November Edition: November 23, 2020
Our Penn-Delco community is highly generous. As we move through our 8th month of a global pandemic and into the holiday season, there are many in need. We are #PennDelcoProud of the staff, students, and family who have risen to the occasion to contribute what they can in support of others. Check out the many acts of generosity that the Penn-Delco community has shared with each other.
We celebrate public education
Since we could not invite parents to join us in the classroom for American Education Week, we thought it would be fun to have some of our administrators, teacher, and staff visit YOU. Join us for multiple visits with Dr. Steinhoff, Mr. Kuminka, Mr. Groer, Mr. Leight, Mrs. Ventura, and many more! For us, American Education Week is a whole month! Experience some of their favorite memories at Penn-Delco and learn why they celebrate public education.
The Mobile Dentist
Dental exams are mandated by Pennsylvania for grades K/1, 3, and 7. This program is available for students in grade K/1, 3 and 7 who have not provided proof of a dental exam within the last year. If we do not have the required dental information regarding your child for this year, you may qualify for this program. Learn more.
Athletic Update
For all students interested in playing basketball, wrestling, swimming, or indoor track, the new official start date for our first practices and tryouts is now Monday, December 7. Winter athletes will be playing a Ches-Mont League ONLY schedule in which games will begin after the new year.
 
Athletes should continue to turn in your PIAA physicals and re-certifications to the Athletic Office. The updated deadline in which we are accepting physicals is now December 1.
We will continue to monitor the situation locally and statewide, and we will update you as we get new information. 
Pennsylvania Travel Order Affects All
Parents of Penn Delco students are reminded of the state order issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health requiring residents who travel out of state to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantine for 14 days. The district understands that this requirement may prohibit your child from attending school in-person during our hybrid schedule while they comply, but stresses that the state order should supersede the expectation that your child attend school in-person on those days.

We appreciate the efforts parents are making to keep COVID-19 outside of our school buildings. If your child is affected by this travelers order, kindly inform your school’s attendance secretary so the school will be aware that your child will be participating virtually during this period of time. A link to the state order can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. 
 
As a reminder, parents should keep their children home from school if they do not pass the daily symptom check assessment. Our success in keeping COVID-19 at bay, and PDSD schools open, relies on efforts of everyone when outside of school and work: wearing masks, avoiding group gatherings, socially distancing, avoiding out of state travel when possible. We appreciate all that everyone is doing to help us get through this regional second wave.
In an effort to be transparent, the Penn-Delco School District has a section of the website that updates the community on COVID-19 positivity and quarantine in our school buildings. Go to our dashboard regularly as we share the status of COVID-19 in our school community.
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