COVID-19 Dashboard and Archive
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act requires each school district that receives funding under the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to provide the opportunity for stakeholders to provide input about how the grant funds will be utilized and to develop a Health and Safety Plan for return to school in the fall.
Board Presentation on Returning Students to School, 2/4/21
June COVID-19 Notification Letter
May COVID-19 Notification Letters
April COVID-19 Notification Letters
March COVID-19 Notification Letters
February COVID-19 Notification Letters
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January COVID-19 Notification Letters
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December COVID-19 Notification Letters
Our process for determining to move to Level I was as follows:
The increase in numbers of positive and quarantine cases came to light late Sunday afternoon. The principals report their knowledge of new cases to Dr. Price. As a team, we discussed and reviewed the most recent cases in reference to our decision-making tool Sunday evening. As soon as the presentation of this information was shared with the Board we communicated with families as well as other partner groups at approximately 8 p.m. We tried to work as quickly as we could as we work with data over which we have no control. A brief presentation will be presented at the School Board meeting on Thursday, November 19th.
FAQs and DOH Information
COVID-19 FAQs (May 20 – June 4, 2021)
Is anything changing with regard to mask requirements this school year?
Last week, PA’s Acting Secretary of Health modified the Universal Face Covering Order. Non-vaccinated people are expected to continue wearing a mask indoors and in crowded outdoor settings until 70% of adults 18 and older in Pennsylvania are fully vaccinated. In the schools, we will maintain our current mask guidelines for the remainder of the school year with the exception of permitting face coverings to be removed outdoors during physical activity (ie. some recess activities, physical education activities, and field day activities) when sustained six feet distancing can be maintained. We expect there will be updates on this topic throughout the summer and we will continue to provide additional information to families and staff as we learn more. See the link below for more information.
What expectations currently apply to schools regarding limits on the size of gatherings?
From May 17 – May 31, 2021, maximum occupancy limits have been increased to 50% for indoor events/gatherings and 75% for outdoor events/gatherings. Beginning on May 31, 2021, indoor and outdoor gathering limits are fully lifted.
Will we change the seating arrangements in the classrooms and cafeterias when the current mitigation requirements are lifted on May 31?
We will not rearrange all of the classrooms and cafeterias for the limited amount of time that we are in school during the month of June. However, we will begin to have more options for how to arrange some of our small group activities and large group events such as graduation, and public Board meetings. We will also have more options for our summer programs.
Will positive/probable cases of COVID-19 be handled the same after the current mitigation requirements change on May 31?
According to the PA Department of Health, the process for case investigation, contact tracing, and quarantines will not change. These steps are in place for other diseases as well and will remain the same for at least the remainder of the current school year.
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC Program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. To read more about this program and find out how to apply, please click here.
Relief Fund FAQs
Due to the additional and increased cost burden to schools brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, federal funding was given to each state. Known as the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, this one-time grant was allocated to school districts and charter schools across Pennsylvania.
The emergency aid provided by the ESSER Fund is strictly controlled by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and can only be used for one-time expenses such as supplies, resources, and operations to directly combat COVID-19 hardship.
For a detailed list of funding constraints, as well as other FAQs directly related to the ESSER Fund, please visit https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/CARESAct/May2020/Pages/FAQs.aspx.
PA Department of Health Information
Information released 3.19.21:
- The new CDC recommendation is 3 ft for social distancing for elementary students within the classroom during any level of community spread.
- The new CDC recommendation is 3 ft for social distancing for secondary students within the classroom when community spread is not substantial (we are currently in the moderate level of spread so 3 ft is acceptable)
- Staff should still follow the 6 ft recommendation whenever possible.
- Masks must still be worn.
- 6 ft is still required for everyone during lunch or whenever the mask is removed.
COVID-19 Information for Travelers: As of March 1, 2021, the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation Relating To Travel is no longer in effect. COVID-19 testing or quarantining are no longer required for travel outside of the Commonwealth. Travelers should still practice appropriate public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 such as masking, physical distancing, and hand hygiene.