You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Dec 3, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Juniata County School Board Public Meeting - December 3, 2020 ...
We will again offer free meals on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. If you have not signed up for meals, please contact Chris Ammon, firstname.lastname@example.org, Metz Food Service Director.
November 19, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, We are here for you and your family. Juniata County School District and Metz Culinary Management will again offer the option...
Event: Early Dismissal
After discussions with our athletic partners and consideration of the updated guidelines recently released from the Governor’s office and the Department of Health, the district has decided to delay the start of the winter athletic season until students are able to return to school. We will be closely watching our COVID data and will have students return to our schools and activities as soon as it is safe to do so. The scheduled date for return is currently January 4th with athletics and other activities starting on or about the same date. Please be advised, this date may change according to our COVID status.
JCSD Families, After receiving a COVID-19 update for the county, I would like to share the current situation with our families and stakeholders. Over the last three days, there have been 84 new cases confirmed, our PCR percent positivity stands at 26.4% and the incident rate is up to 591 per 100,000. These numbers place Juniata County among the highest in the state for COVID-19 transmission risk. In addition, the county has been in the “Substantial Level of Community Transmission” status for three weeks, and we are anticipating remaining in the substantial category next week as well. The information above and the rate of spread our county is currently experiencing is concerning and requires the school district to make adjustments to our previous return to in-person learning plans. Based on the above data and the most recent guidance from the Governor’s office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), it is clear that we cannot open our schools for in-person instruction on December 1st. The guidance from the Governor and DOH indicate that we should remain in virtual learning until the transmission rate substantially slows and the county returns to a “Moderate Level of Community Transmission” for two weeks in a row. In order to achieve this goal, we are making the unfortunate decision to remain in virtual only learning until January 4th. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and reopen our schools for in-person learning as soon as it is safe to do so. Educationally Yours, Dr. Gary Dawson Superintendent Juniata County School District https://www.jcsdk12.org/o/jcsd/page/november-24-2020-covid-letter
Meal pickup is between 2 and 2:45 today.
Elementary Students and Families: You are reminded that student’s attendance is required on our remote instruction days. Please fill out the attendance form daily in your homeroom Google Classroom (the form that you have been filling out each week on Fridays; the form that HRE students fill out daily). Although the work your child completed in the Spring was not graded, please remember that all assignments during our remote learning days ARE expected to be completed and will be graded. Please remember that if you aren’t able to log in and participate because of illness, send an excuse to the secretary, just as we do during normal attendance. Any manner of submission to us is fine - email, mail, in-person, etc.
Secondary Students and Families: You are required to sign in to Sapphire by 8:30 am for attendance (regular Hybrid students should continue to fill out the form), and you must attend class Zooms and submit course work every day. Students check your email and Google Classroom every day. Although the work you completed in the Spring was not graded, please remember that all assignments during our remote learning days ARE expected to be completed and will be graded. Please remember that if you aren’t able to log in and participate because of illness, send an excuse to the secretary, just as we do during normal attendance. Any manner of submission to us is fine - email, mail, in-person, etc.
JCSD Families: We will have free meals available on Tuesday, November 24. All families are encouraged to sign up. Please visit the website for more information.