• Superintendent Blog: March 28, 2021

    Posted by Jason Harris on 3/28/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Community,

    I am writing today to give you an update on our Phased Return to School Planning and State Testing. As you may be aware, the School Board of Directors voted to approve modifications to our Health and Safety plan on March 17th. This modification included Grades 3 through 12 in our return to school planning, for those who have chosen in-person/hybrid learning. All virtual options are still in effect.  Please take a look at your school principal’s page below, which will give greater detail.

     

    Grandview Elementary (K-2) - https://www.mv.org/Page/2748

    Intermediate School (3-5) - https://www.mv.org/Page/2749

    Middle / Senior High School (6-12) - https://www.mv.org/Page/2718

     

    The dates for the phased return to school are as follows:

    Grades K-2: Monday, March 22

    Grades 3-5: Monday, April 12

    Grades 6-8: Monday, April 12

    Grades 9-12: Monday, April 19

    To provide additional detail as to how instructional models will adjust for this change, please take a look at the attached file.  There are separate listings for each building, with details of "who is doing what on each day" as we lead up to the return to in-person learning.

    Additionally, the CDC released revised guidance last week, which included a change in recommended distancing from 6 feet to 3 feet in schools.  That information will be considered by our Pandemic Planning Team, and it is possible that a revision to the Health and Safety Plan could be recommended to the Board of School Directors for consideration. Stay tuned.


    STATE TESTING UPDATE: Unlike last school year, the PSSA and Keystone tests were not waived this year by the US Department of Education.  However, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has allowed us flexibility in the testing window. We have decided to offer the State Tests in the Fall of 2021 (September), to allow a smoother transition back to in-person learning.  We know that this may cause some challenges as students move from grade to grade, but we thought it was best that we focused on getting our students back to school in person rather than focus on the testing aspect of our District.

     


    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will take place beginning on Monday, March 22nd, by appointment only. More information can be found on the Grandview Elementary School website under the Kindergarten Registration link. Please call the main office at Grandview at 215-736-5280 to schedule your appointment or click the following link:
     

    SPRING BREAK:  All Morrisville Schools will be CLOSED on April 1, 2, and 5 (Th, Fr, Mo) for Spring Break.  Schools will resume operation on Tuesday, April 6.

     

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  • Superintendent Blog: March 14, 2021 (Revised: March 22)

    Posted by Jason Harris on 3/14/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Community,

    Below are a few important updates. I encourage you to email (jharris@mv.org) or call 215-736-2681 if you have questions.


    RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING:  I am writing to inform you that on Wednesday, March 17, at 7:30 pm (see update below), the Board of School Directors will consider adopting the recommended modifications to the Health and Safety Plan to include a return to in-person learning for Grades 3-12, for those who have selected this option.

    Parents who have selected their students to remain virtual will do so for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  If not done so already, all families will be notified of their selected choice of instructional model for their student.  If you have any questions about the instructional model choice, please call your building principal, or click below:

    Grandview Elementary (K-2) - https://www.mv.org/Page/2748

    Intermediate School (3-5) - https://www.mv.org/Page/2749

    Middle / Senior High School (6-12) - https://www.mv.org/Page/2718

     

    First day of in-person learning:

    K-2: Monday, March 22 (already approved)

    3-5: Monday, April 12 (approved 3/17)

    6-8: Monday, April 12 (approved 3/17)

    9-12: Monday, April 19 (approved 3/17)

    At the start of this phased return to school, in-person learning will take place 4-days per week and seek to move to 5-days per week according to the proposed schedule below.  The scheduled asynchronous days will allow for transition and individual support of our students and staff as we progress toward our ultimate goal: full-time in-person learning for all students.

     

    Approved March 17!  The first full week of synchronous learning (all students/end of asynchronous days):

    K-2:  Week of April 12

    3-5:  Week of April 26

    6-8:  Week of April 26

    9-12:  Week of May 3

    Your building principal will be in touch with specific details regarding K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade span schedules.

     

    UPDATE! K-2 RETURN TO SCHOOL: Parent letters were mailed home last week with more information on the K-2 Return to School planning. If you have not received your letter yet, please visit the Grandview website to view a copy of it.  (We understand there have been delays in the mail.) You can access the website at www.mv.org. Click on the Schools tab and select Grandview Elementary. The links are on the left side of the page.  Please take note that there are two separate letters. One is for those students that will be remaining virtual and one for those students that are returning in person. Please feel free to call the main office at Grandview with any questions. The number to call is 215-736-5280.


    VACCINATIONS: I am also writing to announce that through the collective efforts of our State and local partners, we have been able to secure doses of the single-shot J&J COVID-19 vaccine for school employees and contractors.  The first “round” of vaccinations has already begun and includes all of our Grandview (K-2) staff, in advance of their return to in-person learning on Monday, March 22.  Ultimately, all K-12 staff and contractors are eligible for this vaccine.  As supply increases, we will offer vaccination appointments to the rest of the staff.  This is a key strategy in our Health and Safety Plan as we mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.


    SYMPTOM SCREENING:  As we plan for a return to in-person learning (hybrid), I wanted to inform you of a daily symptom checker for all students.  There is a separate symptom checker for staff as well. We ask that each parent review the symptom checker on a daily basis.  An email and text reminder will go out daily.


    SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: I cordially invite you to the Board Meeting on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:30 pm.  Zoom links, as well as links to the agenda, will be posted on our website and social media.


    SPRING FORWARD:  This is a friendly reminder to move your clocks FORWARD one hour on Sunday, March 14.  Spring is coming!!


    COMING SOON!  MOEF PRESENTS: Dr. Wallace is back in Morrisville!  A perennial Morrisville favorite, he will be back in town with a District and Community Presentation via Zoom entitled:

    “If there’s never been before, you’re just going to have to be the first: Exploring those who break down barriers and achieving your goals even in the absence of similar role models”

    Dr. Wallace serves as Assistant Professor of Physics; Discipline Coordinator of Physics Program; Director of Physics Laboratories; and Coordinator of Rocketry at Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

    The presentation for the community will be held virtually on March 23rd at 7 pm via Zoom.  All MS and HS classes will visit with Dr. Wallace virtually during school hours, also on March 23rd.

    For additional details, please visit the MOEF Website.

     

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  • Superintendent Blog: February 28, 2021

    Posted by Jason Harris on 2/28/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Families,

    As you may be aware, the Board of School Directors voted to approve our Phased Reopening Health and Safety Plan, which includes a return to hybrid in-person instruction for some students in Grades K-2.  Based upon our committal parent selection survey data, approximately 47% of our students will return to in-person instruction, beginning March 22, 2021.

    At this time, if you selected virtual instruction for your Grade K-2 student, that selection must remain until the end of the 20-21 school year.

    All families will be reminded of their selection for virtual or hybrid instruction through a letter from Mrs. Palumbo.

    Additional details regarding schedule adjustments and other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) will be forthcoming.

    We plan to implement a similar approach when re-opening for in-person instruction for Grades 3-12. In order to inform that planning, I am asking all parents and guardians to submit a committal survey for each student in Grades 3-12 as to their choice of in-person (hybrid) or full virtual instruction.

    You can find the link to the survey here.  Please complete the survey no later than Tuesday, March 2If you do not respond to the survey, your preferred choice for instruction will be automatically indicated as FULL VIRTUAL.

    I understand that there may be more questions than answers about a full return to school. At this time, I ask that you please communicate with your Building Principal about any questions related to specifics that pertain to individual situations, and I assure you that a list of resources and information will be published next week.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this next step in our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

     

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  • Superintendent Blog: February, 23, 2021

    Posted by Jason Harris on 2/23/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Community,

    I cordially invite you to the School Board Action Meeting on Wednesday, February 24, at 7:30 pm.  At this meeting, the Board will consider approving revisions to the District Health and Safety Plan, as well as the Return to Participate Plan for Athletics. 

    A copy of the revised plans will be posted on the Board agenda and shared on social media.

    If the Board approves the Health and Safety Plan as recommended, we will begin the return to in-person instruction for Grades K-2, followed by a staggered implementation of Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12.  It is our intent to return to in-person instruction (hybrid) by mid-April, for all families who have selected that mode of delivery.

    If the Board approves the Return to Participate Plan, Spring athletic contests and practices will resume for Morrisville students.

    Public comment will be allowed for both agenda and non-agenda items by signing up with your name and address in the Zoom chat.

    The link to the meeting as well as the agenda will be posted on our website, on the morning of February 24.

    Hope to see you there.

     

    My best,

    Mr. Harris

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  • Superintendent Blog: January 31, 2021

    Posted by Jason Harris on 1/31/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Community,

     

    The past two weeks have been spent preparing for Preliminary Budget discussions as well as Return to School Planning.  Here is an update on both:

    2021-2022 Budget:

    In terms of budget planning, please see the following presentation for a very generic overview of our 2021-2022 General Fund Budget.  At this time, there are NO CUTS in program that are being recommended to the Board for consideration.

    Additionally, the School Board has considered a resolution to keep the local tax levy within the index allowed by law, 3.6%.  At last Wednesday’s meeting, the Board voted to approve this resolution.

    What does this mean?  This means that the Board can only consider an increase in the local tax levy of 3.6%.  This does NOT mean that taxes will automatically increase by 3.6%.  The Board is looking at all proposed expenses and projected revenues for next year and considering all of their options as it relates to the budget.  The budget picture will become clearer every month, especially after the Governor releases the PA State budget proposal.  From there, we can get a better sense of any additional State aid, reimbursements, and grants for which we might be eligible.  Also, our estimated expenses in areas like Special Education, Medical Benefits will become clearer as we move to a June adoption of a final budget.

    A list of General Fund Budget timelines and meetings can be found here.


    Return to School Planning

    Below is an update on COVID-19 metrics in Bucks County:

    For the week ending 1/28/2021 (yes, Thursday), the COVID metrics are as follows: 

    227.4 cases per 100,000. This is DOWN from 233.2 the previous week.

    10.4% PCR Positivity Rate. This is UP from 9.2% in the previous week.

    (Source: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Monitoring-Dashboard.aspx)

    Bucks County is still in the Substantial spread category.

    If you were not already aware, the revised recommendations from PDE included the consideration of in-person instruction for Grades K-6 while in the Substantial spread metric. This revision is part of our planning and discussion.


    VACCINE UPDATE

    We are discussing as a County how best to advocate for an increased supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, our ability to deliver any vaccine is hampered by the supply chain issues nationwide.  The Morrisville nursing staff has received at least their first dose, and we have encouraged our Phase 1A eligible staff to consider connecting with our Bucks County Health Department or their local hospital to get an appointment to receive the vaccine.   The Bucks County Superintendents have sent a joint letter to our State and Federal Legislators, asking for additional doses of vaccine, and to communicate our collective desire and ability to coordinate our own plans to distribute the vaccine to the staff who desire to do so.   You can see a copy of the letter here.


    FREE COVID TESTING FOR CHILDREN

    The Bucks County Health Department has recently expanded free COVID-19 testing to now include children who have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 24 Hours

    This is in addition to school employees and contractors already eligible to be tested at these sites.

     Every child must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who will be responsible for administering the nasal swab to the child.

    Please see the linked flyer with location addresses, hours of operations, and registration information.

    We thank the Bucks County Health Department for expanding this free COVID-19 testing for symptomatic children in Bucks County!


    The Pandemic Planning Committee, consisting of parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members, has been wrestling with the challenges of bringing a hybrid plan to bear.  The primary challenges of staffing (i.e., getting enough substitutes) and facility issues (room occupancy with 6’ social distancing) have led the Committee to recommend the current course of action to me, and I have recommended that action to the Board.  The Committee has been reviewing the metrics for reopening on a bi-weekly basis, and by current count, the metrics of COVID in our area seem to be diminishing.

    I understand that there have been frustrations and challenges to our instructional approach.  These have indeed been very challenging times for everyone, and the Pandemic Planning Committee was resolute in their recommendation to maintain the stability of expectation for a consistent instructional model.

    I have met with our administrative team, and we are working through scenarios to design a STAGGERED hybrid return to in-person instruction:  K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, in that order.  


    FAST FACTS TO CONSIDER

    Did you know that if we have just two unrelated cases of COVID-19 in our schools, that we would potentially have to move to virtual instruction for 3-7 days?  With five unrelated cases of COVID-19, that number jumps to a move to virtual for up to 14 days. 

    Source:  https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/SchoolReopeningGuidance/ReopeningPreKto12/PublicHealthGuidance/Pages/SchoolClosureRecommentations.aspx

    Note: Depending on contact tracing and in consultation with the Bucks County Department of Health, in any of the scenarios above we may be able to reopen for in-person instruction sooner than the PDE recommendation.

    Did you also know that the online attendance for students K-12 was HIGHER in December 2020 than in December 2019?

    COMPARISON WITH OTHER DISTRICTS

    Some have asked me, “What about the other districts? They have a hybrid program!” While I will never comment on other District’s approaches to the Pandemic, I will say that the general consensus is that having a hybrid approach complicates a consistent instructional model and has been wearing teachers and students out.  I stand behind my recommendation to keep our instructional model consistent and move to a hybrid model when our challenges can be solved in a sustainable manner.

    In terms of future planning, the Administration is looking at scenarios to bring a hybrid option to the Board at the February Education Committee meeting.

    It is also our hope that we can return to in-person instruction sooner than April 12.

    In order to accomplish this, we need additional information from parents regarding a commitment to in-person vs fully virtual instruction.  Please be on the lookout for an enrollment commitment, that will choose your child’s instructional model through the rest of the 2020-2021 school year.

    Stay tuned.

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  • Superintendent Blog: January 10, 2021

    Posted by Jason Harris on 1/10/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Families,

    Happy New Year!  I wanted to take the time to respond to the events that occurred in Washington, DC this week.   If you haven’t heard, on Wednesday of this week, the US Capitol was breached by protestors, causing a lockdown and an interruption of the ceremonial counting of the Electoral votes in the Senate chamber.  I find the behaviors displayed yesterday deeply concerning, and my thoughts and prayers go out to all who are impacted by this terrible event.

    Below is an excerpt of what I shared with our district staff, and I encourage you to have conversations with your children about what has transpired. You are more than welcome to take advantage of any of the links provided here, and I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about how these events are being discussed in class. The resources are very helpful to frame these difficult talks, and I have instructed our teachers to be sensitive to the situation as well as mindful of our unique perspectives as to the constructs of the incident.

    “I believe it is our responsibility to help our students process this event in an age-appropriate, as well as a politically and ideologically neutral manner. With that said, I ask that you please be mindful of maturity levels as well as potential personal bias or inflection of political leaning when you discuss these events with your students.  You never know who is listening, or how a student can take a seemingly innocuous comment to heart.

    Continue to be purveyors of fact and truth, and help our students see the world in ways that honor this principle.”

    You will find the resources copied below. I hope you find them useful.

    From LeaderServices (AEDY):

    As we, along with our nation, process yesterday's events at the U.S. Capitol, our students struggle with the same emotions we feel ourselves. In light of these unprecedented events, we would like to share some immediate resources to support the work across the Commonwealth in your efforts to help students and check-in with yourselves (see the Self-Awareness pillar<https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/equityandinclusion/EPH/SelfAwareness/Pages/default.aspx> of practice from the PA Equitable Practices Hub).

      *   Responding to the Insurrection at the US Capitol | Facing History and Ourselves<https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/responding-insurrection-us-capitol?fbclid=IwAR3KLG36yutCyL9GP6n-EjRbR829CiP1XnYQY2hTr33HrJ1m3_0xhwLseJg>

         *   Immediate recommendations based on January 6th, 2021

      *   When Bad Things Are Happening<https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/when-bad-things-are-happening> (Teaching Tolerance). When news breaks of disaster or violence, your students may want to discuss a crisis as it unfolds.

         *   Step 1: Listen

         *   Step 2: Protect

         *   Step 3: Model

         *   Step 4: Take care of yourself

    From BCIU Programs and Services (they recommended the above as well):

     

    Lastly, a few announcements:

     

    • The Facilities Committee Meeting will be held virtually, Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00 pm
    • The Finance Committee Meeting will be held virtually, Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00 pm

    All Zoom meetings will be posted on our Facebook and Website page on the morning of the meeting

     

    • The District will be closed on January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

     

     

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  • Superintendent Blog: December 20, 2020

    Posted by Jason Harris on 12/20/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Families,

     

    As 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to give you a few updates, and provide you with some information.  This year has been like no other I have ever experienced, and I am grateful to our school community for their support and diligence as we navigate these turbulent times.  Here’s to hoping for a brighter and merrier 2021!

     

    Instructional Model Update:

     

    Earlier this week, the School Board approved the Pandemic Planning Team’s recommendation to remain in a virtual instructional format through the end of the 3rd Marking Period: April 12, 2021. 

     

    This difficult decision was made based upon our ability to adequately staff our schools, the current COVID-19 metrics and the PA Department of Education’s (PDE) recommendation to remain in the virtual format while in the Substantial designation.  To view the presentation that was made to the Team, click on the link below:

     

    http://go.boarddocs.com/pa/morr/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BWATXG7980CB

     

    Additionally, the positivity rates and cases per 100,000 metrics for Bucks County can be found at the link below.  Be sure to select Bucks County on the map.  This site is updated frequently.

     

    https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Monitoring-Dashboard.aspx

     

    Finally, the matrix for instructional model recommendations from PDE can be found below.  

     

    https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/SchoolReopeningGuidance/ReopeningPreKto12/Pages/DeterminingInstructionalModels.aspx#1

     

    The link shows that a full remote model is recommended by PDE for case metrics greater than 100 per 100,000 population, and a PCR positivity rate greater than 10% (100/10%)

     

    Currently, the County COVID case metrics are significantly higher than the minimum threshold to move to virtual instruction.  (514.3/17.7% as of December 10, 2020). These metrics are trending upward on a weekly basis.

     

    The Pandemic Planning Team will revisit these metrics on a bi-weekly basis, and if the metrics are trending downward, they may make a recommendation to the School Board to enter a hybrid instructional model sooner than April.  Stay tuned for more information.

     


     

    A few operational updates:

     

    Food Distribution: Free breakfast and lunch for all students grades K-12 (regardless of school enrollment) will be on December 22nd from 12:15- 2:15. This service will provide 7 days’ worth of meals. This distribution will be the last day before the Winter Break.  Food service will resume on Tuesday January 5, 2021. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.

     

    Offices Closed:  The District will be closed from Wednesday, December 23, until Friday, January 1, 2021.  Offices will reopen on Monday, January 4th.

     

    Zoom Security:  Recently, we have had a few unfortunate incidents of ‘zoom-bombing’ in our virtual classrooms.  As a reminder, please make sure that your student is properly logging into their Zoom account.  This means that they are authenticated in Zoom with their full name, and camera on.  We also ask that you DO NOT SHARE your Zoom class codes with anyone.  Mr. Shiota, our Director of Technology, has prepared a few helpful videos about this issue.  More to come.

     

    SIS/LMS Upgrade:  Earlier this month, the School Board approved an agreement to move to PowerSchool as our new Student Information System (SIS), and Schoology as our new Learning Management System (LMS).  PowerSchool will replace Genesis, and Schoology will be an addition to our digital learning resources.  We will begin the work to set up the system now, but we are scheduled to migrate to these systems by July 2021.  More information will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but I wanted to make you aware of the coming change. 

     

    On behalf of the Morrisville School Community, I would like to wish you a restful Winter Break and a Happy New Year!

     

    Happy Holidays,

    Mr. Harris

     

     

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  • Superintendent Blog: December 15, 2020

    Posted by Jason Harris on 12/15/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Dear Morrisville Community,

    As you are aware, there is a rather tricky weather event (a Nor’easter) that is expected to hit our area sometime on Wednesday.  In a normal year, I would be considering closing schools based on the timing and accumulation of the weather event.  This decision is made for the health and safety of those who are traveling to and from our school buildings.  That is not the case at this time.   We are making the following preparations for the storm, and would like you to prepare accordingly:

    Wednesday, December 16:  We will have a full synchronous school day (same time on Zoom), as per our normal schedule.  The storm is not expected to impact the morning sessions.  However, based on our teacher’s locations, Internet/power outages may impact afternoon office hours.

    Thursday, December 17:  We are planning for an asynchronous day (Independent learning). Given the potential connectivity impacts of the storm, we have asked our teachers to prepare independent learning activities for all students on this day, to be posted in advance on their respective Google Classrooms.  Credit for attendance will be based on the completion of these activities.  Teachers will be in communication with their students about the location of this work.

    Please understand that the steps we have taken are our current best thinking, given the myriad of issues that can occur with remote learning during a storm.  We will continue to reflect and refine our practices, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate yet another challenge to our school year.

    Stay safe.

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  • Superintendent Blog: November 15, 2020

    Posted by Jason Harris on 11/15/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Greetings Morrisville Families!

    I am writing today to ask for your help with gathering some data to help us plan for an eventual return to in-person instruction.  The survey link below contains questions regarding information related to back to school planning, child care needs, as well as 21st Century Community Learning Center programming.  Your participation is vital to our planning.  Please complete the survey before Monday, November 23, 2020.  You can find a link to the survey below:

    School District of Borough of Morrisville Return to School Planning

     

    To assist the District with future return to school plans, please complete one survey per household.
    ** If you do not submit your survey by November 23, 2020, your response for Preferred Instructional Model for your student(s) will be 100% virtual.


    Recently, I attended meetings with the PA Department of Education and the Bucks County Department of Health, along with other Bucks County Superintendents.  Our collective work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the sharing of ideas and best practices that have helped to keep students and staff safe in our schools.  I wanted to give you a brief overview of the information shared with me.

    As of 11/13, the metrics for Bucks County are as follows. The public health metrics below are accessible on the interactive COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard (https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Monitoring-Dashboard.aspx), which is updated every Friday.

    1. For the week ending November 13, 2020, Bucks County is in the substantial level of community transmission. This is the 2nd week that Bucks County is in the substantial level.
    2. The county Incidence Rate per 100,000 Residents (Most Recent 7 Days) is 4 and the PCR Percent Positivity (Most Recent 7 Days) is 9.5%.
    3. The incidence rate per 100,000 residents increased from the previous 7 day reporting period to the most recent 7 day reporting period.
    4. The PCR percent positivity increased from the previous 7 day reporting period to the most recent 7 day reporting period.

    More information and public health data to inform local decision making, including zip code level case data, is available on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Dashboard (https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Cases.aspx)

    Based on this continued level of transmission, PDE and DOH recommends full remote learning until the community transmission rates return to moderate for at least two consecutive weeks. As you know, most of our students are in a synchronous virtual instructional model until at least February 2, 2021 and we also have a limited number of Morrisville and BCIU Special Education students receiving in-person instruction. 

    As the transmission rate recommendations are exactly that and not a mandate, we have been informed that each District/LEA should continue to review their data and make the best decisions for their students, staff and community.  Based on this information, as well as reports from the school buildings, there will be no changes recommended to our current instructional model.  Because this is such a fluid situation, we will continue to monitor these metrics and respond accordingly.


    Lastly, our School Board Action Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Links for the meeting will be posted on the website by Wednesday morning.

     

     

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  • Superintendent Blog: October 11, 2020

    Posted by Jason Harris on 10/11/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Greetings Morrisville Families!

    I wanted to take a moment and remind you that meals are still available for ALL students, age 18 and under.  Our Food Services Department is providing FREE breakfast and lunch for each student who wishes to receive it.

    Meal distribution will occur on Tuesdays (3 breakfasts & 3 lunches) and Fridays (4 breakfasts and 4 lunches) from 12:15-2:00pm.  If you have any questions about food service, please email Marie Wallace, mwallace@mv.org.  Children do not have to attend Morrisville SD to receive these free meals. We hope that everyone takes advantage of this benefit!


    There will be a virtual College and Financial Planning Night, hosted by Senator Santarsiero’s office on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm.  If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by email to Nancy Adam, nancy.adam@pasenate.com, or call 215-489-5000.


    Please see our website, www.mv.org, for information related to immunizations.


    Thanks to everyone who has enrolled their student with a Zoom account. If you have not done so already, please see the information below:

        Grades K-2:  Mrs. Palumbo's Grandview Principal Page

        Grades 3-5:  Mrs. Palumbo's Intermediate Principal Page

        Grades 6-12: Mr. Haines' Principal’s Blog.

    As a reminder, we are requiring Zoom user authentication to improve virtual classroom safety.

    If you are receiving a message during Zoom account registration stating that you will receive a confirmation e-mail, please click on the link below. As a reminder, students do not use Gmail to access their school e-mail addresses.

    http://mail.mv.org

    Additionally, the Technology Department has added a page to our website which can be accessed by going to www.mv.org , clicking on the “District” tab, and clicking on “Technology” from the drop-down menu. The Technology Department will be consistently updating this page with important technology information, instructions, and frequently asked questions.  You can also click here:

    https://www.mv.org/Page/2766


    The Facilities and Finance Committees will meet virtually on Wednesday, October 14th at 6pm and 7 pm, respectively. The Zoom link will be posted on Facebook and the website on the morning of the meeting.


    Do you have questions?  Get answers here!

    General questions?  Phone:  215-736-2681.  Please leave a message with your name, date/time, and a return phone number.

    About Grade K-5 academics?  Mrs. Palumbo, lpalumbo@mv.org

    About Grade 6-12 academics?  Mr. Haines, shaines@mv.org

    About Special Education?  Ms. Russell, srussell@mv.org

    About Technology?  Mr. Shiota, jshiota@mv.org

    About Lunches?  Mrs. Wallace, mwallace@mv.org

    About Genesis?  Mrs. Burkhardt, mburkhardt@mv.org

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