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    September 2020


    Dear Families,

    First, I want to thank you for helping to make the start of this school year a success. Facing unprecedented challenges, we came together as one community to ensure our students receive the best education possible in the face of a global pandemic. COVID-19 has forced us to change every aspect of our district operations, a change that would not be possible without your help.

    This year is going to require patience and flexibility of us all. Technology challenges and other hurdles are to be expected as we navigate our new reality, but rest assured that the entire district is working together to ensure you have the tools to help make this a successful year for your children. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call our Helpline at 874-6801 from 8 to 3:30 p.m. on school days to get connected to someone who can best address your need.

    We know that remote instruction has been and will be difficult for some of our families. It has always been our plan to return students to classrooms as soon as it is safe to do so. If conditions allow, we intend to resume in-person instruction for elementary students in the second quarter of the year on a hybrid schedule still to be determined. We intend to resume in-person instruction for middle and high school students as soon as possible following the return of elementary students, also on a hybrid schedule. We will continue to keep you informed of any changes to those plans as soon as we are able to do so. In the meantime, please visit our “Reimagining 2020-2021” reopening website at www.eriesd.org/reopen frequently for updates and all information related to this school year.

    Thank you, again, for your trust in Erie’s Public Schools and for everything you’ve done and continue to do to support our students.





    Brian J. Polito, CPA
    Superintendent of Schools
    Erie's Public Schools
    148 W 21st Street
    Erie Pennsylvania 16502
    (814) 874-6001
    (814) 874-6010