Keystone extends remote learning to Dec. 11

From staff reports

Keystone School District has announced it is extending remote learning in the district through Friday, Dec. 11.

Superintendent Shawn Algoe said Tuesday in a letter to students, parents and staff that “while we had hoped to return to in-person teaching and learning on Dec. 1, the current conditions in our local district, the county, and the Commonwealth as a whole, point to a heightened risk for in-person instruction.”

Algoe also said “public health staff are overwhelmed and running behind in case investigations and contact tracing. The information we received from the (Department of Health and Department of Education) clearly emphasizes a requirement for more consistent and intensive disease mitigation efforts. One of those mitigation efforts includes maintaining remote-only instructional models during this current surge in case counts.”

The district is planning a tentative return to in-person teaching and learning on Dec. 14.