Pottsgrove 4-Day Proposal Letters Arrive Next Week

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Pottsgrove School District families interested in participating in its revised hybrid education program, proposed to consist of four days of weekly in-person classroom sessions and a fifth day of online asynchronous learning, should look for communications from their students’ school buildings early in the coming week, district Community Relations Director Gary DeRenzo said Friday (Feb. 26, 2021).

The proposed revisions were announced Friday by district Superintendent Dr. William Shirk. They are intended to take advantage of declining rates of COVID-19 positivity being experienced across Montgomery County. County health officials believe improving coronavirus pandemic conditions could allow students to gradually return to a traditional schooling schedule unavailable during the past 12 months.

A survey to determine families’ interest in the four-day live proposal or its alternative – having students remain in online-only learning – may be distributed by building principals as soon as Monday (March 1, 2021), DeRenzo indicated in an e-mail.

“We are asking that families declare definitively by March 12” for either the live or virtual options “so we have enough time to plan classrooms around the recommended 6-feet distancing,” DeRenzo wrote about the district’s effort.

Parents who have questions about the proposal should contact principals after their messages are received, Shirk said.

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