and state policy makers for improving the region’s – and the state’s – earthquake safety.
Safety & Security has a collection of videos on their SharePoint, including Incident Command Roles, what to do following an earthquake and more
The Safety & Security team has uploaded videos to Microsoft Stream for staff to continue their professional development during the closure. You can get a walk-through of how to find resources on their SharePoint, watch an overview of the Incident Command System, learn about bleeding control and more. Search using #classifiedtraining to locate Safety and Security videos on Microsoft Stream.