Admitting the difficulties the district has had keeping students safe, Superintendent Jason Perrin announced today the entire Gettysburg Area School District will move to fully remote learning on Wednesday, and that all extra-curricular activities are cancelled. Both changes will last until at least Jan. 4.
“We have reached a point now in December where positive cases continue to emerge within buildings that have already experienced short term closures, the number of staff and students needing to quarantine for periods of time continues to increase, and our ability to provide substitute coverage for our teachers/professional staff during absences, has become our most significant challenge,” said Perrin.
Perrin said in-person instruction will be held tomorrow for the middle school, Lincoln Elementary, and Franklin Twp. Elementary. Gettysburg High School and James Gettys Elementary are now closed, and the middle school reopened today after a week’s shutdown.
“We remain hopeful this brief closure along with the scheduled winter break will allow time and space for further mitigation of our most significant challenges, so that we are able to resume and maintain in-person instruction in the new year,” said Perrin.