Health and Safety Plan
The Pandemic team at the Carbondale Area School District designed the Carbondale Area School District Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan 2020-2021 with the intent of providing a safe environment for students and staff when they return to District buildings. The team knew that planning for the return to school would have its challenges, as there was not a playbook to follow. Nonetheless, measured decisions were made and necessary precautions were planned for the return to school.
The plan was informed by the health conditions within Lackawanna County and the Commonwealth, orders and guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Governor Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania. The school district also utilized the feedback from parents via a survey sent in June, as well as from a parent and staff survey sent in July. The survey included the chosen phased reopening option, as well as the opportunity to provide questions and comments about the Health and Safety Plan.
Based on our current conditions and feedback from our staff and community, a total remote learning reopening will begin on September 8, 2020, with the following subsequent steps:
Phase 1: September 8, 2020 – Total Remote Learning Reopening
September 22, 2020 – Decision to remain in Phase 1 or move to Phase 2
Phase 2: October 6, 2020 – Hybrid reopening
Phase 3: Total Reopening – TBD