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Update:  February 26, 2021

As we approach the final days of February, I wanted to share some important updates with students, staff, and families. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that February was one of the worst weather months in school history. As of Monday, 2/22, twelve of the sixteen possible school days were impacted by snow/ice.  We exhausted five traditional snow days by 2/2, held six virtual days, dismissed early 2/15 for snow, and lost eight hours of instruction to multiple two hour delays throughout February.  We can only hope March is better.  

Speaking of March, we will welcome back the return of all high school students by March 8th.   Our pandemic team has done an incredible job of developing plans to phase the return of students throughout the school year and we believe that planning has allowed us to remain open with minimal closure due to COVID 19 positivity in our buildings.  We all know that can change in an instance!

Our pandemic team has once again requested to limit in-person instruction after Easter, the next major holiday.  The School Board of Directors has voted to shift spring break by one day and add one additional day to extend the break through the end of the week after Easter Sunday.  The original break was scheduled to be Thursday 4/1- Wednesday 4/7. The new dates will be Friday 4/2- Friday 4/9. All students would return in-person on April 12th and NO virtual learning days will be scheduled during the break.  The last day of school would be Wednesday, June 9, 2021.  The updated calendar is on our school district website.  

Spring extra-curricular activities begin in March and we are excited to see our students staying active.  From sports to the annual musical, plans are being developed for safe participation this spring.  We’ve even begun planning a prom event for our juniors and seniors.  Our students have been through so much and we’re doing everything in our power to provide them with a quality school experience as we approach the final marking period.  I know we also have the continued support of our PTO!  Despite the pandemic, they continue to work behind the scenes to support students and staff, and they are already planning future fund raising events towards next year’s budget.

Spring will also include a ground-breaking ceremony on the new Physical Education/Sports Performance Center. School Board directors voted to move forward with an indoor track designed for community use and we are working on partnerships to help offset costs. Ground-breaking will be early April.  We just completed a major HVAC project in the elementary center, will make upgrades to the HVAC system in the middle school this spring, and High School Lobby/Entrance renovations will begin in June as well.  Additional high school renovations are slated for the following summer of 22’. 

Winter is almost over and better days are ahead. Pandemic positivity rates are trending in the right direction, so keep up the great work and let’s finish the school year strong!  Thanks for all that you do.  Shawn

Dr. Shawn T. Fitzpatrick 

Superintendent, Schuylkill Haven Area School District

January 29, 2021   (email sent to parents)

Parents and Caregivers,

Our pandemic team has developed a phased return plan to bring back all HS students in the next month or so.  We’ll begin with seniors who may return to full in-person instruction on Monday February 8th
Here’s a look at the HS return plan:  
Full return:
Grade 12 on 2/8
Grade 8 on 2/15
Grade 11 on 2/22
Grade 9 on 3/1
Grade 10 on 3/8 

Grade levels will continue to follow a hybrid schedule until their full-return date as listed above. HS administration will share an updated Blue/Gold schedule in the coming days. K-7 remains open for full face to face instruction and a
ll students will still be given the option to learn remotely.

Email sent to Lake Wynonah Parents/Guardians:

Please review the weather-related information for students residing in Lake Wynonah


The Schuylkill Haven Area School District Board of Directors approved the Health & Safety Plan for reopening of schools at the August board meeting.  The following was approved:

SHASD Health and Safety Plan

Reopening Plan - approved 8-12-20

Attestation Ensuring Implementation of Mitigation Efforts

Registration for free Breakfast and Lunch for Virtual Learners

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While most schools have closed their pools to the public due to COVID-19 concerns, the Schuylkill Haven Area School District is temporarily limiting “open swim” times to residents and pool pass holders ONLY. No outside residents will be permitted to open swim until further notice. We apologize for this temporary change in entrance procedures and will revisit the matter at a later date.

The Track @ Rotary Field is open to SHASD residents for walking. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Due to COVID-19, the turf field will not be open to the public until further notice. Only supervised student-athletes will be permitted on the turf due to screening requirements recently instituted in our sports resocialization plan.

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