AllentownSchool District

Opening of Schools Employee Updates

IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR ASD STAFF 

Earlier today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania school employees and contractors will now be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is exciting news for our entire Allentown School District community!

The state’s plan prioritizes the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccination for educators. State criteria has prioritized educators, including staff who have regular and sustained in-person contact with students during the day.

To begin this vaccination process, it is essential that all ASD employees and contractors complete this survey by noon on Friday, March 5, 2021. You must complete this survey even if you have been vaccinated or do not intend to be vaccinated. Please provide your work email address, as well.

The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 (CLIU21) will work with ASD to identify educators and staff who are eligible and interested in receiving the vaccine. All PreK-12 staff not previously vaccinated will be provided the opportunity to do so through this process. Initial allocation of vaccines will be distributed based on these guiding principles:

  • PreK-12 teachers of students with disabilities, English learners & related in-classroom support staff;
  • Elementary teachers & related in-classroom support staff, beginning with the youngest students;
  • Other priority school staff who have regular, sustained in-person contact with students during the school day.

Vaccines will be administered by an independent contractor, AMI, with assistance from the U.S. Army National Guard.

Vaccinations are expected to begin between March 10 and March 13. Dates and times are still being finalized and registration information will be forthcoming.

Follow this link to access the survey ASAP: https://expressforms.pa.gov/apps/pa/Education/IU21-Education-Staff-COVID19-Vaccination-Questionnaire

  • Please note, you CANNOT use Internet Explorer to access these webforms. Please use another browser such as Chrome/Firefox
  • PASSWORD: The password has been sent to your @allentownsd.org email

We look forward to taking this important next step in providing our teachers and staff with the opportunity to get vaccinated.

Family Q4 Planning Survey
ASD continues to survey our families to gather feedback as the district finalizes opening of school plans beyond Q3. Staff, please encourage and help families fill out this survey for every child in their household using their unique 6-digit student ID.  English Spanish

Opening of Schools Update - February 11
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