Brockway, PA – Brockway Area Junior-Senior High School is adjusting its education plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the high school.
The school will have every day instruction until it goes on Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday. When school resumes on December 1, students will come on an every-other-day basis. Brockway’s blended learning model has students whose names begin with A-L learning in person while M-Z is remote, and then the roles will switch the next day.
High School Co-Principal Brian Mulhollan said that this is the best option based on the numbers.
The plan is only for the high school to make the change, impacting Brockway students in grades 7-12. The elementary school will continue to function as normal.
In his letter to families, Superintendent Jeff Vizza said that the Brockway Community has 31 confirmed cases since March and four confirmed cases in the high school. Only one of those cases was active at the time of his message.
Teachers will be using the time before Thanksgiving to prepare students for the switch and to establish expectations for the use of Google Classroom. The district is also working with families to make sure that all technological needs are met before the plan is in place. Mulhollan said he hopes that the district can return to every day instruction after Christmas Break.
More information about the school’s COVID-19 plans can be found at the school district’s website.