Good afternoon Cornwall-Lebanon Families,
It is hard to believe that we have only 3 ½ weeks remaining in the 2020-2021 school year. What a year it has been! This year would not have been possible without the incredible cooperation from our staff, our students, and of course our families. Thank you for your outstanding cooperation.
Because of the tremendous amount of support and cooperation we have experienced from each of you throughout this most unusual school year, Cornwall-Lebanon School District students have been learning in school, whether in-person, hybrid or fully virtual, since August 31st. As you may know, this has not been the case for 58 percent of the country’s school-age children. Again, this achievement would not have been possible without everyone’s cooperation.
We certainly have different perspectives within our community. Our goal has been and continues to be to serve students whatever learning situations they need to be successful this school year. We also have made every effort to offer extra- and co-curricular activities to the greatest extent whenever this was possible.
Our teachers and staff have gone above and beyond. So, too, have our students and our families. This level of respect and cooperation in our community for everyone’s different needs and perspectives is truly noteworthy.
As you may recall, on December 3, 2020, Mrs. Schlegel, our School Board President, and I, signed the state-mandated Attestation letter (along with 99 percent of other school districts in the Commonwealth), stating that Cornwall-Lebanon School District would follow all COVID-19 mitigation guidelines in order to continue our in-person education. We have recently found out that this attestation will expire on May 31, 2021.
Last week, we again received some conflicting information regarding face coverings for individuals who are vaccinated and what this would mean for schools.
After May 31, we have just 8 days of school left. Our goal is to continue to conclude this year on a positive note that celebrates our student successes, the efforts of our staff, and the support of our community. We do not want this issue to be divisive or disruptive with such a short amount of time left in the school year.
In our District, based on the guidance from Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control, face covering protocols will remain in place until the end of the school year.
Our goal continues to be to have students in school safely and to have as few interruptions to the educational process as possible.
We know the current circumstances are challenging for our students and families. They are very challenging circumstances for our teachers and staff as well. This is why we continue to appreciate everyone’s cooperation for three more weeks, as we conclude the 2020-2021 school year on a very high note together.