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Update, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Letter to Parents & Guardians from ELANCOSD Board of School Directors President Regarding Health & Safety Plan Update and Exception Form
 
 
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Update, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - Updated Universal Face Covering Order Exemption Request/Consent to Disclose Records Form as of 9/8/2021
 
Updated language is italicized.
 
Updated Universal Face Covering Order Exemption Request/Consent to Disclose Records Form
Update, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - Universal Face Covering Order Exemption Request/Consent to Disclose Records Form
 
The Eastern Lancaster County School District’s Universal Face Covering Order Exemption Request/Consent to Disclose Records form is available on our website under COVID-19 Updates/Resources. Parents who wish to request an exemption for their child must complete this district form and submit it to the building certified school nurse (CSN). If you previously sent a different form or an email, you still need to complete this form for consideration. Following receipt of the district form, the building CSN will review your child’s ELANCO health records and contact the identified physician. Parents will be contacted with the exemption eligibility determination.
 
Universal Face Covering Order Exemption Request/Consent to Disclose Records Form
 
Update, Monday, Tuesday, September 6, 2021 - Message from Superintendent, Dr. Robert Hollister and School Board President, Mr. Thomas Wentzel Regarding Mask Mandate Issued by the PA Health Secretary and Governor Wolf
 
Good evening Parents and Guardians:
 
The Board of Directors met this evening with the District Solicitor (Attorney) in Executive Session to gain a better understanding of the law regarding the recent mask order. Our desire is to have all students, in person, learning this school year. While we are frustrated with the Department of Health’s sudden Order, we must follow it. Because of the exemption clause found within and the time that it may take families to acquire a doctor’s note to excuse mask-wearing, the district is instituting a grace period for those families who plan to acquire the exemption through their doctor. The grace period ends no later than September 20. Information and requirements for obtaining the exemption will be available on the website Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (under Covid 19 information)/updates. We ask all to be patient during the coming weeks as conditions evolve, and more information comes forth.
 
A reminder to all parents: For your safety and the safety of our learners, parents are reminded that they may not disembark their vehicles if they are dropping off their students at any of the schools. Further, several social media posts indicate a desire for some to protest. While “protesting” has a long and powerful history in the formation of our Country as a respected vehicle to facilitate change, protesting may not occur directly on school property.
 
Respectfully,
 
Robert M. Hollister
Superintendent of Schools
 
Tom Wentzel
President of Eastern Lancaster County School Board
RESOURCES
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Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health (LGH) Resources
 
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COVID-19 RESOURCE LINKS
 
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
 
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Resources for School Community During COVID-19 https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx
 
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) COVID-19 Answers to Common Questions https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/20-21FAQs/Pages/default.aspx
 
 
Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH)
 
Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Information and Resources https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
 
Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Webpage
 
Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Fact Sheet
 
World Health Organization (WHO)
 
World Health Organization Coronavirus Webpage
 
World Health Organization Coronavirus Overview Video