School Reopening Campaign Toolkit

School Reopening Campaign Tool Kit is available in Google Docs here:

Educate yourself with these resources on reopening:

MORE’s Health Justice Agenda

COVID 19 Health Information

Complete list of school reopening resources – from studies to lesson plans

Ten actions you can take to help prevent an unsafe return to school in September

1. Check out Organizing 101 Workshop

Learn how to organize your coworkers! Workshop Materials + Full Presentation

2. Take The Survey

Survey your school:  What are you and your coworkers willing to do to stop the DOE’s unsafe reopening plan? (Email us – for a template just for your own chapter)

3. Sign and Share The Petition

Sign the Petition to Stop Unsafe Reopening.

4. Apply for medical accommodation

Encourage staff to apply for medical accommodation: Apply here. Template medical letter here.

5. Encourage families to opt their kids into remote learning

Encourage families to opt their kids into remote learning. Sample letter to Parents. (Spanish Translation)

6. Attend August 3rd National Day of Action

August 3rd National Day of Action: FB Event. Meet 5pm at UFT Headquarters at 52 Broadway, then March to Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers St.

7. August 19th PEP: mobilize our coworkers to send Carranza a message

August 19th PEP: mobilize our coworkers to send Carranza a message

8. Pickets

Pickets outside of schools warning parents of how unsafe schools. 

9. Rolling sickouts

In September plan rolling sickouts organized to minimize Taylor Law risks.

10. Strike vote referendum

To connect to these actions please follow MORE on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, sign up for our emails or texts, or better yet, join our caucus!

A poll released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 60 percent of parents overwhelmingly prefer that schools wait to restart in-person classes to reduce infection risk. Among parents of color, 76 percent want schools to delay in-person classes, compared with 51 percent of white parents. Nine in 10 parents of color said they are either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” about their child getting sick with coronavirus if they return to school in the fall, compared to 55 percent of white parents.

New York Times, July 24th, 2020

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