Tyrone Middle and High School to Transition to Full-Time Instruction on March 1

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Tyrone Superentant Leslie Estep announced today in an email to TASD staff that all Tyrone Area Middle and High School students will return to full-time in-person instruction on Monday, March 1, 2021. 

“Over the last few weeks, area county case numbers and hospitalizations have decreased significantly and our local staff and student incidence rate has also seen a decline. These things are coming together to bring the level of community transmission closer to reaching the moderate level,” said Estep in the email. “The number of staff and student quarantines has stabilized which is partly due to the hybrid model from the school side and also a slowing number of quarantines due to outside of school exposures.

“Moving into spring, we will still face challenges.  Decisions will continue to be made in the best interests of all of our stakeholders.  Finishing the school year on the most positive note possible will take continued cooperation, patience, flexibility, and resilience.””

— Leslie Estep

 

Tyrone Area School District students had been attending school in a hybrid model with at least two in-person days a week since January 11. Students in the elementary school began their transition back to full-time instruction yesterday, Monday, February 22.

To help with the middle and high school’s transition to full-time instruction, the asynchronous learning day previously scheduled for students and staff on Wednesday, March 3rd will be maintained.

According to Estep, the district will continue to monitor cases on a rolling-14 day basis and close for additional cleaning if and when certain thresholds are reached.

All students and staff must continue to wear face coverings at all times and maintain social distancing rules when possible.

Estep hopes to be able to finish the school year with full-time in-person instruction for all students but stressed that no guarantee can be made.

“Moving into spring, we will still face challenges.  Decisions will continue to be made in the best interests of all of our stakeholders.  Finishing the school year on the most positive note possible will take continued cooperation, patience, flexibility, and resilience.  Thank you for your support of our school community,” said Estep.

To download the updated March calendar, click below:

MS-HS Calendar March 2020-2021