• Good Evening CASD Parents and Guardians:

    The purpose of this communication is to announce that all Instruction, K-12, will be Virtual during the week of January 4-8, 2021 with a return to our regular instructional models on Monday January 11, 2021.  As you have observed, the District experienced significant activity including quarantines and testing related absences after the Thanksgiving Holiday.  While a very small number of positive student cases resulted, the impact was felt in staffing our programs and the ability to effectively follow the PA Department of Health recommendations. 

    With the goal of preserving our successful Parent Choice Model comprised of Full In-Person Instruction or Virtual Instruction remains, this proactive decision will assist in minimizing the potential spread of COViD as a result of Holiday gatherings and interactions.  I truly appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time and I am incredibly grateful for the support you have provided in allowing us to offer a 5 Day per Week In-Person Model of Instruction for the benefit of our students and community. 
    Research and experience are clear that the social interactions and in-person learning we are able to provide in the Catasauqua Area School District are of the utmost benefit to your child's education.  Our ultimate goal is to continue our successful 5 day per week In-Person Model of Instruction since our students and families benefit tremendously as a result.   We believe that this short one week change during the week of January 4, 2021 will serve proactively to protect the health of our students and staff, as well as preserve the In-Person Instructional Model we offer. 
    Please have an enjoyable, healthy, safe, and prosperous Holiday and New Year, 2021!
    Robert J. Spengler
    Superintendent of Schools