LHSD to reinstate 5 day per week face-to-face instruction for Fall 2021-22

April 20, 2021


Staff, Students, and Stakeholders,


Based on current COVID-19 research, PA Department of Health (DOH)/Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)/United States Department of Education (USDOE) guidelines, survey results, and in an effort to address the learning loss of our students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Laurel Highlands School District will reinstate a five (5) day per week face-to-face instructional model for the Fall of the 2021-22 school year. It is the expectation that all students will attend class daily.


Please be aware that the Laurel Highlands School District continues to be vigilant in the sanitation and decontamination of germs within all school district buildings; all DOH/PDE guidelines will be followed. We take pride and are determined in providing and maintaining a germ-free learning environment for all. In this vein, we continue to utilize bacteria/virus destroying air purifiers, ultraviolet light bacteria/virus destroying mechanisms, and our custodial staff is utilizing the most recent, FDA approved, and up-to-date disinfectants and cleaners daily in all buildings. Likewise, all school bus and district transportation providers are committed and will continue to provide clean and safe transportation for our students on all levels.


We will continue with our commitment to establish and maintain a safe and sound learning environment for all students and staff. More information will follow within the months and weeks preceding the start of the 2021-22 school year, please visit our website to learn the latest information. We thank you for your support.


Sincerely,


Dr. Jesse T. Wallace, III

Superintendent

jesse.wallace@lhsd.org