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2020-21 WASD SCHOOL COVID-19 CORRESPONDENCE

UPDATED:  JANUARY 4, 2021
 
  • Rest assured our district is working hard to make sure that your child will be safe and receives a quality education when the new school year begins.
  • Continue to check CDC's website for Covid-19 Information: CDC Website Click Here
  • Please continue to follow the advice from the Centers for Disease Control as well as from the PA Department of Health concerning hand-washing and other preventive measures. 
 

January 4, 2021 -TRANSITION TO FACE TO FACE LEARNING

 

Students in Grades K/4 to 5th grade will report to school on Monday-1/11, Tuesday-1/12, Thursday-1/14, & Friday 1/15 for face-to-face learning.  All students will be remote on Wednesday-1/13, for our asynchronous Wellness Wednesday program.  Elementary students who followed the remote learning format prior to November 23rd can continue the remote learning format, should they choose to do so.

Students in Grade 6th to 12th  will continue to follow the synchronous remote learning format on Monday-1/11, Tuesday-1/12, Thursday-1/14, & Friday 1/15. All students will be remote on Wednesday-1/13, for our asynchronous Wellness Wednesday program.

Monday, January 18th is an Act 80 Day and school is not in session for students.

All students will return to face-to-face learning on Tuesday, January 19th.  Students who followed the remote learning format prior to November 23rd can continue remote learning, should they choose to do so.

We believe that nothing compares to face-to-face learning and we want our students in the building.  The well-being of all of our staff and students is of the utmost importance.  We will continue to be diligent in our efforts to provide a safe environment for all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your building principal.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:
  • If your child has been in contact with or has had COVID-19 during the time we have been on remote learning or during the holiday break, please be sure to notify your school nurse so that we can continue to assist with contact tracing as necessary.
 
  • As per Updated Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings, effective November 18, 2020, face shields alone are not permissible as face covering. This order can be found on our website at Face Covering Order 11-18-20
 
  • When returning to school, students are to bring their fully charged school Chromebook with them to use throughout the day in grades 3-12. K4-2 families that have a school Chromebook can keep those at home until further notice so they can continue to use them for supplemental educational activities.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Winter Athletic/Activities practices will resume on Tuesday January 5, 2021.  Further information regarding practices and times will be communicated from your coaches.

 

Respectfully,

Joseph K. Kimmel,  Superintendent