Penn Hills School District opens schoolwork distribution center at Linton - Penn Hills Progress

Penn Hills School District opens schoolwork distribution center at Linton

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 7:02 PM

Penn Hills School District officials have opened what they are calling a schoolwork distribution center at Linton Middle School so students can continue their studies while schools are closed.

It will be open during the week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at door W6 at the back of the school, near the tax office at 250 Aster St.

Superintendent Nancy Hines said K-12 families who prefer a hard copy of school work instead of downloading it from Skyward or Google Classroom are encouraged to stop by.

“Penn Hills School District is extremely proud of how our community is living out an ‘it takes a village’ attitude during these difficult times,” Hines said. “Our fabulous staff who assisted with work distribution have reported that everyone has been very kind and gracious, and most have expressed appreciation for having the opportunity to pick-up schoolwork that has been developed by our instructional staff. Depending on how things play out, we will ask our staff to continue developing work packets until we are able to resume normal school operations.”

Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Friday that schools across the state would be closed for at least 10 business days amid efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus.

“Our shared goal is to provide meaningful work for our students during this two-week closure,” Hines said. “We thank everyone for your cooperation and support.”

She said the distribution center would be open next week if necessary.