Superintendent

Jennifer A. Polinchock

September 2021

Dear Lewisburg Area Community,

The 2021-22 school year is well underway, and despite the pandemic, many aspects of student life have returned to normal.   Athletics, extracurriculars, clubs, and other events are occurring, and for many of our students these, these are valuable experiences for their social and emotional well-being.  

The Lewisburg Area School District was able to remain in-person for instruction for the greater part of the school year in 2020-21.  The students in grades PreK-8 were in-person for 90% of the school year, and the students in grades 9-12 were in-person for 85% of the school year.  However, we did experience disruptions to learning.  Our staff is making every effort to support students’ learning needs, as well as to address any gaps in learning.  It should go without saying that students’ emotional health has been affected by the challenges of the pandemic, and we will continue to provide support to students and their families.  

Along with our focus on the very immediate needs of our students, we look forward to refocusing our efforts on teaching and learning.  Our curricular initiatives will include the implementation of a new math series in grades K-5 and a review of math curriculum in grades 6-12.   We are embarking on a STEM initiative in grades K-12 with the intention of solidifying a STEM pathway for students.   Our efforts will continue with equity and inclusion across the schools, with a keen focus on how we can best provide opportunities and access to our students who have challenges to their learning and success.    

One, important take-away from the pandemic is the importance of proper ventilation as a mitigation strategy against disease.   With the use of federal ESSER funds, the refinancing of existing debt, and a transfer of capital reserve funds, the District will be able to modernize the HVAC systems at Kelly Elementary School, Linntown Elementary School, and Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School.  This project is set to begin in May of 2022 and conclude in September of 2022.  This much-needed upgrade will create a safer, and more comfortable, learning environment for our staff and students.  

We will continue to partner with the Green Dragon Foundation and their efforts to support the installation of a multipurpose building that will have restroom facilities and concessions at the high school’s athletic complex.  As the Foundation continues to support innovative grants and projects for our students’ programs, this venture is another step in a direction that only points to the future.  Please continue to visit our new website as well develop and update content to keep our community informed.  

Wishing everyone all the best and a promising school year.

Jennifer A. Polinchock, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lewisburg Area School District
1951 Washington Avenue
Lewisburg, PA  17837

570-522-3204
polinchock_j@dragon.k12.pa.us


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