November 3, 2020
Dear Conneaut School District Families:
I know it has been a challenging start to the school year as we try to navigate school and life through a global pandemic. I’m proud that the vast majority of us have met the challenge and are following the guidelines of wearing face masks faithfully as well as socially distancing.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Education met with all three superintendents in the county on Monday, November 2nd. We were all informed that Crawford County has now been revised from “moderate” to “substantial” in terms of our spread of COVID-19.
As case counts in Crawford County continue to rise, the county Superintendents have concluded it is in the best interest at this time to switch to a hybrid method of instruction. The upcoming travel season for the holidays, the fact that more people will be inside due to the colder weather, students returning from college, and the cold and flu season, has caused us to think about taking a proactive stance to the mitigation of COVID-19.
Our goal is to move to an ABABC hybrid model starting Monday, November 9, 2020 through Friday, January 8, 2021. We will be watching the data very carefully during this time and anticipate students returning to full in-person instruction on Monday, January 11, 2021.
Because we are making this move proactively, we feel this will allow the districts to remain open for a longer period of time during the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, our sports and extra-curricular’ will continue as normal on a daily basis following COVID -19 Guidelines.
On “A” days (Monday and Wednesday) students will be divided according to their building cohort and will report to school for in-person learning. Virtual learning will occur on “B” days.
On “B” days (Tuesday and Thursday) students will be divided according to their building cohort and will report to school for in-person learning. Virtual learning will occur on “A” days.
On “C” days (Friday) all students will learn virtually.
If your child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and you received a letter from the Student Services Office, your child may attend both “A” and “B” days (Monday through Thursday) starting November 16, 2020. You must sign and return the form that was sent home to choose this option. Your child will attend only their assigned “A” or “B” days the week of November 9, 2020.
Crawford County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) students may attend the CCCTC on both “A” and “B” days (Monday through Thursday) but only attend his or her high school on the designated A or B day.
Details relating to meal distribution during the ABABC schedule will be relayed later this week.
This information is subject to change based on directives, mandates and guidance from various state and federal departments, agencies and offices.
If you have questions or concerns as it relates to your hybrid schedule please contact the building principal to discuss them.
Superintendent of Schools