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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 UPDATE
 
The Ligonier Valley School District is monitoring COVID-19 pandemic developments so we are able to report their impact to our school community as quickly as possible. Please check back frequently for the most current information.
 
LEVEL OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION
 
This chart from the White House Coronavirus Task Force classifies the risk of COVID-19 transmission as low, moderate, or substantial.  It is used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to recommend the instructional models school should use based on the most recent 7-day level of community transmission classification. 
 
Level of Community
Transmission
Incidence Rate/100,000 (7 Day average) AND/OR
Percent Positivity
(7-day average)
Recommended Instructional Models
LOW <10 AND <5% Full in-person OR Blended
 
MODERATE
 
10 to <100 OR 5%<10% Blended OR Full Remote Learning
 
SUBSTANTIAL
 
>100 OR >10%
Blended Learning Model for Elementary Only*
or
FRL Model
 
1/1-1/7 Sub
12/25-12/31 Sub
12/18-12/24 Sub
12/11-12-17 Sub
12/4-12/10 Sub
11/27-12/3 Sub
11/20-11/26 Sub
11/13-11/19 Sub
11/6-11/12 Sub
10/30-11/5, Mod
10/23-10/29, Sub
10/16-10/22, Sub
10/9-10/15, Sub
10/2-10/8, Mod
9/24-10/1, Mod
9/18-9/24, Mod
9/11-9/17, Mod
9/4-9/10, Mod
8/28-9/3, Mod
8/21-8/27
8/14-8/20
8/7-8/13
7/31-8/6
 
 
296.6
255.6
434.1
516.5
521.4
436.1
321.2
249.3
144.3
99.8
114.9
124.1
140.9
87.3
44.2
27.4
21.7
22.8
18.0
25.1
26.0
25.4
25.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15.0%
15.2%
18.0%
20.9%
20.1%
18.9%
14.3%
10.9%
8.2%
7.8%
7.2%
8.4%
8.9%
6.3%
4.1%
2.7%
2.7%
2.7%
3.3%
3.6%
3.2%
3.5%
3.5%
 
FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
Blended or FRL
FRL
FRL
FRL
Blended or FRL
Blended or FRL
Blended or FRL
Blended or FRL
Blended or FRL
Blended or FRL
 
 
 
 
*Guidance from DOH and PDE was revised on January 7, 2021
 
DISTRICT BUILDING STATUS
 
The Week of January 11, 2021:
Ligonier Valley High School
Full Remote Learning
 
Ligonier Valley Middle School
Full Remote Learning
 
Laurel Valley Elementary School
Full Remote Learning
 
Mellon Elementary School
Full Remote Learning
 
The following information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Website:
When a case of COVID-19 is identified in a school setting, public health staff from DOH or the County Municipal Health Department (CMHD) will work with school administrators to provide guidance and advice related to cleaning and disinfecting, contact tracing and quarantine recommendation, and closing certain areas of the school or the entire school building if necessary.  When an entire school is recommended to close, lengths of closure time will vary by level of community transmission and number of cases. 
 
 
REOPENING UPDATE - SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
 
Below are copies of the PowerPoints that Dr. Oldham presented at school board meetings, updating the district reopening plan.
PHASED SCHOOL REOPENING HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN
REOPENING PLAN FOR LEARNERS
ATTESTATION ENSURING IMPLEMENTATION OF MITIGATION EFFORTS
 
 
 
 
 
WIFI CONNECTION SITE LOCATIONS

 

If you have issues with Internet connection in your home, you can visit one of three locations in the district for WiFi.  Fairfield Township Firehall (front lot), Chestnut Ridge Firehall (back gravel lot), and Laurel Valley Elementary School (upper lot) now have WiFi being broadcast to the parking lots. Visit one of the locations and connect your device to LVSD-mobile to access the school’s network.

 

Please be aware that these locations are for learner use only and the district’s acceptable use policy will apply and be enforced. To protect yourself and others, please remain in your vehicle while accessing service.

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