SCHOOL NEWS FOR 2021

School COVID-19 Information and Resources

Here you will find COVID-19 information and resources in one location, be sure to check back frequently for updates.
 

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Attention Students/Parents:
Any student who is experiencing any Chromebook issues or issues submitting any assignments or attendance through Canvas is asked to contact our Technology Department by email at tech.help@agasd.org. You may also contact our Canvas liaison, Mrs. Alison Demarco, at Central Office,  by email Alison.demarco@agasd.org or call 724-564-7190 (ext: 8120) for assistance. 
If you have any issues submitting attendance, you are asked to contact the students home school to receive help in these matters immediately.  Problems could include submission or excuses needing turned in, or any other matters that arise. 
Reminder that all attendance is taken the following way for remote students and on remote days: 
• All High School students must log into their first period class of the day, when remote, and complete and submit the artifact assignment by 11:59pm in order to receive credit for attendance.  
• All High School Vo-Tech and COLA students are required to log into the Daily Attendance Form, when remote, and complete and submit the form by 11:59pm in order to receive credit for attendance.  
• All AG South students are required to log into their first period HR class, when remote, after enrichment and complete and submit the artifact assignment by 11:59pm in order to receive credit for attendance.
• All AG North students are required to log into their first period, when remote, and complete and submit the artifact assignment by 11:59pm in order to receive credit for attendance. 
• All Elementary students must log into their first class of the day, when remote, and complete and submit the artifact assignment by 11:59pm in order to receive credit for attendance.
If you have any further questions regarding attendance you can contact Mr. Gary M. Serock Jr. at the high school. 
Sincerely, 
Gary M. Serock Jr. 
Attendance Director/Homeschooling Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator
Albert Gallatin Area School District
Gary.serock@agasd.org 
724-564-2024 ext: 5404

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**STUDENT AUDIO & VIDEO NOTICE**
While synchronous remote learning is occurring, a student's class may be recorded. A student's facial image or voice may therefore be recorded. Synchronous remote learning occurs when classroom instruction is being conducted online, but in real time, between the teacher and all the students in the class.

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September 24, 2021 -
Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have continued to experience the presence of positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the Albert Gallatin Area School District with both students and staff. At this time and throughout the investigative process, we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. All schools continue to be routinely cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. All infected individuals are following the PA DOH quarantine guidelines and are not permitted to return to school / work until their quarantine period is completed and they are released to return to school / work.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this pandemic. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence. Please continue to wear masks / shields on district transportation and while indoors at school.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher Pegg,
Superintendent


September 3, 2021 -                                                                                                     
Good Afternoon, Colonial Families:
 
Over the past few days, we have received questions regarding our District’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures. Most of these inquiries concern the Face Covering Order issued by the Acting Secretary of the PA Department of Health. We continue to receive new information and updates from the PA Departments of Health and Education. We will continue to keep our community updated as we receive new information and how it impacts our students’ education. Please check the District’s website regularly for any and all updates throughout the year. With that being said, the following is intended to provide you with some insight on the most recent information regarding protocols & procedures during the 2021-2022 School Year:
 
 
  • Administration monitors our community / school COVID cases on a daily and weekly basis.
  • We also track the number of positive cases in each school building and the number of any close contacts identified with each positive case. These numbers can add up quickly and can thus have an impact on in-person education and extracurricular activities / sports.
  • We report all positive cases and close contacts within a school building to the PA DOH as required.
  • By Order of the Acting Secretary of the PA Department of Health, beginning September 7, 2021, all employees, staff, students, and visitors will be required to wear a mask or face shield when indoors. This applies whether or not a person is fully vaccinated. Students will not need to wear a mask when outdoors during recess, gym class or when participating in sports. 
  • Under Section 3B of the Face Covering Requirement, individuals wanting an exception must submit the required forms and medical documentation (found on the District’s website) to the District in order to be considered for exception to the PA DOH Masking Order.
  • Students are excluded from contact tracing in a K-12 setting if the infected student and the exposed students that were within 6 feet were all properly wearing a mask. In a case such as this, the exposed students that were properly wearing a mask would not have to quarantine unless they started showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Our district will continue all mitigation efforts as we did last year to reduce the risk of transmitting or getting COVID-19. Please refer to our ARP ESSER Health and Safety Plan which is located on our district website for further guidance or information. You may also contact me with any questions at the above listed phone number or through my email at cpegg@agasd.org.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


July 27, 2021 -
IMPORTANT PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION FOR 2021-22 SY


July 12, 2021 -
POSTED ACT 66 of 2021 INFORMATION (Download Below)


July 6, 2021 -
POSTED INSTRUCTIONAL TIME TEMPLATE AND SAFETY PLAN for public review (Download Below)


June 3, 2021 - 
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on June 3, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


May 24, 2021 - 
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on May 17, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


May 20, 2021 -
 AG South Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of cases of COVID-19 at the A.G. South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on May 17, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the second positive case in a 14 day period, A.G. South Middle School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and Synchronous) on Friday, May 21st. A.G. South Middle School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, May 24, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 
May 14, 2021 - 
EBB Program Launches Nationwide
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide free Internet to low-income families during the COVID emergency, will begin accepting enrollments on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/.  
The program is open to all low-income families (not just those with school-age children) as well as any family that has a student attending a CEP school.  
Program Summary:  
EBB subsidies will be up to $50/month for Internet access, and up to $100 toward the purchase of a connected device (computer or tablet) from an EBB provider.  Only one Internet subsidy is eligible per household.  Only one connected device subsidy is eligible per household, and the household must contribute between $10-$50 towards the purchase price.  
Participating Providers in PA:
A total of 48 Pennsylvania providers have signed up to participate!  A full list is available at:  https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers... (note: “Fixed” means home Internet service and “Mobile” means wireless internet services).  
Application Process:
1) Applicants will first determine if they qualify for EBB benefits: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/.  If the consumer is already receiving federal Lifeline benefits or participating in a vendor’s existing low-income or COVID-relief Internet program, they may not need to apply again for EBB.  The consumer should reach out to their existing Lifeline or low-income Internet provider for direction.
2) There are 3 ways to apply for EBB benefits beginning May 12, 2021:
-- Online at: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/
-- Mailing an application
-- Contacting a EBB Participating Provider to enroll (using the Companies Near Me tool)
3) After they submit an application, the EBB Administrator will share the results of their application.  If they apply online, they may receive immediate approval.  If the EBB Administrator cannot prove their eligibility automatically, they will request additional documentation and instructions on how to submit those documents for review.  
4) After the EBB Administrator approves their application, they can choose a company that offers EBB Program discounts and sign up for service.  
5) The company submits reimbursement claims to the EBB Administrator for their enrolled customers.
**The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.


May 14, 2021 -
Good morning Colonials,
 
Until we receive further guidance from PDE, the current mask mandate throughout the District still applies to everyone (staff, students, visitors, etc.). Masks are to be worn at all times when inside any of our schools.
Once updated guidance is received, we will update everyone with any changes.
 
Thank you for your continued participation during these times.
Christopher Pegg, Superintendent
 

May 6, 2021 -
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on May 4, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 28, 2021 -
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 26, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers again this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 22, 2021 -
Albert Gallatin South Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 20, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 20, 2021 - 
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of additional cases of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are both students and staff members, are under quarantine, and were last in the school on April 19, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers again over the next two days. Due to this being the third positive case in a 14-day period, the Albert Gallatin High School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and Synchronous) on Thursday, April 22nd. Wednesday, April 21st is already a virtual day for students. Albert Gallatin High School will return to in-person instruction on Friday, April 23, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


April 20, 2021 -
Masontown Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a second case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School in a fourteen-day period.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 16, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers since they were last in the building. The building will be cleaned and disinfected again over the next two days. Since we have identified two positive cases in a 14-day window, Masontown Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and synchronous) on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Tomorrow, April 21st is already a virtual day for all students. Masontown Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Friday, April 23, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 20, 2021 - 
Smithfield Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of 3 cases of COVID-19 at the Smithfield Elementary School in a fourteen-day period.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are students, are under quarantine, and were last in the school on April 15, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers since they were last in the building. The building will be cleaned and disinfected again over the next two days. Since we have identified three positive cases in a 14-day window, Smithfield Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and synchronous) on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Tomorrow, April 21st is already a virtual day for all students. Smithfield Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Friday, April 23, 2021.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


April 19, 2021 - 
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 19, 2021. The building is being cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


April 19, 2021 -
Smithfield Elementary Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Smithfield Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last present in the building on April 15, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers again this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

April 15, 2021 -
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of another case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 15, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the third positive case in a 14-day period, the Albert Gallatin High School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and Synchronous) on Friday, April 16th. Albert Gallatin High School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, April 19, 2021.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 15, 2021 -
ALW Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the A.L. Wilson Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 8, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 14, 2021 - 
A.G South Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of cases of COVID-19 at the A.G. South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 13, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the second positive case in a 14 day period, A.G. South Middle School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and Synchronous) on Thursday and Friday, April 15th and 16th. A.G. South Middle School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, April 19, 2021.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


April 13, 2021 -
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin Area High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 9, 2021. The building was cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers Sunday night.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 12, 2021 -
Masontown Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 12, 2021. The building is being cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 12, 2021 - 
A.G North Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of additional cases of COVID-19 at the A.G. North Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are students, are under quarantine, and were last in the school on April 8, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this concern, A.G. North Middle School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and Synchronous) on Tuesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 15th. Wednesday, April 14th is already an asynchronous / virtual day. A.G. North Middle School will return to in-person instruction on Friday, April 16th. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


April 11, 2021 -
Albert Gallatin South Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on April 9, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

April 8, 2021 - 
ALW, MAS, and NMS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of cases of COVID-19 at the ALW, MAS, and NMS schools.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are students, are under quarantine, and were last in the school on April 8, 2021. The buildings have been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this concern, all three schools will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model (Live and Synchronous) on Friday, April 9, 2021. Schools will return to in-person instruction on Monday, April 12, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


March 31, 2021 -
Albert Gallatin South Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 26, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

March 25, 2021 -
AGHS Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin High School. At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 23, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers again this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

March 24, 2021 -
Masontown Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 23, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

March 24, 2021 -
George Plava Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of another case of COVID-19 at the G. Plava Elementary School in a fourteen-day period.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are employees, are under quarantine, and were last in the school on March 18, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the second case in G. Plava Elementary School in a 14-day window, G. Plava Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model through Friday, March 26, 2021. Today, March 24th was  a typical virtual day. G. Plava Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, March 29, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


March 16, 2021 - 
Masontown Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of two more cases of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School this week.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are students, are under quarantine, and were last in the school on March 11, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the fifth case in Masontown Elementary School in a 14-day window, Masontown Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model through Friday, March 19, 2021. Wednesday, March 17th will be a typical virtual day. Masontown Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, March 22, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent



March 15, 2021 - 
George Plava Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the G. Plava Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 11, 2021. The building has been cleaned / disinfected since the employee was last in the building and will be deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers this evening.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent



March 14, 2021 - 

Masontown Faculty and Staff:

We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of another case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School this week. At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 11, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the third case in Masontown Elementary School in a 14-day window, Masontown Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model for Monday and Tuesday March 15th and 16th, 2021. Wednesday, March 17th will be a typical virtual day. Masontown Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Thursday, March 18th, 2021.

COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.

Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.

In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.


Sincerely,


Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent



March 11, 2021 -
Masontown Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of another case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School this week.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 11, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the second case in Masontown Elementary School in a 14-day window, Masontown Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instructional model for Friday, March 12, 2021. Masontown Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, March 15, 2021. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 


March 10, 2021 -
Albert Gallatin South Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 8, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


 
March 10, 2021 -
Friendship Hill Elementary Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Friendship Hill Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 4, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent



March 10, 2021 -
Attention Masontown Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 9, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

March 2, 2021 -
Attention Masontown Parents & Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of another case of COVID-19 at the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and was last in the school on March 2, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the third positive case in Masontown Elementary School in a fourteen-day period, Masontown Elementary School will be utilizing our 100% remote instruction model for the remainder of this week, March 3rd, 4th and 5th. Masontown Elementary School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, March 8, 2021. All teachers and support staff will work from home during these three days of remote instruction. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 

Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

March 1, 2021 -
Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The Masontown Elementary School has been cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned since the individual was last present in school. The infected individual is a student and is under quarantine. They will not be present in the school until cleared to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 

Christopher A. Pegg,
Superintendent
 

February 28, 2021 -
Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin Area High School. At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The high school will be cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. The infected individual is a student, was last in the school on 2/26/2021, and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

February 23, 2021 - 
Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin Area High School. At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The high school will be cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. The infected individual is a student, was last in the school on 2/19/2021, and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


February 20, 2021 - 
Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, schools will remain open unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. The Masontown Elementary School has been cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned since the individual was last present on school property. The infected individual is an employee and is under quarantine. They will not be present in the school until cleared to return to work. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 

Christopher A. Pegg,
Superintendent


February 12, 2021 - 
Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin North Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


January 26, 2021 -
Albert Gallatin South Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the building since January 26, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. Due to this being the second positive case in AG South Middle School in a fourteen-day period, Albert Gallatin South Middle School will be utilizing our 100% remote instruction model for the remainder of this week, January 27th, 28th & 29th. AG South Middle School will return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 1, 2021.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent

 
January 26, 2021 -
Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin Area High School. At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The high school will be cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. The infected individual is an employee, was last in the school on 1/25/2021,  and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

January 25, 2021 -
Parents, Guardians & Students:
 
The Albert Gallatin Area School District has the option of utilizing our “remote learning schedule” when our schools would normally have been closed due to weather related issues.
For the remainder of this school year, we will not have to cancel instruction for weather related issues, water main breaks, facility problems, etc. This also means we will not have to make up any days during holiday breaks or add on days at the end of the year.
 
Instead of announcing a school closure, we will provide notification on our district website, social media platforms, and news media outlets that the Albert Gallatin Area School District will be utilizing our “Remote Learning Schedule” for that particular day. On these days, all students will stay home and will need to be on live with their teachers starting at 9:00 AM and follow their remote schedule for the day as they have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic when we were remote learning; This will be the same exact schedule and procedure, as well as all requirements being the same in order to get credit for attendance and grades for that day.
 
Parents, guardians, students and staff will need to be prepared on short notice for use of “remote learning days” due to the COVID-19 pandemic and weather-related issues. Students must have their Chromebooks with them daily at school and at home in order to be prepared to work from home should we have to utilize our remote learning schedule. 
 
The district may also choose to utilize a typical “two-hour delay” for weather-related issues as we have done in past years. On a two-hour delay, all students will report to their school for in-person instruction and follow the school’s two-hour delay schedule.
 
If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or central office administration. Stay safe and healthy!
 
Sincerely,
 

Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

January 25, 2021 -
Smithfield Elementary Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Smithfield Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the building since January 22, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

January 25, 2021 -
Albert Gallatin South Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Albert Gallatin South Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the building since January 21, 2021. The building will be cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

January 24, 2021 -
Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin North Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The AG North Middle School is being cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned on Sunday, January 24, 2021 since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is an employee and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent
 

January 23, 2021 - 
Friendship Hill Community:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of another case of COVID-19 at the Friendship Hill Elementary School. This is the third case with an employee in less than 14 days. At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the building since January 22, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers. With this being said, the Friendship Hill Elementary School will be 100% remote instruction on Monday and Tuesday, January 25th and 26th. Wednesday, January 27th is already a virtual day. Friendship Hill Elementary will return to in-person instruction on Thursday, January 28th. Teachers and staff (aides) must work from home these three days.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


January 18, 2021 - 
Friendship Hill Faculty and Staff:
 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 at the Friendship Hill Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the building since January 13, 2021. The building has been cleaned and disinfected, as well as deep cleaned with the electrostatic sprayers.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent



January 15, 2021 - 
AGASD Community Update - https://youtu.be/ytx1t7MhQ_o 


January 4, 2021 -
After careful consideration and review of the latest COVID-19 data for Fayette County, as well as discussion with other county school districts – Albert Gallatin Area School District will be delaying the return of in-person instruction. Remote learning will now continue through Friday, January 15th with the return of in-person instruction beginning on Tuesday, January 19th following the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this pandemic.

Sincerely,

Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent


December 22, 2020 - 
The District Administration reviewed the latest data from the COVID-19 Dashboard which was released Tuesday, December 22nd. The data reports Fayette County continues to be in the “Substantial Category” for transmittal of COVID-19 with a “Positivity Rate” of 24.6% and an Incident Rate of 753.6 (per 100,000 residents). We will continue to monitor the county’s data on a weekly basis.  
 
Please be aware that the Albert Gallatin Area School District will extend the current full remote learning model through Friday, January 8, 2021. We plan to return to our in-person instructional model on Monday, January 11, 2021. Please check the district website daily for any updates and to receive the latest information.  As previously stated, we have been and will continue to stay in close communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Health throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic and will continue to follow all guidance from the DOH and PDE.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.  If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.  Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
The Albert Gallatin Area School District wishes a safe, healthy and Happy Holiday Season to the entire Colonial Community!!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg,
Superintendent


December 8, 2020 - 
The District Administration reviewed the latest data from the COVID-19 Dashboard which was released Friday, December 4th. The data reports Fayette County continues to be in the “Substantial Category” for transmittal of COVID-19 with a “Positivity Rate” of 15.4% and an Incident Rate of 354.9 (per 100,000 residents). We will continue to monitor the county’s data on a weekly basis.  
 
Please be aware that the Albert Gallatin Area School District will extend the current full remote learning model through Tuesday, December 22, 2020. We plan to return to our in-person instructional model on January 4, 2021. Please check the district website daily for any updates and to receive the latest information.  As previously stated, we have been and will continue to stay in close communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Health throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic and will continue to follow all guidance from the DOH and PDE.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.  If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.  Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
The Albert Gallatin Area School District wishes a safe, healthy and Happy Holiday Season to the entire Colonial Community!!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg,
Superintendent


December 4, 2020 - 
The District Administration reviewed the latest data from the COVID-19 Dashboard which was released earlier today. The data reports Fayette County continues to be in the “Substantial Category” for transmittal of COVID-19 with a “Positivity Rate” of 15.4% and an Incident Rate of 354.9 (per 100,000 residents). We will continue to monitor the county’s data on a weekly basis.  
Please be aware that the Albert Gallatin Area School District will extend the current full remote learning model through Friday, December 18, 2020. Please check the district website daily for any updates and to receive the latest information.  As previously stated, we have been and will continue to stay in close communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Health throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic and will continue to follow all guidance from the DOH and PDE.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.  If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.  Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.

In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 

Christopher A. Pegg,
Superintendent


November 27, 2020 -
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the G. Plava Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is an employee, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the school since November 25, 2020.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


November 27, 2020 -
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of COVID-19 in the Smithfield Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individuals are employees, are under quarantine, and have not been present in the school since November 25, 2020.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


November 25, 2020 - 
We were notified on November 23, 2020 by the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the PA Department of Education (PDE) that due to Fayette County now being in the “Substantial Category” for COVID-19 transmittals it is recommended that all schools in Fayette County transition to 100% remote learning while in the substantial category for two consecutive weeks. It was also recommended that we remain in the remote learning model until the county transitions into the “Moderate Category” for COVID-19 transmittals for two consecutive weeks. 
 
Please be aware that the Albert Gallatin Area School District will transition to full remote learning on December 1, 2020 and continue in the remote learning model, tentatively, until Friday, December 11, 2020. Teachers and students will follow the remote schedule that was utilized during the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year. The District will still hold “virtual” parent teacher conferences on December 1st. We plan to return to our current model of “in-person instruction” on Monday, December 14, 2020 should the county have two consecutive weeks of data in the “Moderate Category”. However, should we need to remain in remote learning longer than December 11th we will give plenty of advanced notice and continue to keep you informed. Please check the district website daily for any updates and to receive the latest information.   As previously stated, we have been and will continue to stay in close communication with the Pennsylvania Department of Health throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic and will continue to follow all guidance from the DOH and PDE.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.  If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.  Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg,
Superintendent


November 25, 2020 - 
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin Senior High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and has not been present in the school since November 17, 2020.
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


November 20, 2020 - Attention Parents/Guardians:
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin Senior High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, the Albert Gallatin Senior High School will be open for school on Monday, NOVEMBER 23, 2020 unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. The Albert Gallatin Senior High School is being deep cleaned and disinfected this evening Friday, November 20, 2020 since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is a student, is under quarantine, and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent


November 19, 2020 - MEMORANDUM
 TO:      STUDENTS/FAMILIES
FROM:   SUPERINTENDENT / BUILDING PRINCIPALS
RE:      Pennsylvania Department of Health Order for Mitigation Relating to Travel
 
I am writing to make you and your family aware of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recent Order for Mitigation Relating to Travel which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 and remains in effect until further notice.  This Order impacts you if you are planning to travel out of state during the upcoming holidays.  
 
The Order requires that Pennsylvania residents who return home from travel to other countries and states have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Pennsylvania.  The Order does permit a traveler to end quarantine if they receive a negative COVID-19 test after returning home.  
 
Under this Order, if you travel outside of Pennsylvania, regardless of whether the state you travel to is on the restricted travel list, the District will require proof that the student received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of returning to Pennsylvania.  If the test result is negative, the student is not required to quarantine and can return to in-person school.  If the student did not get tested or is awaiting test results, under the Order the student must quarantine for 14 days or until such time as a negative COVID-19 test result is received, whichever occurs first.  During the quarantine the student must attend school remotely.
 
These requirements are in place for all out of state travel, even if you are asymptomatic.  
There are specific exemptions under the Order for (a.) individuals travelling to and from the Commonwealth for the purposes of work, (b.) individuals travelling to and from the Commonwealth for medical reasons, (c.) military personnel travelling to the Commonwealth by order or directive of a state or Federal military authority.
 
The Albert Gallatin Area School District is required to follow this Order.   Accordingly, you must notify your building principal of any out-of-state travel before the student returns to school and provide the District with the date that the student returned to Pennsylvania. You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the date the student returned to Pennsylvania in order to return to in-person school.  If you are unable to provide this information, the student must quarantine for 14 days or obtain a test and provide proof of the negative result prior to returning to in-person school.  During any period of quarantine, the student must attend school remotely unless the student becomes too ill to do so.  
Please let me know or let your building principal know if you or your family have any questions about this Order.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg, Superintendent
 

November 18, 2020 - Attention Parents and Guardians:
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin North Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, the Albert Gallatin North Middle School will be closed Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th.  Teachers and students will work remotely from home, following their live remote schedule. Teachers and students will return to school on Monday, November 23rd.   All other schools in the Albert Gallatin Area District will remain open unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. The AG North Middle School is being deep cleaned and disinfected today Wednesday, November 18, 2020 since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is a student and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent

November 12, 2020 - Attention Parents and Guardians:
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin North & South Middle Schools.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, the Albert Gallatin North Middle School will be CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020.  South Middle School will REMAIN OPEN. North teachers and students will work remotely from home.  All other schools in the Albert Gallatin Area District will remain open unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. AG North & South Middle School are being deep cleaned and disinfected this evening Thursday, November 12, 2020 since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is an employee and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.

If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,

Christopher Pegg
Superintendent

November 8, 2020 - Attention Parents and Guardians:
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the North Middle School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, schools will remain open unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. The school has been cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is an employee and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent

October 30, 2020 - Attention Parents and Guardians:
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Masontown Elementary School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, schools will remain open unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. The school has been cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is an employee and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent

October 25, 2020 - Attention Parents and Guardians:
We are informing you that we have experienced the presence of a case of COVID-19 in the Albert Gallatin Area High School.  At this time and throughout the investigative process we have been following the guidance of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). Embedded within this guidance, please be aware that the DOH will conduct all contact tracing and notification of individuals that may require further instruction and information. Moreover, at this juncture, schools will remain open unless we receive notice otherwise from the DOH. The high school has been cleaned, disinfected, and deep cleaned on Sunday, October 25, 2020 since learning of this case of COVID-19. The infected individual is an employee and is under quarantine and will not be present in the school until released to return to school. 
 
COVID-19 is a disease that is capable of rapidly spreading person-to-person. If someone is infected, that person can expose other people to COVID-19 even if they show no symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness.
If you or any members of your household develop symptoms of COVID-19 or have symptoms worsen, notify your local health department or the Pennsylvania Department of Health immediately at 1-877-724-3258 and contact a health care provider. Before seeking medical attention, let the health care provider know about the possible exposure to a case of COVID-19.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19.
 
In closing, the Albert Gallatin Area School District is concerned about the health and well-being of you, your family, and the general public during this outbreak. We understand that this is a difficult time and that some individuals may need additional support during this period. Please reach out to us if you or your family need additional assistance regarding this correspondence.
 
Sincerely,
 
Christopher A. Pegg
Superintendent

September 30, 2020 - Added 2020-21 AGASD School Bus Schedule (Download)

September 18, 2020 - Added FAQ Document (Download)

September 17, 2020 - Return to School Parent Question Form released (Link ABOVE)

September 16, 2020 - Immunization Change
The immunization requirements for all students entering Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grades have been suspended by the Department of Health for a period of 2 months, the immunizations will continue to be a requirement for students entering these grade levels. 

The NEW deadline is November 9, 2020. 


September 4, 2020 - Added IMPORTANT Student Handouts (Download) and NEW videos to YouTube channel

August 31, 2020 - Important Community Update -  https://youtu.be/Z8gQQQqGJQY   
                                "How-To" videos added to our YouTube channel (link above)

August 26, 2020 -  Attention North/South Parents & Guardians:
We realize that some of our recently distributed Chromebooks are cosmetically blemished.  However, the devices do work and function appropriately. The damage and blemishes can be frustrating – especially to those students who went above and beyond to take care of their previously assigned device. We are still awaiting another shipment of devices and because of this our inventories are very limited. There is currently a nationwide shortage of Chromebooks amongst an array of other technology equipment. 
 
Be assured we understand your disappointment and concern while asking for your cooperation as we await the delivery of additional devices in the coming weeks. Our goal is to make sure every student has a device to access instruction for the first day of school.  

Once we receive additional devices, information will be posted regarding the process for making exchanges.  Again, we completely understand everyone’s frustration regarding this matter, not to mention, the overall stress associated with returning to school under these circumstances.  
 

August 23, 2020 - Chromebook Insurance Protection Plan purchase now available ONLINE via credit/debit card.
                                 Please click HERE to purchase - you may also pay via check during pickup.

August 17, 2020 - 2020 Chromebook Manual available for viewing/download (LINK BELOW) 
                                Chromebook Distribution Plan has been released (LINK BELOW)
                                INSURANCE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEK

August 12, 2020 -  Please click on this link for an important video update https://youtu.be/mASatNWfk8A
                                  Educational Commitment Form https://forms.gle/f2PF2vsidY2o14iT8 -- CLOSES ON 8/19

July 24, 2020 - We certainly understand that some parents/guardians might be apprehensive about their children returning in the fall. As such, we have revamped our AGASD Online Learning program into a fully functioning online learning option available to all AGASD students. If you are interested in having your student participate in the full-time AGASD Online Learning Academy for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the following form. Please submit one form per child.
 
https://forms.gle/TmaA2Q6yF7ms8xZR9  -- FORM WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7th.
 
July 23, 2020 - Added APPROVED Re-Opening Plan (Download)
                           Added Return to School Calendar (Download) 

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