Good Evening Panther Nation Families,
I want to update you regarding a rumor that the Northeast Bradford School District was pivoting to a remote learning model this coming Monday, December 21st. First and foremost, yes, the administration has considered the transition to a full remote learning model as we have recently had four members of our learning community test positive for the virus. As per our Board approved Health and Safety plan, when the number of positive cases reaches 2-4 students and/or staff in a building, while our county is in Substantial Transmission, we are to consider altering our schedule significantly and close school for 3-7 days to allow for mitigation. This period of time may be shorter if case investigations, contact tracing, and cleaning and disinfecting can be accomplished in a lesser time frame. With the early dismissal on Wednesday and the school building being closed since Wednesday, we are confident that a safe return to face to face instruction is possible. Therefore, the school will continue as scheduled with revisions to our bus transportation schedule.
On Monday, December 21, our school buses will arrive to pick up your children 15 minutes later than their regularly scheduled time. The reason for this necessary adjustment is to allow for a schedule change at the high school that will reduce students congregating in large groups following morning drop off. Beginning Monday, high school students will report directly to their homeroom. The change in pick up times is effective Monday, December 21st to Wednesday, December 23rd. During this time, the morning schedule will be monitored by the administrative team for its effectiveness and the plan for morning transportation following the winter holiday will be communicated in the near future.