School Buildings Closure and the Coronavirus

Stay Informed postcard sent out by Quakertown Borough.

With all Pennsylvania schools closed through the rest of the 2019-20 academic year to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, the Quakertown Community School District will continue to share information with its families.

This page contains a collection of resources we believe will be helpful to our students, families, employees and the greater Quakertown community.

State-Ordered School Closures
Gov. Wolf Extends Closure for Remainder of Academic Year
PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera proclamation under Act 13
Secretary Rivera’s Letter to Superintendents
Preliminary Guidance For Phased Reopening of Schools

From District Leaders
School Board President Kaylyn Mitchell
Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner April 6, 2020  Op-Ed
Facebook Discussion with Dr. Harner
Superintendent Blogs

Distance Learning
QCSD Continuity of Education Plan
UBCTS Continuity of Education Plan
At-Home Learning Opportunities For Students
A Parent's Support For Distance Learning
Helping Homebound Children During COVID-19 Outbreak
PowerPoint Explains Coronavirus to Young People
QCSD Essential Employee Safety Protocols

Technology Support
Tech Support For Students & Staff
An Example of QCSD Curbside Support
PSEA: Teaching with Technology during COVID-19

Food Resources For Students, Families
Food For Students During Closure
Comida para los estudiantes mientras la escuela está cerrada
From Our Friends At Quakertown Community Outreach
Find A Neighbor
Pandemic EBT Benefits For Students On Free And Reduced Lunch

Emotional and Mental Health Supports
Student Assistance Program Referral Form
Comprehensive List of Links And Phone Numbers
Council of Southeast PA Student Assistance Program Newsletter
A Woman’s Place
Bucks County COVID-19 Helpline
Bucks County Drug And Alcohol Commission
Find A Neighbor
Lenape Valley Foundation 24/7 Crisis Intervention Hotline: 1-800-499-7455
Penn Foundation
LGBTQ Student Resources
Family Service Association of Bucks County
The Trevor Project
Safe Harbor
PRO*A Online and Virtual Recovery Support Resource List
Valley Youth House
Working Remotely During COVID-19

Business Resources
Business Resources Guide
District, Municipalities, Businesses Working Together
March 25 PA Dept of Labor & Industry Letter: Important Employer Information
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Approved School-Related COVID-19 Legislation
Frequently Asked Questions on Act 13 of 2020
Bucks County Superintendents March 19 Letter Supporting Emergency Legislation
TAKE ACTION: We Need Your Help During COVID-19 Crisis

State & Federal COVID-19 Guidance
Governor's Guidance to Districts: March 15, 2020
March 24 PDE Letter: Continuity of Education in Pennsylvania Schools
March 25 PDE Frequently Asked Questions
PDE: Cyber Charters Must Remain Closed Under Governor's Order
Federal Supplemental Fact Sheet Regarding Students With Disabilities
PIAA Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Agencies
Centers For Disease Control
Pennsylvania Health Department
St. Luke's University Health Network
Scammers Taking Advantage of Coronavirus Fears
2019-20 Infuenza Season Data

In The Media
PA House Speaker Demands Schools Reopen In Fall
Will Schools Reopen To Students In The Fall
This Is What Students Want Us To Know About Pandemic Learning
Bucks Commissioners Ask Gov. Wolf For 'Flexibility' In Reopening
Masks, Staggered Schedules, Social Distancing: When Pa. Students Return To School
One Third Of Teachers Are At Higher Risk For Coronavirus
Under Pressure To Reopen This Fall, School Leaders Plot Unprecedented Changes

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