Today ends two full weeks of school closures across Pennsylvania

Today ends two full weeks of school closures across Pennsylvania. I am amazed and encouraged by the way the Wellsboro Community has pulled together.  This past week, I have seen simple acts of kindness beyond measure, faith that surpassed understanding, and a deep understanding of just how important education is for everyone!

I cannot recognize by name the number of volunteers that have prepared and delivered lunches to our families.  However, I can recognize that, Pastor Brett Kennedy from Vineyard Church and his congregation, Pastor TJ Freeman from Wellsboro Bible Church and his church family, Wellsboro Firemen, Truck-Lite, teachers across the district, administrators, cafeteria staff, WASD maintenance, WASD Board of Education members, and again countless community members have ALL been instrumental in defining the definition of COMMUNITY.  I personally thank you all.

We WILL continue to provide lunch and breakfast items for students next week.  The schedule will remain the same as this week.  Pick up times and locations are as follows:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday- noon -2:00 pm and 4:30-6:00 pm at the Wellsboro Fire Hall Annex and Truck-Lite’s parking lot.

As you know, PA schools will remain closed until April 9th.   For now, our first student day will be April 14th.  Teachers and staff will return to school on April 7th to ready their rooms and do an additional cleaning of all buildings.

In addition, we are working on a plan for learning if schools remain closed longer than the predicted date.  Rest assured that we will have a structured plan developed to move our district forward.

Beginning on Monday, March 30th, you may locate student information on our District website:  Information will be directed to each individual school building.

If your child receives special education services, GIEP services, or have a 504 Plan, information will also be sent home from our Special Education Department.

This coming week you will see additional structure in your child’s opportunities to learn. Teachers will be in contact with parents/students and offering assistance via online and/or phone.  We are gathering information regarding what students would need if remote learning takes place after April 14th. If you do not have access to adequate internet or adequate cell phone coverage there will be an option for materials to be sent home.

As you go through the weekend smile, practice social distancing- but go outside, enjoy your families, and stay safe and stay healthy.