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IMPORTANT UPDATE - Attention Lenape Tech Students and Families

Please see the link below for Lenape Tech's Continuity of Education Plan.

Continuity of Education Plan


Special Education Information

Please see the link below for Special Education Information

Special Education Information


To our Lenape Tech Students and Families

Per Governor Wolf’s order, all schools in Pennsylvania are now closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year. While we were hopeful that our students would be able to return to Lenape and finish out the school year on campus with their teachers and friends, we must follow this directive in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. Although this announcement is disappointing to many, it allows for the staff to plan more effectively for the remainder of the 19-20 school year.

Based on this directive, Lenape Tech is prepared to move our Continuity of Education from Enrichment and Review activities to Planned Instruction which will begin on Monday April 20th. These learning activities will now be required to be completed by all students. Lenape Tech’s focus will be on learning, not grading. Although these assignments will have point value and students will be assessed by their teachers, the goal will be for students to communicate with their teachers and be able to explain and apply what they have learned.

We know that access to materials and devices for online work is still a barrier, therefore all work will be available to be completed both online or packets which will be mailed. More information on the Planned Instruction will be sent out next week. Students should continue their new Enrichment and Review lessons as planned beginning on Tuesday April 14th through Friday April 17th. Those lessons will be posted online Tuesday April 14th at 8 am with packets going out in the mail that day as well.

Although the closure of schools for the remainder of the year is disappointing for all students, we are most concerned for our seniors. Please know that the staff is working on ways to celebrate their success and be recognized for their achievements during this time. In the coming weeks, we will be making decisions regarding Prom, Senior Awards Assembly, and Commencement. At the center of our decision will be the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We also know that these events are important parts of a student’s educational experience and Lenape remains committed to celebrating their success

In addition, we know that with the sudden closure, many students have personal items at the school. Once we deem it is safe, we will be communicating an orderly process to retrieve these items.

Lastly, please take the Spring Break to reenergize, recharge, and prepare. We miss our students and we are right here with you during this most unprecedented time.

Respectfully,

Wesley P. Kuchta
kuchwes@mylenape.net
Administrative Director

Jason Gurski gursjas@mylenape.net
Principal
Carla Thimons thimcar@mylenape.net
Director of Special Programs


On Monday, March 30th, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice.  See the announcement here: 

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx 

Based on this new directive, the faculty and administration at Lenape remain determined in providing a continuity of education for our students while responding to this continually evolving situation.  We appreciate the continued patience and support of our families and community partners as we work to provide educational opportunities for our students.


Lenape Update for the Week of April 6th

Please continue working on the Home-Study lessons for Days 1-7 this week.

Monday (4/6) is Day 7 and Tuesday (4/7) is Day 8.

Wednesday (4/8) and Thursday (4/9) this week are makeup days for any work from Days 1-7.

Printed packets are in the mail for those who requested that option.

If you would like your son or daughter added to the list for printed packets please complete the following survey or call the school

SURVEY

 

  • Friday April 10th is a holiday for all students and faculty
  • Monday, April 13th is Spring Break for all students and faculty

New lessons for Days 8-11 will be posted by Tuesday 4/14 at 8am. Printed packets will follow

Tuesday, April 14th will begin Day 8 lessons and will end with Day 11 on Friday, April 17th.

Our guidance office personnel will be reaching out to students that have not been in contact with their teachers so far to see how we can assist you

We are so proud of our students for their outstanding efforts and hard work so far!

Thank you to our parents and family members for supporting and encouraging our students during this difficult time

 

Have a safe and joyous holiday!


Important update regarding the current school closure and access to online learning

Dear Lenape Students & Families, 

Please read this important update regarding the current school closure and access to online learning. 

On Monday, March 30th, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. 

See the announcement here

 

Based on this new directive, the faculty and administration at Lenape remain determined in providing a continuity of education for our students while responding to this continually evolving situation.  We appreciate the continued patience and support of our families and community partners as we work to provide educational opportunities for our students.  Thank you. 

 

Home-Study Resources  

The Home-Study Resources for all Trimester 3 classes are available for students to access. 

To access the Home Study Resources: 

  • Use your network/Office 365 username and password ( [StudentID]@mylenape.net ) to log on 

  • Click Home-Study Resources 

We are very excited about the number of students and parents who have already started working on the lessons and communicating with the teachers! 

Remember, these assignments are designed to help students remain engaged in concepts that they were learning about prior to the school closure and are designed to promote retention and recall of important information.  For these activities, we are focused on learning, not grading.  

Although at this time participation and completion of the lessons is optional, we strongly encourage students to work on the assignments and stay in touch with their teachers as we continue to work through this uncertain time.  

 

Access to Technology Survey 

We also understand the limitations and barriers that may exist regarding Internet access and available devices for students and parents to connect to the online work.  

In an effort to support families with these concerns, we are asking students along with their parents to complete a brief survey so that we can determine the technology needs within our school community which will help us provide resources to assist you with continued learning using an online delivery. The survey is PC and mobile-device-friendly 

Our Technology Survey can be found here

 

Help Desk

Additionally, we have set up a Help Desk so you can provide any additional details regarding limitations you may be experiencing in accessing the online learning exercises or to request printed copies of the online work.  

Help Desk service will be available on Tuesday, March 31st from 8am -2pm.  

Please call 724-763-5910 

 

Also, if you are able to access the work but need some help navigating the mylenape.net webpage, please reach out to Mrs. Wensel and Mr. Longwell using the links below: 

 

TROUBLE SIGNING IN? 
If you have trouble finding your stuff or logging in, do this: 
Students whose last names begin with?A-L?please contact?Mrs. Wensel 
Students whose last names begin with?M-Z?please contact?Mr. Longwell      

 

LOW COST INTERNET  

Comcast is offering a program that provides assistance with affordable Internet access for eligible household.  Please use the link below to learn more 

https://www.internetessentials.com/ 


Due to the latest directive from Governor Wolf on March 19, 2020, all Lenape Technical School buildings (High School, Adult Education Center, and LPN program at New Castle) are closed.  If you require assistance, please see the directory.  Lenape Administration is available by email. 

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Lenape Technical School, an equal opportunity employer, shall not discriminate in their educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification.  Publication of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights of 1964,  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  Inquires should be directed to the Special Programs Coordinator, 503/504 / ADA Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator, Lenape Tech, 2215 Chaplin Avenue, Ford City, PA  16226.  Telephone: 724-763-7116