Extracurriculars. Extracurriculars over the past two years have been few and far between. There was so little opportunity for extracurriculars in a quarantined world and therefore they do not demonstrate a multifaceted student. If you have found these opportunities during this time, by all means talk about it! Include it in your resume, essay, etc. But if this was not an option for you or your student you are definitely not in the minority.
Letters of Recommendation. While the pandemic may have impacted your ability to develop a personal connection to your teachers, it has not changed how much these letters matter. Universities still place a good deal of weight on these recommendations, and they represent a huge opportunity to demonstrate your character and academic capacity.
Application Essays. The main and supplemental college application essays have increased in importance. In fact, they are now one of the top two most important aspects of the application (followed by letters of recommendation). These essays are the best representation of you/your students’ character, drive, and influence. Which is why the essay will take some extra work!