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School Reopening Update

Please read this important update regarding school reopening from WSSD superintendent Dr. Lisa Palmer sent on August 8th.


Based on guidance from health officials and experts, Dr. Palmer will be recommending to the School Board that the District begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually. The plan would be to remain in virtual learning throughout the month of September. If health data stabilizes and health experts are comfortable with reopening schools, we would then implement our hybrid model and bring back cohorts of students beginning in October. 


There will be a special Board Meeting to discuss the recommendation on Monday, August 10th at 7 p.m. The public can tune in at the District YouTube channel:


Dr. P. J. Brennan, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Board Certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, will attend the School Board meeting to discuss the COVID-19 data and its impact on safely reopening our schools. 



Public participation in the meeting by residents and taxpayers of the District will occur through phone messages which may be submitted before, during, and up until the end of the meeting. Phoned comments may be left, subject to a 3-minute limit, at 610-892-3470, ext. 1102, and will be transcribed. Phoned comments must include the commenter's name, full address, and phone number, and will be provided to Board members in writing for consideration.


If you wish to share your comments about reopening, please email Please note that messages sent there or to will not be read during the Board Meeting.


Please see for back to school information.