Covid School Plans
2020 - 2021


Important Information – February 2021

Instructional Model Choice

Family Quarantine Duration Change

COVID Decision Tree

State Guidlines for Responding to COVID-19 Cases

Welcome Back Letters - January 2021

Superintendent Welcome Back Letter

Barrett Welcome Back Letter

Park Welcome Back Letter

Middle School Welcome Back Letter

High School Welcome Back Letter

Information

Steel Valley School Districts Safety Plan

- June 4, 2021

Video from Mr. Wehrer, SV Superintendent

- February 5, 2021

Barrett Return to School Plan Video

- January 28, 2021

Student Expectations during Synchronous Remote Instruction

 - January 4, 2021

SVSD - Summary of the Plan to Return to School

- December 10, 2020

Letters to Parents


Due to rising cases of the COVID-19 virus in Allegheny County, and after considering the advice of public health and education officials, the district is returning to full remote learning beginning on Monday, November 23.  The district will continue remote learning through Friday, January 22, which is the last day of the second nine-week grading period.  Click the link below to read a letter from the superintendent.

   Letter to SV Families - Community Partnered Study  - July 29, 2021
   Letter to SV Families - Dress Code - June 30, 2021
   Letter to SV Families - Parents Learning Model - February 5, 2021
   Letter to SV Families and Guidelines - January 4, 2021
   Letter to SV Families - December 18, 2020
   Letter to SV Families - December 8, 2020
   Letter to SV Families - November 20, 2020
   Letter to SV Families - November 18, 2020
   Letter to SV Families - November 12, 2020

 

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.

 
Click to See a full copy of the district's Health and Safety Plan
 

COVID-19 Info

For more information, or to ask a question, please contact the Steel Valley School District at 412.464.3600 or email us at:
COVID19@steelvalleysd.org


COVID-19 Resources 

Community Resources

Allegheny County-Information for Residents
CDC-Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
CDC-Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
CDC-Official Coronavirus Information
CDC-Steps to Prevent Illness
CDC-Travelers Returning from High Risk Countries
For Kids: Hand Washing Activity Color Book [PDF]
For Kids: NSF International Scrub Club
National Association of School Psychologists-Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
PA Department of Health-Coronavirus Home Page
PA Department of Health-Self-Monitor and Practice Social Distancing

How to Wear a Mask

Cartoon of a personified mask with eyes and waving.

 

Masks are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. Please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html for more information.

Handwashing (The 3 C’s)

Clean

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer if soap and water is unavailable.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces like door knobs, microwaves, and refrigerator doors daily.
  • Avoid touching you face especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Cover

  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick or going out around others

Contain

  • Stay at home when sick. Stay away from healthy family members and others
  • Self-isolate as much as possible to keep your germs from spreading if you are sick.
  • Remember to keep social distancing (Keeping 6 feet way from others)

Please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/global-covid-19/handwashing.html for more information and a demonstration on handwashing.

Handsanitizer

The CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol (ethanol). CDC does not recommend use of non-alcohol based.
Please visit: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-consumers-should-not-use#products for a list of handsanitizers that should NOT be used.


Request for Leave Form


REQUEST FOR LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA) [PDF]

CHILDCARE AFFIDAVIT [PDF]

SV Previously Asked Questions and Resources

Where can I get assistance with food in the Steel Valley Community?

How do I get help with Google Classroom or access academic supports for my child?
 

Please email your child’s classroom teacher or School Counselor.

Brandi Chalus
       (Park Elementary School)   

bchalus@steelvalleysd.org
Alyson Fisher
       (Barrett Elementary School)      
afisher@steelvalleysd.org
Sue Large
       (Steel Valley Middle School)  
slarge@steelvalleysd.org
Jason Novak
       (Steel Valley High School) 
 jnovak@steelvalleysd.org

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:  info@steelvalleywellnessgroup.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?

Please contact your school office if you need assistance with internet services in your home.  The School district is partnering with the Best of the Batch Foundation to provide internet services to our families.

Where do I access the Family Strengths Survey and resource list discussed in the phone call from the University of Pittsburgh staff and students?

 https://www.pediatrics.pitt.edu/family-strengths-survey

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:

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: info@steelvalleywellnessgroup.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

Where do I access the Family Strengths Survey and resource list discussed in the phone call from the University of Pittsburgh staff and students?

https://www.pediatrics.pitt.edu/family-strengths-survey

There is an extensive list of COVID 19, food, utilities, unemployment and mental health resources at the bottom of the survey page.

SV Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

Parents/Students


Steel Valley School District
Official Calendar 2021 - 2022

Adopted April 15, 2021

Thumbnail of the 2021-22 Steel Valley School Calendar

Click on image or the link below for a printable calendar

2021 - 2022 SVSD OFFICIAL SCHOOL CALENDAR [PDF]

Recent News

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SV Dress Code

July 6, 2021

At some point parents will need to prepare for the return to school with clothes shopping, here is a chart to help with the dress code that will be back in place for the upcoming school year.