Message from Superintendent

Message from Superintendent
Posted on 06/01/2020
Message from Superintendent

BEAVER COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE BACK!


Startup for the 2020-21 school year has been a tremendous success!  Thanks to tireless efforts by all school district employees, caring parents, and students who are willing to do whatever it takes to be in school, we are back to school. Thank you all!


Each school has been watching enrollment and attendance from the first day.  I am happy to report our attendance remains strong with over 95% of students coming to school every day.  Our enrollment numbers seem to be holding as well and we appear to have about the same number of students this school year.  Thank you to all the parents and students who have been willing to work with us on in-school and remote learning options.


Teachers continue to develop their lesson plans for in-class and at-home learning.  A unique opportunity is developing this school year for students to stay up with their classes even when they cannot come to school.  We are already seeing students make up class time who missed class during the day due to a doctor’s appointment or other conflict.  With our approach to blended learning in Beaver County schools, there is no longer a reason for students to miss their classwork.  Thank you teachers for all of your efforts in making this transition, and thank you parents for making sure you children are getting the information they need to be successful in school.


All of us continue to be bombarded with sensational news both about the virus and about the unrest throughout the country.  In recent news, Enterprise students summed up the feelings we all have about wearing a mask. As I have visited our schools, I’m pleased to report our teachers and students are doing what they need to keep our schools and activities open.  We could do a better job at some of our events maintaining social distance and wearing a mask, but in general I must thank parents and community members alike for your continued support.


Let’s all keep doing what is needed to stay safe and stay in school!


   

      Superintendent David Long