July 8, 2020
Dear Methacton Families,
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON Methacton School District Reopening Plan
The Methacton School District is preparing a reopening plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school term slated to begin August 31.
As a reminder, you can find all released and future documents and communications
relevant to the reopening of Methacton Schools here.
Methacton Schools will be reopening with on premise instruction by Methacton teachers using Methacton curriculum and resources in a traditional classroom environment inclusive of core, elective, related arts, and special areas. This reopening will include health and safety measures prescribed by the state and county health experts that will require modifications to some spaces, courses, gatherings, and daily routines. Students returning to school on premise is the most familiar learning environment for your child allowing us to provide for their academic, social, and emotional growth needs.
In effort to best plan for next school year, we need your help now.
BACKGROUND: Over the next several weeks, I will sharing the on premise health and safety plan with the following groups of people while working towards approval by the Board of School Directors on July 28, 2020.
- July 14, 2020 Home and School Parent Review Committee
- July 21, 2020 Work Session of the Board - Presentation of plan available to public for inspection
- July 22/23, 2020 Public Focus Group Presentation and Feedback on plan
- July 28, 2020 Board of School Directors – Final Approval of plan
PROBLEM STATEMENT: To properly plan, we must consider the number of students, subjects, and number of staff needed to provide the educational program. Understanding that there will be some parents/students who would rather attend school online, we have created the Methacton Online program as an alternative to on premise schooling. Knowing who is interested now or who is considering Methacton online VS on premise is critical to the scheduling of the program.
SOLUTION: If you are ready or are strongly considering an all online option for your child(ren) at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please read the Methacton Online description.
Parents/Guardians ready to enroll and Parents/Guardians strongly considering Methacton Online for their child(ren) can complete the Methacton Online enrollment form now (requires knowing Student ID number).
If you have any additional questions or concerns, email us at MethactonOnline@methacton.org.
Dr. David Zerbe
Superintendent of Schools