Emergency Alerts

In the event of a school emergency or other alerts  at any of our schools, we will post information and updates  on this page to keep you informed. 

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) 
For more information visit the COVID-19 and the Return to School 2020-2021 page on our website.


November 24, 2020

Dear Mellon Middle School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at Mellon Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last at school on Tuesday, November 17.   

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.  No close contacts were identified.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The student will complete isolation procedures for COVID-19 while the school is operating in the full Remote mode of instruction.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Chris Wolfson
Principal


November 24, 2020

Dear High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at the High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last at school on Friday, November 20.  This student is also a member of the Rifle Team.    

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.  Those impacted individuals have been contacted. 

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with the ACHD, the high school will remain open on Tuesday, November 24, and members of the Rifle Team were contacted to quarantine.  

The student will not return to our school until he/she has completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely,
Joel Thompson
Principal


November 24, 2020

Dear Washington Elementary School (WES) Parents and Guardians, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at WES has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 17, 2020. MTLSD has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). MTLSD is working with the ACHD and the District is taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps MTLSD is implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • If you are not contacted by the Allegheny County Health Department, Ms. Deanna Hess or me, then your child is not considered a close contact.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Melissa M Nelson, Principal


November 23, 2020

Dear High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at the High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last at school on Friday, November 20.  This student is also a member of the Rifle Team.    

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.  Those impacted individuals have been contacted. 

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with the ACHD, the high school will remain open on Tuesday, November 24, and members of the Rifle Team were contacted to quarantine.  

The student will not return to our school until he/she has completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Joel Thompson
Principal


November 19, 2020

Dear High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at the High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last at school on Tuesday, November 10. 

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with the ACHD, there is not a need to close the school at this time.

The student will not return to our school until he/she has completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Joel Thompson
Principal

 


November 19, 2020

Dear High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that an employee at the High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The employee was last at school on Monday, November 16 and indicates there are no close contacts. 

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with the ACHD, there is not a need to close the school at this time.

The employee will not return to our school until he/she has completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 

Joel Thompson
Principal


November 18, 2020

Dear Howe Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a  student at Howe has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 13, 2020.  The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19. 

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 

Michelle L. Murray, Ed.D.
Principal


November 17, 2020

Dear Lincoln Elementary School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at Lincoln has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 12, 2020. The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19. 

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Ronald J. Kitsko
Principal


November 17, 2020

Dear Jefferson Middle School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that one student at Jefferson Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last at school on Friday, November 13. 

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with the ACHD, there is not a need to close the school at this time.

The student will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Sarah Shaw, Ed.D.
Principal


November 17, 2020

At last evening's School Board meeting, Dr. Steinhauer shared an MTLSD COVID-19 Update presentation with the School Board.  The School Board considered all aspects of this issue and voted to maintain the District in the Hybrid mode of instruction. The resolutions the School Board passed are listed below: 

RESOLVED, that in addition to the consideration of the Recommendations for Determining Instructional Mode referenced in the Health and Safety Plan, the Board has determined to add as considerations local transmission figures as well as our own COVID-19 dashboard, and elects to continue the Hybrid/Cyber mode of learning until further action by the Board.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent is authorized to move a building or program on a case by case basis, to a fully remote mode of education where circumstances warrant, including, for example, a significant outbreak.


New for Elementary Families: 

Elementary schools will now manage Hybrid students who need to stay home due to quarantine or concerns regarding community COVID conditions differently In the coming days, we will begin to implement live-streaming of elementary classrooms to provide synchronous instruction to students who are at home. Additionally, this option is available to families who selected Hybrid but now wish for Remote instruction.  Although we will begin immediately, to allow time to prepare equipment and train staff, this should be fully available by December 4, 2020.  


New Information from the PA Department of Health for Mitigation Relating to Travel

Of critical importance as we approach the holiday season, today the PA Department of Health issued an Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health for Mitigation Relating to Travel Specifically, the Order requires completing a 14-day quarantine after traveling outside of Pennsylvania if an individual does not have proof of a negative test result. 


The District remains committed to maintaining a safe in person learning environment for our students and staff.  We can only succeed if everyone in our school community follows these essential public health guidelines:

  • Self-screen every day 

  • Keep your child home if he/she is sick, has COVID symptoms, or has been a close contact with someone who is COVID positive; contact your school nurse to report

  • Wear a mask or face covering 

  • Practice physical distancing of 6 feet

  • Wash your hands frequently

Please visit our website to access COVID-19 information, including the  COVID-19 Dashboard page, which includes the Allegheny County Data from the  PA DOH COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System DashBoard

 


November 16, 2020

Dear Lincoln Elementary School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at Lincoln has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 10, 2020. The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19. 

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Ronald J. Kitsko
Principal


November 15, 2020

Dear Washington Elementary School (WES) Parents and Guardians, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at WES has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 6, 2020. MTLSD has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). MTLSD is working with the ACHD and the District is taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps MTLSD is implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • If you are not contacted by the Allegheny County Health Department, Ms. Deanna Hess or me, then your child is not considered a close contact.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Dr. Melissa M Nelson, Principal


November 13, 2020

Dear Mt. Lebanon Families,

We continue to monitor reports from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) regarding the increase in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. Yesterday, the ACHD informed area Superintendents that schools have been effective so far with using targeted mitigation strategies. While we have had cases reported at several of our schools thus far, contact tracing has suggested that very few result from in-school transmission.   

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Determining Instructional Models During the COVID-19 Pandemic guidance recommends that schools consider remote learning if Allegheny County has at least a two-week period at  “substantial” transmission level, meaning an incident rate of 100 cases per 100,000 residents, or a positivity rate of greater than 10% in Allegheny County. Unfortunately, Allegheny County moved to the “substantial” level today. We will be closely attending to both the number of cases and the positivity rate next week.

Ultimately, it is the Mt. Lebanon School District and the Board of School Directors' responsibility to make the decision for our school community based on what is best for our staff and students. The consideration of this important topic will occur at Monday evening’s school board meeting. On Tuesday, I will share more information with you.  

This decision may include no change to the current academic plan. However, we are prepared to move to remote instruction if community spread warrants, or are unable to staff classrooms and/or staff positions due to quarantine or other variables that strain the system.     

As I have said since last March, we are genuinely all in this together. We can only succeed if everyone in our school community follows these essential public health guidelines:

  • Self-screen every day 

  • Keep your child home if he/she is sick, has COVID symptoms, or has been a close contact with someone who is COVID positive; contact your school nurse to report

  • Wear a mask or face covering 

  • Practice physical distancing of 6 feet

  • Wash your hands frequently

Please visit our website to access COVID-19 information, including the  COVID-19 Dashboard page, which includes the Allegheny County Data from the  PA DOH COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System DashBoard

Thank you for your continued support.

Best Regards,

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


November 11, 2020

Dear Mt. Lebanon High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that three students and one employee at Mt. Lebanon High School tested positive for COVID-19. The first student is a sibling of the student that the community was made aware of yesterday. This student was last in school on Friday, October 30.  The second and third students were last in school on Monday, November 2.  The employee was last in school on Monday, November 9, and indicated that, due to physical distancing protocols, no student or colleague would be considered a close contact.     

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with the ACHD, and due to the specific circumstances of each case, the High School will remain open. 

The students and staff member will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Joel Thompson
Principal


November 11, 2020

Dear Foster School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at Foster School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on 11/9/20. The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19. 

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 

Jason Ramsey
Principal 


November 10, 2020

Dear Mt. Lebanon High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that two students at Mt. Lebanon High School tested positive for COVID-19. The first student was last in school on Tuesday, October 20.  This student is also a member of the swim team who last practiced Tuesday, November 3.  The second student was last in school on Friday, October 30. 

We are consulting with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing impacted areas of the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • Notifying identified close contacts, who will quarantine as required.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

In consultation with ACHD, the High School will remain open. 

The students will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Joel Thompson
High School Principal


November 7, 2020

Dear Washington Elementary School (WES) Parents and Guardians, 

This letter is to notify you that a student at WES has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 6, 2020. The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). We are working with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • If you are not contacted by the Allegheny County Health Department, Ms. Deanna Hess or me, then your child is not considered a close contact.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Melissa M Nelson
Washington Elementary School Principal


November 5, 2020

Dear Mt. Lebanon High School Families, 

This letter is to notify you that a Central Office employee who works out of the District Administrative wing located at the High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at the Administrative wing of the high school on Wednesday, November 4.  This employee does not have contact with students and did not have close contact with high school faculty or staff. 

The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). We are working with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure our students’ and staff’s safety. In consultation with ACHD, this case does not impact the high school’s anticipated reopening on Monday, November 9.  Measures we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the area.  

  • Cooperating with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • If additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

The individual will not return to the Administrative wing of the high school until he/she has completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Please review this FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department.   

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely, 
Joel Thompson
High School Principal


November 4, 2020

Dear Mt. Lebanon Families,

I am writing to inform you that the high school has confirmed today that an employee and a student have tested positive for Covid-19. In alignment with the District’s Health and Safety Plan and the Allegheny County Health Department’s recommendation, the high school will close today, November 4, until Monday, November 9. All high school classes will shift to remote instruction. Extra-curricular and after school activities are also canceled at this time. This closure only pertains to the high school. All other Mt. Lebanon schools remain open and will follow their regular schedule. 

Here is the link to the letter that was sent to high school families today. 

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


November 4, 2020

Dear Mt. Lebanon High School Parents and Guardians, 

This letter is to notify you that an employee and a student at Mt. Lebanon High School have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at work on Monday, November 2, and the student was last in the building on Friday, October 30. The District has reported this information to the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). As a result, the ACHD has determined there is a need to close the high school in response to these cases until Monday, November 9.  All high school faculty, staff, students, and administration will participate in fully remote instruction on Thursday and Friday, November 5 and 6.  The high school will also be closed to after school, extra-curricular activities until Monday, November 9.  

We are working with the ACHD and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Steps we are implementing in cooperation with the ACHD include:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the building.  

  • Cooperation with the Allegheny County Health Department regarding contact tracing.

  • In the event that additional close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) are identified, those contacts would be called by the Allegheny County Health Department.  

This situation will continue to be monitored to determine if additional cases occur, which might result in an extension of the closure.  If there is a need to extend the closure beyond Sunday, November 8, it will be communicated to you.  The individuals will not return to our school until they have completed isolation procedures for COVID-19.
 

As a reminder, if you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, please contact your medical provider:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath 

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the PA Department of Health website or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Attached please find an FAQ from the Allegheny County Health Department. 

The District is closely monitoring this situation and will notify staff and families if any additional actions need to be taken.

Sincerely,
Joel Thompson
High School Principal

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