Pottstown Schools Remain Virtual Until Jan. 8

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown School District students will remain in virtual education sessions during the first week of the new year, Jan. 4-8 (2021; Monday through Friday), due to an alarming spike in the coronavirus positivity rate among borough of Pottstown residents during the past week, district Superintendent Stephen Rodriguez said Monday (Dec. 21).

The percentage of borough residents who tested positive for COVID-19 infection rose 2.54 points, from 10.33 percent to 12.87 percent, Rodriguez reported. He also noted that, after the schools’ winter holiday break, health officials locally and nationwide expect “there will be another rise in cases due to holiday gatherings.”

“Therefore, we will take the preventative measure of remaining fully virtual for instruction,” Rodriguez added. “Co-Curricular programming will follow the state or county guidance for that week.”

Rodriguez asked the district’s faculty, staff, parents, and students to “take time during this holiday break to reflect on family, friends, and the value of friendship and support that comes from the bonds of working together for the good of our community.” He pledged to continue to communicate with the community “in a timely manner that allows the opportunity for you to adjust your schedules.”

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