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Update 3.16.20

Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

I would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we continue to work together during this difficult time. I know that many of you have numerous questions, as do we. We have submitted a number of questions to the Department of Education around the 180 day requirement, special education requirements, and preparation for closing out the 2019-2020 school year. As we receive answers and direction from the Department of Education and the Governor’s Office, we will share this information with you. We are also working with our solicitor to help provide guidance for us.

In the meantime, we are continuing to provide meals for our students. We are grateful to all of our municipalities and CCAP for helping us organize volunteers. Thank you for the support that you have given our families and the Coatesville Area School District. If you have any questions about receiving food, please contact Erin Robinson, 610-466-2405 Robinsone@casdschools.org or Brenda Wolf, 610-466-2404at wolfb@casdschools.org.

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 School, Caln Elementary School, Scott Middle School, the Senior High School, Benner Building, West End Fire Hall, Olivet Methodist, Modena Borough Hall, and South Coatesville Borough Hall. We will also be delivering meals to Indian Run Village and Regency Park Apartments. 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.

Starting March 17, 2020, Iccara Pizza is providing free lunch for our Coatesville students K-12 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM! The options are a slice of pizza with apple juice or orange juice, or spaghetti with sauce and an apple juice or orange juice. Iccara has expressed that they want to help our community as much as they can during this time. Iccara Pizzeria is located at 691 W. Kings Highway. This free lunch will be pick-up only!

To ensure our students are able to continue their academic growth, the teaching staff, administration, and technology department have developed a link on our District website, https://www.casdschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=4&ChannelID=1792&DirectoryType=6 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.

The Administration building is closed until March 30th. We will not be letting anyone other than essential Coatesville Area School District employees enter the building. If you need assistance, please email the correct department. If you are unsure who the correct person is, you can email Melanie Crescenz at crescenzm@casdschools.org or call the district receptionist 610-466-2400.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility. Working together, we can keep our communities healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Rick Dunlap

Interim Superintendent

CASD