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Great things are happening at Crestwood!

UPDATE as of March 30 under Gov. Wolf's order - Crestwood SD remains closed. See the latest update below.

All Pennsylvania schools are closed indefinitely ... until it is safe to return.

As of March 30, Governor Wolf released the following:


"As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2020, and will continue until April 30. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect."


"The Department of Education will be providing updated guidance and resources on the continuity of education for students to schools in the coming days."


For the full text of the declaration, click here.

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BREAKFAST & LUNCH are BEING SERVED! FREE OF CHARGE!!

Crestwood Food Service will be continuing food service to

families in need @ 3 locations in the District


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Monday thru Friday while we are closed


Drive thru @ in the Secondary Campus parking lot

281 S. Mountain Blvd

Mountain Top, PA


Drive thru @ in the White Haven Public Library

121 Towanda St

White Haven, PA


Drive thru @ SLOCUM TWP FIRE HALL

1923 SLOCUM RD

Wapwallopen, PA


Our staff will be on hand distributing pre-packaged bag lunches directly to your vehicle.


There is no cost to participate in this program - YES, that's right, its FREE!


Pre-registration not necessary.

Please provide students name to the staff on site only so we can count

and plan for the number of meals to bring and complete some back office paperwork.

Message from Superintendent Mehalick

Dear Crestwood Families,


The following is the CSD Continuity of Education Plan for Enrichment and Review to

commence on Monday, March 30, 2020.


The CSD plan will be fluid. We are going to move forward in biweekly increments.

Specifically, how we serve the students for the next two weeks will most likely evolve

based upon factors and contexts.


At this time we will be offering our students the following:

  • We want to provide our community, students and parents, with reasonable options to engage their children while we are following the recommendations of our Governor to stay home.
  • Two to five hours per day of meaningful enrichment and review communicated through web based means (i.e Google Classroom and Skyward Messenger)

● Students are not mandated to participate

● Enrichment and review assignments will not be graded

● Attendance for students will not be taken

  • Faculty will post daily (when possible) and respond to students and families when assistance and direction is needed.
  • Faculty may experience limitations, so posting for longer intervals may be necessary but not preferred.
  • At this time faculty are directed to not utilize video and audio live formats such as Zoom to deliver enrichment or review. Zoom (voice only) will be utilized for IEP and multidisciplinary team meetings.


Other Items:

  • Assistance for our population lacking technology will be forthcoming.
  • CSD related services, including but not limited to, school counseling, nursing, and behavior health will be communicating logistical information to their respective families.


Thank you,


Bob Mehalick

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Monday March 30 we will be posting review and enrichment activities in Google or in Skyward Message Center

Trying to log into Google Classroom? Click the link below

for information on how to login from home!


Need help with login to Skyward or need your password reset? email Mrs. Johnson at

sue.johnson@csdcomets.org


Any other technical issues? email Mr. Blanchard at

damien.blanchard@csdcomets.org

Trying to find ways to keep your kids moving? Check this out ...!

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What is the difference between allergies, the flu, and coronavirus?

The info above helps describe the signs and symptoms to help you communicate with your primary care physician.


If your child demonstrates any of these symptoms, please reach out to your doctor for guidance specific to your family.

  • Use tele-health or virtual medical services if available to you


As always, if your child has a fever please keep them home for at least 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal.


Prevention is KEY!


  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently
  • Cover your mouth/nose when sneezing
  • Clean high touch surfaces (doors, counters, table tops, phones, remote controls, etc.) with alcohol based sanitizers
  • Social distancing (ie. limit close personal contact) with others
  • When you feel sick, stay home and rest

UPDATE from PA Department of Education

The April and May 2020 PSSA and Keystone Exams have been CANCELLED!


Check out this link for the full press release:


Pennsylvania Department of Education Cancels Statewide Assessments

So believe it or not we accomplished a lot this week! March 23 - 27 , 2020!

Check out the great stuff we accomplished this week!



  • Monday March 23 - Friday March 27

Breakfast and Lunch services @ Slocum, White Haven & Mt Top

Our school buildings have been cleaned and secured!


  • Wednesday March 25

Monthly Children's Produce Market food distribution

served 201 families in drive thru style


  • Friday March 27

Breakfast and Lunch services included fresh fruit and vegetables

thanks to CEO/Weinberg Food Bank

Spring Sports

All sports programs are temporarily postponed. See your coach for off-line conditioning regimens.