Coronavirus (COVID-19) CASD Updates

  • 05/30/20 - CASD food service will continue providing meals throughout the summer. Current locations are: Stevens, Ben Chambers and Fayetteville Elementary schools on Mondays and Thursdays.  Multiple meal packs are offered each day of service. For more information, visit: https://www.casdonline.org/Page/17624

    05/18/20 - There will be no meal service on Memorial Day, Monday May 25. In preparation for this closure, 3 days of meals will be offered on Thursday, May 21st. Meal service will resume on Tuesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 28th. For locations and times, visit: https://www.casdonline.org/Page/17624

    05/16/20 - The Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act will be providing cards for families of students who qualified for Free or Reduced meals. You may still apply for meal benefits through www.schoolcafe.com. A FAQ document is available here or read more info from CASD here.

    05/15/20 - The District has developed a final grading system for the 2019-2020 school year that takes into consideration the hard work accomplished by students in the months prior to the close of schools due to COVID-19. Read more.

    05/13/20 - Detailed instructions for the pick-up and drop-off of student items have been posted to each individual school webpage at https://www.casdonline.org/. Please visit your school page for dates, times, and instructions as soon as possible.

    05/06/20 - A One-to-One Technology Initiative was approved at the May 5th, 2020, CASD Board Meeting. This initiative, beginning at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, will provide students the capability to attend class, learn, and receive grades in a digital environment. Read more.

    05/04/20 - The kindergarten registration event scheduled for May 4th through 7th has been cancelled due to social distancing guidelines. Information that is shared with parents/guardians at the event can be found at the CASD Kindergarten Virtual Event here.

    05/02/20 - Paper copies of the May CASD Enrichment projects (k-8 only) will be available at 8 AM on Monday, May 4th, through Sunday, May 10th at the District Administration Building at 435 Stanley Avenue. Read more.

    04/24/20 - Due to recent guidance issued by state and federal agencies, all persons picking up meals or otherwise on District property are required to wear face masks. As an added safety measure when receiving meals, please have the trunk or hatch to your vehicle open when pulling up.

    04/22/20 - Beginning May 4, students will have the opportunity to participate in new enrichment content in ELA and Math that includes digital and non-digital options. Read more.

    04/17/20 - Parents or Guardians who were unable to pick up your child’s medications during this week’s scheduled school distributions may pick up the mediation on Monday, April 20th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the CASD Administration Building located at 435 Stanley Avenue. Read more.

    04/16/20 - Various updates for CASHS and CMS students regarding graduation, prom, and other end of the school year activities have been posted. Read more.

    04/11/20 - On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14th & 15th, all student medications remaining in district schools will be available for parent/guardian pickup. Read more.

    04/09/20 - Governor Wolf ordered all Pennsylvania K-12 school buildings closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. CASD teachers and staff will continue communicating with you and your child to provide engaging enrichment projects. Read more.

    04/09/20 - Starting Monday, April 13th, CASD Food Service is adjusting free meal site locations and adding an additional day of service. Read more.

    04/04/20 - Paper copies of the CASD Enrichment projects are now available for students without access to the internet. Parents & guardians may pick up the copies at the District Administration Building at 435 Stanley Avenue, outside of the front door entrance. Read more.

    04/02/20 - On March 30th, Governor Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. More information from CASD will follow shortly. Read the press release from Governor Wolf here

    04/02/20 - Enrichment projects for students are now located in one consolidated list at this web page. They will also remain on their school's individual website.

    03/27/20 - Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, educational enrichment projects for children will be posted to their school’s individual website. Read more.

    03/27/20 - Starting March 30th, CASD Food Service will be reducing meal service to one day per week. On Monday, five breakfast and five lunch meals will be provided to children in a package at our three current locations. Read more.

    03/25/20 - A community support section has been added to list organizations and businesses that have indicated their willingness to help those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    03/24/20 - Pending any additional closures from the PA Department of Education, CASD students will return to schools on Tuesday, April 14. District staff will return to buildings on Thursday, April 9. Read more.

    03/24/20 - The kindergarten registration event scheduled for March 30th through April 2nd has been tentatively rescheduled for May 4th. Student registration information is still being accepted online.  If you have any questions or concerns please call the District offices at 717-263-9281.

    03/23/20 - The PA Department of Education announced today that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6th as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. Read more.

    03/20/20 - CASD has updated the lunch meal schedule for area children, starting Monday, March 23rd. Read more.

    03/20/20 - The CASD Regular Board Meeting scheduled for March 24th has been canceled. Although the regular meeting will not occur, board members will meet online for an executive session to discuss contracts and litigation.

    03/20/20 - C3 Learning will no longer be accepting enrollments due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    03/19/20 - CASD will now provide a breakfast meal alongside lunch, starting tomorrow, March 20th, at our three lunch locations.  Children will receive two bags to take home. Locations and times here.

    03/18/20 - A FAQ page has been added to the COVID-19 portal. Read more.

    03/17/20 - The CASD Committee of the Whole meeting (tonight, March 17th, at 7 PM) and Regular Board Meeting (March 24th, at 7 PM) will be livestreamed online. Read more.

    03/17/20 - All non-district organizations will no longer be permitted to use or rent district-owned facilities before or after school hours, or on weekends. This change will now be extended to the end of the school year (May 29th).

    03/16/20 - Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, the district will provide free lunch meals to all area children (from 0-18). Lunches will be available on days school would normally be in session, at the times and locations listed here.

    03/13/20 - 4:56 PM - Gov. Wolf has officially ordered all PA school districts closed from March 16th through 27th. In accordance with this order, CASD buildings will also be closed Monday the 16th. Read more: 
    https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-closure-of-pennsylvania-schools/

    03/13/20 - Out of an abundance of caution for our students and staff, and with a sincere desire to keep our community safe, the Chambersburg Area School District will close all schools from March 17th through March 27th. Schools are scheduled to open again on March 30th. Read more.

    03/11/20 - In the Chambersburg Area School Distrct, the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

    At this time, there has been a small number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the PA Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

    We all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in our school district community. We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:

    • Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
    • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
    • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
    • If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school. Allow them some time to feel better so that they do not risk infecting others.

    This page will provide up to date information on communication to parents/guardians, and the community, as well as links to helpful resources. Additionally, the district will utilize our social media channels (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) to communicate any actions taken.

    CASD will continue to remain vigilant in the coming weeks and months as this situation develops, following guidelines from our local, state, and federal partners. We ask for your patience and support as we take necessary steps to ensure that our students and staff remain healthy and safe.

     

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