Coronavirus Information

Understanding the new state mandates for schools (issued November 2020)

In November, 2020 the PA Department of Health issued new requirements for schools regarding in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the DOH had provided recommendations and guidelines for schools based on community transmission within counties. Newly issued requirements for intermittent school closure are mandated based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases at a school within a 14 day rolling window and in relation to the size of the school building population. Our district, as well as 99 percent of districts across the state, signed the attestation form to comply with these new requirements. Had we not signed this agreement, we would have been required to go fully virtual by December 1.

By signing the form, we as a district attested to the following:

Click here to read the full explanation on the impact for Governor Mifflin schools.

On December 7, the PA Department of Education clarified some of the mandate by posting a series of frequently asked questions. Included in this clarification was the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case definition for COVID-19, which includes both confirmed and probable cases. Therefore, the case count for a school building would include any individual (students or staff) with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 who was physically present in the school setting while infectious, including but not limited to, instruction, work, sports, or extracurricular activities.

Governor Mifflin reports all confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff who attend school in person on the COVID-19 dashboard below. However, it is important to note that a case may not count toward school closure if the individual was not physically in a building at the time of the initial test.

COVID-19 DASHBOARD

COVID-19 Dashboard

This tracking tool shows the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff attending in-person instruction during the 2020-2021 school year. Governor Mifflin staff and families will receive an email via Skylert when a new cases is added.

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Health & Safety Plan

On August 3, the Governor Mifflin School Board approved the Health and Safety Plan that calls for a full, five-day-per-week reopening of all Governor Mifflin schools following the practices and procedures outlined within this plan and reviewed and adjusted as needed. The district will also offer an enhanced online option (information below). In addition to the approval of this plan, the Board also approved moving the first day of school to Monday, August 31.

Revised: 1/16/21

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Enhanced Online Learning

We understand that families may be interested in remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Choosing online does not have to mean choosing a lesser option or losing the familiarity and care of your Governor Mifflin teachers. If you are considering an online option, please click below to learn about the enhancements to our GM online program for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous learning may be utilized for secondary students (7-12) during this school year. Click below for assistance on helping your student achieve success with this type of learning.

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Technology Support

Whether you are learning from home or in one of our schools, our Technology Team is available to serve you.

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Stay Informed

Throughout this school year, Governor Mifflin will provide frequent updates in addition to regular communication about activities and events. Please use our Stay Informed guide to ensure you are aware of our communications channels and receive timely news and information.

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Food Distribution

The District and the Greater Governor Mifflin Community have provided a variety of opportunities for families to receive free meals. This page provides a listing of meal distribution sites.

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Mental Health Resources

This current pandemic provides many challenges to the mental health of families and students. There are a number of resources available to help alleviate additional anxiety or hardships during this time.

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Informational Resources

For additional resources regarding COVID-19, please visit this page for a variety of links to expert and informational sources.

LATEST UPDATES

Skylert reminder

Updates and alerts regarding COVID-19 will be sent using the Skylert communication system. Families should log in to your Skyward account and click the “Skylert” tab to ensure your contact information is up-to-date. For step-by-step directions, please click here.