July 16, 2020
We are posting our reopening plan as completed to date. We ask that you please remember this is a work in progress. Our intention is to finish the plan by the end of the month so it can be adopted by the board in August and sent to Pennsylvania Department of Education before the opening of school. It is important that, after discussions with the board, we are willing to assist any parents who choose to homeschool during this pandemic. We will provide textbooks, resources and technology. If you are choosing to go the home school route, please do not hesitate to contact the administrator in charge of your student’s education. You may also contact me, and I will help get you to the correct person.
Some of the major issues that present challenges are transportation, large group instruction, hallways, and lunches. The largest issue coming from the community seems to be that of whether face coverings must be worn at all times. For now, we are looking at face coverings being mandatory in the following situations: buses-because we cannot provide enough buses to allow students to social distance, hallways when changing classes, and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. With lunches, we are preparing to have some grade levels eat in classrooms at both Elementary and High School. Also, at the High School, we may use the outdoors when weather permits. If you are willing to transport your children, I would ask that you contact the transportation director. This will help with crowded buses. We will be moving drop off times earlier to help alleviate crowding in the mornings and allow parents who drop children off to be in and out before the buses.
Please understand the plan is not complete and we must have some flexibility to meet the changing environment of the crisis. We fully understand we do not have all the answers but please know we will try hard to work with you the parent. After all, you are trusting us with your most precious possession. The task to me is like trying to build an airplane as we are flying the airplane.
Hervey P. Hann
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