Community Letter 8.30.2021

August 30, 2021

Hello Jersey Shore Community,

We have successfully navigated the first few days of school. I want to thank our families for their patience as there is always a great deal going on for the first two days. Our district team works hard to respond to your needs as we field many messages. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page regularly for updates. Most of our buildings have shared information about picture days and upcoming school events. Also remember that the district is closed on September 6, 2021 to celebrate Labor Day. As a reminder from my last video update- all mitigation strategies, except masking, are still in place. Temperatures are taken upon entrance to buildings, hygiene reminders are given in buildings, handwashing and sanitizing are encouraged, buildings are disinfected daily, etc. We are required to report positive cases of staff or students to the PA Department of Health (DOH). If a family member tests positive, we need to know that information and will work with families to educate children that are quarantined. Quarantine orders must come from DOH and are not issued by the district. If a case occurs in a building, we will follow the notification protocol from last year and issue notice to the families of students in that building. One change that has occurred is that per DOH and PA Department of Education protocol, we cannot send students who are not positive or symptomatic home, that is the job of DOH. Please remember that no one should enter our buildings if they are experiencing COVID symptoms.

Thank you,
Dr. Ulmer
District Service Center
175 A&P Drive
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Dr. Brian Ulmer, Superintendent
Office: 570.398.1561
Fax: 570.398.5089