EASTERN Masking Policy Update - 5/22/2022
Dear EASTERN Families,
I recently emailed you informing you that masks would be required at EASTERN starting Monday. This decision was made based on recommendations from MCOPH and the CDC and to be aligned to our eight participating districts. The Montgomery County’s Office of Public Health has clarified language in their guidance for schools to state that masks should be “strongly recommended.” Most of our eight participating districts are now operating under the guidance of “Masks Strongly Recommended.” Starting Monday, May 23rd, wearing masks will be strongly recommended but not required. Masks are available to any staff or student who wishes to wear one. This excludes those students who have been exposed or return after 5 days of testing positive, who are required to mask for everyone’s safety.
I want to thank our families for your continued support as we work with our districts and public health experts to protect the safety of our school community.
Cathleen Plesnarski, Ed.D.
EASTERN Masking Policy - Updated 5/20/22
Dear EASTERN Families,
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their weekly covid-19 data which placed Montgomery County in “High Community Transmission.” Per our health and safety plan, we use recommendations from the CDC and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health in conjunction with district plans to be in alignment with the recommendations and policies of our districts. Effective Monday, May 23, 2022, all staff, students, and visitors will be required to wear a mask while in EASTERN’s facilities.
We will still continue to implement other mitigation measures, including encouraging parents to keep their children home when they are sick, encouraging testing when symptoms develop, disinfecting instructional spaces between sessions, and monitoring positive cases in our buildings to identify and respond to outbreaks.
- Please keep your child home if they are experiencing symptoms or test them before sending them to school.
- If your child has been exposed or tests positive, please contact email@example.com for additional information. Our school nurse will help ensure you know quarantine and isolation requirements so we can keep our school community healthy.
Your ongoing support and commitment to maintaining a healthy environment for our students, teachers, and staff enables us to continue safe in-person learning.
Cathleen Plesnarski, Ed.D.
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Student Drop Off
- Follow sign to entrance/exit ramp
- Students should not be dropped off until the school doors open
- Doors open:
- Morning Session 7:30
- Afternoon Session 11:45
Student Pick Up
- Follow signs to ramp
- Scheduled dismissal times:
- Morning Session 10:15 – 10:30
- Afternoon Session 2:30 – 2:45
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In the EASTERN Spotlight
May was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. EASTERN celebrated by interviewing students of Asian heritage who are leaders in their programs and recent award winners at EASTERN’s Annual Awards Night held in late May. Today, we spotlight Khanh Ha, a senior in EASTERN’s Allied Health program and at Upper Moreland High School.
May was Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. EASTERN celebrated by interviewing students of Asian heritage who are leaders in their programs and recent award winners at EASTERN’s Annual Awards Night held in late May. Today, we spotlight Cindy Zhou, a first-year student in EASTERN’s Commercial Art program and a junior at Upper Moreland High School.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, EASTERN held its annual Awards Night, at Upper Moreland High School. This year, 145 students were recognized with more than $39,975 awarded for academic and technical achievement. EASTERN is grateful to the EASTERN Foundation for their fundraising efforts, and to all EASTERN staff, award sponsors, contributors, advisory committee members, and local businesses for helping EASTERN honor its outstanding students during this unprecedented time.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Veterinary Science/Hatboro-Horsham High School 2020 graduate, Karis Hudson is attending Penn College of Technology to attain her bachelor’s in Welding and Fabrication Engineering with a minor in non-destructive testing. She recently began a four-year apprenticeship program with Miller Electric, which will work around her school schedule. Earlier this month, she took time out of her busy schedule to speak with the current Welding Technology program about her experiences in her postsecondary program and the welding field.
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) is proud of our graduates. Today, we are honored to feature Scott Horan, an EASTERN 2020 Welding Technology/Upper Moreland High School graduate, who is a Welding Robot Technician at Toggle Construction. He returned to EASTERN on March 22 to speak with the current Welding Technology class about his career pathway and experiences.