4/1/2020 – Parent/Community Letter

District Update 4/1/20

The Covid 19 pandemic has school buildings closed indefinitely.  However, school is continuing, and our staff is hard at work developing instructional materials for our students to continue learning.  This is a new experience for all of us and we are learning how best to deliver content and instruction in a virtual environment.  We anticipate making mistakes along the way and we welcome your input as to how best to communicate and provide continued education for all students.

We are relying on technology for a large part of our strategy.  Students in grades 6-12 have a computer issued by the school.  However, it does not need to be a school issued device for students to continue learning.  A home computer, tablet, or phone with internet connection will work.  The district hopes to have Wi-Fi hotspots available to those in need as well in next couple of weeks.  There is Wi-Fi available in each school’s parking lot.  There are also other location parking lots in the community that are providing access including Dunkin Donuts, The REC, and Susquehanna University at the Admissions House.

Students can download materials from all the above locations to continue academic work off-line.  They do not need a constant internet connection.  We also have packets of instructional materials available for those who need it.  Packets can be obtained by contacting your building principal.

The district is continuing lunch distribution to any children age 18 or younger.  We are however, making some changes including moving the locations for distribution to Port Trevorton, at the Hope Methodist Church, and Shamokin Dam at the Jack Treas park.  Hours for pick up are 11:00-12:30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only.

I encourage all of you to stay strong during this time and to focus on the positives and the things under our control.  Remember to wash your hands and to stay a safe distance away from others.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Chad L. Cohrs,

Superintendent