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I hope you are all staying safe and able to enjoy the summer months. As we approach the middle of July, I want to take a moment to let you know that we have been diligently planning for the start of next school year. The District formed a committee to develop our Health and Safety Plan for our schools. The plan is based on CDC, PA Department of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, and PA Department of Education guidelines and recommendations. We have worked with our surrounding school districts along with local health and emergency management officials to implement procedures and practices to keep our students and staff safe.
The plan is designed to have fully operational educational delivery modes in a variety of formats. While we anticipate starting school on time and in classrooms, we have to be prepared to adjust our programming to both meet the needs of our students and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
We anticipate that the plan will be completed by late July with Board approval and public release by early August.
Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated in the coming weeks as we begin to implement the various components of the plan. Please stay tuned for more information, and have a safe and wonderful rest of summer.
Matthew Barrett, Ed. D.