May 22, 2020
is here – the unofficial start to summer. And although 2020 has been a little
out of the ordinary, hopefully we’ll each find some time to relax, recharge and
reconnect with friends (even if it is virtually) in the warmer weather.
physical building has been closed for two months, our team continues to serve
our students and families every day. And as the pandemic has evolved, their
needs have evolved, and we’ve been there to help them every step of the way.
Thank you for your role in meeting their needs.
I know many of
us are participating in more virtual meetings then we ever imagined we would.
To show your PDE pride, please consider using a PDE background in your
meetings. You can find them on InsidePDE. By using these backgrounds, we show
our spirit as well as our professionalism and commitment to service.
Office of Administration (OA) recently distributed guidance regarding state law
and the recording of virtual meetings; noting that in Pennsylvania all
participants must consent to being recorded. The OA guidance is
available on InsidePDE – find it under Announcements (“Pause Before
You Press Record”).
commonwealth continues to advance toward re-opening, with additional counties
moving into yellow status every week. You can continue to monitor Pennsylvania's process for re-opening online
to see how your community is adjusting.