Back-to-School Task Force
The Shaler Area School District created its Back-to-School 2020 Task Force to discuss and develop options for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. While it is unclear when and how school buildings will be fully open, the district is committed to exploring innovative and effective solutions to help provide a full and well-rounded curriculum in environments that are safe and compliant with current health guidelines.  Our mission is to fully prepare for a safe return of our school community.

The District will rely on the guidance and lead of experts including our local and state public health officials, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Governor.

The Task Force is divided into seven subcommittees which are tasked with identifying existing challenges and needs in each of the committee focus areas and develop multiple plans and scenarios for the reopening of schools.

  • Health & Wellness
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assesessment
  • Special Education & Mental Health Services
  • School Operations
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Community Relations

Each subcommittee is made up of district administrators, teachers, parents, school board representatives, community members, and health and safety professionals. These groups will be working over the summer to develop a complete Back-to-School Plan.

Subcommittees to plan for the following scenarios through tasks and timelines
  • School begins on time and remains open (100% face to face)
  • School must reopen with social distancing schedule (Hybrid Learning)
  • School begin on time and closes due to a second wave of COVID-19 (Sporadic Closures)
  • School opening is delayed (100% remote learning) 

General Timeline for the Back-to-School Plan:
June 15 to July 17 — Steering Committee and subcommittees meet to discuss options
July 17 — Draft recommendations from subcommittees due to the steering committee for consideration
August 5 — School Board to approve the proposed Health & Safety Plan for the Reopening of Schools

Throughout the summer, the public will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions about the development of the plan through parent surveys and virtual town hall meetings. These dates will be announced on the district website.

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