Brockway, PA – The State of Pennsylvania has closed schools until at least April 6, but the shutdown could last longer as COVID-19 continues to spread.
To that end, the Brockway Area School District has decided to join other districts in the area and provide some educational opportunities for its students.
Brockway’s plan allows students and teachers to develop activities that expand on the students’ educational experiences, but the work is not mandatory for students to complete. The high school would develop these lessons online using Google Classroom, but any student who does not have reliable internet can request packets to be printed out for pick-up at the school. The elementary school is developing packets specific to each grade level.
Teachers will be available by phone or email, or even video chat, to assist students during regular school hours. They are maintaining logs of who they contact and what they work on.
Superintendent Jeff Vizza said that this is an unprecedented event, but the dedication of the staff and the buy-in from the students and parents can make this a success.
Thank you to reporter Andrew Bundy for this report from Brockway.