Additional information regarding fully virtual school beginning November 23

November 17, 2020

As first announced last Friday, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health has ordered all Montgomery County schools to shift to fully virtual instruction for the two-week period of November 23 to December 6, 2020. Because there was no school scheduled in SASD during the week of November 23 for parent-teacher conferences, the period of fully virtual instruction is planned for only one week - Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4. Schools will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Please see the additional important information below:

  • Week of November 23: No school for students. Virtual parent-teacher conferences and virtual senior projects will continue as planned. Schools are closed on November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Week of November 30: Fully virtual school for all students. Students will participate in synchronous lessons following their normal daily school schedules, and complete any schoolwork assigned by their teachers. Students will be expected to have their device video cameras turned on during synchronous instruction as directed by their teachers. Families with technology needs should contact the school office or visit the Student Help Desk online.

Instructional Day Schedule: In-Person Students
(Please monitor your e-mail for additional information from your child's school)

  Elementary School Middle School High School
Attendance Login Period 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. 7:00 – 7:40 a.m.
Start of 1st Instructional Period 9:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 7:40 a.m.
End of School Day 3:10 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
Office Hours Available by appointment; contact your child's teacher Available by appointment from 7:40 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. daily; contact your child's teacher Available by appointment; contact your child's teacher

 

  • Souderton Area Online Academy: No changes. Instruction, daily routines, and parent-teacher conferences for SAOA students will continue as scheduled with no changes.

  • Meals: Distributed daily from schools November 30 through December 4. Each school cafeteria will prepare free meals which families may pick up at any school building between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily. Families with students in multiple buildings may choose one school to pick up all meals. Meals will not be available during the week of Thanksgiving, November 23-27. Pickup locations and additional information will be shared later this week.

  • Special Education: Fully virtual. All special education services will be delivered virtually for the week beginning November 30. Questions about student accommodations can be referred to the IEP teacher.

  • North Montco Technical Career Center: Fully virtual. Additional information for NMTCC students will be distributed by the school.

  • Athletics and Activities: Postponed until December 7. There will be no in-person extracurricular or other school sponsored activities during the two-week period. Virtual meetings with coaches or advisors are permitted.

  • Community Education: Canceled until December 7. Activities scheduled during the two-week virtual period will also be postponed. Depending on the class/program, it will be rescheduled or refunds/credits will be issued. The Community Education Department or an instructor will reach out to class participants with updates.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we respond to the County order. Please continue to monitor your e-mail for additional information. We look forward to the return of our in-person students on December 7.