e-News for December 2020

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I hope you had a healthy, happy, and relaxing Thanksgiving break! Below are some important dates and reminders for the month.

 
IMPORTANT DATES FOR DECEMBER

Progress Reports Due
Friday, December 4
 
No School 
Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, January 1
Classes will resume on Monday, January 4, cycle day 6.
 

COVID-19 UPDATES 

Reporting a Positive or Presumed Positive Case
In addition to staying home, it is important that families and staff communicate with their building principal/supervisor if they are confirmed or presumed positive for COVID-19. For a complete directory of principal email addresses, please visit the Contact Us page on the District website.
 
Traveling Outside Pennsylvania
As Dr. Stoltz shared in his Community Update on November 20, Pennsylvanians who are traveling outside the state are now required to provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania, unless they qualify for one of the exemptions. Since his update, the PA DOH provided additional guidance children under the age of 12 are not required to receive a negative test or quarantine. For updated information and attestation forms you can use if traveling, please visit our Returning to In Person Safely page.
 
COVID-19 Tracker
By the end of the week, will be sharing a COVID-19 Tracker with our school community. The tracker will provide data on active cases, quarantine numbers, and total cases impacting our District.  A link to the tracker will be included in all COVID-19 Parent Communications and available online on the COVID-19 Notification Process & Communications page once finalized.
 

GENERAL REMINDERS

Phase 2 Learning Option Change Request Deadline
For those interested in doing so, requests to change your child’s Phase 2 Learning Option must be made by 4 p.m. on December 2. Information was sent to all families on November 24 and is available on our website
 
2020 Holiday Card Contest Deadline
We need the help of our talented students to design the District's official 2020 holiday card. For submission information, please visit our website. Deadline for entries is 4:30 p.m. on December 3.
 
 
SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

Following recommendations to limit group gatherings, board meetings are currently not open for public attendance. Public participation is still welcome and encouraged via email and through our live stream. Details can be found on our website, click here.
 
Upcoming Board Meetings
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6 p.m. – Reorganization Meeting
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Related Links:
  • Watch Meetings Online - meetings are streamed live and archived for viewing after the meeting
  • On Board – online newsletter providing a summary of Board discussions, relevant links, and photos from Board meetings
  • Board Agendas - published 24 hours before the meeting
  • Board Minutes - posted after Board approval

  
As always, I hope you found this information helpful and informative. Additional building specific activities are planned for the month of December. To view all events and cycle days, please refer to the District’s online calendar.



Have a great night!
 
Rhonda Fourhman
Coordinator of Community Relations
[email protected]
#WestShoreProud
 
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