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Thursday, April 16, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District Superintendent Jennifer L. Holman provided the following updated COVID-19 letter to parents, guardians and students April 9 on the district website:

“Northwestern appreciates all the support and reiterates your family’s ongoing safety and well-being are of utmost importance to them.

“Hard to believe that just four short weeks ago we were in school and a news story that seemed so far away from our everyday existence has now become a reality in all of our communities impacting every facet of our lives.

USDA waiver allows all children to qualify for free meals

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in School

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced March 30 that it received waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow schools to provide free meals to all children during statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Before receiving this waiver, schools that did not meet area-based free or reduced-price meal eligibility requirements were unable to offer free meals communitywide.

This waiver eases those requirements and helps ensure all children have access to food.

LCTI donates N95 masks, gloves and safety goggles

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by The Press in School

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, is paying it forward by donating approximately 9,000 face masks to Lehigh Valley first responders and health care providers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The now highly sought N95 respirator masks were donated to LCTI’s Supply Chain Management and Logistics Technology program about a decade ago, but largely went unused and have been sitting in the school’s distribution center for years.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-approved masks are valued at $1.18 each or a combined $10,620.

School District News

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLAY in School

Northwestern Lehigh School District Superintendent Jennifer Holman provided this updated COVID-19 letter to parents, guardians and students April 3 on the district website:

The first week of online learning is completed and based on the comments we’ve received it was a great success.

Families sent photos and messages of our students connecting and learning online.

We even had our morning exercises with the Pledge of Allegiance and a daily sing along.

Northwestern Lehigh enacts COVID-19 plan

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Implementation of the Northwestern Lehigh School District Academic Plan for Continuity of Education took a different turn on April 6 when the new curricula was delivered in a digital environment.

Superintendent Jennifer Holman addressed a letter to parents, guardians and students:

“All Northwestern Lehigh students will be continuing their education and course of study, as best as possible, beyond remediation and enrichment to include new content and learning, in addition to meeting the criteria as set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.”

TeenCentral.com is a resource for youth in COVID-19 crisis

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in School

Fears about fitting in at a new school. Concern over parents apparently heading for divorce. Questions and doubts about relationships and emerging sexuality.

Since 1998, these issues and many more have been raised with the team at TeenCentral.com, the web-based therapeutic support service powered by KidsPeace.

Now, with the onset of the coronavirus crisis, KidsPeace is devoting more resources to TeenCentral.com to provide support for young people as they deal with the unprecedented pressure and stress caused by the global pandemic.