Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The North Hills School District is closed.

Virtual instruction will continue for all students through May 29, our last scheduled day of the 2019-20 school year.
View our complete Continuity of Education Plan and schedule for the rest of the school year.

All district buildings and facilities are closed. Transportation is suspended, and all athletics, activities and events are cancelled. There are no practices, games, rehearsals, etc. No outside organizations are permitted to use our facilities for practices or previously scheduled games and events. We will look to reschedule as many events as possible and communicate new dates as soon as they’re available.

Virtual Instruction

Complete details about what our virtual instruction will look like for each student in each grade level can be found here.

Breakfast and Lunch Program

On school days during the closure, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items are available to families in need. Pick up is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the rear cafeteria entrance of West View Elementary School. Please enter the parking lot from Bellevue Avenue.

Each student will receive a breakfast item (cereal, cereal bar, muffin), sandwich and/or yogurt/string cheese, fruit and veggie, treat or chips, juice and milk free of charge.

Allegheny County has created a searchable map of free food distribution sites across the county. Click here to view the map. Listings include available "grab and go" school sites, food pantries and other options.

Moving Forward

Additional information will be communicated via email, our website, district app and social media as it becomes available.

We recognize that this closure is a disruption to our students, staff and families. This is a challenging time, and we thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

Statements from Superintendent Dr. Patrick J. Mannarino

April 9, 2020

March 20, 2020

March 16, 2020

Precautions & Next Steps

Protect Yourself

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. Follow these guidelines from the CDC to protect yourself and your family.

Talk to your children

The North Hills School District encourages families to talk to their children about the virus.

Children need factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of the disease, and concrete instruction about how to avoid its spread. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk can help reduce anxiety.

Parents should:

  • Remain calm. If a parent seems overly worried, a child's anxiety may rise.
  • Provide reassurance. Health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. Children are not high-risk and the majority of people with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover.
  • Keep information simple and straightforward. Pittsburgh family physician and parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa suggests asking the child what he/she has heard and believes. This animated video from BrainPOP is also a good place to start.
  • Find opportunities to correct misinformation. It's okay if you don’t know all the answers. Information is constantly changing. Please keep the dialogue with your child open.
  • Reinforce that not one group is to blame. No group should be stereotyped as responsible for the virus, and bullying or racial discrimination will not be tolerated in our schools. This virus can affect anybody. This comic created by NPR can be a helpful tool.

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