April 9, 2020
This morning Gov. Tom Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.
According to the press release, “the governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera” to protect the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvania’s students and communities as we continue efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
While our physical buildings and facilities will remain closed, teaching and learning will proceed remotely as previously communicated.
We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and provide further and more detailed information regarding the final pick-up of personal belongings, the collection of textbooks and technology, and the status of any potential end of the year events.
While this is not how our graduating seniors anticipated their final semester at USCHS, be assured that our team is determined to do everything within our ability to recognize and celebrate these students as they so richly deserve. The high school leadership team will be communicating directly with senior families as plans are finalized.
Recognizing that the last several weeks have impacted families in many ways, we thank you for your continued support and confidence in the school district. We care very deeply about our students and USC families, and look forward to the days when we can all be reunited in-person. We will be a stronger school district and community as a result of these times. I speak for the entire district staff and tell you that we love our students, and we will continue to be here for them.
Additional information will be shared with you in the near future as more decisions are made.
Dr. John Rozzo
Superintendent of Schools