Dear Canon-McMillan School District Parents/Guardians and Staff,
We recently received word of additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Canon-McMillan Senior High School (CMHS). For this reason, we felt it important to quickly - and temporarily - close CMHS for in-person instruction.
For your information, we now have seven active cases at CMHS; five of them are staff and two of them are students. Per our established protocol, we have been in contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH). Contact tracing was conducted and individuals identified as contacts were notified and directed to quarantine in accordance with DOH guidelines.
As a result, CMHS (only) will temporarily close effective immediately. CMHS will move from our current hybrid model to a fully remote model with live streaming through Tuesday, November 24th. Wednesday, November 25th will be an asynchronous learning day. This closure applies to all sports and extracurricular activities occurring at the high school immediately. The building will reopen to extracurricular activities and sports on Friday, November 27th 2020.
As with all learning models, information and links to coursework for all students is available on Schoology. Please know we are taking the above action to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and families. We will continue to closely monitor state and local data. Future such decisions will continue to be made with the guidance we receive from officials at the state and local levels. As always, all parents have the option to choose remote learning with livestreaming if the current in-person model does not meet their level of comfort at this time or if they have medical concerns.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website (www.health.pa.gov) for the latest and most accurate information about COVID-19 and don’t forget to check the COVID-19 Daily Screener, found on our website (cmsd.k12.pa.us) in the Coronavirus Update Center daily.
As always, we appreciate your support. We believe strongly that we will get through this together. Thank You.
Canon-McMillan School District