July 7, 2021
I hope that this note finds you and your family well, and you are enjoying the break and time the summer months provide. This update is specific to plans for our district as we prepare to open schools for the 21-22 school year. As a reminder, the first day of school for students is scheduled for Monday, August 23, 2021.
In consideration of guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and consistent with the Board Resolution passed on June 7, 2021; the district will be opening schools for all students, everyday for in-person instruction this fall. We look forward to welcoming back all of our students (K-12) to our buildings for in-person instruction for the 21-22 school year. Also, in consideration of the variables listed above and congruent with our current local context, masks/face coverings will be optional for students and adults in our buildings as we open schools. The district will continue an enhanced cleaning regimen and will continue to support effective hygiene practices in all of our buildings. We hope all students are excited to return to school this fall for in-person instruction.
As previously communicated, the district is also offering a fully remote instructional option called “GASD Cyber”. Information regarding this (K-12) option is available on the district web site using this link. This site provides information regarding the program and provides a link to apply/enroll. Enrollment in this option has been extended through July 30, 2021.
We will continue to send communications specific to the opening of school as appropriate. Thank you for your continued patience, trust, and support as we work to prepare for the 21-22 school year.
Jason Perrin, D.Ed.
May 28, 2021
As the 20-21 school year draws to a close, I just wanted to share a brief note of “Thanks” to everyone for the sustained effort, dedication, flexibility and trust over the past year. Though the year has been challenging, I remain proud of the work of our district staff and remain appreciative of the support of our district community.
I am thankful that we have been able to navigate this journey and were able to meet the various challenges together. Amidst the ever-changing landscape of guidance from a multitude of state agencies, we have been able to maintain our goal of educating our community’s children safely and equitably. This work has made our district stronger, more resilient, and prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Though we now embark on summer, and a much-needed break for everyone, our district also turns its attention to fall and the opportunities for students in the 21-22 school year. We are excited about the planning phase and are committed to offering full-time in-person instruction to our students K-12 in the coming year. We will share updates regarding these plans as they emerge over the summer.
I would like to offer my congratulations to the families of our graduating seniors. May each of them leverage the lessons they have learned, their talents, and their passions, to build a healthy, happy, and successful life.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and a healthy and relaxing summer. Please know how much your efforts and support mean to me and our team.
Jason Perrin, D.Ed.