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COVID-19 Community Update March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020


Dear Southern Lehigh Families:

Thank you for your ongoing support during these unprecedented times.  The COVID-19 outbreak and actions at the local and state level are continually evolving. We will continue to update our community periodically throughout this situation.  At this time we have the following updates to share:

Continued State-Wide Closure of Pennsylvania School Districts Until April 9

On 3/23/2020 at approximately 2:00 pm, PDE announced that all schools in the Commonwealth will remain closed until at least April 6 as a result of COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. According to the new timeline, school buildings would reopen on April 7 for two days to allow school administrators, teachers and other staff time to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. We are aware that Spring Break for students is currently scheduled for April 9, April 10 and April 13. We will be working in conjunction with local districts to determine our official return date, unless extending the closure is needed in response to the situation with the virus at that time.

Extending Education Plans

The Southern Lehigh School District is currently working on a plan for extending education for students.  The plan takes into account the information we have available to us at this time, guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and technology needs for students and families.   More details will be forthcoming within the next couple of days.

Grab and Go Meal Program March 23 through March 27

Our Grab and Go Lunches will continue daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Southern Lehigh High School’s Main Entrance.  Thank you to all who have volunteered time to ensure free meal pick-up for any and all students grades K-12.   

When:  Monday, March 23, 2020 – Friday, March 27, 2020 (No meals on Sat/Sun)

Pickup Location: Southern Lehigh High School

                            5800 Main Street

                            Center Valley, PA 18034

Times: 11:00am to 1:00pm                                

What will be served: Various lunch meat and cheese hoagies/sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, fresh vegetable, and milk

Pick up will be at the front of the High School, in the Visitor Lot, near the flagpole. Students must be in the vehicle in order to receive a meal.  

We are currently investigating other options and possibilities for getting food into the hands of our families who need it. Please contact Mr. Gregory Martin, Coordinator of Food Services at 610-282-3121, ext.- 7330 or by email at, if you have any questions regarding the meal program.

Resources for Families Concerning COVID-19

The Southern Lehigh School District maintains and updates a web page  of resources as information is shared with us. You may access it by clicking here.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience as we continue this uncharted journey together.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to your principal with specific concerns/questions and to  with general concerns/questions.