Dear Marple Newtown School District Community,
As you are aware, the Marple Newtown School District is closed due to Governor Wolf’s directive to close all Pennsylvania schools. The MNSD Leadership team has coordinated optional learning opportunities for students. In order to provide current information and resources to our school community, the District has developed a dedicated webpage for these optional opportunities. This newly created page can be found easily by clicking a quick link located on the MNSD website navigation bar. A link to these learning opportunities can also be found on the COVID-19 district website.
This past Friday, our educational staff collaborated and planned for instructional opportunities for students. If they have not already done so, our staff will communicated these plans to students. It is important to note, students will not be assessed on this work, rather they will have the opportunity to continue to stay connected to their content areas.
The MNSD does not qualify for an established feeding program, which offers food service programs outside of the actual school day. Qualifying for this type of program would offer students food services during school closing such as days off during the school year, winter and spring breaks, summer vacation, and our current closure. Nonetheless, our Director of Dining Services has communicated with our free and reduced lunch families to offer assistance with meals. Please contact Tina Stiles, Director of Dining Services at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
The MNSD Home and School Visitor has been in contact with families who have additional needs. Additionally, I have coordinated with the Marple Newtown Clergy Association to support families in the need. Through this community partnership, our Home and School Visitor will be able to provide assistance to families as needed. If any MNSD family has a need, kindly contact our District’s Home and School Visitor, Jacqueline Litz, at email@example.com.
Our MNSD Leadership team continues to work closely with state and local officials to remain informed, and is committed to keeping families up-to-date. We are monitoring the US and Pennsylvania Departments of Education for guidance for school closures.
We maintain our concern for our students, staff, and community members to do whatever they can to prevent the spread of this COVID-19 and stay healthy. Kindly take the recommended precautionary steps seriously to maintain your health and safety throughout this situation.
I am grateful for your school community partnership as we all navigate this unprecedented experience together, and sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well.
Tina Kane, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools