Neshaminy COVID-19 Updates

  • Neshaminy Update newsletter

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/31/2020 11:30:00 AM

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    The March Neshaminy Update newsletter has been posted and contains an important message from Superintendent Jones along with information about the COVID-19 closure and our plans to expand online learning.

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  • Closure extended indefinitely

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/30/2020 5:30:00 PM

    Pennsylvania closure notice

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all schools and non-essential businesses in the Commonwealth to be closed indefinitely. For now, that means that our schools will be closed until at least April 30, and possibly beyond. 

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  • Secondary curriculum update

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/28/2020 12:15:00 PM

    Click here to read an update on secondary school learning opportunities (grades 5-12).

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  • Changes to breakfast & lunch distribution

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/25/2020 5:15:00 PM

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    Families eligible for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program at Neshaminy should check their email for important information regarding changes to the meal distribution program starting Friday 3/27.

    We have added meals for the weekends which can be picked up on Fridays. Starting Monday 3/30, the meal distribution schedule will change to 3 times a week:

    • Monday from 11am - 1pm to pick up meals for Monday & Tuesday
    • Wednesday from 11am - 1pm to pick up meals for Wednesday & Thursday
    • Fridays from 11am - 1pm to pick up meals for Friday, Saturday & Sunday

    We have also added pick-up locations for convenience. Expanded social distancing procedures will be in effect at all pick-up locations.

     

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  • Virtual School Board Meeting March 26, 7 pm ET

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/25/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Neshaminy School District

    Virtual Board Meeting Information

    Next Meeting: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7 pm

    The meeting can be viewed at the YouTube Live channel below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiDVDCpxQkg 

    If a member of the public would like to speak during the public comment section of the meeting, they can visit the link below to log into the Zoom webinar (you will be prompted to download a viewing app or view in your browser):

    https://zoom.us/j/699829625

    No password is required.

    As an alternative, you can also call into the meeting to participate:

    1-301-715-8592
            
    Meeting ID #: 699 829 625
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  • Update: PA extends school closure

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/24/2020 4:20:00 PM

    Yesterday, Governor Wolf extended school closings for students through April 9 and enacted a "shelter in place" order for Bucks County and surrounding areas. Given our school calendar, this means that the earliest Neshaminy students will return to our school buildings will be Monday, April 13. We will keep you posted if this changes.

     Under the governor’s most recent order, we are permitted to continue our essential functions. These include, but are not limited to, the "grab and go" meal distribution, support for our technology connectivity, and instructional work toward the development of our online Learning Opportunities.

     This week, you received information related to Phase 2 of our Learning Opportunities for all students. Next week, our teachers will be focusing on the preparation of lessons for Neshaminy’s Phase 3 online instructional program. Phase 3 learning will be activated if the state orders an even longer school closing.

    Please continue to visit our COVID-19 Central website www.neshaminy.org/covid-19 for updates and check your email for important information about these initiatives.


    Joseph Jones III

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • Secondary Learning Opportunities Update

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/24/2020 3:30:00 PM

    Letter from Dr. Rob McGee:

    Some Updates on the Learning Opportunities in Canvas.

    1. As expected, there were some technical glitches with access to particular software and/or websites from home on Chromebooks.  NSD Staff is working to correct such issues.  Please continue to email us what isn’t working technologically from your end.
    2. A Middle School Art Learning Opportunities Module has been added.  Thank you Dr. Stacy Potter, NSD Art Lead Teacher!

     

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    Art activity on Canvas  

    1. As of this email, 2,300 students out of 5,600 in Grades 5 – 12 have not accepted the Invite to the Neshaminy Learning Opportunities Courses.
    2. You can view a video here: https://youtu.be/snlPp2pHNUw on how to “Accept” and access the Learning Opportunities Course.  If you do not see the invitation, please email me, I’ll re-invite you.  (There has been a rash of ‘mysterious’ Invitation Deletions)

    Again, please don’t hesitate to call or email questions.

     

    Rob McGee, Ph.D.

    Director of Secondary Education
    Neshaminy School District

    rmcgee@neshaminy.org
    215-809-6512

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  • Chromebook requests

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/24/2020 11:30:00 AM

    If a family missed the Chromebook distribution and needs a device, please fill out the online form found at the link below:

    www.neshaminy.org/chromebook

    You will be contacted with instructions on how to receive your Chromebook.

    Please limit requests to only those students who do not have access to another device at home (such as a family PC or laptop) for online learning. We also ask that families limit Chromebook requests to one per household. Siblings should share District devices already in their possession whenever possible.

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  • Elementary Learning Opportunities, Phase 2 update

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/23/2020 10:30:00 AM

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    Update to the Learning Opportunities plans, Phase 2 sent to Neshaminy elementary families on Monday, March 23

     

    Letter to Neshaminy elementary families 3/23 

     

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  • Secondary Learning Opportunities, Phase 2 update

    Posted by Chris Stanley on 3/23/2020 6:30:00 AM

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    The Secondary Learning Opportunities web page has been updated with information on "Phase 2" of the plan. Please read the parent letter sent Sunday, March 22:

    Learning Opportunity Parent Letter March 22 update

    and watch the short video below for a tour of the Canvas applications:

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