Dear Community Members:
We have had a positive and productive start to the school year. Students that returned to us have been very responsible in following all preventative measures that the school district put in place as was recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Unfortunately, we have started to have numerous cases of COVID-19 in our community and county. These cases will affect how we proceed in educating our students.
It was left up to each school district how to begin the school year. Once the school year began, the Department of Education had guidelines for how a school district could proceed if virus cases would begin to rise.
We have been in the low range of cases; therefore, we have been able to teach classes in person. Now, our community spread is in the moderate range. If we continue on this path, we will have to go to a hybrid model and/or remote model. The school district will have no choice, as per our Health & Safety Plan, but to switch from in-person to hybrid/remote.
I am asking that you work with us to help contain the cases within the community and school district. Working together will keep our schools open. Our communities have always shown the ability to work together and this needs to be the time to show our unity.
Please continue to look for updates on how the school district will proceed in educating our students.
Stay healthy and safe!
PLEASE SEE THE LINK FOR THE FALL SPORTS SPECTATOR INFORMATION
-- PRINTABLE LINK FOR SPECTATOR INFORMATION
Linked Below are the Activities Guidance and the Health and Safety Plan for the 20-21 School Year.
-- Activities Guidance
-- Health and Safety Plan
-- Attestation Ensuring Implementation of Mitigation Efforts
Please refer to our COVID-19 tab for updates.
The Asbestos Management Plan of the school district is available for review by any parent, teacher, employee or organization using our school facilities.
PSSA PARENT INFORMATION
News from the Nurse:
I would like to inform you of a change in the health services that may be provided to your child during the school day. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act 195 of 2014 allows a school entity to authorize a trained school employee to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a student that the employee in good faith believes to be having an anaphylactic reaction.
This emergency medication is used to counteract anaphylaxis which is a rapid, severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms may include hives, throat tightness, wheezing, inability to breathe, and even death. Common allergens that can cause a reaction include food, bee sting venom, medications and latex. A life-threatening reaction can occur within minutes or hours after exposure to an allergen. The treatment is prompt administration of epinephrine and transport by EMS to the nearest hospital ED.
Per Pa. law, emergency epinephrine may be administered to: students who have a known history of severe life-threatening allergies and have a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector, and also to students who have their first life-threatening allergic reaction to an unknown or undiagnosed allergy while at school.
A nurse working in the school building or a trained, unlicensed school employee may administer the
Through a program provided by Mylan pharmaceuticals, our district has been provided with Epi-Pen auto injectors for this use. (Any student with a diagnosed allergy and a prescription for epinephrine must continue to provide their own supply of epinephrine ).
Per Pa. law also, parents have the right to exempt their student from administration of epinephrine in this life saving situation. In order to request this exemption, contact the school nurse to make an appointment to discuss this decision, and to review and sign the opt-out form.
Ms. Keirsten Counts, BSN, RN 814-965-2577 ext 2700
Mrs. Zimmerman, RN 814-965-2556 ext 1700
District Mission Statement:
Expect, Encourage, and Enable
Our mission is to expect, encourage, and enable students to excel at school and live as responsible, productive citizens.
Johnsonburg Area School District prepares students for adult life by attending to their intellectual and development needs and challenging them to achieve at the highest level possible in order to become life-long learners.
Together with parents, families and community institutions, Johnsonburg Area School District provides opportunities for students to:
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