Tussey Mountain High School will be hosting a free Financial Aid Event for the parents and guardians of seniors who have plans to further their education. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15th at 5:30pm and will take place in the auditorium.
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Friends, I am writing with a very simple request. If your child is sick, please don’t send him or her to school. Last Friday seven students in the high school/ middle school walked through the door at the beginning of the day with COVID symptoms. These students were sent to the nurse, isolated, and sent home as quickly as we could identify them. We are trying very hard to keep school open for all of our children. However, this must be a community effort. We cannot do this without your help. We are beginning to see student to student transmissions, which we didn’t see at all last year. We are enforcing the mask mandate here at school, but we can’t ensure that every student is taking the same precautions out of school. PIAA has allowed us to play sports without a mask, which makes quarantine due to close contact necessary if a student exhibits symptoms. We want to play a full schedule of athletics, but team quarantines have been taking their toll across our region. Please help us to keep our doors open. If your student has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, please keep him or her home. If they say they don’t feel well, take them at their word. Thank you. Sincerely, Dr. Jerry Shoemake - Superintendent
Grades 5 through 12 will resume in person instruction tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14. This also includes the pre-school morning and afternoon classes.