Message From Dr. Steinhauer March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

Dear Mt. Lebanon Families, 

Last Friday, March 26, 2021, Allegheny County moved to the substantial community transmission level of COVID-19.  As we watch the number of positive cases thus far this week in the County, we anticipate that on April 2, 2021, we will reach the second week at the substantial level of community transmission. If this occurs, please be reminded of the options on the instructional modality for your children. 

At the elementary, we have expanded the options available for students while in the substantial rate of community transmission. Elementary students who are attending in-person may continue to attend five full days per week, or they may choose to live-stream. If you elect live-streaming, please reach out to your child’s teacher and principal. Live-streaming would only be offered while we remain in the substantial transmission rate in Allegheny County, with the exception of those in quarantine or out of school for COVID-related illness.

Secondary students who are attending in person may continue to attend five full days per week and utilize the Present Virtual (PV) option when necessary.  Additionally, secondary students may choose to attend 2 days per week in-person or fully Remote.  If you would like to change your mode of instruction, please contact your counselor or building principal.    

So far this year, we have seen a pattern of increased cases following holidays and school breaks.  Please help to keep our community safe and our schools open. We continue to encourage you to follow the recommended health practices. 

  • Wear a mask

  • Maintain physical distance

  • Wash hands often

  • Avoid large gatherings 

We will continue to monitor COVID positive cases in the District and take necessary steps as warranted. 

Sincerely,

Timothy J. Steinhauer, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools