Phased School Reopening

Pathway’s Phased School Reopening

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

Letter from our President & CEO

Dear Pathway Community,

Beginning in early March 2020, The Pathway School set out to keep everyone in our school community informed and up-to-date as we faced the implications of COVID-19. This web page is dedicated to providing our community with timely, easy to access information as we navigate a very different school year. Within these pages, you will have access to our formal school reopening plan, our health and safety protocols, and frequently asked questions designed to help address some of your most pressing concerns.

We know this year has presented challenges and will require flexibility from everyone in our community. We remain committed to doing all we can to adapt our school model and protocols to keep The Pathway School community healthy and safe.

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

Upcoming Events

  1. Noon Dismissal for Students – PM In-Service Day for Staff

    December 11
  2. Noon Dismissal – Students & Staff

    December 23 @ 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  3. Winter Break-School Closed

    December 24, 2020 @ 12:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 11:59 pm


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