Because all Pennsylvania schools were closed effective March 13, 2020, Norwin School District initiated a Continuity of Education Plan for Online Learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Thank you, Norwin Families and Community Members, for your perseverance, grit, and determination throughout this challenging and unprecedented school year. By moving forward each day, you have truly demonstrated what it means to be Noble Knights and that you are #NorwinStrong.
March 19, 2020: Superintendent Dr. Jeff Taylor shared this video message on how Norwin is dealing with the pandemic, the status of our school calendar, and plans for offering online and remote learning.
The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority at Norwin School District. With the recent news reports of cases of the Coronavirus in the United States, we want to assure families that Norwin School District is actively monitoring the situation and is making the necessary preparations in case COVID-19 becomes more prevalent in our community.
When a new disease is circulating, it is natural for people to ask what they can do to protect themselves and their families. The CDC recommends that individuals receive the influenza vaccination and engage in everyday, preventative measures to prevent the spread of germs and avoid illness.
Norwin School District is working with our custodians to ensure that we are very diligent in our cleaning practices, especially this time of year during the cold and flu season. The District will continue to keep school communities updated and immediately advise should additional precautions become necessary.
How to Report
Norwin has set up a form for voluntary self-reporting of suspected Coronavirus symptoms or exposure for people who are related to a student or an employee or who attended a Norwin event. Please click here to report. All information will be reviewed by a certified school nurse and will be kept confidential.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease. Please see the attached fact sheets on this page from the Centers for Disease Control for more information.
How is it spread?
- Through coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
- Because Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new, we are learning more each day about the transmission patterns and incubation periods.
What are the symptoms?
- Difficulty Breathing
- Severe Illness
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Help your young students to wash their hands well
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Stay home from work or school when you are sick. The CDC recommends that individuals remain home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (i.e., chills, feeling warm, flushed appearance). Individuals should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever medicines before resuming regular activities or attending work/school. We must each monitor ourselves in order to protect those around us from illness.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Take any anti-viral medication prescribed to you as instructed.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus: Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark
Child Mind Institute
National Association of School Psychologists
and Early Childhood Providers