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Expanded Instructional Delivery Model

Today, the taskforce communicated their support of beginning five days of in-person instruction beginning on Monday, September 28, 2020. Complete Survey by Sunday, Sept. 20 to designate instructional model for each student: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHcwr5UlPZaC03nyZhI5Ffq1uMFw2WYNAbUzaQ3uPwLH-PGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
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WHSD Phased Reopening Plan Information

On Thursday, July 16, the school board approved the phased reopening plan that will guide the 2020-21 school year regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was developed in partnership with the school physician, teachers, administrators, food service contractor, transportation contractor, and members of the school board. Many of our task force members are parents of students in the school district. The task force used guidance documents from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention to develop the plan. This plan represents a compromise of realistic ideas and beliefs of informed individuals to help keep everyone safe and healthy. The current plan is the first step to reopening our school buildings to our students, teacher, and staff. The administration is working to develop and implement the daily operations in coordination with the reopening plan. The task force will continue to meet throughout the summer to update and revise the plan as necessary.
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Westmont Schools Closed on Monday, December 11, 2017

Late last night the Westmont Hilltop administration was made aware of a threat via social media of harm against our students. We have been working closely with the Upper Yoder Police Department throughout the early morning hours of Monday, December 11, 2017 to determine the credibility of the threat, and that process is ongoing. We have also consulted with Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan.

As of 4:00 am Monday morning, we have not been able to determine the credibility of the threat. As such, I have made the decision to cancel school for all Westmont Hilltop students, grades K-12, for Monday, December 11, 2017.

I understand that this closing places a burden on families to make last minute arrangements; for that, I am sorry. In the interest of student safety, however, I believe this action is necessary.

Sincerely,
Timothy P. Williams, Ed. D.
Superintendent
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