As the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Chester County, we are continuing to reexamine our policies and procedures in order to keep our classrooms open. We know how much excitement and anticipation surround the holiday season; however, we are asking each family to examine their plans for travel and gathering this holiday season keeping in mind the health and safety of our staff and students. The following REVISED travel guidelines were adopted by the schoolboard on November 17, 2020.
Holiday Travel Guidelines:
St Matthew’s School will follow the following schedule for the 2020 Holiday Season. We are adjusting the schedule in order to give families 10 days after each holiday to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 or be tested if necessary.
We will be closed from Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, December 4. This includes the already scheduled 3 days off and an additional week of break. All families will be supported remotely during the week of November 30. We will use our Virtual Learning Website, Zoom meetings with teachers and supply packets coming home prior to Thanksgiving. We will return to in-person learning on December 7.
We will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, January 8. Please note the originally published date is December 17, we have added a few more days of classroom learning to make up for lost classroom time. All families will be supported remotely during the week of January 4. We will return to in-person learning on January 11.
Closed 11/25/20 through 12/4/20
Virtual learning 11/30/20 through 12/4/20
Open 12/7/20 through 12/22/20
Closed 12/23/20 through 1/8/21
Virtual learning 1/4/21 through 1/8/21