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Good day, Cornwall-Lebanon School District Families!

Today I am sharing information about the addition of a COVID-19 dashboard to the CLSD website; details about the extension of the federal free meals program; and answers to inquiries about our inclement weather plans.

As of October 30, 2020, the District has created a COVID-19 dashboard and posted it on the District home page website: www.clsd.k12.pa.us. This dashboard will enhance our current communication to classroom and/or building families and staff members following District notification of a positive COVID-19 case. The dashboard provides a two-week analysis of positive cases and will be updated each Friday. We will continue to monitor county health data, local District data, and consult with healthcare representatives as we make decisions about our school learning models in this ever changing time. If you have any questions, please contact the CLSD Pandemic Coordinator, Dr. Mike Robinson, (717) 272-2031.

We learned recently that the federal government has extended the “summer meals program” which enables us to provide free meals (breakfast and lunch) to any child age 18 and under who resides in our CLSD community, regardless of their enrollment status. This includes students in all of our in-person, hybrid or Virtual Solutions learning options, and even those students who pack their meals. Please be aware that even if your student does not need free meals, their participation does not take away meals from any other children. Their participation helps school food service raise funds to increase the variety of fruits and vegetables offered and to improve the overall quality of the food. Please see the attached infographic for more information.

Finally, we have had questions about what will happen when that first snowflake falls indicating inclement weather is upon us. We know that students look forward to the memories those “snow days” can bring. We also know that virtual learning during that time could pose a safety concern for our staff traveling to their classrooms. Therefore, we will not move to virtual learning during those days. Our District will continue to follow the same procedure for inclement weather days as shared on the District calendar and in the monthly newsletters sent to parents.

Thank you and stay well,
Philip Domencic, Superintendent