Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases in Indiana County, masks will now be required for the 30 minute VPA time period starting on Monday, November 16.
News & Announcements
Early this morning, I was notified by the Emergency Management Center of Indiana County that the school bus used on IASD bus route 104 was experiencing some technical difficulties in which the bus was sparking.
The Department of Health (DOH) notified health care providers that, effective immediately, it has aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced earlier this week that provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.
School will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020) due to inclement weather.
he Indiana Area School District was notified last evening that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Senior High and that this case would count against our caseload for remaining open. Additionally, a full-time synchronous student at the Jr. High has also tested positive.
Due to projected inclement weather, IASD will have a remote learning day on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
The District was notified today of several additional positive COVID-19 cases, all regarding students: a probable positive at Horace Mann and at the Senior High and three positive cases at the Junior High. It is our understanding that since the confirmed cases occurred over the closure, no additional staff/students will need to be quarantined and that the cases do NOT count towards our total count in determining whether or not we stay open as per the signed attestation we submitted.
The District was notified today of several additional positive COVID-19 cases, all regarding staff: one probable positive at Horace Mann, one confirmed case at the Junior High, and three positive cases at the Senior High.
Based on the recent challenges the District has been experiencing due to COVID-19 related issues, I have made the decision to make Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24 as well as December 1st - 4th remote learning days. Students will return to in-person instruction on December 7, 2020.
Over the past few weeks, several school districts in the IU28 region, including four of the seven districts in Indiana county, have experienced at least partial shutdowns due to COVID-19.