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Coronavirus Information:

Cornell Families:
Due to the spreading Coronavirus situation, the Cornell School District will be closed through at least April 30.  Please see the attached letter for information pertaining to student work.  Food and meal distribution information is below as well.
March 31, 2020

Cornell Families:

I hope this letter finds you and your family doing well.  We have one full week under our belts with our remote learning, and we are well on our way with week 2.  Once again, I would like to thank you for your patience and flexibility as we transition to this new educational platform.  We know this situation isn’t ideal.  Ideally, we want our students at school, but the times aren’t allowing for that and we’ll adjust and provide educational opportunities the best we can. 

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Wolf announced stay-at-home orders are extended through April 30, and he announced that all schools in Pennsylvania are closed, “indefinitely.”  More information will be shared with districts in the coming days, but districts have been encouraged to continue with their alternative educational plans during this pandemic.  What we do know is that school is physically closed through the month of April, and there is a chance that will be extended into the month of May.  If school closure extends into May, we’ll communicate that, and administration is starting to plan for the possibility of school being closed for the remainder of the year.  We are unsure if that is the case, but it would be wise to plan for the possibility.

The district is working hard trying to identify and coordinate with families who need a device.  High school students should communicate with their 1st period teachers if they are in need of a device, and elementary parents can communicate with their child’s teacher about device issues.  The district does have a limited number of devices (Chromebooks and iPads), and we’re trying to prioritize based on need at this time.  The district is also working on the possibility of providing internet services to families who don’t have internet access, but this won’t be a quick project.   Again, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility and we’ll continue to make the most of this unique situation, and continue to provide educational material to our students.  More to come!

Dr. Aaron Thomas - Superintendent

March 25, 2020
Attached below is an article for parents to read if you are looking for way to talk with your child about the Coronavirus.
March 19, 2020
New Student Meal Service Information
We have received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Division of Food and Nutrition to provide meals for students for the weekend.

Beginning this Friday, March 20, weekend meals will be distributed from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Cornell School District – Cafeteria Entrance
Paul Triko Gazebo – 1015 5th Avenue; Coraopolis
Cottage Park Pavilion – Cottage Avenue & River Front Road; Neville Island

For Friday, March 20, breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and lunch will be served from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Beginning on Monday, March 23, there will be a change in meal distribution. Meals will only be distributed three days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the site locations listed above.
MONDAY Distribution will Include: Lunch for Monday, Breakfast and Lunch for Tuesday, and Breakfast for Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY Distribution will Include: Lunch for Wednesday, Breakfast and Lunch for Thursday, and Breakfast for Friday.
FRIDAY Distribution will Include: Lunch for Friday, Breakfast and Lunch for Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch for Sunday, and Breakfast for Monday.
With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 and social distancing preventing students to attend school, the district wants to help ensure the students have meals available to them during this uncertain time.
We encourage students to visit the meal distribution sites to pick up meals to take home during the mandated school closure.
Take care and stay healthy!