Q: Will there be any type of instruction during the two-week school closure?
A: There will not be any instruction provided to students during this two-week window.
Q: Some students can continue to just get information from teachers online; was that considered?
A: As a district, we are responsible for equity of access to instruction for all students; that includes students without home access to the internet and appropriate programming for students with disabilities.
This is taken into consideration with any days that we consider “instructional days”; and will be part of any planning that occurs for days missed during and beyond this two-week period.
Q: What does the closure mean for AP exams, standardized tests, PSSA’s and Keystones?
A: The PA Dept. of Education will provide guidance regarding PSSA’s and Keystones which our district would follow when any changes are determined. We will communicate any changes to SAT, ACT or AP guidance as it is communicated with our district.
Q: My child’s school has an event planned during this time (i.e. musical, awards night, academic night, etc.) Will these events take place when school resumes?
A: All activities are currently canceled through March 29. Individual buildings, programs and activity groups will communicate plans for events scheduled after that date, or make-up dates for those missed, as they are determined.
Q: Will students enrolled in dual enrollment classes in the high school have any different deadlines for their HACC classes?
A: Any changes to dual enrollment course deadlines will be communicated via the high school if there are any changes based on the current closure.
Q: When will these days be made up?
A: Currently, the Governor has stated that the days missed from March 16-March 27 will not count against the state required 180 school days. We will respond appropriately as a district once the total number of days missed due to “virus” closures has been determined.
Q: Will graduation still be held on June 5th?
A: There are currently no plans to change graduation. It will still be held on June 5th.
Q: Will you re-evaluate the situation in two weeks before the students go back to school?
A: Yes. The Governor has stated that the closures state-wide will be re-evaluated during the current closure. We, as a district, will also re-evaluate operations during that time as well. We remain in close contact with PA Dept. of Ed., PA Dept of Health, and the other districts in our Intermediate Unit (Adams, Franklin, and York Counties).
Q: Does the district have a plan for meal distribution to our students on free and reduced breakfast/lunch?
A: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, lunches will be offered, free of charge, to students up to the age of 18 at Mazie Gable Elementary, 100 E. Prospect St. Red Lion, PA, 17356. Meals will be offered from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM daily (weekdays).
Q: Can my child disinfect their laptop provided by the school? If so, how?
A: Yes. A cleaning of the device would be appropriate following these instructions.
Chromebook screen and keyboard
Q: My child has their medication at school and I will need it before two weeks.. how do I go about getting it back?
A: If you have medication at school that needs to be “picked up” during the closure, please email our Director of Pupil Services at email@example.com, and a plan will be created to facilitate the “pick up”.
Q: My child attends the Red Lion Cyber Academy... is it closed?
A: All public schools are closed during the two-week period, this includes all virtual programs provided by school districts and charter entities.