21-22 COVID-19

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Last Updated: August 20, 2021


2021-2022 Health & Safety Plan - August 2021

 

2020-2021 Health & Safety Plan


From the District:

The District will continue to provide information on Covid protocols, procedures, and changes for staff and students.  It is our intent to provide as much information as possible, as quickly as possible, to help parents and families plan for disruptions in the daily routine of the schools.  The District believes that things with this virus will continue to change quickly. Allegheny Valley’s plan is also subject to change with little notice, based on the guidance from the Center of Disease Control and other local or state agencies. We strongly recommend that families consider to put their own plan in place for students in the event that schools may have to close within a short time frame.

 
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UPDATE: 8-19-21

The Allegheny Valley School Board approved the attached Health & Safety Plan at their August 17, 2021 meeting.

Listed below are some important items to note from the plan:

  • Contact tracing will continue to identify and quarantine close contacts when positive COVID cases are identified. The District will continue to consult the Allegheny County Health Department about contact tracing.
  • Wearing correctly fitted mask can limit the likelihood of quarantine because of a Covid-19 exposure at school.
    • Masks will be mandatory for PK-12 students and staff to begin the school year.
    • Masks will be mandatory on school busses.
  • Students will be socially distanced by 6 feet during lunch and activities that require masks to be removed, such as playing an instrument.
  • Masks will not be required for K-6 students when outside for recess.

The Allegheny Valley Board of Directors reserves the right to make changes to the plan based on local conditions/metrics, guidance from local and national agencies, and recommendations from health organizations.  It cannot be stressed enough that as we continue to move through this phase of the pandemic, things will continue to change quickly. Allegheny Valley’s plan is also subject to change with little notice, based on the guidance from the Center of Disease Control and other local or state agencies. We strongly recommend that families consider to put their own student plan in place in the event that schools may have to close within a short time frame.  Planning ahead can prove to reduce stress during these times.  Please continue to check emails and the School District homepage for important updates.


Information LOG

 


Communication From the District:

Superintendent's Letter, 7-30-21

 

 


From the Nurse's Office:

 


From the Athletic Department:

 


Event Status:

 


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Resources:

COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance Flowchart: K-12 Schools

CDC Guide to Masks - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/types-of-masks.html

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


Coronavirus Background:

  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!
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
- Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.

 




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SCHOOL CLOSURES

Acmetonia Elementary School and Springdale Jr-Sr High School currently remain open.

HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN

FROM THE DISTRICT

The District will continue to provide information on Covid protocols, procedures, and changes for students and staff.  It is the intent to provide as much informaiton as possible, as quickly as possible, to help parents and families plan for disruptions to the daily routine of the schools.  The District believes that things with this virus will continue to change quickly.  Allegheny Valley's plan is also subject to change with little notice, based on the guidance from the Center of Disese Control and other local or state agencies.  We strongly recommend that families consider to put their own plan in place for students in the event that schools may have to close within a short time frame.

 

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Communication From the District:

7-30-21 - Superintendent's Letter

 


 

FROM THE NURSE'S OFFICE

Parents are encouraged to contact Ms. Kandi Conner, School Nurse, to report positive cases of COVID-19 that directly affect their child, including if the child has tested positive, has symptoms related to COVID, or has been exposed and will need to quarantine.  The District also asks if your child is symptomatic or may have been in close contact with a positive case he/she should stay home.  The District stresses the importance of contacting the School Nurse directly.  Ms. Kandi Conner serves as the District’s School Nurse (kconner@avsd.k12.pa.us or 724-274-2110 (office) or 724-900-5443 (hotline)). If your child has been vaccinated for COVID-19, parents are asked to please provide a copy of his/her vaccination card as documentation of the date(s) the vaccine was given.  COVID-19 vaccination documentation may be sent electronically to Ms. Kandi Conner at kconner@avsd.k12.pa.us.  Copies of vaccination cards may also be sent by US mail to Ms. Kandi Conner, School Nurse, Springdale Jr-Sr High School, 501 Butler Road, Springdale, PA 15144 or dropped off at the high school building.  The District will gladly make a copy of the vaccination card.

In addition, parents with health questions should contact:     Ms. Kandi Conner  724-900-5443

 

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Symptom Screening Tool

Allegheny Valley stresses the importance of students and staff to administer the AVSD Symptom Screening Tool every day. If an individual is symptomatic or may have been in close contact with a positive case, he/she needs to stay home and contact the school nurse immediately. The cooperation of District staff and families with sharing information with nurses and reporting any and all positive cases of COVID-19 within your family or close contacts is very important.

 


 

ATHLETICS

Athletic Health & Safety Plan: UPDATED September 2021

For an updated schedule of athletic events, see the District calendar on the homepage of the web site.

 

DISTRICT UPDATES

8-19-20:  The Allegheny Valley School Board approved the District's Health & Safety lan at their August 17, 2021 meeting. 

Listed below are some important items to note frm the plan:

- Contact tracing will continue to identify and quarantine close contacts when positive COVID cases are identified.  The District will continue to consult the Allegheny County Health Department about contract tracing. 
- Wearing correctly fitted masks can limit the likelihood of quarantine because of a Covid-19 exposure at school.
     > Masks will be mandatry for PK-12 students and staff to begin the school year.   
     > Masks will be mandaroty on school buses.
- Students will be socially distanced by 6 feet during lunch and activities that require masks to be removed, such as plaing an instrument.
- Masks will not be required for K-6 students when outsicde for recess.

The Allegheny Valley Board of Directors reserves the right to make changes to the plan based on local conditions/metrics, guidance from local nand antional agencies, and recommendations from health organizations.  It cannot be stresssed enough that things will continue to change quickly.  Planning ahead can prove to reduce stress and anxiety during this time.  Please continue to check emails and the School District homepage for important updates.

 

AVSD

300 Pearl Avenue
Cheswick, PA 15024

724-274-5300