Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050 | Phone: 724.573.9581 | Fax: 724.573.0414
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COVID-19 letter from our School Superintendent
Dear Families, Students and Staff: 
 
South Side Area School District is about to embark on a new and uncharted path in public education. I wanted to take a moment to reach out to all of you and provide an update, some words of encouragement, and affirm that we are ready.
 
South Side Area School District has always maintained an outstanding reputation for providing education and opportunities for ALL of our students. We have always quietly been at the forefront of education in the county. Whether it is becoming a 1 to 1 school providing every student with technology or ensuring that all students have a full continuum of educational services, South Side maintains pride in our accomplishments. Please know that while we are living through an historic time that is beyond our control, with all of us working together, South Side Area School District is ready to face this challenge head-on.
 
During this ordered closure, I have had the tremendous opportunity to work with the most dedicated and hard-working teachers and administrators with whom I have had the pleasure of working. While much of the world may view this school closure as vacation time, I can assure you that everyone has been hard at work. Making the switch from the traditional, brick and mortar public school to an online school is no easy feat. Our teachers have not only accepted the challenge, but they have worked tirelessly to prepare for the upcoming change. I am proud of their hard work and dedication. Mr. Smith along with his maintenance and custodial teams have ensured that all school buildings have been deep cleaned and electrostatically disinfected. I would like to thank Mrs. Reed and our cafeteria staff and other volunteers who have made it a mission to provide lunches to as many of our students as possible. Finally, I would like to thank our School Board for remaining engaged and being dedicated to our students and staff.
 
We are set to go live with online instruction beginning tomorrow, March 25, 2020. Please be on the lookout for additional information from the building level principals regarding student expectations as we enter this new, exciting, and historic chapter of the South Side Area School District.
 
Finally, I would like all of you to know that I am truly excited and proud of our school district. While I am sure there will be challenges as we work through this new mode of teaching and learning, I know that with all of us working together-- WE GOT THIS!
 
Roll Rams!
 
Alan R. Fritz, Jr.
Superintendent
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Phone: 724.573.9581
| Fax: 724.573.0414
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