Please note that the public live meeting will be held in the High School Library due to the High School musical tech rehearsal in the auditorium. HASD will hold the April 26, 2021 board meeting on a virtual platform called Zoom AND in public. Please click on the link below if you are interested in attending the meeting virtually. Public is welcome to attend in person in the High School LIBRARY beginning at 7PM. For those attending virtually, an invitation will be sent via email to those interested in viewing the meeting on the afternoon of April 26. Only those who sign up will be permitted in the virtual meeting. Those attending in person will be able to address the Board during the visitor's section of the agenda. Those attending virtually will either need to contact Nancy Barber by noon on Monday, April 26 to be recognized during the visitor's section of the agenda or need to identify their request in the chat box during the meeting. Click MORE below for information on how to request to speak during virtual attendance at Board meetings. Click HERE for link to sign up for April 26 virtual meeting
Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021
If the COVID Rate of Transmission for Beaver County is 10% or higher on April 23, the Board of School Directors will discuss the matter at the April 26 board meeting. If the District moves to hybrid model due to transmission rate on April 23, the movement wouldn't occur until May 3 so parents have adequate time to address child care. In regards to recent COVID cases, the District consults with PA Department of Health to review cases and case counts per building. The District follows DOH’s recommendation of school closures due to positive cases. Often, PA's DOH counts weekends as two days of closure and the COVID case count "resets" the following Monday. If the District moves back to hybrid, PSSA/Keystone assessment schedules would adjusted as necessary.
Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021
See document below that provides guidance from PDE regarding school closures. Please note that this document identifies guidelines for MODERATE and SUBSTANITAL transmission rates. The District consults DOH anytime a potential school closure is considered. Click HERE for updated school closure guidanceIn addition, PDE aligned their guidance with the recent CDC guidelines regarding social distancing. New PDE guidance includes that in instructional spaces, elementary students should be at least 3 feet apart regardless of community transmission level and middle/high school students should be at least 3 feet apart in areas of low and moderate community transmission. When students remove their facial coverings to eat breakfast or lunch, they recommend 6 feet of social distancing.
Check out PSBA and PASA's State of Education report. This report provides information collected from 310 school districts in the Commonwealth and identifies recent trends and future challenges for school districts. Click HERE for the 2021 State of Education Report
Posted Monday, March 29, 2021
Click HERE to view the partitions for classrooms and cafeterias. Staff is working to place these in all learning spaces in preparation for our K-6 Vikings to return to the 5 days of in-person learning on Monday, March 29.
Posted Friday, March 26, 2021