Our School District and County continue to see a huge increase in COVID-19 cases.
In order to try and reduce the positive cases within our School District, I am closing our School District from November 26 – December 6, 2020. School will resume, in-person, on Monday, December 7, 2020.
We will utilize the Chromebooks that we purchased for our students. Elementary students will be using the google classrooms that the teachers have prepared. This material should be worked on from December 1-4, 2020. All material should be completed by the time they return on December 7, 2020. High School students will continue on remote learning, as they did a few weeks ago during the closure of the high school.
Meals will be provided, both breakfast and lunch, for December 1-4, 2020. Pick-up of the meals will be at the High School for both buildings on Tuesday and Thursday. Times are 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
All sports and activities are cancelled from November 26, 2020 – December 6, 2020.
I hope that this closure of 4 school days, December 1-4, 2020, will help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Be safe and healthy.
A big thank you to parents, students, and teachers for 3 days of successful remote learning! Students-please continue to check your JASD email account and specific Google Classrooms. This model of instruction will occur through Tuesday, November 3rd.
As a reminder, when in person instruction resumes on Wednesday, November 4th, all devices and chargers need to be returned. They will be cleaned and disinfected prior to reintegration into classrooms.
Additionally, breakfast and lunch, for both Monday and Tuesday, can be picked up at the High School on Monday, November 2nd, from 10:45AM-12:30PM.
October 26, 2020
We have been notified that another student at Johnsonburg Area School District has tested positive for COVID-19. We have identified and notified all families whose students have had close contact with this individual. The student with the confirmed case and anyone who had close contact will not return to school until the required quarantine period has expired.
Both confirmed cases are at the high school. We also have approximately 50 students at the high school that are currently quarantined.
Our high school students will begin virtual instruction from October 28 – November 3, 2020. If a student needs a laptop, one will be provided.
Elementary students will continue to attend school and receive in-person instruction during the time the high school is closed.
Fall sports, which we host, are now cancelled.
I hope that this one week will help stop the spread so that quarantined adults and students can return.
October 23, 2020
We have been notified that a student at Johnsonburg Area School District has tested positive for COVID-19. We have identified and notified all families whose students have had close contact with this individual. The student with the confirmed case and anyone who had close contact will not return to school until the required quarantine period has expired.
Classes for all other students will resume Monday. If you have not been contacted, it means your student was NOT in close contact with the COVID-19 case.
October 22, 2020
There has been an athletic coach that has tested positive within our school district. Student athletes who were in direct contact with the coach have been notified and are quarantining for 14 days.
We also have two staff members who were exposed and are quarantining for 14 days.
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!
Notice Regarding Return to School
As the beginning of the academic year approaches, the Johnsonburg Area School District wishes to address the challenges associated with returning to in-person instruction for our District staff, students, and parents. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is extremely contagious and continues to remain a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact and has had severe consequences for those that are especially vulnerable, such as senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies have made numerous recommendations over the past months to fight the spread of infection, including increased handwashing and social distancing measures to limit contact with others.
The District has put in place preventative measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Governor Wolf’s Executive Orders, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other agencies, as more fully outlined in the District’s Health and Safety Plan, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to allow students and parents to feel comfortable about returning to in-person instruction within the school setting. Even with preventative measures in place, there are inherent risks as the risk of infection for COVID-19 exists and is difficult to control.
We need families, parents and students to understand the contagious nature of COVID-19 and the risk of infection and injury associated with use of District transportation, in person instruction, and participation in District programs and activities. We cannot guarantee that you or your children will not become infected with COVID-19 as a result of the aggressive nature in which this virus may spread. Families, parents and students must understand the potential for infection that exists when using District transportation or participating in District instructional programs and activities. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present.
We understand your concerns, and the School District has taken enhanced health and safety measures to create the safest environment feasibly possible during this pandemic. We require that all students and their families follow all posted instructions as provided by the School District’s Health and Safety Plan for the health and well-being of all.
Let’s keep each other healthy and safe.
Dear Community Members:
The Johnsonburg Area School District will return for in-person instruction on Monday, January 11, 2021.
Hopefully no new cases will occur so we can stay in-person.
We look forward to seeing our students on Monday.
Mr. Dennis Crotzer
Dear Community Members:
Our school district has experienced numerous positive student and adult cases. The cases continue to increase. I believe that it is my responsibility to keep everyone safe. Therefore, I am closing the school district effective tomorrow, December 15th, 2020 through January 10th, 2021.
Students will go remotely the rest of this week, December 15th-18th, 2020, December 21st-23rd. 2020, and January 4th-8th, 2021.
Be safe and stay healthy!
Mr. Dennis Crotzer
School District Update:
The Johnsonburg Area High School will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Students are reminded to bring your device and chargers to school tomorrow.
Thank you for your attention regarding this matter.