Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833

  
  

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coronavirus Information

Guidance and Resources for our Community

Beginning Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 13, Beaver County schools will be closed and will not be in session for students.  This includes all school activities, field trips, and facility use through April 13, 2020.  

 

REMOTE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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4/03/2020

Ambridge Area School District has designated lunch only meal services in three locations throughout the district.   This service will run from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will be operating daily until further notice in the following locations:

  • Ambridge High School:   11:00  am – 11:30 am in the High School parking lot.
  • State Street Elementary:  11:15 am – 11:45 am at the Main Entrance.
  • Economy Elementary:  11:30 am – 12:00 noon at the Kindergarten Entrance.
  • 2 meals to be distributed on Thursday, April 9 - One meal is for Good Friday.
  • There will be no mealservice on Easter Monday, April 13th.

04/01/2020

From the Pennsylvania Department of Education – Educational Resources

One of the resources we announced yesterday includes the Learning At Home initiative = a partnership with all of Pennsylvania’s public television stations (WITF + PBS39 + WVIA + WQLN + WPSU + WHYY + WQED Pittsburgh).

Explore everything this fun, free, educational opportunity has to offer: www.learningathomepa.org

 

PDE also has a list of resources for Continuity of Education available here

 

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) information for Financially Stressed Households

pdf PUC Consumer financial tips release 3 27 2020 FINAL (002) (273 KB)


03/31/2020

Ambridge Area School District Community Members:

Ambridge Area School District property will be closed for recreational use during the remainder of the District-wide shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes, but is not limited to, all playgrounds, the Middle School Track Facility, and Moe Rubenstein Stadium located at Ambridge Area High School.  Thank-you for your understanding during this time.  Please keep your families and loved ones healthy and safe.

Mr. Barry J. King

Substitute Superintendent


03/31/2020

 

A message from Dr. Levato Myford - Pupil Services

https://youtu.be/_VjFsLydw8k


3/26/2020

Continuity of Education Parent Letter

Attention Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented and difficult times.  The Ambridge Area School District has made the decision to provide Remote Learning Opportunities for our students during the school closure as part of the District’s Continuity of Education Plan.  These Remote Learning Opportunities will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will continue throughout the District shutdown.  Please read the attached letter for more details on our District plan for Remote Learning.

 

pdf Continuity of Education Parent Letter (432 KB)


3/25/2020

 

Video messages from our schools!   #alonetogether #bridgerpride

 

A message from the State Street Staff

https://youtu.be/E16-Htv8qlM

 

A message from Highland Staff!

https://youtu.be/pX3kT9qIXvA

A message from the AAMS Teachers:   Coronavirus 2020

https://youtu.be/SrjAH32i7wY

We miss you!   From Economy Elementary

https://youtu.be/B-_ukO2cbR8


3/24/2020

ABC Mouse / Adventure Academy

ABC Mouse is offereing a free subscription to schools during the closure.   We applied for the subscription and recieved the following letters.   This is an option online resource for families looking for online enrichment.   See the following letters for more details.

 

pdf Economy ParentLetter AofL SCHOOL6739 (241 KB)

pdf Highland ParentLetter AofL SCHOOL8866 (243 KB)

pdf StateStreet ParentLetter AofL SCHOOL6739 (241 KB)

 

3/23/2020

Opportunities from Beaver County

Listed below is a list of various adjustments social services agencies are making and additional resources available at this time.  Included is the Beaver County Free Meal Schedule.    

 

pdf Coronavirus Service Adjustments (171 KB)

pdf Beaver County Free Meal Schedule (1.85 MB)


3/23/2020

 

 

Technology Account Guide for Students

As a reference, here is the 19-20 Technology Account Guide for students.   If you child is having any issues logging into our district applications, please sumbit a helpdesk ticket by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please include the student name, grade, application and specific issues you are having.

 

pdf STUDENT tech acct guide1920 (693 KB)


3/23/2020

Continuity of Education

Dear Ambridge Area School District Parents, Families, and Staff:

 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate how to effectively manage and engage our students during the closure of schools in the Ambridge Area School District.  We continue to monitor the situation and wait for additional information from the Governor and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  We do not have a clear indication at this time whether the Governor will extend the mandatory shutdown.  As a District and a county, we have decided to remain closed until April 13, 2020.  In the next couple of weeks, County Superintendents will reevaluate the situation.

 

To keep students engaged during the closure, the District has developed and will continuously update a list of helpful resources that are available on our website.  Currently, the District is giving its best effort to provide a continuous educational program for students that follows local, state, and federal guidelines.  Several issues will need to be addressed before this plan comes to fruition. We know you have many questions and we will provide you with details as soon as possible.  It is our hope that this message finds you healthy and safe.  Once again, thank you for your patience.

 

Mr. Barry J. King

Substitute Superintendent

Ambridge Area School District

 

3/23/2020

All Beaver County school facilities will be closed and all events will be canceled through Monday, April 13, 2020. Please read the attached letter for more information.

  pdf (48 KB) pdf Continuation of Closure (48 KB)


3/19/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Education Cancels Statewide Assessments

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced today the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-20 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA).

3/19/2020

Free Meals in Beaver County

The following attachment has a weekly schedule (day of the week) where you can find meals in Beaver County

pdf FREE MEALS SCHEDULE (158 KB)

3/18/2020

Beaver County Resources for Assistance

pdf BEAVER COUNTY RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE (357 KB)

3/18/2020

The Center for Hope is sad to report that they are closing the center for the next two weeks, effective immediately. Because of this, today's food distribution scheduled for the Crestview Village community center parking lot is cancelled.  We are working to find a way to continue to help feeding the students of Ambridge during this time. Please continue to check your email for updates.

Thank you for understanding.  Stay healthy.

3/18/2020

Update from Positive Steps:

During this crisis we are aware that many of our clients may be in need of therapy more than ever. WPPC has taken measures that will allow us to provide face to face therapy at either our Beaver or Baden office.  Additionally, the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has loosened the regulations around Telehealth during the COVID19 crisis which will allow our therapists to conduct therapy sessions via internet, Facetime or phone.  Unfortunately, this only applies to clients whose primary insurance is Medical Assistance.  None of the commercial insurances have followed suit.  We will be contacting clients and/or their parents/guardians to offer these services. 

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pdf COVID 19 letter to school district10789 2 (585 KB)

Prevention created a YouTube Channel that will have information and videos on a wide range of topics.

Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zxbGwMmpYSqABbAkcDxkw/featured?view_as=subscriber

More information on the channel and content to come.

3/18/2020

Kennywood ticket sales in the District were scheduled for Tuesday March 24th.  This has been cancelled.   Please see the below message from Kennywood.

 

Dear Kennywood Coordinator,

We know the Coronavirus situation has been at the top of everyone’s mind of late, and it has been at Kennywood as well. The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is always our top priority, and our team has been proactive in enhancing cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection protocols for our Team Members currently working, and in preparing for when the park opens for the 2020 Summer Season.

At this time, we continue to plan towards the start of the Kennywood season on Saturday, May 2. We will continue our careful monitoring of the current situation, adhering strictly to the recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our local and statewide health and safety agencies.

However, Kennywood management has made the decision to cancel ALL in-school ticket sales for 2020.  We will not be rescheduling any ticket sale dates. Your school district’s picnic tickets will still be available on the personalized URL that you were assigned. We are adjusting the price online to meet the same value as a ticket sold at the school. In the occasion that Kennywood does not proceed with its current operating schedule, I will be in contact with the affected district to reschedule a picnic date. 

3/17/2020

Like most of you, we have become increasingly concerned with how the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation could affect our students and their learning. With that in mind we are sharing a list of resources for you to use during your time at home. This is not a list developed by AASD, but rather a list of resources gathered from the Internet. We hope you find something you can use online or offline.

Resources for At-Home Learning

3/17/2020

The School Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 has been cancelled.

3/16/2020

The Center for Hope will be distributing food to Ambridge students to help families in need during the school closing.  One bag of food will be distributed for each child in the family.

Food bags will be distributed at the following locations:

  • Crestview Village community center parking lot
    • Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 P.M.
    • Monday, March 23 at 10:30 A.M.
    • Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 A.M.
  • Center for Hope parking lot
    • Monday, March 23 at 10:30 A.M.
    • Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 A.M.

Food will be distributed until all bags are gone. Please continue to check your email for updates on the shutdown and additional food distribution dates.

3/15/2020

Ambridge Area School District has designated lunch only meal services in three locations throughout the district.   This service will run from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will be operating daily until further notice in the following locations:

  • Ambridge High School:   11:00  am – 11:30 am in the High School parking lot.
  • State Street Elementary:  11:15 am – 11:45 am at the Main Entrance.
  • Economy Elementary:  11:30 am – 12:00 noon at the Kindergarten Entrance.
  • 2 meals to be distributed on Thursday, April 9 - One meal is for Good Friday.
  • There will be no mealservice on Easter Monday, April 13th.

3/13/2020

The SAT exams scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Senior High School, have been cancelled. 

3/13/2020

Beginning Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29, Beaver County schools will be closed and will not be in session for students.  This includes all school activities, field trips, and facility use through March 29.  Further information from the Superintendent will be forthcoming.

 Please find attached a list of the various adjustments social services agencies are making and additional resources available at this time.