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2020-21 COVID-19 Updates -April 28,  2021  Update
2020-21 COVID-19 Updates -April 28, 2021 Update
Michael Calla
Saturday, August 08, 2020

This site will be used to release all documents, slides and letters related to the Sharon City School District's COVID-19 mitigation plan.  

Please click the link to access each document.

April 28, 2021

The Sharon City School District, in cooperation with Rite Aid Pharmacy,  will hold a vaccination clinic on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Sharon Middle/High School.  This clinic will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for any student, ages 16 and older.  Students will be required to provide two documents, a Screening Questionnaire and Consent Document and a Sharon City School District COVID-19 Vaccination Permission Form upon arrival.  These forms are available at the following links:   Screening Form -  https://5il.co/s233     Permission Form -  https://5il.co/s232 .    Students will be scheduled for their second dose of the vaccine at the time of first dose administration.  There is no cost for this immunization,  however students will be asked for both a  proof of identification and an  insurance card along with the completed documents upon arrival at the clinic.

April 21, 2021 #2

With the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases among younger individuals we
want to share the following link which offers the COVID-19 vaccine to
students 16 and older (with parental permission of course). Click this
link for more information: https://5il.co/rtk7

The District is also working to schedule an on-site vaccination clinic
for students (and family members) in the near future...more information
to come.

April 21, 2021

Sharon Middle and High School will be moving to full virtual instruction
status beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 22, 2021 and return to
in-person instruction on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This move is being
made following consultation with the PA Department of Health and is due
to a continued spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases that have
been reported by individuals within the building. The parents of any
student who may have been in close contact with an infected individual
have been notified and those students have been placed on quarantine.
The building will be isolated for 24 hours and then undergo a complete
deep clean before the students and staff return for instruction.
Students have been asked to take their Chromebooks and chargers home
today. If they did not do so, please reach out to your child’s teacher
for direction. Due to this move to virtual all activities at the
Middle/High School have been suspended and will reactivate on Wednesday,
April 28, 2021. Please be reminded that meals will still be provided at
the Middle/High School at no charge between 9:45 and 10:15 am each
school day for those wishing to participate.

April 15, 2021

Sharon Middle and High School will be moving to full virtual instruction status beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 16, 2021 and return to in-person instruction on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. This move is being made following consultation with the PA Department of Health and is due to an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases that have been reported by individuals in the building. The parents of any student who may have been in close contact with an infected individual have been notified and those students have been placed on quarantine. The building will be isolated for 24 hours and then undergo a complete deep clean before the students and staff return for instruction. Students have been asked to take their Chromebooks and chargers home today. If they did not do so, please reach out to your child’s teacher for direction. Due to this move to virtual all activities at the Middle/High School have been suspended and will reactivate on Tuesday, April 20.

March 15, 2021

The Sharon City School District has released its plans for the Fourth Nine-Week Grading period which begins on Monday, March 29  2021. Please review the letter outlining necessary information that can be found at this link:  https://5il.co/qmkj                                

Families wishing to change their child's instructional option (in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person) must complete the Change in Instructional Placement form which can be found at this link: https://forms.gle/JQyPq5MkSS51tL2u7  by Friday, March 19, 2021.

February 4, 2021

Sharon Middle and High School will be moving Sharon Middle and High School to virtual instruction status beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 5, 2021 and returning to in-person instruction on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  This move is being made following consultation with the PA Department of Health and is due to a number of new active COVID-19 cases that have been reported at the building.  The parents of any student who may have been in close contact with an infected individual have been notified and those students placed in quarantine. The building will be then be isolated for 24 hours and then undergo a complete deep clean before the students and staff return to for instruction.  Students have been asked to take their Chromebooks and charges home today.  If they did not do so, please reach out to your child’s teacher for direction.  Due to this move to virtual all activities at the Middle/High school have also been suspended and will reactivate on Tuesday, February 9.

January 12, 2021

The Sharon City School District has released its plans for the Third Nine-Week Grading period which begins on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Please review the letter outlining necessary information that can be found at this link: https://5il.co/oi1e 

Families wishing to change their child's instructional option (in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person) must complete the Change in Instructional Placement form which can be found at this link:  https://forms.gle/MZ95hjgf1xiL...   by Friday, January 15, 2021.

December 31, 2020

The Sharon City  School District has determined that we will be returning to our instructional program (in-person, virtual, cyber) beginning on Monday, January 4, 2021.  Please carefully review the letter found using the link that follows and should you choose to modify your child(ren)'s plan complete the required form prior to noon on Sunday, January 3, 2021.  Link to informational letter: https://5il.co/o8nu

December 2, 2020

Due to the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases in Mercer County and in the City of Sharon, the Sharon City School District will be maintaining our current virtual model of instruction through the Christmas holiday break.  Schools will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021 pending improvement in the County-wide COVID-19 data.  Please review the letter found at this link for additional information:   https://5il.co/niwt

November 19,  2020

Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Mercer County the Sharon City School District will move to fully virtual instruction beginning on Monday, November 23 through Friday, December 4, 2020.  Please review the attached letter and frequently asked questions documents at the following links:  FAQ:   https://5il.co/n7x0      Parent Letter: https://5il.co/n7zj

November 10, 2020

Today the District was notified of a number of additional COVID-19 positive cases in our schools.  In response to these cases we are working closely with the PA Department of Health and following all of their recommendations.  Along with implementing all of our in-house safety protocols.  All sites involved are also receiving special cleaning protocols.  Please read the attached letter for specific information:  https://5il.co/mxst

October 30, 2020

The District was notified this morning that there is a single positive test result of Covid-19 in one of our classrooms at C. M. Musser Elementary.   In response to the positive result, we are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DoH) regarding all necessary actions that need to be followed.  The District will continue to follow all PA DoH  protocols and implement  additional actions should they be needed.  Please note as well that we continue to follow all of our Health and Safety plan guidance including deep cleaning of all areas of our buildings with special attentions being paid to high use areas. Please read the attached letter for additional information:  https://5il.co/mnaw

Please remember that if you are experiencing symptoms, please see your Primary Care Physician who can make the determination if you or your child need to be tested.  

October 16, 2020

The Sharon City  School District has determined that we will be maintaining our current instructional program (in-person, virtual, cyber) for the second nine-week grading  period.  This period begins on Monday, November 2, 2020.  Please carefully review the letter in the link that follows and should you choose to modify your child(ren)'s plan complete the required form prior to Friday, October 23, 2020.

Letter Link:  https://5il.co/m7k1

Change of Placement Form Link:  https://forms.gle/RwaAUF8PJ6Xi6TDm7

October 12, 2020

Governor Wolf has modified the venue capacity rulings for both indoor and outdoor events.  At this time the Sharon City School District is adhering to the guidelines as listed in the link that follows effective, Monday, October 12, 2020.   https://5il.co/m0dg

October 2, 2020

The Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that requires School Districts to return to capacity guidelines outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Office of the Governor.  Please review the information at the link that follows which highlight all capacity guidance for Sharon venues.  Note these changes take effect with all activities beginning Monday, October 5, 2020:  https://5il.co/lr66

September 27, 2020
As mentioned in the September 25 update, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has begun to contact trace those who may have had close contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID19.  The Department has requested that we now quarantine all students and staff who may have had close contact through Friday, October 2, so that then can complete all contact tracing.

We have no additional cases of the virus within the district and continue to work with the Department of Health to refine our protocols.  We will continue to update this site as new information is released.

September 25, 2020

Our school district was notified this morning that there is a single positive test result of Covid-19 in one of our classrooms at C. M. Musser Elementary.  We are pleased to share that the individual is currently responding well to treatment and improving.  In response to the positive result, we have spent the day working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) regarding all necessary actions that need to be followed and they recommend that, at this time, we all continue to monitor our children and ourselves for symptoms.  No quarantine is recommended at this time.  The DoH will continue to to follow all protocols and inform us if additional actions need to be taken.  Please note as well that we continue to follow all of our Health and Safety plan guidance including deep cleaning of all areas of our buildings with special attentions being paid to high use areas.

Please remember that if you are experiencing symptoms, please see your Primary Care Physician who can make the determination if you or your child need to be tested.  

September 22, 2020

Review the Everyone Eats for Free information in the News and Live Chat areas of this site for information on free breakfast and lunch participation for all students until December 31, 2020.

August 26, 2020

Welcome back to school! We hope each child and their family had a wonderful first day experience in our new format.  We will continue to work to make our educational platform the best possible experience for everyone.  Please continue to reach out to your child's teacher(s) if you have any questions or comments.

August 24, 2020

School begins on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  Middle/High School at 9:00 a.m. and Elementary at 9:30 a. m.

August 18, 2020

The Board of Education revised the start date for the first day of school at last evenings meeting.  Students will now report to school on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  School will also be on a 1 hour delay for the first nine weeks.  The revised calendar can be found at this link: https://5il.co/jtek

The student dress apparel policy was also amended to include the wearing of masks by students as part of the dress policy.  The revised policy can be found at this link:  https://5il.co/jtgs  

Updated Daily Wellness Checker Tool: https://5il.co/jtq9

Superintendent's Back to School Letter 2: https://5il.co/jtdn

August 15, 2020

Process to be followed with all symptomatic students and staff: https://5il.co/jmih

August 11, 2020

District Health and Safety Plan: https://5il.co/jc3y

Back-to-School Letter 1: https://5il.co/jc49

Daily Symptom Checker Tool:  https://5il.co/ja0n