Dear North Allegheny Parents/Guardians,
Marshall Middle School will temporarily move to full-remote learning for all students enrolled in the In-Person Instruction option on Tuesday, January 26 through Monday, February 1. MMS students will return to In-Person Instruction on Tuesday, February 2.
Though your child(ren) may not attend MMS, we wanted to make sure all families were aware of this update.
The decision to move to remote learning was due to seven positive cases within a 12-day period at MMS. 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, MMS will need to move to remote learning as we monitor the spread of COVID-19 within the building
. Additionally, this move to remote learning was decided after consultation with the Allegheny County Health Department.
While the District hopes to resume In-Person Instruction at MMS on Tuesday, February 2, we will continue to consult with the ACHD to make that decision.
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.
Dr. Patrick O’Toole