As a district, we are committed to providing flexibility for families and taking every measure possible to return to buildings in a safe and healthy manner. Although many aspects of our day will be different, what has not been altered is our drive to fulfill our mission to inspire learners to grow as contributing members of the global community. We ask that along with this commitment that we can engage in a reciprocity of grace and patience with each other, school and family, as we navigate this pandemic together.
Our school year is dependent upon a community of learners that understands and promotes best practices in health and safety. We know that the primary means of spreading COVID-19 is airborne through close contact. The use of face coverings is essential to our goal to prevent the spread. Students will be held accountable to the expectation, and we are grateful for family support. Another integral component to limiting the spread of COVID-19 is remaining home when you are ill. We ask that all families complete a daily health screening each morning prior to leaving for school. Please use our KASD Daily Screening Tool as a guide. If your child has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or has been advised to quarantine by a medical professional, please contact your school immediately to work with the team.
What do I need to do if I travel outside of PA?
On July 2, the state established new guidelines for travel to states that have a high incidence of COVID-19 cases. This presents a challenge for students that travel to those states and want to return to school. The guidance reads: If you have traveled, or plan to travel, to an area where there are high amounts of COVID-19 cases, it is recommended that you stay at home for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. If you travel to the following states, you may need to quarantine for 14 days upon return: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx
If you travel out of state, you should use this communication to inform your steps upon returning to school
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