Important Health & Safety Update: MCK Remote Learning
Dear North Allegheny Parents/Guardians,

McKnight Elementary School will temporarily move to full-remote learning for all students enrolled in the In-Person Instruction option beginning Monday, February 22 through and including Tuesday, February 23. No in-person activities will be held at MCK during this time.

MMS is also learning remotely Monday and Tuesday. All other buildings will remain open for In-Person Instruction. 

On Monday, MCK WILL operate on a two-hour delay to allow the District to prepare for the change. MCK students will return to In-Person Instruction on Wednesday, February 24. Activities at McKnight Elementary School can resume starting Wednesday, February 24

Though your child(ren) may not attend MCK, we wanted to make sure that all families are aware of this update.

The decision to move to remote learning was due to the number of positive cases within a seven-day period at MCK. According to the recommendations for K to 12 schools following the identification of a case(s) of COVID-19 and the November 30 attestation order that the District signed to provide In-Person Instruction, MCK will need to move to remote learning as we monitor the spread of COVID-19 within the buildings.

Please continue to watch for the primary symptoms of COVID-19, which include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If you begin to experience symptoms, please stay home, consult a healthcare provider, and notify your student’s building nurse. 

For the health and safety of our students and staff, please continue to notify your building nurse immediately of a positive case. This is one of the most important steps in helping us to slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our buildings. 

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remain our priority. We are following mitigation orders from the commonwealth and protocols aligned with guidance from the Allegheny County Health Department to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and to ensure the learning process can continue. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Patrick O’Toole 
Acting Superintendent