Return to School Plans
For the last several weeks, Steel Valley staff and administrators have been working diligently to plan a safe and productive 2020-2021 school year. The health and safety of the entire school community remains our highest priority, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been challenging, we remain committed to our district’s mission of providing an excellent education for all students.
At its July 23, 2020 regular meeting, the Steel Valley Board of School Directors approved the district’s Health and Safety Plan that will be followed as school reopens. Required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the plan was created in consultation with local health agencies and is tailored to meet the unique needs of the Steel Valley School District students and families. The plan will serve as a guideline for all activities and incorporates flexibility to adapt to changing conditions.
The district has also developed a COVID-19 decision tree. The purpose of this tool is to help school administrators determine the proper procedure by which to address cases of exposure to COVID-19 in our students and staff. While no single plan or set of plans can completely predict every situation, the decision tree is a good baseline that will guide our decision making.
Click here for the district’s COVID-19 Decision Tree document.
In the next few days, Steel Valley families will receive the summary of the district’s Health and Safety Plan via U.S. mail along with a survey. In the survey, parents will be asked about their preferred method of instruction (hybrid/in-person, remote learning only, Steel Valley cyber) and other items. We ask that all families take a few minutes to complete and return the survey so that Steel Valley School District can better serve all students.
For more information, or to ask a question, please contact the Steel Valley School District at 412.464.3600.
Local / County / State Information & Resources
Coronavirus: Resources for Parents
SV Previously Asked Questions and Resources
Where can I get assistance with food in the Steel Valley Community?
- Saturday at 2:00 pm grab and go meals are provided while supplies last to 150 people at the Homestead Presbyterian Church, 908 Ann Street, Homestead, PA 15120. This service is coordinated by the Eighth Ave. Place and will be available every Saturday in May.
- Rainbow Kitchen 412-464-1892 135 East 9th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120 rainbowkitchen.org
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/
- Salvation Army 412-461-2460 104 E. 9th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120 salvationarmy.org
How do I get help with Google Classroom or academic supports for my child?
Please email your child’s classroom teacher or School Counselor.
(Barrett Elementary School)
(Steel Valley Middle School)
(Steel Valley High School)
Who are our local mental health providers?
- Mon Yough (MYCS) is providing virtual counseling sessions for Steel Valley students as the designated School Based Therapy provider. Please call 412-675-8430 to schedule a virtual intake appointment.
- Steel Valley Wellness Group provides group therapeutic support throughout the Steel Valley School District. They also provide virtual individual sessions. Please call 412-368-3535 to schedule an intake appointment or email mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Koehler Fandray, LLC can be reached by calling 412-559-9907
- Turtle Creek Valley Community Services is located at 1800 West Street. Please call 412-351-0222 and you will be guided to the correct service.
- UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPIC) can be reached by calling 412-235-5444
- RESOLVE crisis center is available 24/7 by calling 1-888-796-8226
How do I get free internet?
Comcast has provided numerous FREE hotspots throughout the Steel Valley. Choose xfinitywifi in your internet browser. You may have to set up an account if it does not connect automatically, but the service will be free.
Where do I access the Family Strengths Survey and resource list discussed in the phone call from the University of Pittsburgh staff and students?
There is an extensive list of COVID 19, food, utilities, unemployment and mental health resources at the bottom of the survey page.
Additional Community Providers and Resources:
- Best of the Batch Foundation Batchfoundation.org
- Allegheny County Human Services https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Resources/Publications/Resource-Guides.aspx
- Focus on Attendance Attendance Focus_attendance@alleghenycounty.us
Steel Valley School District
2020 - 2021
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