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All Schools to Close Monday March 16 through at Least Friday March 27, 2020

Today Governor Wolf announced the closure of all schools across the commonwealth through at least Friday, March 27, 2020. Essential Central Office personnel will be notified by their direct supervisor if they are to report to work on Monday. 

“As a member of a coalition of local superintendents, we intended to announce a plan for the phased closure of our schools next week to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Superintendent Anthony Hamlet, Ed.D. “Governor Wolf announced this afternoon the closure of all schools in the commonwealth for at least ten days. I understand the challenges this prolonged closure will have on our students and families. We are working to have food distribution sites across the city.”  

The Governor’s action protects districts from being penalized for failing to meet the 180 days or school hour requirement. In addition to schools, all Early Head Start, PreK, and Center programs are also closed. For students that depend on our school breakfast and lunch program, Grab and Go meals will be available at all 54 school locations from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. Students are instructed to go to the school location closest to their home.  All athletics and events are cancelled during the closure.   All updates can be found on our website at www.pghschools.org/coronavirus