Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Pine Grove Area Commits to Not Shut Down Thru 2nd Marking Period

pine grove covid schedule

pine grove covid schedule

Pine Grove Area School District announced Friday that its school board committed on Thursday to keeping schools open through the second marking period.

Specifically, Pine Grove Area said it’ll stick with its “blended” or hybrid class schedule for the Middle and High schools for that long. And it’s committing to keeping its Elementary School open on a full in-person schedule through the end of the second marking period.

The school indicates that it could deviate from this plan “if circumstances change.”

Superintendent Heath Renninger told parents in Pine Grove Area that the school would continue with its current schedule format despite the rising number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 in Schuylkill County.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Renninger did write in his letter to parents that “Parents and guardians should prepare now for childcare needs if a future pivot to fully online learning would occur, which ultimately may come on short notice.”

Pine Grove says it’s experienced a very low incidence rate of COVID infections within the school. The district even created a COVID-19 Tracker document that it’s posted on the school website, similar to a move made recently by North Schuylkill School District and since copied by Mahanoy Area School District.

According to that tracker, Pine Grove has had 1 probable case of COVID-19 within its walls in the last week. That was a student at the middle school and only 2 other support staff members were told to self-quarantine as a result. Throughout the school year so far, Pine Grove’s had 5 cases of COVID-19 among students, including the 1 active case, and 2 among outside contractors.


Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From The Canary

Local News

Police investigation ongoing

Local News

State Police bomb squad called in

Schuylkill County Police News

A hand railing, sign and window victims of the rage.

Local News

Investigation ongoing, police say

Schuylkill County Police News

A designated driver is ALWAYS a good idea.

Local News

Opposing Republicans present strong argument on 'No' vote

Schuylkill County Police News

Incident happened on May 27

Canary Jumped the Shark

What's the deal with June 31st?

Local News

Subdued ceremony held on Garfield Square Monday.

Local News

Bridge repair over Swatara Creek begins Monday.