PITTSBURGH — A number of school districts in the area are dealing with a variety of COVID-19 impacts.
Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Officials in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District made the decision to go remote for 2 days to get cases under control.
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Five Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will begin or extend remote learning into next week due to COVID-19 cases or COVID-related staffing issues.
- Butler Catholic School, Butler County: Students will return Tuesday, Jan. 18.
- Holy Family Catholic School, Plum: Students will return Tuesday, Jan. 18.
- Mary of Nazareth School, White Oak: Students will return to school Wednesday, Jan, 19.
- Sacred Heart School, Shadyside: Students will return to school Tuesday, Jan. 18.
- St. Therese School, Munhall: remote learning that was already underway has been extended. Students will return Tuesday, Jan 18.
The principals have sent emails to parents of all the students, with details on procedures for working from home.
Time away from class was limited because the schools were already off for the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. Two of the schools also had previously scheduled in-service days on Friday or Tuesday, when students were not going to attend class.
The schools are also cancelling extracurricular activities. A science fair scheduled for next week at Butler Catholic will become a virtual event, with videos released on Facebook on January 21.
“The members of our school communities have shown great patience, creativity and care as we all strive to protect students, staff and their families from the COVID virus,” said Michelle Peduto, director of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. “Their health is our priority.”
Duquesne City School District
Duquesne schools will be remote until Jan. 14.
Freeport Area School District
Due to elevated case counts and evidence of ongoing in-school transmission, Freeport Area High School will engage in remote instruction starting Wednesday, January 12th through Friday, January 14th.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Six buildings: Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, Pittsburgh Classical, Pittsburgh Grandview, Pittsburgh Miller, Pittsburgh Montessori, and Pittsburgh Phillips, will reopen Thursday, January 13, 2022, for in-person learning. In line with the District’s COVID-19 protocol for building closures, 14 facilities will be closed due to staffing shortages, and one facility - Pittsburgh Pioneer - is now closed for COVID-19 mitigation. Four facilities are closed January 13, and 11 have been added to the list of closures for the remainder of the week. (Pittsburgh Linden and Pittsburgh Oliver Citywide Academy were previously closed until Tuesday, January 18, for COVID-19 mitigation.) All students and staff will transition to remote instruction and learning.
Grab and Go will be available at most sites from 9 a.m. to noon. Due to staffing shortages, Pittsburgh Arlington, Pittsburgh Student Achievement Center, and Pittsburgh Sunnyside will not have Grab and Go meal service available. Families from these schools may access the Grab and Go meal service at Pittsburgh Concord, Pittsburgh Faison, Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, Pittsburgh Montessori, or any other closed buildings.
A complete listing of rolling building closures is below.
The following four facilities will be closed Thursday, January 13, 2022.
- Pittsburgh Arlington PreK-8 (No Grab and Go)
- Pittsburgh Colfax PreK-8
- Pittsburgh Faison PreK-5
- Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8
Thirteen facilities are closed for the remainder of the week and are scheduled to reopen Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
- Pittsburgh Banksville PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Carmalt PreK-8
- Pittsburgh Chartiers Early Childhood Center
- Pittsburgh Concord PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Conroy
- Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Langley PreK-8
- Pittsburgh Linden PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Oliver Citywide Academy
- Pittsburgh Pioneer
- Pittsburgh Student Achievement Center (No Grab and Go)
- Pittsburgh Spring Garden Early Childhood Center
- Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8 (No Grab and Go)
Sto-Rox School District
District leaders said students will continue learning remotely until the end of January.
Woodland Hills made the decision to go fully remote until Jan. 28.
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