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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

For School related COVID questions, please contact us at COVID@craw.org

Please Note, we cannot provide medical advice, for medical information please reach out to your health care provider or review the Center for Disease Control website.

 

October 28, 2020

We were notified that a Teacher at First District Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, First District Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, October 29th to allow for cleaning and contact tracing.  Friday, October 30th, is a scheduled in-service day therefore, no instruction will take place.  Students will return for in-person instruction on Monday, November 2, 2020.

Students will be taught remotely tomorrow, Thursday, October 29th and should be logged onto their computers as if they were attending a normal school day. 

Meals for tomorrow have been sent home with your child. If for some reason your child did not bring home a meal, you will be able to pick one up from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Meadville Area Senior High School at door 14.


October 27, 2020

Late this morning, we were notified that a TSS worker for one of our students at West End Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, West End Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th and Thursday, October 29th to allow for cleaning and contact tracing.  Friday, October 30th, is a scheduled in-service day therefore, no instruction will take place.

Students will be taught remotely for the next 2 days and should be logged onto their computers each day as if they were attending a normal school day. 

Meals for the next 2 days will be available for pickup from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at West End Elementary School at the side door by the gym, or at Meadville Area Senior High School at door 14.


October 21, 2020

COVID-19 Positive Case at Meadville Area High School and First District Elementary School

Late this afternoon, we were notified that a teacher at Meadville Area Senior High School tested positive for COVID-19. We were also notified this afternoon that a student at First District Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, Meadville Area Senior High School and First District Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, October 22nd and Friday, October 23rd to allow for cleaning and contact tracing.

Students will be taught remotely for the next 2 days and should be logged onto their computers or iPads each day as if they were attending a normal school day. 

Meals for the next 2 days for both schools will be available for pickup from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at Meadville Area Senior High School at door 14.


October 19, 2020

COVID-19 Positive Case at Meadville Area Middle School

At approximately 7:30 this evening, we were notified by the PA Department of Health that a Meadville Area Middle School teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, Meadville Area Middle School will be closed for the next 72 hours (3 days) to allow for cleaning and contact tracing.

Students will be taught remotely for the next 3 days and should be logged onto their computers each day from 8:30 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. Meals for the next 3 days will be available for pickup from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at door 14.


October 2, 2020

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Order yesterday afternoon granting Governor Wolf’s Motion to Stay. This Order restores the 25/250 person limitations at the current juncture. As such, School Districts must reduce capacities for indoor and outdoor events to 25 and 250 persons respectively until further notice.

Cochranton and Meadville athletic programs are following the change in state mandate back to 25 indoor, 250 outdoor. No visiting fans, band, or cheer at football games.

Cochranton Home fans will continue to request tickets through the Cochranton Athletics webpage as we’ve done for previous events. https://www.craw.org/.../cochranton-junior.../athletics

Meadville Home fans details are on their athletics page.  https://www.craw.org/.../meadville-area.../athletics


September 30, 2020

The District was informed by the PA Department of Health that a student from CJSHS developed COVID symptoms while quarantining from a probable exposure.  The student has tested negative for COVID-19.  The student’s last day of attendance was Friday, September 18, 2020.  The District is in the process of contacting the involved families.  The PA Department of Health will follow contact tracing protocols for all close contacts.  At this time and in this circumstance, a school closure is not necessary.


September update for Athletics Plan

COVID Athletics Plan


 

September 22, 2020

Dear Meadville Area Middle School Family:

We are contacting you to let you know that after discussion with the Department of Health today, we have decided to utilize online instruction for 14 days for all MAMS students.  The Department of Health has informed us of two more students with symptoms that are considered probable cases.  We are emphasizing that these are probable cases, not positive cases. 

Remote learning will take place effective tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  The school will be closed for 14 days and in-person instruction will resume for students on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  During the school closure, there will be no extra-curricular activities. 

Classes and lessons will be provided through Canvas during regular school hours which are 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.  Your child should make sure they are logged onto their computers and ready for class by 8:30 a.m. on school days and will follow their normal daily school schedule.

Beginning tomorrow, we will be providing one lunch and one breakfast to MAMS students each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at door number eight (8).  In order to receive a meal, you will need to provide your child’s student identification number to receive service.  Student meals will be provided Monday through Friday.

The decision to move to online instruction was done so with the health, safety and welfare of our students and staff in mind.

This statement can also be found on our Website under the COVID-19 tab and our Facebook page.

Thank you.


September 18, 2020

Public Announcement – Student Positive COVID-19 Test

On Friday, September 18, 2020, Crawford Central was informed by the County Health Department that two students, who are siblings, that attend Meadville Area Senior High School and Meadville Area Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  The District was also informed that one student that attends West End Elementary School is a probable positive case.  Due to the surrounding circumstances of these cases, at this point there will be no school closure. The District is working closely with the County Health Department in establishing all close contacts according to the established protocols.

Symptoms of Covid-19 may include, but are not limited to, fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, or new loss of taste or smell. We recommend that students and staff stay home and contact health care professionals if demonstrating any of the signs or symptoms outlined above.


August 27, 2020

Face Covering Protocol for Students, Staff and Visitors

2020-2021 School Year

Revised to include DOH Guidance as of 8/17/20

The World Health Organization has declared the current outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic. On July 1, 2020, the PA Secretary of Health issued an Order requiring all individuals to wear a face covering when they leave their homes. On August 10, 2020, the Board of School Directors approved the Health and Safety Plan which included face covering for students. The DOH is requiring students wear face covering at all times while in school, even when six feet of social distancing can be achieved.

When worn properly, face covering helps reduce the spread of the coronavirus [COVID-19] by reducing droplet transmission between people. As a reminder, face coverings in conjunction with increased physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and our cleaning and disinfecting routines assists in mitigation  of the spread of COVID-19.

Face covering means a covering of the nose and mouth that is secured to the head with ties, straps, or loops over the ears or is wrapped around the lower face. A face covering can be made of a variety of synthetic or natural fabrics, including cotton, silk, or linen, and, for the purposes of our Health and Safety Plan as well as the Governor’s Order, face covering is mandatory.

 Guidance

  • Face coverings must be worn by all students, staff, contractors, and visitors (including parents and guardians), while on our property, including student drop-off and pickup.
  • Face coverings may be removed to eat or drink during breaks and lunch periods; however, at those times, physical distancing should be practiced.
  • Staff and students should remain mindful not to unnecessarily touch masks except for removal for meals and breaks.
  • When masks are removed, they should be placed below the chin, in a pocket or on the lap. Masks should not be placed on tabletops or other communal surfaces.
  • It is also recognized that some students and clients may be unable to wear masks for medical reasons. To offer the best service please provide written documentation to be marked in our records.
  • In accordance with the Department of Health July 16, 2020 update:
    • Children two years and older are required to wear a face covering unless they have a medical or mental health condition or disability, documented in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or IDEA, that precludes the wearing of a face covering in school. Accommodations for such students should be made in partnership with the student's health care provider, school nurse, and IEP/504 team.
  • Teach students and families how to properly wear a face covering (cover nose and mouth), to maintain hand hygiene when removing the face covering for meals and physical activity, how to replace and maintain (washing regularly) a cloth face covering.

If a faculty member has a compromised situation at home, a sign will be posted outside the classroom, and masks are mandatory at all times in that classroom.


August 24, 2020

TO: Crawford Central School District Community

FROM: Central Office

DATE: August 24, 2020

RE: Public Announcement – Professional staff positive COVID-19 test

On Monday, August 24th, we were informed by the County Health Department that a Professional staff member that attended a Training on August 18th tested positive for Covid-19. The County Health Department is following the established protocols for all close contacts, which is defined as 6 feet for 15 minutes. All individuals who were identified as a close contact by the County Health Department have been contacted and will follow the direction of the Department.

Symptoms of Covid-19 may include, but are not limited to, fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, or new loss of taste or smell. We recommend that students and staff stay home, and contact health care professionals if demonstrating any of the signs or symptoms outlined above.


August 17, 2020

TO: Crawford Central School District Community

FROM: Central Office

DATE: August 17, 2020

RE: Public Announcement – Professional staff positive COVID-19 test

On Monday, August 17th, we were informed by the County Health Department that a Professional staff member that attended a Training on August 12th tested positive for Covid-19. The County Health Department is following the established protocols for all close contacts, which is defined as 6 feet for 15 minutes. All individuals who were identified as a close contact by the County Health Department has been contacted and will follow the direction of the Department. The individual was last in a district building on August 12, 2020.

Symptoms of Covid-19 may include, but are not limited to, fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, or new loss of taste or smell. We recommend that students and staff stay home, and contact health care professionals if demonstrating any of the signs or symptoms outlined above.


August 5, 2020

New Transportation Guidelines have been Posted for sending your children back to school.

EL Parent Guide & Girardat LP Guidelines


July 23, 2020

Phased District School Reopening Health and Safety Plan CCSD 


July 21, 2020

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students: 
How do we plan for an imperfect year?  Well, the answer to that question is complex to say the least.  What I can tell you is that it requires flexibility and patience. 


We have been putting together our Health and Safety Plan (the “Plan”) in collaboration with Conneaut School District, PENNCREST School District and the Crawford County Career and Technical Center.  The Plan was developed after hours of research and countless meetings with several other area entities, health professionals and county leadership. 


Along with this letter, we are posting the following information: 

A video will be released in the near future regarding the Plan.  Also, during the next two weeks our goal is to set up building/community level Zoom meetings to further detail the Plan and allow for questions. 


Again, an imperfect year requires flexibility and patience.  Let’s work together on bringing our students back to school in the safest learning environment that we can provide. 

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Washington, Superintendent of Schools


July 2, 2020

July update for Athletics Plan

Cochranton and Meadville Extra-Curricular Activities

Resocialization of Activities Recommendations

These recommendations are based on the current guidelines characterized in the Green Phase.  As more public health information is available, the administration may work with impacted entities to release further guidance which could impact fall, winter, or spring seasons.  At this juncture, these guidelines apply to Athletics and Performing Arts with regard to off-season workout sessions that are not mandatory practices or public events.  No spectators allowed. 

The link to the full plan is below:

COVID Athletics Plan