The State of Pennsylvania has set new rules for schools in order for them to remain open. These rules will be in place for the foreseeable future. The rules set limits on infection numbers in all school buildings based upon a 14 day rolling average. That means that the elementary school must close when 4 students or staff become positive within any 14 day period. The number is six at the Middle/High School. We currently have several active close contacts at both schools we are monitoring that could possibly become positives. If that happens we could be forced to close a building.
In an abundance of caution, we have decided to remain in hybrid during the week of February 1st, and open both schools again fully on February 8th. This will allow both hybrid groups fairly equal time and will allow us to get past the quarantine period for our current close contacts. We also believe it gives us the best chance of opening and staying open. We look forward to having all our students back in the building.
Dr. Jerry Shoemake