A Message from Dr. Maria Edelberg, DCIU Executive Director
March 30, 2020
Dear DCIU Family:
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, extended indefinitely the mandatory closure of all schools and non-life sustaining businesses in the Commonwealth. In addition to closing schools, Governor Wolf expanded the “stay at home” order to 26 counties (including Delaware County) and extended this order until April 30. These mitigation efforts have been put in place in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania and allow us to get back to life as we know it. Please remember to continue practicing social distancing, follow the Governor’s stay at home order and to implement the recommendations of the CDC for hand-washing, sanitizing surfaces and limiting social interaction. The more vigilant we are today, the better our outcomes for tomorrow!
Please rest assured that DCIU administrators and staff remain committed to providing support and educational services to our students and districts during this unprecedented period. We have been working diligently over the last few weeks to develop continuity of education plans to include planned instruction, enrichment, and review activities. These plans are being rolled out to staff this week.
We sincerely appreciate your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to plan for how to best meet the needs of our students and families, during this very fluid situation. While our way of life may look very different at this time, we remain hopeful that we will get back to “normal” in the very near future.
Thank you again for supporting us through these many unknowns and changes. I appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, and I have confidence we will get through this together. We look forward to seeing you all again, hopefully very soon! Please take of you and your families. Please be safe!
Dr. Maria Edelberg