COVID safety precautions in re-opening schools and more

What's new in education August 19 to 25

Posted 8/17/21

Easing the transition to high school

WAYNE COUNTY, PA  — If you have a child who will start high school in a few years, there’s something to help make that a little …

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COVID safety precautions in re-opening schools and more

What's new in education August 19 to 25

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Easing the transition to high school

WAYNE COUNTY, PA  — If you have a child who will start high school in a few years, there’s something to help make that a little easier.

Penn State Cooperative Extension is running a PROSPER program in Wayne County. Designed to strengthen families, build youth skills and reduce substance abuse, the program is open to all families with kids aged 10 to 14 in Western Wayne, Wayne Highlands and Wallenpaupack school districts.

Participants will learn to set positive goals and ways to resist peer pressure. They’ll learn to manage emotions and stress, and practice communication skills.

Parents and caregivers will learn how to help their teen make the move to high school, and much more.

PROSPER is free and includes a meal. Childcare is available for young children.

 To learn about PROSPER in Wayne County, call the Penn State Extension Office in Honesdale at 570/253-5970 ext. 4110.

Sullivan Bar Association scholarship recipients

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Kevin J. Feeney and Lorna Bragg have been awarded this year’s Ira Jay Cohen Scholarship.

Kevin  Feeney is a 2021 graduate of Roscoe High School.  While at school, he completed college courses and played varsity sports. He’ll attend SUNY Sullivan this fall, and intends to go into public law with an emphasis on forensics.

Lorna Bragg is a 2021 graduate of Tri-Valley High School.  She will be attending Northeastern University in the fall, majoring in Mathematics and Political Science.  She hopes to continue on to law school, she says, and to use her career to make a difference in her community.

The scholarship was established in 2016 to honor the memory of Ira Jay Cohen, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and member of the bar association.  He served as a public defender, county attorney and county treasurer.

Virtual parenting workshop from Cornell Cooperative in Orange County

ONLINE — If you’ve ever wondered how to deal with parenting problems, Cornell Cooperative in Orange County has a workshop for you.

Called “Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word,” it is fully online, with six one-hour sessions beginning Wednesday, September 22 through Wednesday, October 27, from 7 to 8 p.m.

There is no charge.

For more  information or to register, visit www.cceorangecounty.org/events.

Covid safety precautions

  • Eldred

The Eldred Central School District plans to resume full in-person education for the 2021-2022 school year, with the first day of school being Tuesday, September 7. Masks will be required for all students, staff and visitors. Instruction will be in-person only, with exceptions being made for 504 plans and if a student’s individualized education plan (IEP) requires an accommodation for remote learning.

  • Wallenpaupack

Wallenpaupack returned to in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year and will be continuing for the 2021-2022 school year. It will open on Tuesday, September 7. It will continue to implement health and safety plans under the guidance of the state and Wayne Memorial Hospital. Masking is encouraged, but not required. Other health and safety-related policies will continue, including social distancing, sanitation, at-home testing and contact tracing. Wallenpaupack Area School District facilities will be offering school buildings as vaccination sites for students, faculty and the community.

For more information, view the district’s official health and safety plan at https://bit.ly/3CvPxUv.

  • Wayne Highlands

Wayne Highlands School District plans to resume full in-person education on Monday, August 30. The district decided to suspend its Wayne Highlands Live model of remote and in-person instruction. The district’s policies on masking have been updated. Masks are now encouraged, but not required. Additional health and safety measures that the district is taking include signage, social distancing, contact tracing, education on safety protocols and at-home safety screening. Vaccine clinics will also be made available to any student or faculty member. The district has sent out a letter to parents regarding these changes; it can be read at https://bit.ly/3CAjjYq.

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