Governor Wolf has extended the school closure for the remainder of the academic year. This applies to all public K-12 schools, brick and mortar and cyber charter schools, private and parochial schools, career and technical centers, and intermediate units. Colleges and universities may not resume in-person instruction or reopen their physical locations until the governor permits them to open or lifts the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses. Students and families can continue to pick up meals at designated sites.

April 9, 2020

Dear Shaler Area families, This morning, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 schools in the commonwealth will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year. Shaler Area School District will continue our Continuity of Education Plan and remote learning for the remainder of the school year. The district administration is in process of evaluating how to move forward with end of school year events, specifically related to our senior class.

For Governor Wolf’s announcement about the closure and message with school communities during COVID-19, visit:

We will continue to provide updates as they are available. As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.


Sean C. Aiken Superintendent of Schools Bryan E. O’Black, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent

March 23, 2020

Dear Shaler Area families:
Earlier today, Governor Tom Wolf directed all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to extend their closure for the next two weeks or through April 6. Given this declaration and the fact that it would resume classes during Shaler Area’s previously scheduled spring break, we will make the following changes to our district schedule:
ALL Shaler Area School District buildings, fields, and facilities will remain closed through Monday, April 13.
Spring break will be Thursday, April 9, through Monday, April 13.
Classes will resume for Shaler Area students on April 14 unless another extension is necessary.
With the extension of the school closure, Shaler Area will transition to remote learning options for students beginning Monday, March 30. The district is finalizing its continuity of education plan for students K-12. Shaler Area families will receive additional information regarding remote learning on Wednesday, March 25.
Home Internet Service
If you or any family you know does not have access to internet at their home, there are a number of free or reduced cost options available through multiple providers. More information on these programs is available on our site:
District Website
To help our families stay informed, we will continue to share relevant information and resources on our website: Please continue to use this site as a resource during this closure.
The safety and security of our students is our number one priority. We also emphasize that family always comes first, especially in the midst of these challenging and turbulent times. Please know that we recognize the challenges many families are facing, and we are here to support you and will do whatever we can to meet the needs of our community. Please stay safe and healthy, and as always, thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Sean C. Aiken
Superintendent of Schools
Bryan E. O’Black, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent

Resources for Shaler Area School District Families

POSTED ON: MARCH 18, 2020 - 11:45AM

Dear Shaler Area families,

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, our district leadership team will be available to address the individual questions that will arise over the next few weeks. The best way to reach our staff at this time is via email as all district offices remain closed per the order of Governor Tom Wolf. Please use the contacts below for questions pertaining to:

Grab & Go Lunches – Sue Cook (

Medications in the Nurses Office – Dr. Bryan O’Black (

College Applications/Scholarships – Dr. Timothy Royall (

Scheduling Questions (Gr. 9-12) – Tom Misko (

Schedule Questions (Gr. 7-8) – Dr. Eric Stennett (

Special Education / Student Services – Dr. Kathleen Graczyk (

Athletics – Clint Rauscher (

Resource Material from Teachers – Teacher or Building Principal

Media Inquiries – Bethany Baker ( or Sean Aiken (

General Questions – Sean Aiken ( or  Dr. Bryan O’Black (

We continue to stay in constant communication with health organizations and Pennsylvania Department of Education for guidance and will share any updated information as it is available via email. Please visit for additional general information.


Sean C. Aiken

Bryan E. O’Black, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent