AllentownSchool District

ASD to Remain Virtual through 3rd Quarter

ASD to Remain Virtual through 3rd Quarter
Posted on 01/14/2021

Dear ASD Community,

As you know, the close of the second quarter is quickly approaching. The district Opening of School Committee continues to evaluate the feasibility of returning to in-person instruction with our students. To that end, the Allentown School District Board has decided that remote instruction will continue through the end of the third quarter, which ends April 13, 2021.

The health and safety of our entire community remains a top priority for our administration and school board. COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Allentown and Lehigh County. Please know that we are taking this action to protect our students, staff, and families.

The target date to reopen ASD buildings for in-person teaching and learning would now be mid-April. The district is developing a hybrid instructional model that will combine in-person and remote learning. Finalizing this approach will allow us to maximize social distancing and health and safety in our buildings. The district will continue to offer a full-time remote learning instructional model for families who chose that option.

As the district implements these plans to safely return to our schools and classrooms, please know that ASD will follow all guidelines outlined by the CDC and the PA Department of Health. For further updates on our district’s reopening plan, visit our website, at, and click Opening of Schools. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or district staff by using the Let’s Talk button on our website.

We look forward to seeing our students and staff in our buildings again soon. The Board of Directors wants to thank our students, staff and family members for their support and feedback as we make difficult decisions during these unprecedented times.
The Allentown School District Board of Directors