2021-22 Back-To-School Information

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    The first day of school is Monday, August 30. Stay tuned for Back-To-School letters, which will be mailed by schools in early August. 

2021-22 Learning Options

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    Full Day In-Person Learning 
    Available for students in Grades PreK-12
    More details about this learning option will be shared shortly.


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    Reading Virtual Academy - Live Remote Learning
    Full Day Remote Learning with virtual teachers and live lessons
    Held during the regular school day
    Available for students in Grades K-6

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    Reading Virtual Academy - Virtual Learning
    Full Day Virtual Learning with Edgenuity computer courses
    Courses can be completed at any time 
    Available for students in Grades 7-12 
    *This option includes optional in-person or virtual tutoring as needed, and students can also complete their assignments/courses during the school day at the RVA Learning Lab at the ROCC Building.

    Open Enrollment at Reading Virtual Academy is now underway for the 2021-22 school year. If you would like additional information about the learning options available at our Reading Virtual Academy, or if you would like to enroll your child in RVA, please contact RVA Counselor Amanda Geffert at 484-258-7101, Ext. 60147 or Gefferta@readingsd.org by July 30, 2021. 

Act 66 Information

  • Act 66 Explanation
    On June 30, 2021, Governor Wolf signed into law Act 66 of 2021. Act 66 permits students who were enrolled during the 2020-21 school year to repeat their grade level, even if the student met the requirements to be promoted to the next grade level.

    • Students repeating a grade level
      This will include students who were enrolled during the 20-21 SY and would now like to repeat the 2020-21 grade level, unless they graduated. 

    • Students staying an additional year
      This is limited to Special Education students who were enrolled in the 2020-21 school year and turned 21 during 2020-21 and Special Education students who turned 21 between the end of the 2020-21 school year to and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, unless IEP goals and objectives for graduation have been met. 

    Act 66 Deadline
    If interested, families must complete and submit the Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form to their child’s school by Thursday, July 15, 2021. Act 66 Forms submitted after the deadline (which was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education), will be reviewed by Reading School District administrators on a case-by-case basis.


    Questions
    Contact Arleny Pimentel, the district Family Engagement Coordinator, at 484-258-7000 – Dial 8 and then Ext. 10129.


COVID-19 Summer Vaccine Clinics

  • FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Reading School District students and families begin on Friday, July 16. No registration  – just stop by and walk in!

    The clinics are available for any RSD students ages 12 and older – and their parents, families and neighbors! Students ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent.

    Get a vaccine and receive a free ice cream cone. PLUS: Be entered to win prizes, including backpacks, laptops/iPads and Dorney Park tickets!


    Vaccine - First Doses
    Friday, July 16
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Southwest Middle School Auditorium

    Friday, July 23
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Northwest Middle School Auditorium

    Friday, July 30
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Reading High School Geigle Gymnasium


    Vaccine - Second Doses
    Friday, August 6 - For those that received their first dose July 16
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Southwest Middle School Auditorium

    Friday, August 13 - For those that received their first dose July 23
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Northwest Middle School Auditorium

    Friday, August 20 - For those that received their first dose July 30
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Reading High School Geigle Gymnasium

Mobile Hot Spots Available for Families

  • Reading School District is partnering with T-Mobile to provide free mobile hot spots to families.

    Select families were chosen by their schools for the first round of distribution in mid-July. Those families have been notified by phone and can pick up their hot spots on any of the following dates:

    Tuesday, July 13
    5-7 p.m.
    Northwest Middle School (Front of the school)

    Wednesday, July 14
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Oakbrook Housing (Park next to the Reading Housing Authority)

    Thursday, July 15
    5-7 p.m.
    Reading High School (Geigle Drive)

    Friday, July 16
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Central Middle School (Front of the school)

    Please bring your child’s student ID number. One mobile hot spot per family. 

    Sponsored by T-Mobile's 10 Million Project.
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    If your family was not selected during the first round of distribution but would like a mobile hot spot for the new school year, please complete the Mobile Hot Spot Request Form. A district staff member will be in contact with you. 

Dress Code

  • Students will NOT be required to wear school uniforms for the 2021-22 school year. 

Face Masks

  • At this time, face masks are required for ALL people inside of our school buildings, including students, staff members, parents and contracted providers.

    Our RSD Health and Safety Plan is reviewed regularly, and a decision about face masks for the 2021-22 school year will be made during the August 18, 2021 Committee of the Whole Board meeting.

    Please continue to check back for the most up-to-date information.