Lower Pottsgrove School in Virus Shutdown Next Week

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School will be closed to students for a full week, Monday through Friday (April 26-30), in a “functional shutdown” related to “a number of staff and students in quarantine protocol due to either an exposure or the onset of COVID-19 related symptoms,” the Pottsgrove School District announced Friday (April 23).

Additionally, two autistic support classes being held live at West Pottsgrove Elementary School will be offered instead as virtual sessions, because staff members will be shared between schools, it said in a letter to families.

Both decisions were made after the district consulted with Montgomery County Health Department officials.

For the week beginning Monday, all affected students should attend class virtually. Parents were told their students’ teachers will contact them regarding class-specific information. Also, PSSA testing at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School will be delayed for all students.

The shutdown situation at Lower Pottsgrove was described as “rapidly evolving.” On Wednesday (April 21), the district reported no closing was anticipated. It expects classes at both locations will resume with in-person learning on May 3 (Monday).

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