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COVID-19 School Closures 3.13.20

Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members,

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all schools in the Commonwealth to close for 10 business days in an attempt to contain the Coronavirus.  

The Coatesville Area School District will close from Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27 and will reopen on Monday, March 30, 2020.  The date to reopen may change based upon information regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Only essential District personnel will report to work to maintain the basic operations of the District. This will include selected central office staff members, custodians and maintenance, food service, security, and members of the technology department. Principals and building secretaries will be in their buildings on Monday, March 16th from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Students and staff may access the building at this time to pick up any personal belongings.

To ensure our students are able to continue their academic growth, the teaching staff, administration, and technology department has developed a link on our District website to provide educational  resources that students can access via their Chromebooks, personal computers, or any other electronic device with internet access. The assignments and lessons posted on the website will provide students with an opportunity to strengthen previously taught skills and strategies. In addition to these lessons and activities, additional resources are provided by grade level and content area. Please know that these resources, lessons and activities are not mandatory, as we know not everyone will be able to work through the provided assignments.

Be aware that no school district will be penalized if it fails to meet the 180 day or school hours requirements.

We will be providing a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for students (they can be picked up together) between the hours of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Rainbow Elementary, Scott Middle School, or the Senior High School.  This is available for any child under the age of 18. We will be continuing to communicate with additional location sites as they become available.

For families needing services during this time, please see below the links below for the Chester County Food Bank, and Mitzvah Circle. We also have attached a list of Youth Mental Health Services.

Once again, I thank you for your partnership in our effort to keep our schools safe and healthy. This situation is very fluid, as more information comes forward, we will do our best to continue to communicate with you in a timely way with the best information we have.


Rick Dunlap