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June 29, 2021: 2021-22 School Year Learning Options & Face Coverings Update

Dear Rocket Families, 
 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! I interrupt your summer fun and relaxation with a few updates for the 2021-2022 school year.  
 
Face Coverings 
As you are aware, as of Monday, June 28, 2021, the PA Department of Health has lifted all COVID-19 mitigation mandates. The lifting of these mandates means that students and staff will no longer be required to wear a face covering or adhere to physical distancing guidelines, even if not fully vaccinated.  
 
Spring Grove Area School District will maintain its current cleaning protocols and continue its increased ventilation and air purification measures. 
 
Summer Meals 
The free To-Go Summer Meals program has been extended through July 21, 2021.  Please note there will be no meal distribution on July 5th due to the District being closed for the July 4th holiday. For the pick-up location, times, and most up-to-date information on summer school meals, please visit the Nutrition Services webpage  HERE
 
Learning Options for the 2021-2022 School Year  
As a reminder, for the 2021-2022 school year, the District will provide the familiar traditional school and classroom experience for all of our students, as we have done in the past.  Traditional learning in the classroom will occur five days a week, in accordance with the approved school calendar. Face coverings and physical distancing will not be required.  

Students and families who are in need of a non-traditional learning environment will have the option to request admission to our SGFlex program that has been expanded to include asynchronous independent online learning at home and synchronous daily live instruction at home.  

For more information and details on both in-person traditional learning and the SGFlex options, please visit our Learning Options webpage by clicking  HERE . The webpage can be found on  sgasd.org under the “About Us” channel. 
 
If you have a strong interest in SGFlex after reading more about it, please complete the Interest Form on the SGFlex website by July 15, 2021. Filling out this form does not guarantee enrollment. Your child’s building principal will contact you to further discuss the SGFlex options and you will be notified with a determination by August 2nd. Any changes to your child's mode of learning after July 15, 2021, will be reviewed and considered based on the availability of resources and available seats in requested/required courses. 
 
Thank you for allowing me this brief interruption to your summer. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back on August 18th! 
 
Sincerely, 
Dr. George W. Ioannidis 
Superintendent