COVID-19 Information

Important information regarding Moon Area School Districts operating status and plans will be shared on this website. Please use the links on the left to find more information. 

October 2, 2020

Dear Moon Area School District Parents/Guardians:  

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school the week of October 5! Please take a moment to review our Reopening Plan if you have not already done so. View our Reopening Plan: https://www.moonarea.net/Content2/728 

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 5 

Elementary and Lower Middle School Hybrid Model (Grades K-6) 

Monday, October 5

In-person instruction at school 

Tuesday, October 6

In-person instruction at school 

Wednesday, October 7

Virtual instruction at home 

Thursday, October 8

In-person instruction at school 

Friday, October 9

In-person instruction at school 

 

Upper Middle School Hybrid Model (Grades 7-8) 

Monday, October 5 Virtual instruction at home
Tuesday, October 6

7th grade attends school in person 

8th grade attends school virtually

Wednesday, October 7 Virtual instruction at home 
Thursday, October 8

8th grade attends school in person

7th grade attends school virtually

Friday, October 9 Virtual instruction at home 

 

High School Hybrid Model (Grades 9-12) 

Monday, October 5 Virtual instruction at home
Tuesday, October 6

Students whose last name begins with A-K and Parkway West CTC students attend school in person 

Students whose last name begins with L-Z attend school virtually 

Wednesday, October 7 Virtual instruction at home 
Thursday, October 8

Students whose last name begins with L-Z attend school in person

Students whose last name begins with A-K and all Parkway West CTC students attend school virtually 

Friday, October 9 Virtual instruction at home 

As a reminder, once our students physically return to school, the community will not be permitted on campus during school hours. This includes visiting any of our campuses to walk.  

HYBRID PLAN UPDATE FOR GRADES 7-12 

Beginning on Tuesday, October 13, students in grades 7-12 who are enrolled in our Hybrid Plan will return to school for in-person instruction four days a week. Students will attend school in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, all students will participate in virtual instruction.  

Please note: Monday, October 12 is an in-service day (no school for all students). Therefore, the Hybrid Plan Update will begin for secondary students (grades 7-12) on Tuesday, October 13.  

Schedule for the Week of October 12 (Grades K-12)

Monday, October 12 In-service Day -- No school for all students (K-12 )
Tuesday, October 13 In-person instruction at school for all students (K-12)
Wednesday, October 14 Virtual instruction at home for all students (K-12)
Thursday, October 15 In-person instruction at school for all students (K-12)
Friday, October 16 In-person instruction at school for all students (K-12)

 

More information will be shared next week.  Thank you for your continued patience and support! 

Sincerely, 

Barry Balaski
Superintendent
Moon Area School District 

 

Operation Status Update -- September 26, 2020

Dear Moon Area School District Families,

As we prepare for our Hybrid Model, which will begin the week of October 5, we want to share many important details with you. Please take a moment to review our Reopening Plan. You can view it on our website: www.moonarea.net/Content2/728

Thank you!

Barry Balaski
Superintendent
Moon Area School District

Operation Status Update - September 17, 2020 

Dear Moon Area School Districts Parents/Guardians:  

I am excited to announce that we have a plan to bring our students back to school! It’s been far too long since our schools were occupied by our young learners.  

The COVID-19 infection data from the Allegheny County Health Department, The Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Moon Area School District has remained consistently low.  Because of this, our district has begun the process of safely reopening our schools for in person instruction. 

As long as the number of COVID-19 cases in our area remains steady or declines, our plan is to begin bringing students back to school for in-person instruction on October 5, 2020. 

While I’m very excited to restore a sense of normalcy in our schools, I’m also committed to taking the necessary precautions to ensure we can open our schools for our students as safely as possible. Therefore, we will take a phased in approach to reopening our schools.  

All elementary students (grades K-6) will have the opportunity to return to their classroom on Monday, October 5. They will attend school in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for full day, in person instruction. On Wednesday, students will participate in virtual instruction at home. The lessons may be synchronous or asynchronous. This will be at the teacher’s discretion and may vary week to week.  

All secondary students (grades 7-12) will have the opportunity to attend school in person one day each week. Half of our students will attend school in person on Tuesday (beginning on Tuesday, October 6) and the other half will attend school in person on Thursday (beginning on Thursday, October 8). Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be virtual instruction days for all secondary students. In addition, either Tuesday or Thursday will be a virtual instruction day for students, depending on which day they attend school in person.  

While many of our families have shared with us that they are ready to return to school, others have let us know that they are not comfortable returning to school. I understand that each family’s situation is unique. Our goal is to provide flexibility to families that might not be able to return to school and work to support their individual needs. Therefore, we will continue to offer an option for students to choose to continue to their education virtually. 

Your child’s principal will share more building specific information tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 18). This information will include a link to an online form for parents to note whether their child will be returning to school for in-person instruction or if they plan to continue learning virtually at home. Please ensure you submit your child’s online form by Tuesday, September 22 so that we can plan accordingly for October 5.  

Thank you for your continued patience, flexibility and support. I recognize virtual learning can be difficult. However, despite the challenges we all face, our students are making their very best effort to be active learners. Our teachers are working hard to prepare meaningful and engaging lessons for their students. Our parents are doing everything they can to facilitate learning at home. I’m so proud of our community for coming together to make the best of a challenging situation. 

I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon! 
 

Sincerely,  

Barry Balaski
Superintendent
Moon Area School District

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