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COVID-19 Notification, School Closure 05/27/2021

May 27, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that there is one positive COVID-19 case at the junior/senior high school. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, those exposed have been notified and quarantined. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication.

The district will follow PA Department of Health protocols and have a short term closure at the junior/senior high school from Sunday, May 30, 2021, through Monday, May 31, 2021. There will be no tutoring, extra-curricular activities, or athletics during the closure. The junior/senior high school will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

COVID-19 Positive Case Notification 05-21-21

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that there are two positive COVID-19 cases at the elementary school and one positive COVID-19 case at the junior/senior high school. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, those exposed have been notified and quarantined. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying three to six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

COVID-19 Positive Case Notification 05-18-21

Dear PLSD Families:
I am writing to inform you that one staff member at the high school has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, it was determined there was no exposure to students or staff. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication. Classes for students will continue as usual.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying three to six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

COVID-19 Positive Case Notification 05-10-2021

May 10, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that one staff member at the elementary school has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, and two students at the elementary school are probable positive for COVID-19. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, it was determined there was no exposure to students or staff. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication. Classes for students will continue as usual.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

COVID-19 Notification - 05/05/2021

May 5, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that there are two additional positive COVID-19 cases and two probable COVID-19 cases at the junior/senior high school. There are two additional probable COVID-19 cases at the elementary school. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, those exposed have been notified and quarantined. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication.

The district will follow PA Department of Health protocols and have a short term closure at the junior/senior high school and the elementary school from Thursday, May 6, 2021, through Sunday, May 9, 2021. There will be no tutoring, extra-curricular activities, or athletics during the closure. Full remote learning will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7, 2021. Both schools will reopen on Monday, May 10, 2021.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.
We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

COVID-19 Positive Case Notification 05-02-21

May 2, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that one student at the elementary school and one student at the high school have tested positive for COVID-19. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, all individuals who had close contact with the confirmed individuals are being notified of the need to quarantine. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication. Classes for students will continue as usual.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE NOTIFICATION 04-17-2021

April 17, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that one student at the elementary school has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, those exposed are being notified and quarantined. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication. Classes for students will continue as usual.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford

Superintendent

COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE NOTIFICATION 04-09-2021

April 9, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that three additional students at the junior/senior high school and one additional staff at the elementary have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 . Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, those exposed have been notified and quarantined. Please understand that we must wait for positive confirmation from the PA Department of Health and work with them on contact tracing before issuing any communication.

The district will follow PA Department of Health protocols and have a short term building closure at the junior/senior high school and elementary school from Saturday, April 10, 2021, through Sunday, April 11, 2021 for deep cleaning purposes. Only essential employees will be allowed in the buildings during this time. Both schools will open on Monday, April 12, 2021, for in-school instruction.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford

Superintendent

COVID-19 Positive Case Notification 04-07-2021

April 7, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

I am writing to inform you that one student at the junior/senior high school has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, and two students at the elementary school are a probable positive for COVID-19.

Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, it was determined there was no exposure to students or staff. Classes for students will continue as usual.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, regularly washing your hands, and staying home when sick.

All members of our school community are encouraged to continue monitoring for the symptoms of COVID-19 and communicate any concerns with your health care professional and school nurse.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for following the protocols we have established to minimize risks this school year.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford
Superintendent

Community Letter - March 22 Return to In-School Instruction, 03-17-21

March 17, 2021

Dear PLSD Families:

We are pleased to announce that all students at Purchase Line School District will be returning to full 5 days a week in-school instruction beginning next week, March 22, 2021. Please be advised that we must still adhere to all PA Department of Health and Education protocols in terms of quarantines and positive COVID-19 cases.

As I have stated often, your cooperation, patience, and understanding during the pandemic have been and will continue to be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Shawn L. Ford

Superintendent
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