South Fayette School District News Article

Postponement of Four-Day Model in Secondary

November 18, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last evening the South Fayette Township School District Board of Directors approved a decision to postpone our transition toward the four-day, in-person instructional model at South Fayette Middle School and South Fayette High School until January 11, 2021. Unlike the elementary buildings, the Middle and High School students change classes multiple times throughout the day and are in mixed groups. With the rise in cases in the region and the health department’s concerns with the community transmission of coronavirus outside of
school over the holidays, we feel it is prudent to postpone the transition at this time. The secondary schools will remain in the hybrid learning model with asynchronous days on Wednesdays, and the K-5 students will remain in the four-day, in-person model so long as there is no school transmission of COVID-19, and we remain able to staff our buildings and services.

With the delay of the transition from the Hybrid Model to the Four-Day In-Person Model, students who wish to switch from the hybrid to the cyber program in the Middle School or High School or visa versa are asked to notify your respective principal by Monday, November 23. Any changes will take effect December 1.

If it becomes necessary to shift to a fully remote learning model, we will communicate with families as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, it may happen swiftly, and all families should be prepared with contingency plans in the case we need to shift to fully remote learning. 

As we enter the Thanksgiving and winter holidays, we remind our families to continue to be diligent both inside and outside of school by using mitigating practices with COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding proper mitigating practices, please visit our website for information relating to COVID-19 at www.southfayette.org. As we have been, we need to work together as a school community. We appreciate your continued cooperation and support.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ken Lockette
Superintendent of Schools

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