School schedules in Corry are going to look a little different next week.
There will be no school for students on Monday, Nov. 23. Remote learning will take place for all grades — pre-K through 12 — on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25. The Thanksgiving holiday is Nov. 26, 27 and 30.
Ninth- through 12th-grade students have been receiving remote instruction since Nov. 12.
Families without internet connections must contact the building principal of their child or children by Friday.
Corry Area School District officials made the adjustments to instruction in the wake of a conference call with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Corry School Superintendent Sheri Yetzer on Monday.
In a letter to district families, staff and faculty, Yetzer said Erie County, along with Crawford County, has been raised to the “substantial” category, which refers to the level of community transmission of the coronavirus.
Warren County has been elevated to the “moderate” category.
The Department of Education’s recommendation, when a substantial level of transmission has been reached, is to switch to remote learning models.
Yetzer said in the letter that the district is proactively making the changes for next week to prepare for such a situation. She said if the “current situation does not stabilize,” the district will have to be prepared for the change to remote learning.
On Monday, Nov. 23, which will be classified now as an Act 80 day, students will not have classes but teachers will report to work to participate in additional professional development for remote instruction.
Students, staff and teachers will prepare this week together for the remote learning days.
The district reports that community metrics will continue to be monitored. Any necessary changes will be communicated to families, staff and faculty.