Latest Information & Resources
This is the Pottsville Area School District source for updated, accurate information to help you prepare for and protect against coronavirus disease 2019 - COVID-19. We are continuing to evaluate, and things can change at any moment. Changes will be communicated immediately via this page and email messages to our school community.
8-6-2020 - PASD Virtual Town Hall Presentation
8-4-2020 - PASD Virtual Town Hall Meeting
The Pottsville Area School District will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, on Zoom and Facebook Live. Families and resident community members are welcome to submit questions, to be answered by members of the Pottsville Area School District Leadership Team, via the Google Form link below. All questions must be submitted by Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM. The form must include a valid email address, resident’s name, and resident’s address. In order to conduct an efficient meeting, only questions submitted using the Google Form by the designated date and time will be answered. The Zoom link will be posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 prior to the start of the meeting. The town hall meeting will also be viewable on Pottsville Area School District’s Facebook page.
Town Hall Question Submission Form: https://forms.gle/YbgwRtweWTCRAduT8
7-6-2020- Safe reopening of schools 2020-2021
4-9-2020 - This morning, PDE (PA Department of Education) issued an order under Act 13 of 2020 to close all public schools through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, as defined by the local school calendar.
Additionally, Governor Wolf is ordering all K-12 schools and programs, public and private, to be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts, Head Start Supplemental Assistance Programs and Preschool Early Intervention programs will also remain closed, and institutions of higher education are prohibited from offering in-person instruction.
All of these decisions were made in consultation with the Secretary of Health, based on the most recent information regarding COVID-19 as it relates to the health, safety, and welfare of students, school staff, and communities.
While I am sure this announcement may provoke additional questions, it is my hope that this order provides you clarity as you plan the remainder of the school year, and will allow you to redouble the innovative, collaborative work you’ve been doing, recognizing that energies that would be devoted to re-opening schools will need to come later.
More information will follow in the near future.
4-1-2020 - Continuity of Education Plan
All MS and HS teachers will be communicating their review and enrichment activities via Schoology/Google and email. JSC teachers will be sending review and enrichment activities to parent emails via Skyward and via the JSC website - https://www.pottsville.k12.pa.us/domain/107.
3-23-2020 - Education during Closure
We know many parents have questions regarding the continuity of education during
the school closures. We continue to follow guidance and directives set forth by our governmental entities.
Everything continues to be fluid at this time. We do not have concrete direction yet from governmental officials that would allow us to make decisions regarding this issue. We will provide updates as soon as more information becomes available.