December 13, 2020
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 one student at the junior/senior high school is a probable positive for
COVID-19. Through the PA Department of Health contact tracing protocol, those exposed will
be 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
The district will follow PA Department of Health protocols and extend the short term closure at
the junior/senior high school beginning, Monday, December 14, 2020, through Friday,
December 18, 2020. The elementary school will remain open as planned. A summary of the
planned instruction for this week is below:
Jr/Sr High School
○ Full Remote Learning for all students beginning Monday and continuing through
○ No in-person instruction will take place this week, December 14-18, 2020
○ ICTC students will also be Full Remote.
■ ICTC students' work will be posted daily on Google Classroom and daily
attendance will be taken. Please communicate with your ICTC instructors
or call the ICTC Office with additional questions.
Pre-K through 6th Grade students
○ Continue In-school Instruction Monday-Thursday, with remote learning on Friday.
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
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.
Shawn L. Ford,