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Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Friends:


This truly is an unprecedented time.  I don’t think anyone knew the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on all of us when our learners left school on Friday afternoon, March 13.  Certainly, we weren’t thinking our school would be physically closed for the remainder of this school year. Nevertheless, I want to thank you for the support and kindness you’ve extended to me and our staff as we’ve implemented our distance learning plan at the middle school.


One of the most difficult aspects of the pandemic is uncertainty. How long will it last? What will the long-term financial impact be on households?  And from an educational perspective, how will school look when our learners return? 


The district's Reopening Plan for Learning is posted on the website. The plan follows the recommendations set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. No matter what color designation of Pennsylvania's reopening plan we are in, we will maintain a safe environment that will maximize learning for all individuals.


Taking care of your loved ones during this time has been a monumental task and I know you will continue to do a wonderful job. We will get through this together and we will be stronger as a result.


I thank you for your continued support of our learners.



David Steimer