• 1/8/2021

    Dear Methacton Families,

    This update covers two items:

    1. Hybrid Instruction Resumes January 11, 2021
    2. Superintendent Virtual Town Hall Meeting


    On premises hybrid instruction will resume starting Monday, January 11, 2021 for students in all grades who are enrolled in the Empower, Inspire, Succeed, and Achieve student groups.

    As we prepare for our return to hybrid instruction, we want to remind you to review and complete the Student Self-Screening Checklist with your     child prior to leaving home for school every day.

    The hybrid schedule is organized into the following student groups:

    • Empower (Monday and Wednesday On Premises; Tuesday and Thursday Virtual)
    • Inspire (Tuesday and Thursday On Premises; Monday and Wednesday Virtual)
    • Succeed (Monday through Thursday On Premises; Friday Virtual)
    • Achieve (Monday through Friday On Premises)
    • Virtual (Monday through Friday 100% Online)

    Your child’s hybrid grouping can be found in the PowerSchool Parent Portal by clicking the “School Information” button as shown in the image below.

    School Information Button in PowerSchool Parent Portal


    Please know that in advance of the Special Meeting of the Board of School Directors on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7PM regarding a proposal on instructional delivery options, I will be holding a virtual town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2021 to summarize the proposal and answer questions.

    The focus of the town hall meeting is to update parents/guardians on a proposal to bring students in grades K-6 back to on premises instruction 5 days per week while maintaining the mitigation matters outlined in our approved health and safety plan, as well as continue to provide an all virtual option. The proposal will address all grade levels (K-12) and seek to provide clarity to what may be changing in terms of instructional delivery during this pandemic period going forward.

    I will post a summary draft of the proposal on the district website next week, along with registration, and information for families to submit questions in advance. The format will also allow for questions that evening.

    Please know that there is a limit to the number of simultaneous attendees and therefore I will hold 2 sessions:

    • Session 1 - 6:30PM-8:00PM
    • Session 2 - 8:10PM- 9:45PM

    I look forward to this opportunity to share with our parents and ensure that there is clarity to any such proposal.


    Dr. David Zerbe

    Superintendent of Schools