Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Posted on 04/03/2020
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On March 13, 2020 Governor Wolf called for a 2-week closure of all school districts in the Commonwealth.  Then on March 30, 2020 the Governor extended the school closures indefinitely, or until further notice. In addition to Governor Wolf’s directives on the state level, President Trump communicated a new stay at home order that would be extended until April 30, 2020.  This all simply means that the South Eastern School District will be tasked with conducting a distance learning platform to our students for the remainder of this closure. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has charged districts to focus on continuity of education.  This simply means that the SESD will continue to educate our children during this prolonged closure.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education has also given us the following guidance, “districts will, provide appropriate and reasonable instruction and operate in good faith.”  We interpret this as a charge to do the best that we can under our current conditions.  We agree with this flexibility and understand that each student circumstance is different and we will work with all students to ensure their education continues during this period of physical closure. 

If you are not aware of the bullet points below, please make sure that you read each point thoroughly.  If you have not completed the Google Forms below, due to a lack of access, please feel free to email Dr. Van Deusen directly at

  • Spring Break
    • There is no school for students on the following dates:
      • Thursday, April 9, 2020
      • Friday, April 10, 2020
      • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • Online classes will resume on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
  • Buildings and Grounds
    • In light of the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with federal and state guidance, the South Eastern School District will not allow trespassing on the district’s property for anyone other than individuals deemed essential personnel or for families picking up meals or materials.  All athletic fields, elementary playgrounds, and the track will be closed until the district reopens.  We apologize for the inconvenience; however, the district must make every effort to ensure the safety of our community.  
  • Technology (Internet and Devices)
    • The District understands that Internet access is problematic in some areas of our District.  For this reason, it will be imperative for us to know which families have Internet access and which do not.  If you have NOT completed this survey indicating that your family does NOT have access to the internet, please complete this short survey.  Survey for those who do NOT have access to the Internet.
    • What should a student do if their district- issued device is broken?
      •  If a student device is not working, please submit a request using the Student Device Repair Form.
      •  If you are unable to access the Student Device Repair Form email or call 717-382-4843 x6333.
      • Parents can pick up devices at the established grab and go meal sites
  • Nutritional Support
    • We realize that this time may be difficult for many families.  If you need nutritional assistance, please click on the confidential link below and support will be given. We will continue to  provide grab and go breakfast/lunches on the following dates: 3/31, 4/3 and 4/7, and THURSDAY 4/9.  The schedule for pick up will be 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM at Delta Peach Bottom Elementary (side door adjacent to the cafeteria), Kennard Dale High School (door adjacent to the cafeteria), and Stewartstown Elementary (side door adjacent to the cafeteria).  If you will be picking up grab and go breakfast/lunches, we ask that you:
    • Please stay in your vehicles.  Our goal is to ensure the safety of our parents and our staff.  When you park at one of our locations, a staff member will come to your vehicle, identify your need, and give the appropriate number of bagged breakfast/lunches.
    • Please bring your own plastic bags.  We are currently in short supply of bags and boxes (these bags will help us carry multiple lunches to your vehicle).
    • Nutritional Support Link 
    • Local Food Resources - Local food banks and other community food resources are listed on this link
    • Mason-Dixon Community Services is having a drive-through food distribution on 4/10 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm at Gatchelville Community of Christ at 2286 New Park RD in New Park.

  • Superintendent Questions and Answers
    • If you have questions about this virus and or school closures, please click on the link below. All questions will be answered within 24 hours, and answers will be posted here.
    • Q&A Link
    • Superintendent Q&A - Posted 3/31/20
    • Please click here to view the Superintendent's message for 3/31/2020.

  • 2020 Census
    • COMPLETING YOUR 2020 CENSUS IS IMPORTANT for the South Eastern School District.
    • Accurate 2020 Census data allows for the following: federal funding (Title I, Title IV, National School Lunch Program, and Head Start) and representation in Congress.
    • You can read more about the census and take the 2020 census at


  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and PA Department of Health (DOH)

We will continue to add additional links and resources, so be sure to check back for updated information.

The goal of the South Eastern School District is to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
  We appreciate your willingness to work with us to protect the health and safety of our students and community by staying home and following precautions that will stop the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for your continued support.