Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Posted on 05/05/2020
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On April 9, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf extended school closures for the remainder of the academic year (Governor Wolf’s message can be accessed by clicking here).  What this means for the South Eastern School District is that our distance learning platform will continue for the rest of the school year.  News of this closure will also allow us to finalize decisions and make plans pertaining to end- of- year events, such as graduation.  Please be aware that information regarding these events will be forthcoming. 

It is our sincere hope that the SESD staff is able to work collaboratively with our parents, guardians and students to provide a beneficial education using this distance learning platform.  As indicated in previous correspondence, we are built for a face-to-face model of education but doing our best to construct this new platform.  That being said, it is imperative for us to garner information from you, regarding our performance so far.  So, please take a few moments to complete the survey below that indicates your perception of the workload.  We will take the information from the survey and work to create a better educational experience.  In addition to the survey, please take a few moments to go over our Continuity of Education Plan as well as review the other information and links on this page.    

  • SESD Continuity of Education Plan
    • Continuity of Education is the overarching term for any educational practices that occur in the event of a prolonged school closure. It is important that students have the opportunity to develop and maintain skills while away from the customary school environment. Please check out the Continuity of Education Plan for the South Eastern School District at the link below.
    • SESD Continuity of Education Plan
  • Buildings and Grounds
    • In light of the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with federal and state guidance, the South Eastern School District will not allow trespassing on the district’s property for anyone other than individuals deemed essential personnel or for families picking up meals or materials.  All athletic fields, elementary playgrounds, and the track will be closed until the district reopens.  We apologize for the inconvenience; however, the district must make every effort to ensure the safety of our community.  
  • Technology (Internet and Devices)
    • The District understands that Internet access is problematic in some areas of our District.  For this reason, it will be imperative for us to know which families have Internet access and which do not.  If you have NOT completed this survey indicating that your family does NOT have access to the internet, please complete this short survey.  Survey for those who do NOT have access to the Internet.
    • What should a student do if their district- issued device is broken?
      •  If a student device is not working, please submit a request using the Student Device Repair Form.
      •  If you are unable to access the Student Device Repair Form email techsupp@sesd.k12.pa.us or call 717-382-4843 x6333.
      • Parents can pick up devices at the established grab and go meal sites
  • Nutritional Support
    • We realize that this time may be difficult for many families.  If you need nutritional assistance, please click on the confidential link below and support will be given. We will continue to  provide grab and go breakfast/lunches on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The schedule for pick up will be 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM at Delta Peach Bottom Elementary (side door adjacent to the cafeteria), Kennard Dale High School (door adjacent to the cafeteria), and Stewartstown Elementary (side door adjacent to the cafeteria).  If you will be picking up grab and go breakfast/lunches, we ask that you:
    • Please stay in your vehicles.  Our goal is to ensure the safety of our parents and our staff.  When you park at one of our locations, a staff member will come to your vehicle, identify your need, and give the appropriate number of bagged breakfast/lunches.
    • Please bring your own plastic bags.  We are currently in short supply of bags and boxes (these bags will help us carry multiple lunches to your vehicle).
  • Superintendent Questions and Answers
    • If you have questions about this virus and or school closures, please click on the link below. All questions will be answered within 24 hours, and answers will be posted here.
    • Q&A Link
    • Superintendent Q&A - Posted 4/11/20
    • Please click here to view the Superintendent's video message from 3/31/2020.
  • School Board Meetings
    • The South Eastern School District Board of Directors will be holding all public board meetings on a virtual platform until the COVID-19 Pandemic is over.  More information can be found at http://bit.ly/sesdvirtualmeeting
  • Mental Health/Health Resources
    • If you or your child are struggling emotionally or in other ways, there are many resources available by phone/text to help families through these difficult times. Check the link below for a list of resources.
    • Mental Health Resources
    • SESD Student and Family Health Resources
    • The Crisis Management Institute has 40+ years addressing school crisis response, trauma intervention, and violence prevention.  Their experience provides quality resources that youth, parents, and communities need in order to lower anxieties and build resilience.  Access their many COVID-19 resources for parents at Crisis Management Institute Resources For Parents
    • Action for Healthy Kids has put together resources during COVID-19 on physical activity nutrition, and more!
    • Ideas for Family Fun Breaks - from our SESD School Nurses

We will continue to add additional links and resources, so be sure to check back for updated information.

The goal of the South Eastern School District is to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We appreciate your willingness to work with us to protect the health and safety of our students and community by staying home and following precautions that will stop the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for your continued support.