Dear DASD Families:
Unfortunately, as of today, we have 6 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Middle School/High School for people who were in school and infectious over the last five days. The administration consulted with the PA Department of Health this afternoon and the epidemiologist has recommended as a precautionary measure that the District close the Middle School and High School complex for Friday, March 26, 2021 through Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Therefore, the entire Middle School and High School complex will be closed Friday, March 26, 2021 through Sunday, March 28, 2021. This temporary closure will allow for contact tracing as well as additional deep cleaning of the school building. Also, all sports and activities at the Middle School and High School, both home and away, are cancelled during the time of the closure. Please realize this temporary closure is the safest measure that will ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Additionally, this temporary closure will allow the district to reset our case count at the secondary level starting Monday, March 29, 2021 and possibly avoid a longer closure of the secondary campus as we are only on Day #5 of our 14-day rolling count.
Due to the secondary campus closure, Friday, March 26, 2021 will be a flexible instruction day for remote learning with synchronous instruction through iTrojan for Middle School and High School students. Please know that instruction will continue as normally planned for Grandview Elementary School tomorrow.
Eric P. Curry