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

Marshall Elementary School will temporarily move to full-remote learning for all students enrolled in the In-Person Instruction option beginning Tuesday, February 23 through and including Thursday, February 25. No in-person activities will be held at MES during this time.

MCK and MMS are also learning remotely on Tuesday. All other buildings will remain open for In-Person Instruction. 

On Tuesday, MES WILL operate on a two-hour delay to allow the District to prepare for the change. MES students will return to In-Person Instruction on Friday, February 26. Activities at Marshall Elementary School can resume starting Friday, February 26.

Though your child(ren) may not attend MES, 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 14-day period at MES. According to the recommendations for K to 12 schools following the identification of a case(s) of COVID-19, MES 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