Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Good Morning Pottstown Parents,
TECHNOLOGY RETURN- Including today, there are only nine days left in the school year. Return of Chromebooks will be held on Thursday June 11th, this will allow students to fully complete online assignments and be able to communicate with teachers.
June 8th is the final day of school.
June 11th will be a technology return day at Pottstown Middle School from 3-5pm for all families who were issued a district Chromebook during the school closure.
Families with the district issued hotspots will receive instructions on how to return the devices.
For those students who may be involved in a summer program or want access to enrichment programming, there will be an option for you to keep the Chromebook until the start of school in August:
Parents will be required to sign off electronically and take responsibility for the device. If the device is stolen, lost or damaged, repayment will be required.
Please check our website for more specific instructions or click here to sign off on the Summer Chromebook Acceptance Form.
After you submit this form, you will be allowed to keep the Chromebooks for your child until the start of school in 3 months.
Pottstown High School students grades 9 through 12 have different instructions. Seniors have already turned in their devices and underclassmen will follow the High School’s schedule to return their Chromebooks and other items on June 5 & June 8, with details to be sent to those grade levels shortly
FOOD DISTRIBUTION - Please remember that today (May 27th) and next week (June 3rd) will be the last food distribution days for Pottstown School District students and families. This is a US Department of Agriculture program and we encourage you to take advantage of it! All of our elementary schools,Barth, Lincoln, Franklin, and Rupert will remain pick up locations from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Wednesday and next Wednesday.
PREPARATION FOR NEXT YEAR - As we begin to prepare for the summer break, the number one question on everyone's mind is, what will next year look like? The school district staff will be closely examining the guidance coming from our state and federal government along with guidelines from health and medical officials to guide decisions about what next year looks like. As soon as we have answers, we will share with everyone. Until then, thank you for your patience and understanding knowing that we have the safety of our students and community as our first priority. The spring of 2020 has been like no other in modern history, but we worked together as a community in a way that makes me be able to say, with more certainty than ever, “Proud to be from Pottstown.”
Thank you and stay safe,
Superintendent of Schools