Prior guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health was released stating that in classrooms where six feet of social distancing was able to occur, students would not need to wear face coverings. This information was communicated to families prior to making a final decision on your program for the 2020-2021 school year.
Unfortunately the Pennsylvania Department of Health is now requiring students wear face coverings, which may include masks or face shields, at all times while in school, even when six feet of social distancing can be achieved. There are limited exceptions, which include while eating and drinking, during face covering breaks, and when it is unsafe to operate equipment or execute a task. With that being said, all students in Grades K-12 will be required to wear coverings, which includes masks or face shields, throughout the majority of the school day.
If you are enrolled in our A/B blended program, and you would like to change to Virtual instruction, due to the change in mandates from the Department of Health, please contact your building principal no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2020. If you plan on remaining in the A/B blended model, there is nothing you need to do at this time.
Thank you for your time and patience a we navigate this ever-changing situation.