Back-to-School Toolkit

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As you prepare to welcome back students, teachers, and staff, Highmark is here to help you make the transition as safe and smooth as possible. Whether you’re fully back in the classroom or following a hybrid model of in-person and virtual learning — we’ve compiled the following resources to guide you along the way.

Remember, Highmark isn’t here to set the rules or provide specific advice for your schools. We just want to lend a hand by providing helpful insights and resources. Follow your state and district guidelines closely.

 

School Signage

To reinforce important health and safety messages to your students, hang the signage below throughout your buildings. These clean, simple posters were developed for students of all ages. Simply click on the sign name to automatically download.

Teacher’s guide 

Your staff is taking on additional lesson plans this year — like teaching safety protocols and explaining why sharing is no longer “in.” We’ve compiled a few talking points and other creative suggestions to aid in these conversations. Download the guide and share it with faculty as they manage new obstacles this school year.

Welcome Back

Additional Resources

For additional insights, take a look at the tools below. If you have any questions related to your coverage or how Highmark can help, reach out to your client manager.

Highmark Answers: If you’re looking for Coronavirus updates, available resources, and common FAQs, explore the Coronavirus section of highmarkanswers.com.

This is your one-stop-shop for all information related to Coronavirus — there’s even a helpful symptom checker.

Your guide to Highmark's mental health resources.

CDC: Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus for a variety of tools — from ways to protect your staff to school screening details.

PA guidelines: Stay up to date on the state’s school guidelines by visiting education.pa.gov.

Delaware guidelines: Stay up to date on the state’s school guidelines by visiting de.gov/schoolguidance.

West Virginia guidelines: Stay up to date on the state’s school guidelines by visiting wvde.us/school-system-re-entry/.

Webinars & Videos

Highmark and AHN Back to School webinar for Pennsylvania – Back to school. You’ve got this! Clinical guidance from AHN experts

Highmark and Christiana Care Back to School webinar for Delaware – Back to School & Supporting Your Positive Well being in the “New” School Year

Business as Usual webcast; Highmark’s Back to School efforts – Pittsburgh Technology Council

Behavioral Health. A COVID Environment, and Ways to Get Help – Central Penn Business Journal

Behavioral Health. A COVID Environment, and Ways to Get Help – Lehigh Valley Business Journal

 

*Clinical consultative services are provided solely by a separate company, AHN, which contracts separately with the group account and does not provide Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield products or services.