Dear Community Members:
Governor Wolf has extended the school closure until April 6, 2020.
Our schools will have administrators, teachers, and staff members in on April 7, 2020 to prepare for the arrival of students on April 9, 2020.
If the school closure is extended further, I will notify you.
Mr. Dennis Crotzer
Johnsonburg Area School District Community Members:
In the Johnsonburg Area School District, the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, I want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications. We have followed recommended precautions that will not significantly impact operations, but will be helpful in decreasing any spread of the virus. Additional cleaning supplies have been purchased. Because it is the cold/flu season, our custodial staff is already focused on sanitizing areas of high traffic.
As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the days and weeks progress, we will keep the community informed of any potential changes to our calendar, our processes and our educational programming.
We all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in our school district community. We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:
●Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
●Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
●As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
●If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school. Allow them some time to feel better so that they do not risk infecting others.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dennis Crotzer at (814)-965-2536 or email@example.com
● U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html>
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:
The Asbestos Management Plan of the school district is available for review by any parent, teacher, employee or organization using our school facilities.
Johnsonburg Area School District
315 High School Road
Johnsonburg, PA. 15845
Information about lead in drinking water
I would like to make you aware of what the school district has done since the first samples came back elevated. The action level for lead is 0.015mg/L. That being said, of our 5 samples that we are required to take. Two came back elevated, one at 0.015mg/L and one at 0.024mg/L.
Since then we implemented a flushing plan in order to make sure every faucet in the school gets ran for several hours every month. The room that had the higher reading has had a new faucet installed.
After our latest lead samples all have come back below the action level. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We are doing everything in our power to insure safe drinking water for the Elementary School.
Attached to this letter are forms that DEP requires us to share with consumers.
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.
Mrs. Iorfido, BSN, RN 814-965-2577 ext 2700
Mrs. Zimmerman, RN 814-965-2556 ext 1700
Parent Request to Preview Test Protocol