COVID-19 Guidelines and Information

Pathway’s COVID-19 Operating Guidelines and Information

Information and COVID-19 resources for The Pathway School’s Phased School Reopening.

Pathway Community COVID-19 Guidance for our February 1, 2021 campus reopening and return to the hybrid learning model.

Letter from our President & CEO

Dear Pathway School Community,

Since the beginning of this pandemic in March of last year, The Pathway School has set out to keep everyone in our school community informed and up-to-date as we have all faced the numerous implications of COVID-19. This page is dedicated to providing our community with timely, easy to access information as we navigate new ways to run our school and to continue to promote student learning. This page provides you with access to our formal school reopening plan, our COVID-19 guidance document, health and safety protocols, frequently asked questions, and other important resources. In addition, separately we have provided, or will be providing information pertaining to our COVID-19 testing plan and contact tracing protocols. We hope that this information helps address some of your most pressing questions and concerns.

We know this past year has presented many challenges and will continue to require flexibility from everyone in our school community. We remain committed to doing all we can to adapt our learning models to help our students continue to successfully learn and grow. We will continuously adopt protocols to keep our school and everyone in the Pathway Community as healthy and safe as possible.

Please let us know how we can be of assistance.


David Schultheis
President and CEO


School-Related FAQ’s

Who should I contact with questions and concerns if I am a Parent?

Please Contact: 

Catherine Lepley, Director of Education, (610) 277-0660 ext 281 or

Nina Prestia, School Principal, (610) 277-0660 ext 432 or

Who should I contact with questions and concerns if I am an LEA?

Diana Phifer, Director of Admissions and Marketing, 610-277-0660 X289 or

Who should I contact for technology issues with my student's Pathway Chromebook?

Please contact our technology department via email at

Who should I contact for clinical and/or behavioral issues, questions, and concerns?

Please call our helpline number at 610-277-0660 ext. 444

What happens if there is a presumptive positive or positive case of COVID-19?

Please download our Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan where it shares in detail what steps we will take if there is a presumptive positive or positive case of COVID-19. 

Is this year like the spring session with no grades?

No, we are taking attendance, keeping grades, and giving tests so participation and work completion with effort is very important for a good grade on the report card.

When my child is home during virtual learning, what time does he need to login?

Please have your child login between 8:30 – 8:57 for homeroom attendance.  1st period starts at 8:59. 

Does my child need to stay online all day if they are learning virtually?

Yes, they may ask for a break during class just like if he/she was in school, but they can’t just leave without asking a staff member and they must return to class. A typical break is 3-5 minutes.

Admissions-Related FAQ’s

Are you still enrolling new students?

Yes, we are currently enrolling new students. Please contact our admissions office at ext. 289

What are the current learning options offered at Pathway?

For our fall semester, Pathway is offering a hybrid model where students can attend in-person classes on campus 2 days a week and 3 days they will participate in virtual online learning OR a 100% virtual online learning option. 

Can we take a tour of the school if I am looking to enroll my child at Pathway?

Please contact our admissions office to discuss tour opportunities at ext. 289. 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions Video

Coronavirus COVID-19 School Updates


Pathway Staff Participate in On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

On Tuesday 1/26 and Wednesday 1/27 Pathway staff who are returning to campus participated in our staff on-campus drive through COVID-19 testing. While we at Pathway navigate the complexity of the vaccines, we are continuing to do all that we can to...

The Pathway School Update – 1/8/2021

Dear Pathway Families: Over the last several weeks, my leadership team and I have met regarding our campus reopening plans. Additionally, I have been in contact with the state and local Departments of Health regarding guidance to schools during the...

The Pathway School Update – 11/13/2020

In light of the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our region, combined with two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on The Pathway School campus, we have made the difficult decision to close our campus to in-person instruction and transition...

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