Remote Learning Information and Updates
Most Recent School Communications
December 4, 2020
Dear Alpha School Families,
I want to begin by confirming that Providence Heights Alpha School will return to in-person instruction five days a week (with a live streaming option) beginning Monday, Dec. 7.
In returning to in-person instruction, Alpha School will follow the updated face coverings mandate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and will continue to work in consultation with our pandemic team and the Allegheny Health Department in an effort to keep our school community safe.
Although we hope not to have to return to a full remote learning model, we cannot predict what the future may hold. We will continue to closely monitor conditions and prepare just in case a situation arises in which a quick shift in instructional models is again needed. Please understand that in addition to the number and context of COVID-19 cases, the school may also have to move to remote learning due to other variables, including staff shortages or directives from local, state, or federal authorities.
We know that schools are among the safest places for our students and that the COVID-19 cases in our school do not appear to be the result of transmission on our campus. We hope that parents and guardians will continue to do their part in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 so that we can continue to offer in-person instruction. Please remember to wear a mask, frequently wash or sanitize your hands, maintain physical distance from others, limit interactions with those outside of your household, and avoid unnecessary trips and outings. Together, we can make a difference for our students and for the safety of the entire school community.
Please also note that this continued situation puts great stress on our teachers, administrators, staff and families. With that understanding, the Catholic Schools Office of the Pittsburgh Diocese is recommending that all schools begin the Christmas break after school on December 18. After much consideration we have decided to follow their lead. This will give our staff, students, and families a chance to spend time with their families and enjoy the holidays. These days will not need to be made up. Attached is the revised 2020-21 School Calendar.
Thank you for your flexibility this past week. As we celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas, let us continue to pray for our school and each other.
Remote Learning Resources
Parent/Student Guide to Remote Learning updated Nov 2020
NOTE: "Flex Time" will be used as per the discretion of the teacher. This time may be used for small group work, remedial help, extended labs/lessons/testing time, etc.
Additional Information for Parents