Venna Announcement 2

Dear Shamokin Area School District Families:

Please read this update regarding the latest information on masking.  As many of you may already know, earlier today, the Commonwealth Court issued a ruling deeming the DOH masking order to be unlawful.  Although, the state plans to file an appeal of this ruling, the District will make masks OPTIONAL for students and staff effective tomorrow, Thursday, November 11, and until our School Board meets on Tuesday evening, November 16, at which time, the Board will review and possibly update our Health and Safety Plan.  The District will continue to encourage mask wearing as it also can reduce the number of students placed on quarantine.

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and staff.  And we are grateful for the support of our community.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you.  



Chris J. Venna