HS & MS Instructional Model Update

HS & MS Instructional Model Update - February 19, 2021
Posted on 02/19/2021
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The South Park School District continues to monitor information and metrics from the Allegheny County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This afternoon’s update of the state’s COVID-19 early warning monitoring system moved Allegheny County from the substantial phase of transmission to the moderate phase of transmission. Last Friday’s update still had Allegheny County in the substantial phase of transmission, despite a continued improvement in both the incidence rate per 100,000 residents and the PCR percent positivity. The state recommends that districts review two consecutive weeks of data before considering modifications to their instructional model.

The district is preparing for a transition to four days of in-person instruction per five-day school week at South Park Middle School and South Park High School, tentatively on Monday, March 8 depending on conditions in early-March. More details and a link to an online verification form will be provided to families via email soon. The South Park Cyber Academy will remain in place.

As part of our planning for the transition, the district’s transportation department will need the most accurate information for routing purposes. If your child’s transportation request will change once your child’s school transitions to four days of in-person instruction, please complete a transportation change form and email it to transportation@sparksd.org by noon on Monday, February 22, 2021. Please know, bus routes will change once your child’s school transitions to four days of in-person instruction. This may result in your child having a new bus number and/or stop time. Also, capacity limits will be increased on school buses, and students will share seats.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Further communication will be provided soon.

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