Governor Wolf’s administration instituted a facemask requirement for all Pennsylvania schools that began on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The order requires scholars, educators, and staff members to wear masks when inside school buildings. Read more about the Pennsylvania health mandate HERE.
Vaccinations are safe, effective, and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses. All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. On May 12, the Pennsylvania Health Department encouraged all COVID-19 vaccine providers to vaccinate anyone age 12 and over with the Pfizer vaccine as recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more about Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Superintendent/CEO Dr. Tina Chekan has issued a video message to families with additional information about how families can help keep our schools healthy and safe.
PROPEL WIDE COVID-19 DASHBOARD
Click HERE for updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This dashboard provides a snapshot of all active and inactive cases throughout our network of 13 schools and our administrative office; both are comprised of approximately 660 staff members and 4,000 scholars. We will update this information daily.
|These family newsletters are packed with information about school and our safety plan.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
If your child is sick with a cough, fever, cold symptoms, vomiting, or diarrhea, PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME. If your child comes to school and is feeling ill, the School Nurse will call you to pick them up. Please arrange to do so promptly. Schools are not expected or equipped to assess or test for COVID-19 and children with COVID-19 may only have mild symptoms. Therefore, nurses will err on the side of caution and send home scholars who appear ill. If your child is immunocompromised or has other significant health issues, please contact their health care provider for recommendations regarding school attendance in the event of confirmed cases in our area.
If your child is experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19, it is important to remind them that the adults in their lives are taking steps to protect them from illness. They can help by covering coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue and washing their hands.
STOP THE SPREAD
Wearing masks, washing hands, using hand sanitizer when soap is not available are a few proven mitigation steps that you can do to help stop the spread of the virus. Here is more information from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The United Way’s resource navigators can help connect families with food pantries, health care services, utility and eviction prevention assistance, and more. Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit PA211uw.org.