Last Updated: Thursday, May 14, 2020
From the District:xMay 14, 2020x
Principal Contact Information:
Springdale Jr-Sr High School -
Andrew Leviski email@example.com
Peter Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org
Acmetonia Elementary School:
Gregory Heavner email@example.com
Jennifer Vecchio firstname.lastname@example.org
xApril 9, 2020x
This morning, Governor Wolf announced the closure of all Pennsylvania school districts for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year. The decision was made in consultation with the Departments of Education and Health, based on the most recent information regarding COVID-19 and the safety and welfare of students, staff, and the community.
The Allegheny Valley School District will provide additional information next week about online learning, events, and other changes that students and parents can expect for the remaining weeks of the school year.
We hope the community understands how difficult this decision is for all of us; we would love to have our students back in school. However, following the decision of the Governor is the best alternative for the health of students, staff, and community
xApril 7, 2020x
xMarch 30, 2020x
As you may have heard, another mandate was given today from the Governor to extend school closures, this time indefinitely. Although it is disappointing to lose more of the school year, the outcome this measure supports will be worth it for all of us.
Let’s look at the positives: our community has definitely lived up to its Dynamo nickname. People are helping each other, sharing kindness to weather the difficulties. Our medical personnel, first responders, and necessary work force continue to operate to help us through this emergency. In the District, an Extended Meal Program services students, communication continues, and online remote learning has begun.
While all events throughout the rest of the school year are under discussion by the administration, we remain optimistic. With the timeline for the closure unknown, it is difficult to make any concrete plans. However, the intent remains to hold major District events when possible. All decisions on events will be made when the situation becomes more stable.
We know that there are many more questions than answers. At a time when so much is unknown, we have faith that what is important will endure.
A number of years ago, the District had for its annual theme “Together, we can.” The motto stressed the fact that together the Allegheny Valley Community could get through anything. That thought holds true today, especially in a time different from any we have known. We can get through this, we will get through this, together.
In the meantime, we can’t stress enough to continue social distancing and other preventative measures. Take care of your families, your neighbors, and yourselves.
Patrick M. Graczyk, Ed.D.
Communication From the District:
Acmetonia Letter to Families, 3-27-2020
SHS Letter to Families, 3-27-2020
AVSD Coronavirus Update Letter, 3-20-20 AVSD Conronavirus Update Letter, 3-16-20 AVSD Coronavirus Update Letter, 3-13-20 AVSD Coronavirus Plan Update Letter, 3-12-20
As many news agencies have reported, the CDC is closely monitoring the Coronavirus. Naturally, it is normal to be concerned when news agencies report on trending health-related events. Please use information from official public health agencies as trusted sources of information, including the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Department of Public Safety. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has shared the following tips on their website to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as novel Coronavirus:- Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
Please click the links below for additional information:
Allegheny County Health Department – www.achd.net
Pennsylvania Department of Health – www.health.state.pa.us
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov
For questions or concerns, please use the following email: email@example.com
For Technical Assistance with iPads and Chromebooks: TechSupport@avsd.k12.pa.us
For Information on Extended Meal Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources:> Academic Resources - List of web sites to help student learning. Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource a
3-27-20 AVSD Teachers COVID-19 Video
3-25-20 Video Message from Superintendent Patrick Graczyk
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