Williamsport students shifted to remote model

All students in grades K-12 in the Williamsport Area School District will temporarily shift to full remote learning from Dec. 1 through 4.

All schools within the district are expected to return to five-day, in-person instruction on Dec. 7.

The move was made due to the increased risk of exposure to and spread of COVID-19 cases within the community over Thanksgiving break, according to an update issued by the district.

“The district’s decision to temporarily shift to full remote learning will allow those students potentially exposed over the holiday break to quarantine without missing school, while also mitigating the risk of contributing to the spread of COVID-19,” the announcement stated.

During the time they are in remote learning, all students are expected to log in to Schoology according to their regular academic schedules. All students will be held responsible for all assignments and any lapse in attendance.

Academic schedules are: WAHS, 7:40 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.; WAMS, 7:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.; intermediate schools, 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and primary schools, 9:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

The district urged anyone who believes that they have been exposed to or have had a positive case in their household over Thanksgiving break, should keep their child home and contact his or her school first thing on Dec. 7.


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