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Tulpehocken Grab and Go Meal Pickup
Parents only need to sign up for Grab and Go Meal Pickup one time. We will make meals for your children on each distribution day(Tuesday and Thursday).  Each child will receive 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts.  It is important to let us know if something changes and you will not be coming for your meals as this will help us to reduce food waste. You can contact Jillian Bergman at [email protected] or by calling 717-900-3409. Also if you have not signed up for meals but would like to you can still do that from our website by clicking Grab and Go Meal Pickup Signup or by calling 717-900-3406. 
Technology Support
The Tulpehocken Technology Department will be providing Remote Support to all staff and students while buildings are still closed. Please continue to put help requests in using the Technology Support button on our website at http://www.tulpehocken.org. You can also call us at 717-900-3410 and leave a message for us. We ask that you include your name, a good call back number, and the issue you are experiencing. 

The Technology Department will also be working out of the High School Auditorium Lobby on Wednesdays from 10 AM to 5 PM for hardware repairs or swaps. We ask that you still contact us by a help request or by phone first. If you do need to come to the school for repairs, please pull up to the curb outside of the Auditorium and just stay in your vehicle. We will come out to you to get the computer or iPad.

We will also continue to hand out Student Laptops and iPads every Wednesday during those hours as well. Please just call the same number, 717-900-3410 and let us know the students name so we can make sure we have it ready for you.

If you have any questions or concerns you can always email me at [email protected].
 
April 7, 2020 Board Work Session Meeting - Via Zoom

Notice is hereby given that the Board of School Directors of the Tulpehocken Area School District will have a voting board meeting on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 starting at 7:00 p.m. virtually through a Zoom Session in order to comply with Governor Wolf's executive order.  Instructions are below on how to access the Board Meeting.   

April Klopp
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The meeting will begin at 7:00pm via Zoom

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COVID-19 Update #4 - Letter from Mr. Netznik

 

Monday, March 16, 2020 

 

As you know, under the guidance of the PA Governor schools are currently closed through Sunday, March 29th.  During this time we encourage our students to participate in enrichment activities. Elementary students brought enrichment packets home Friday and secondary students have either paper or online enrichment activities.  In addition, we have added a resource link titled “Tulpy Enrichment Activities” or on our website www.tulpehocken.org


Free Grab-and-Go bagged lunches and breakfast items will be available at Bethel and Penn-Bernville Elementary Schools for pick up from 11am-12pm on Thursday, March 19th, Monday, March 23rd, and Thursday, March 26th for all Tulpehocken Area School District students.  We would ask that you sign up via a Google Form on our district website (click here) or call 717-900-3406 if you are interested in the grab-and-go option.  Please leave the name of the students in the household, and if you will be picking up at Bethel or Penn-Bernville Elementary.  Grab-and-Go bags will be available outside cafeteria entrances.  


As we move through the next two weeks, we will continue to provide updates to everyone.  Questions about prom, graduation, end of the marking period, report cards, end of the school year, etc have yet to be answered.  This is unchartered territory that all school districts are navigating and we will answer these questions when we have more direction and information.


At this time we will plan to return back to school on Monday, March 30, 2020.  Over the next two weeks we will continue to provide updates as they become available.  



Additional COVID-19 Information;

For school closures to be effective it is important to follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  These recommendations include:  

  • Clean your hands often:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

  • Avoid close contact:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    • Throw used tissues in the trash.

    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

  • Avoid mass gatherings for the next 8 weeks, cancel in-person events that consist of 50 people or more.  

For more information on the Corona Virus please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
 
 
COVID-19 Update #3 - Letter from Mr. Netznik

Thursday, March 12, 2020 

 Good evening,  
     
This afternoon Governor Wolf announced a recommendation to cancel or postpone any gatherings over 250 people.  Given the Governor’s recommendation, and in coordination with the Berks County School District Superintendents, we will be postponing our Spring Musical which is set for this weekend.  Information about a future date and any refunds will be provided at a later date.  As well, we will be cancelling all out of state field trips and field trips that would expose our students to large groups of people.  All athletic events will be canceled at this time.  We will still hold sport practices and after school student clubs since these events only pertain to our students.   
     
While this is a tough call to make, we are trying to prevent the amount of exposure to our students and staff.  At this moment, school days will continue to operate as normal, however we be monitoring this on a day to day basis.  
     
Again our spring musical scheduled for this weekend will be postponed with a date to be determined, all athletic events will be canceled, and field trips will be held on a case by case basis. 
     
  
Sincerely, 

Andrew Netznik 

Superintendent 

    

 
COVID-19 Update #2 - Letter from Mr. Netznik
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 

Re:  COVID-19 - Coronavirus 

Dear Parents & Guardians: 
  
As you know, we now have confirmed cases of the COV-19 or coronavirus in Pennsylvania.  Since the virus is now in Pennsylvania, I would like to share district procedures we are putting in place as well as reiterate some preventive measures.  The procedures outlined in this letter will be implemented in order to provide the safest environment for all students, staff, and families of our Tulpehocken Community.  They are as follows:
  • Any student who travels outside of the US to Level 2 and Level 3 countries as defined by the CDC will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days once they return back home from the trip.  A list of countries can be found on the CDC’s web site: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
  • Any staff member who travels outside of the US to Level 2 and Level 3 countries as defined by the CDC will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days once they return back home from the trip.  
  • If a parent or guardian travels to one of the Level 2 or Level 3 countries, we would ask that you contact my office at 717-933-4611 at 1011 so that we can monitor any potential exposure to our schools.  
  • If your child shows any symptoms of high fevers, coughing, and/or shortness of breath, please do not send them to school.  Instead contact your family physician or urgent care so that they can be seen.  While it is possible that they have the common cold or flu, all precautions should be taken. 
  
Many questions have been asked as to why there seems to be so much “hype” around COV-19 and not the flu.  While some of the symptoms are the same, the viruses are very different.  The incubation period for COV-19 is much longer and can survive in the air and on hard surfaces longer than the flu virus can.  Practicing good hygiene and prevention can help to minimize exposure to the virus. Here are some ways to limit your exposure:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 
  • Temporarily revisit travel plans & if necessary plan accordingly depending on your destination
Please know that information and situations are constantly changing on a daily basis and as a district we may have to adjust as new information surfaces.  As a collective group, the school superintendents in Berks County have agreed that it is in the best interest to operate schedules and events as normal as possible; while at the same time, trying to take as many precautions as possible.  There are currently no plans to shut down schools at this time, but if that time would come, it would be coordinated with the Department of Health and Department of Education.  We would operate with the same protocols as we would with inclement weather.   
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the schools. 
  
  
Sincerely, 
  
Andrew D. Netznik 
Superintendent 
  
 
Our Mission
When we expect the most of ourselves and our community—and we believe in the inborn ability of all children to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to realize their full potential in life—we will achieve great things.
Our Goals
To enhance achievement for all students through the design of a rigorous curriculum aligned with state standards, content and assessment anchors.
 
To understand and appreciate diversity in our school community.
 
To provide professional learning opportunities that support teachers in implementing instruction that is differentiated, challenging and standards based.
 
To create meaningful parent and community involvement opportunities.
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