Reopening Plan for Learners
|School District||Ligonier Valley School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Christine Oldham|
339 West Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
|Goal of Plan|
|The goal of the Ligonier Valley School District 2020-21 Reopening Plan for Learners is to maximize the individual potential of every learner.|
|Overview of Plan|
LVSD's Reopening Plan is designed to provide the best learning experiences and services possible to our learners following the COVID-19 mandatory school closure. In addition, the health and safety of our learners and staff are our top priority, and will account for CDC, PDE, and PA Department of Health. The plan will be delivered through a combination of brick-and-mortar, online, hybrid, remote, and telephonic opportunities. Finally, the plan will allow for a fluid environment for learners and staff, allowing them to move between models of delivery seamlessly as their own health might dictate, or in the event of a future mandatory school closure.
|Expectations for Teaching and Learning|
Teaching and learning will occur through the following:
Planned Instruction – Teachers use learning progressions, learner goals, and courses of study to introduce new concepts, skills, and learner outcomes.
Brick-and-Mortar – Learning occurs in one of the physical buildings of Ligonier Valley School District (Laurel Valley Elementary, R K Mellon Elementary, Ligonier Valley Middle School, Ligonier Valley High School).
Online Learning – Occurs through a device that has internet capability.
Remote Learning – Occurs in a location other than one of the physical buildings of Ligonier Valley School District. Learning experiences can be accessed through either online platforms or through physical materials available to the learner.
Hybrid Learning – A blend of remote and brick-and-mortar learning experiences.
Synchronous Learning – Occurs in real time, but from different locations. This can occur online, as well as through live streaming from a physical space to remote locations.
Asynchronous Learning – Occurs 24/7 through pre-arranged learning experiences. These experiences might include full coursework through an online platform, recorded lessons, or pre- assigned paper-pencil activities. Online asynchronous learning will be directed through the use of Schoology, the District’s Learning Management System.
|2020-21 Learning Model|
ln keeping with Social Distancing Guidelines, the occupancy of each space must be considered. This includes classroom space, cafeterias, gymnasiums, school buses, and common areas. Due to this consideration, Ligonier Valley School District will implement a HYBRID model of learning for the opening of the 2020-21 school year. In addition, learners who prefer to remain in a full-time online environment will be able to do so through LV Online.
Full-Time Remote Model
|Communication Tools and Strategies|
Communications with staff, learners, and families will be provided through several methods:
Until guidelines specific to Pennsylvania's Yellow and Green phases are lifted, the following activities will be suspended:
As able, virtual opportunities will be provided
The following services are in place to assist learners and their families:
|Building/Grade Level Contacts|
|Laurel Valley Elementary School||
Wayne Waugh, Principal
|R K Mellon Elementary School||Chris Theys, Principal||724-238-5663|
|Ligonier Valley Middle School||
David Steimer, Principal
Paulina Burns, Assistant Principal
|Ligonier Valley High School||
Tim Kantor, Principal
Rachel Kurdziel, Assistant Principal
|Ed Moran, Director of Education||724-238-5696 ext. 103|
Below are links that will connect you with resources for learners and families.
District School Links: