Venna Announcement 2
Dear Shamokin Area School District Families:
Our first day of school for all students will be Monday, August 22. With that being said, I sincerely hope that summer provided you all with an opportunity to relax and recharge yourself after what was a remarkable school year. I also recognize that we still continue to navigate through difficult challenges. As individuals, we all have unique and valid perspectives. However, as a school community, we are all committed to serving the students who will walk into our buildings and classrooms this school year. My hope is for our schools to be THE place where students are challenged to learn, valued for their talents, and supported in their growth. Throughout the school year, we will maintain our focus on health and safety, high quality instruction, social and emotional learning, and equity.
On behalf of the Shamokin Area School District, I want to say welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year! We appreciate your commitment to working together and making this another fantastic year for our students.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help. Thank you.
Chris J. Venna
The CDC updated their recommended isolation and quarantine guidance for those that test positive for COVID-19 and those that are considered to be a close contact. The updated guidance is found in our Health and Safety plan that is located on our District website. This guidance will go into effect immediately.
The CDC has indicated that there will be additional guidance for more specific settings, including schools, released in the near future. The PA Department of Health will review and update the guidance accordingly if and when CDC makes any further adjustments. Please note that this is a very fluid situation. We appreciate your patience as we work through these changes together.