The 2020-2021 school year is behind us and for many that came with a huge sigh of relief. It for sure had its ups and downs, successes and challenges. On Saturday, June 12, we celebrate 954 of these successes - the North Penn High School (NPHS) Class of 2021. The smiles on our seniors and their families filled Crawford Stadium and reminded me that our future is bright, we are resilient and North Penn Strong.
Now our focus is on plans being developed for the 2021-2022 school year which were discussed at the North Penn School District (NPSD) Board of School Director’s June worksession meeting. You are encouraged to review the recording of the meeting, which can be found here
. No decisions have been finalized and an update will be provided by administration at the school board action meeting taking place at 7:00 pm tonight, Thursday, June 17, 2021. Information about how to attend or watch this meeting can be found here
Important matters concerning the new school year, which begins on August 30, include:
- Whether elementary school students (who are not yet eligible for vaccinations) will need to wear masks or will it be optional;
- How we deliver instruction (in-person and virtual) and when parents will need to make this decision;
- How to best support our students’ instruction and social/emotional health, and more.
Helping to inform these matters are the results from the Hanover Survey sent to staff, students and families this past spring and various ways we received feedback throughout the school year.
As always, thank you to the North Penn Community for its support this past year. I look forward to a new school year that is much closer to what most consider normal.