Franklin Area Schools Going Virtual Next Week

| October 30, 2020

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin Area School District has announced they will be going virtual for the next week.

According to a message sent out by Superintendent Mark Loucks, all students grades K-12 will be working remotely Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week.

Loucks noted cafeteria staff in each building will be preparing meals for curbside pick-up from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day and virtual parent/teacher conferences will be held as scheduled, on Friday, November 6.

“Considering the low total of COVID-19 cases experienced, we feel safety protocols can be implemented, allowing sporting events scheduled for tonight and tomorrow to go on as planned. However, all off-season sports programs and open gyms are canceled until further notice,” Loucks stated in the message, going on to note that elementary basketball is canceled for Saturday, October 31.

While the Franklin Area schools will be closed, Franklin Area students who attend Vo-tech may attend their Vo-tech programs.

Loucks said busing will be provided via group bus stops. Any vo-tech student who needs transportation is asked to go to the district website for busing information or contact Kevin Close at 814-432-2121 ext. 1105.

Students who were absent from school on Friday, October 30, will receive printed materials in the mail, and any student in need of their device is asked to contact their school building to make arrangements.

“The health, safety, and welfare of our students is our number one priority,” Loucks said.

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