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Current District Metrics

Building Instructional Mode Cases Since Reopening
 ECC Hybrid since 1/11/21 1
 Elementary (2-5) Hybrid since 1/11/21 2
 Middle School  Online; Return to Hybrid 1/19/21 N/A
 High School Online; Return to Hybrid 1/19/21 N/A
 Other (K-12) ---  0
DISTRICT TOTAL   0

The District counts posted above are 14-day rolling totals. It is important to note that if a school building is closed for COVID-19 mitigation, the slate is “wiped clean” upon re-opening for state monitoring purposes. In other words, the rolling totals will still show the current positive cases and close contacts, but the cases that count towards a possible mandated school closure will be cleared and the count will restart upon return to school.  This information is used by the district to ascertain if changes to educational modality is needed, based on guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Data in  the table above is updated each school day prior to 4 p.m.  (Data is not entered during weekends and holidays.)

Archived District Metrics

January 15, 2021

  TOTAL HS MS ELEM ECC District/DO
Positive 29 19 4 3 1 2
Quarantine 105 39 15 31 11 9

January 8, 2021

  TOTAL HS MS ELEM ECC District/DO
Positive 32 19 5 4 1 3
Quarantine 65 18 13 21 7 6

Archived Weekly COVID-19 Stats - 2021

The two tables above are 14-day rolling totals, posted each Friday.

Current Community Metrics

 DTSD Community Data Positivity Rate Last 7 Days  Incidence Rate Last 7 Days
  28.12¹ 512.53/100K¹

The DTSD Community data above includes ZIP Codes 17033 and 17036.  These figures reflect a 7-day rolling average. The district would consider temporarily suspending in-person instruction at the secondary level if there are sustained upticks in rates and/or the figures indicate rates consistently above the established thresholds (7-day positivity rate average exceeding 35.00% and the 7-day incidence rate greater than 500/100K).

Data in  the table above is updated each school day prior to 4 p.m.  (Data is not entered during weekends and holidays.)


♦ Most Recent Update for DTSD Families - January 14, 2021

Greetings DTSD Families,

This message is to follow up on my correspondence from earlier this week regarding the status of plans to transition to hybrid instruction for middle school and high school students.

Secondary students WILL move back into the hybrid instructional model we used this fall, starting Tuesday, January 19. (Elementary students have already returned to hybrid instruction, which will continue for them.)

We have been closely monitoring both the community COVID-19 positivity and incidence rates for ZIP Codes 17033 and 17036.  Although both are elevated in comparison to earlier in the pandemic, the 7-day averages have not remained consistently above the marks we have established as decision-making thresholds (7-day positivity rate average exceeding 35.00% and the 7-day incidence rate greater than 500/100K).  Please note that we will continue to monitor both the trends in our zip code data as well as our building level case data and will make decisions accordingly to continue to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and follow state guidelines.

We very much look forward to seeing our secondary students back in the buildings during the days they are assigned for in-person instruction! As a reminder - it is important that all students continue to follow critical health and safety practices, including:

  • Cloth masks being worn correctly at all times (except designated mask breaks) while on campus both indoors and outdoors. Masks must cover the nose and mouth.
  • Maintain 6 feet physical distance from others as much as possible
  • Continue to monitor individual health and complete a daily screening each morning before coming to school.
  • Stay home if not feeling well

Thank you for the understanding and flexibility you have shown throughout the school year.  We will continue to hold the health and safety of all on our campus as our highest priority and will communicate with you should there be any future need to alter our instructional model.  If you have any questions regarding your student’s learning, please reach out to the appropriate building principal.

 With Trojan Pride,

 

Joe McFarland, Superintendent


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