Dear Shamokin Area School District Families:
Once again, in an abundance of caution, we will proactively be switching to a virtual learning day on Monday for students in Grades 7-12 only. Department of Health guidelines require us to close a building when we reach 6-10 positive cases in a rolling 14-day period. At this time, we are at 4 positive cases in our Middle/High School. With that being said, our Middle/High School will be deep cleaned this evening and closed throughout the weekend. On Monday, all faculty and staff will report to school as normal. However, students in Grades 7-12 will be virtual on Monday.
We know the current circumstances are challenging for our students and families. They are very challenging circumstances for our teachers and staff as well. Please know that the District will continue to make decisions in the best interest of our students and families. Also, please understand that due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, we may need to revise our plan for our instructional model as new information becomes available from confirmed cases, PDE, DOH and/or the Governor’s Office and we will be sure to inform you of any necessary changes as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your patience, cooperation, and trust. Please continue to be diligent about abiding by recommended safety practices. We need our entire community to wear masks, adhere to social distancing, exercise frequent hand washing and avoid gatherings.
Remember, we are in this together and we appreciate your support of our Shamokin Area Schools!
Chris J. Venna
If a student has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID or is COVID positive themselves please contact the school nurse ASAP at 570-648-5731 option 4.
Go to www.indians.k12.pa.us
Select from the “Select a School” drop down menu at the top “Shamokin Area Virtual School” Link: https://www.indians.k12.pa.us/Domain/1400
Then select Shamokin Area Middle School/High School Virtual Pathway Portal Link : https://sites.google.com/indians.k12.pa.us/shamokin-area-elementary-virtu/home
This is where attendance is taken daily and you can log into your choice of virtual education that you have selected.
In an effort to provide parents with the assistance they need, the Center for Safe Schools with funding provided by the Highmark Foundation developed the PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit and companion guides. These free, downloadable tools are helpful to inform parents of the definition of bullying and how to support their children. The PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit and companion guides can be accessed at: