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Return to School – Resources for Parents & Families


As families prepare to get their children ready for a new school year, we know you have many questions. As you navigate through the individual plans your school has set up for children to return, it’s important to be prepared for what a new school year will look like. For those returning to in-person learning, they’ll be many safety precautions in place that your child will need to adhere to. If your child will be taking part in virtual (distance) learning, planning out a schedule and arming yourself with resources to support them in that journey will help set your child up for a successful academic year.

The Pediatricians at Crystal Run Healthcare have compiled a list of useful resources for parents, covering everything from practical tips for planning, and keeping your child focused and engaged in learning, to the importance of parental attitude to get your child excited for the new school year ahead.

Our Pediatricians are your healthcare advocates and are available for in-office and telehealth virtual video visits. Reach out to your Crystal Run Pediatrician with questions or to schedule your child’s back-to-school physical online.


The following is a list of resources for parents and families:



The CDC Outlines outlines risk based on certain medical conditions here

What You Can Do if You are at Increased Risk for Severe Ilness from COVID-19 (PDF)



Planning for Back-to-School—in a Pandemic (Big picture advice for what families can do now)



Getting Kids Excited for First Day of Virtual School (The importance of parental attitude)



8 Tips to Help Your Child Focus and Stay Engaged During Distance Learning

John Hopkins School of Education:


22 Remote Learning Tips for Parents Helping At Home (Tactical tips)


National Center for Learning Disabilities - Resources & Tools: COVID-19


NYS Department of Health - Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency



The Best And Worst Face Masks For COVID-19, Ranked by Their Level of Protection

Science Alert:


How to Choose the Best Cloth Face Mask for You

NY Times:


From Toddler to Teens: How to Talk to Kids About Wearing Masks