Return to School 2020-2021


This page will be a resource for the General McLane School District community, families and parents that we will use to compile our plans for returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have questions about the return to school or wish to make comments/suggestions, please email or call 814-273-1033.

Our plans

Read through the General McLane School District plan that will be submitted to the state of Pennsylvania as approved by the General McLane Board of Education on August 5, 2020.

This info-explainer will also help parents understand what sort of policies and procedures we’ll have in place at school.

The half-day model plan for General McLane School District

More on the half-day model at General McLane High School


Please share what your child care needs look like for the 20-21 school year by filling out this form.

If you’d like to change the answers you previously shared on the Parent Commitment Form regarding transportation, you may do so here.

Informational Videos

Superintendent Rick Scaletta continues to share videos on the overall risk and benefit of returning to school and the different phases and the planning that the district has undergone to prepare for each.

Half Day Plan:

Risk & Benefit:

More information for families from the IU5:

Parent Update on Covid-19 from Northwest Tri-County IU5 on Vimeo.

We’re also recording weekly live Q&A sessions with Superintendent Rick Scaletta that we’ll share on our website. We’ll continue to post them here.

August 5, 2020

July 29, 2020

More parent resources


What is GM Cyber?

CDC school decision-making tool for parents, guardians and families

Cleaning for the 20-21 Year

We realize cleaning procedures will be of the utmost importance for the 20-21 year. Below, you’ll find an attached list of ALL cleaning products used by General McLane School District.

Additionally,  all GM classrooms will have two hand sanitizers: the DEB Instafoam Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer and alcohol-based Lavender Hand Sanitizer. All GM teachers will also have Hillyayd ReJuvNal disinfectant to be used on hard surfaces as needed.

List of GM chemical products used