Resources for Afterschool & OST Programs

School and Community Engagement

Resources to help you foster engagement with local schools and communities.

Featured Resources

Resources Regarding Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-40

Indiana Executive Order 20-40 - Child Care Matters and COVID-19

Governor Holcomb’s order, which concerns regulations for childcare programs & schools.

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How OST Can Partner with Schools to Provide Support During COVID

IAN’s statewide forum on Executive Order 20-40, and how afterschool programs can partner with local schools.

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Program Options for Providing Care for School Age Students and Digital Learning

Supporting guidance for Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-40.

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School Corporation and Entity Agreement Guidance

Additional guidance relevant to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-40.

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Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning - MOU Template

Template to assist with development of MOU between a school corporation and provider.

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Executive Order Implications Chart

This tool shows the paths to legally provide care and support to children who are engaged in digital learning.

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Sample Program Email to Schools - Requesting a Formal Partnership

Sample email request for creating a formal School Corporation and Community Partnership (MOU).

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IDOE Latch Key Overview

More information on the Latch Key Law and COVID Latch Key Guidance and Waiver Information.

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Additional School and Community Engagement Resources

Sample Program Email to Families - Encourage Your Principal to Collaborate with Afterschool

Sample email encourages families to collaborate with local afterschool programs.

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Afterschool is Essential for COVID-19 Recovery

Information on how investment in afterschool and summer learning programs is essential to our state's recovery from COVID-19.

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A Blueprint for How Afterschool Programs & Community Partners Can Help

Information on how afterschool programs can help communities respond to COVID-19.

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Expanded Learning Programs: Principles for Reopening & Recovery

Information on key principles which are essential for successful expanded learning.

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IAN on Indiana Association of School Principal’s Podcast

Podcast episode featuring IAN team members sharing ways that we can all support Indiana students and families together.

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Family and Community Engagement Toolkit

This toolkit from the Indiana Department of Education contains several resources for bolstering family and community engagement.

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Making the Case to Local Education Leaders

Use this tool to help you speak to education leaders and administrators about using COVID-19 recovery dollars to support students with OST programs.

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CRSSA: New Opportunities for Afterschool

This document provides guidance to help connect OST work to the newest COVID-19 response legislation and to maximize new and existing funding opportunities.

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