Happy New Year!
As we continue to progress through the winter months, it is important
that the community is aware of weather-related events that may effect
our efforts to host in-person instruction.
The district had applied and had been approved for the 2021-2022
school year, under section 520.1, to determine our mode of instruction
that can qualify towards either our 180 days or 900/990 hour
instrucitonal time mandate threshhold.
With that authority, the district can operate a school day in a remote
manner due to inclement weather conditions, infrastrucure
emergencies such as a water main break, or COVID-related issues. Our
goal, as it has been since the start of the pandemic, is to host in-person
learning as much as possible.
In circumstances where we are afforded the time to forsee a possible
weather-related disruption to our in-person model, we will send devices
home with all elementary students. This will be done out of precaution
and does not mean that we will be conducting remote instruction the
If the district needs calls for a remote instruction day, we will operate
on a 2-hour delay schedule. This means that students would report to
their 1st period class via Google Classroom/Google Meets at 10 AM.
Students would then follow their schedule for the remainder of the
school day. The expectations for remote instruction and learning for
students, teachers, and families is located on the district website.
Furthermore, please be on the lookout for school delay/cancellation
information on WTAE, KDKA, and WPXI. We will also post on our
Facebook and Twitter pages. The district will also send a message via
our Alert Now system. The type of day will clearly be identified in terms
of a delay, cancellation, or remote instruction.
Brian R. Jackson, Superintendent