2019 Novel Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus

Overview

The Keystone Oaks School District is continually monitoring the latest news and updates regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). You can find the District's lastest communications and the most up-to-date resources from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and other local, state, and federal agencies on this web page. The District will continue to use School Messenger to communicate directly with families, but you will be able to find all of the updates and resources here. 

Links for Daily Attendance

Email Communication

During this school closure, Keystone Oaks’ Administrative Team and office staff is working remotely and is readily available via email. If you need to communicate with someone, we ask that you send an email, as it may be a few days before we are able to return phone messages. 
 
  • You can find the email addresses for the superintendent and department directors by clicking here.  
  • You can find the email addresses for the building principals by clicking here.  

Latest District Update

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Keystone Oaks will continue to provide instruction via Google Classroom through Thursday, June 11, 2020, our previously scheduled last day of school. 


This is a disappointing and heartbreaking way to end the school year for everyone, but especially for our seniors, who have worked so hard to reach this point and had many special end-of-the-year events to which they looked forward. Our central office administrators and building principals are working together to develop a plan to recognize and celebrate our seniors, both on June 11, 2020 and, if group gatherings are permitted, on another date in the future. A plan with additional details will be released in the very near future.


Additionally, we are working on a plan to allow students to gather any personal belongings that were left in the buildings and will communicate those details as soon as they are available. 


We appreciate your continued cooperation and support as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We will be sure to pass along information and updates as they become available. 

Keystone Oaks Offering Free Breakfast & Lunch

The Keystone Oaks School District’s Food Service Department will operate a free lunch program on weekdays between Tuesday, March 17 and Friday, March 27, 2020, during the state-mandated school closure due to concerns over COVID-19. 

A bagged lunch and milk will be offered free to any child 18 years of age or younger; the child does not have to be eligible for the Free & Reduced Meal program in order to receive a free lunch during this school closure. 

We do ask that you do not congregate at the site and that children simply “grab and go.” 

Lunch will be available at the following sites and times:

Myrtle Ave Elementary School                              
3724 Myrtle Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Castle Shannon Borough Building
3310 McRoberts Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
12:45 – 1:30 pm

Saint John ELCA
601 Washington Ave, Carnegie
12 noon – 1pm

Alvern Gardens
1000 Vermont Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15234    
11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Green Tree Wilson Park (in front of Fire Station)
825 Poplar Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Dormont Elementary School                                      
3200 Annapolis Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Keystone Oaks High School, Entrance C31 (rear or the building)
1000 Kelton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Elementary Optional Activities

Online Educational Resources

District Communication

Frequently Asked Questions

If school is cancelled, will we have to make up the days?
On Friday, March 13, 2020, PA Governor Tom Wolf ordered a mandatory school closure for all k-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. At that time, Governor Wolf also waived the 180 day requirement. Keystone Oaks will begin online learning for all k-12 students on Monday, March 30 so that we can provide continuity of education while school buildings are closed. 

Are school events cancelled?
As of Friday, March 13, 2020, all school activities, practices, athletic events, and facility rentals are cancelled. 
 
Will students still have to take the PSSA, Keystone, and/or PASA Exams this school year? 

On Thursday, March 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that it has cancelled statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. This includes the PSSA, Keystone, and PASA exams. You can read the full announcement here


Will students still be able to take Advanced Placement exams this year? 
The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams, announced on Friday, March 20, that it is developing an at-home testing option for this year’s exams and will also be providing live and on-demand AP courses for free. In order to give students the option of taking the exam now or later, the College Board will offer two different testing dates for each subject. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing information will be available by April 3. Please click here for complete details

Have any students or staff tested positive for coronavirus?

We are not aware of any of any postive cases of coronavirus in the Keystone Oaks School District. Please check the PA Department of Health website for the most up-to-date list of confirmed cases.

Have any students or staff been exposed to coronavirus?
The Keystone Oaks School District has not received any reports of students or staff being exposed to an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus. The District has also not received any reports of individuals who have traveled to countries on the CDC's Level 3 Travel Health Notice List or to areas within the United States where outbreaks have occurred. 
 

Continuity of Education Plan

On March 27, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 13 of 2020, which included a number of provisions for school districts during the COVID-19 health emergency. One of those was a requirement that every school district develop a Continuity of Education Plan and make that plan available on the District's website. Below you will find Keystone Oaks School District's Continuity of Education Plan. 
 

Community Support Program

Please click here for more information regarding Keystone Oaks' Community Support Program and other community resources, including mental health, social and legal resources. 

Contact Information

Keystone Oaks School Nurses
 
Allegheny County Health Department
(412-687-ACHD) or 412-687-2243 
 
PA Department of Health
 

2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources

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