• Covid Update - Week of May 17-21

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 5/21/2021

    We have no Covid cases to report this week.

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  • Covid Update - Week of May 10 -14

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 5/15/2021

    Memorial Elementary School will be pre-emptively closed on Sunday, May 16 for cleaning and disinfecting due to one Covid-19 case being reported this week.   All activities and events for Sunday will be rescheduled.  With Columbia County in substantial risk status, we would need to close Memorial Elementary with 2 cases within a 14-day time period.  By closing the building on Sunday to allow time for cleaning, we are able to reset our Covid Tracker to start next week.  Memorial Elementary School will re-open Monday morning.

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  • Covid Update - Week of May 3-7

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 5/7/2021

    We have no Covid cases to report this week.

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  • Covid Update - Week of April 26-30

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 4/30/2021

    Memorial Elementary School will be pre-emptively closed this weekend for cleaning and contact tracing due to one Covid-19 case being reported this week.   All activities and events for Saturday and Sunday will be rescheduled.  With Columbia County in substantial risk status, we would need to close Memorial Elementary with 2 cases within a 14-day time period.  By closing the building for the weekend to allow time for cleaning, we are able to reset our Covid Tracker to start next week.

    Memorial Elementary School will re-open Monday morning.

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  • Covid Update - Week of April 19-23

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 4/23/2021 6:00:00 PM

    The Bloomsburg Area Secondary Complex will be pre-emptively closed this weekend for cleaning and contact tracing due to two reported cases over the past 14-Days.   All activities and events for Saturday and Sunday will be rescheduled.  The Secondary Complex will re-open Monday morning.  By pre-emptively closing to complete the necessary cleaning and contact tracing, we reset our case count in the hopes of minimizing the impact of school closures on student learning and extra-curricular activities.  Please note, All activities and events scheduled for today, Friday April 23, 2021 will occur as scheduled.

    In addition, in compliance with PDE guidelines, Memorial Elementary will be closed this weekend for cleaning and contact tracing due to two cases reported over the past 14-days.  All activities and events for Saturday and Sunday will be rescheduled.  Memorial Elementary will re-open Monday morning.

    We would like to thank our faculty, staff, students and community for your courtesy and grace as we work through PDE guidelines in managing for Covid-19.

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  • Covid Update - Week of April 12-16

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 4/16/2021

    Updated 4/17/21:

    On Friday, we had a report of a positive Covid case at Memorial Elementary School.  The staff member was last in the building on Wednesday.  All individuals who need to quarantine have been contacted and the building has been cleaned and disinfected.

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  • Covid Update - Week of April 5-9

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 4/9/2021

    On Thursday, we had a report of a positive Covid case at the secondary complex.  The student was last in the building on Tuesday.  All individuals who need to quarantine have been contacted and the building has been cleaned and disinfected.

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  • Covid Update - Week of March 29 - April 2

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 4/2/2021

    On Friday, we had a report of a positive Covid case at the secondary complex.  All individuals who need to quarantine have been contacted.  The building has been cleaned and disinfected and will be ready to open as scheduled on Tuesday morning.

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  • Covid Update - Week of March 22-26

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 3/26/2021

    We have no Covid cases to report this week.

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  • Covid Update - Week of March 15-19

    Posted by Stephanie Kessler on 3/19/2021

    We have no Covid cases to report this week.

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A Message from Dr. Wheeler

  • February 4, 2021

    At the February 1 school board meeting, a revised 2020-2021 school calendar was approved.  This revision included the addition of Tuesday, February 16; Wednesday, February 17; and Thursday, February 18 as scheduled days off for students.  Friday, February 19 will remain a virtual learning day.

    With the newly revised calendar, our current last day of school is Wednesday, June 2.  Both June 3 and June 4 are emergency make-up days to be used if needed.  Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 4.

    The reason we added February 16-18 as days off for students and staff is because our staff was granted the good fortune of being able to receive the first COVID-19 vaccination on January 18.  The second dose is scheduled for February 15-17 for the approximately 75% of our staff who received the first vaccination.  The window for individuals to receive the second vaccination is very limited, and we foresaw significant staffing issues during this week.  By coming back on February 22, we will be well positioned for a positive beginning to the end of the school year.

    We ask that in the months ahead, you continue to assist us in adhering to our health and safety plan, and that you help us by keeping your children home from school when they are sick.  The district’s health and safety plan, as well as other COVID-19-related materials, may be found on this Community Connection web page.

    We are grateful to have the ongoing opportunity for our students to attend school on campus, and are proud to have kept our schools open during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year and beyond.  As always, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate these challenging times.

    Thank you. 

  • December 14 Update

    Posted by Donald Wheeler on 12/14/2020 11:15:00 AM

    December 14, 2020

    At the end of this message, please find a link to our December 14, 2020 Community Update. In this document, we address three essential items as we work through our Health and Safety Plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.  The three essential items include: 

    1. Instructional Model Status: Why we are remaining open
    2. Resetting Building Case Counts: Virtual Friday Schedule
    3. Introduction of COVID-19 Daily Dashboard: Updated daily to allow for broad community tracking

    The document will be sent home today in hard copy with all of our students in grades K-5. We will send the document home with all 6-12 students tomorrow, when they return from closure.

    Our framework for keeping schools open reflects our current understanding of community sentiment regarding our instructional model. As our context and situation evolves and changes, it will be important for our processes and frameworks to evolve and change as well.

    We have been very fortunate to avoid a significant volume of positive cases or presumed positive cases in any of our buildings thus far this year. The willingness of our entire community to self-isolate, quarantine and follow our health and safety plan has provided our kids with a great opportunity to learn in-person.  We are truly grateful and beyond appreciative of our community’s diligence over the last for months of school.

     

    December 14 Community Update

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Secondary Complex, Fall 2020

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