Return to School Plan 2020-2021

Return to School Plan Overview

Quaker Valley School District is preparing to welcome back all K-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year on September 8.  As new information is released about COVID-19 in this time of uncertainty, our team is adapting to the changes and working hard to ensure a safe and successful school year. We are looking forward to seeing our staff and students again!

Subcommittees with more than 45 volunteers helped plan for the new school year and develop strategies for multiple scenarios, including academic contingency plans. Thank you to those talented and caring individuals who volunteered to serve.  The District distributed surveys and collected data from our families and our faculty, and is using that information in conjunction with research and guidance from the following groups:

Recent advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics states, “School policies must be flexible and nimble in responding to new information. Administrators must be willing to refine approaches when specific policies are not working.”  With that advice, we are closely examining the following areas:
  •      Remote Learning (Instruction, Personnel, and Technology)
  •      Social Distancing and Programs (Elementary and Secondary)
  •      Student and Staff Health and Wellness
  •      Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Ventilation
  •      Transportation and Community Partnerships
  •      Social-Emotional Wellness

This is an evolving situation, and the District's leadership is reviewing research, monitoring the pandemic in Allegheny County, evaluating the needs of our QV community, and following the recommendations from numerous authorities. We are determined to create a plan that best suits the health and safety of this District. The District's Health and Safety Plan was approved by the Board of School Directors on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

We have prepared an Executive Summary of the Reopening of Schools Plan. Click here to read.
 
The entire Health and Safety Plan, which was submitted to the PA Department of Education, is available online. Click here to read.
 
Parents were asked to make their choice for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year between August 6-9, 2020.

Edgeworth Elementary School Principal Dr. Carol Sprinker and Osborne Elementary School Principal Mr. Aaron Rea created a video describing the options for students in grades K-5. Click here to watch the video. Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page or reach out to your school principal 
QVMS Principal Dr. Anthony Mooney and Assistant Principal Dr. Lauren McGuirk created a video to help describe the options available for students in grades 6-8. Click here to watch the video. Still have more questions? Visit our FAQ page or reach out to the school principal. 
QVHS Principal Mrs. Deborah Riccobelli and Assistant Principal Mrs. Abigail Bator created a video to help describe the options available for students in grades 9-11. Click here to watch the video. Still have more questions? Visit our FAQ page, or reach out to the school principal.
 
Board Meeting PowerPoint Presentations
 
The District Administration presented two PowerPoint presentations to the Board on July 28, 2020. 
 
 
Video of the presentations is also available.
 

Educational Resources

This webpage contains suggested resources and activities that students and families may choose to use while school is not in session.

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