Health and Safety Plan + Phased Reopening Presentations

Health and Safety Plan Approved - August 20, 2020

plan cover
The District has worked diligently over the last several months to develop a Health and Safety Plan for the safe reopening of schools as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). In addition to the Pandemic Team identified in the Plan, the District sought the feedback of numerous key stakeholder groups, including local physicians; legal counsel; District nurses; teachers; food services, maintenance and custodial staff; building and department administrators; and survey and email feedback from students, staff, and parents.

While it may be necessary to revise the Plan as conditions evolve over the coming months, on August 20, 2020, the Board of School Directors approved the Health and Safety Plan presented below.
Form ensuring implementation of mitigation efforts. Submitted to PDE on November 25, 2020
Summaries of each section begin on page 40. A signed copy of the plan can be viewed at the Administration Center. As a safety precaution, signatures are not posted online.
Provides an overview of the safety precautions in place for in person instruction.

Revised Phased School Reopening Plan - September 10, 2020

During the September 10, Board Meeting, Dr. Stoltz and Dr. Whye shared details about the District's Revised Phased Reopening Plans for 2020-2021 school year.

In response to our update on the phased reopening of schools last evening, we have received many comments and feedback about the options for high school students. More specifically, students and families have expressed interest in continuing with Distance Learning 2.0, just as grades K-8. We’ve heard your feedback and are reviewing our ability to provide that, even in limited circumstances. As Dr. Stoltz mentioned last evening, teacher certification is a primary issue in being able to deliver a continued Distance Learning 2.0 option. Like the other grade levels, if we were able to do anything in this regard, it would likely create schedule disruptions for teachers and students. With that said, we appreciate that families are seeking an option that keeps them connected to the District.
In the coming days, we will provide details on how to share your commitment to Option 1 and Option 2, but also your preference for a third option to remain in Distance Learning 2.0 if it were available.  That data will help us better access District interest in that as a possible third option for high school families.  Thank you.

To clarify, on October 13 when our kindergarten students return, they will be following a half day schedule with morning and afternoon kindergarten classes. 

For families who would like to utilize the website's translation feature. The link below provides the text only from last night's presentation on the reopening options.

August 13, 2020

During the August 13, Board Meeting, Dr. Stoltz and Dr. Whye shared additional details about the District's Phased Reopening Plans to start the 2020-2021 school year and a Draft of the District's Health and Safety Plan.

July 16, 2020

During the July 16, Board Meeting, Dr. Stoltz and Dr. Whye shared the District's plans to start the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, August 25 with Distance Learning 2.0 and transition to in person instruction through three phases.
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