If you have any questions or concerns for the CASD Admministration, regarding the coronavirus,  please email them here.

Questions related to the coronavirus



Guide: Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania (

Coronavirus Video:  What is it?


Health Organization Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  The CDC website is updated frequently with information about the coronavirus .

The CDC recommends a set of typical, common-sense precautions such as washing one’s hands, staying home when sick, etc.  The CDC website (see above link) has additional details on these precautions as well as information that pertains to topics as international travel or pre-existing healthcare situations.

Procedures are in place in our schools, and always have been as a matter of prudent emergency planning, to respond to any reports of communicable illness such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  The Pennsylvania Department of Health issues guidance and direction to health-care providers and schools when necessary.  Guidance has been provided to health care providers in the state for suspected cases of this virus.  The Canton Area School District complies with the direction of health agencies such as the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the PA Department of Health in matters of communicable illness.  If there were a confirmed case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in our community, the Office of Public Health would immediately notify us and provide guidance and information for distribution to our families.

We will update this webpage whenever we receive additional information that can be of assistance.





Who: The Canton Ministerium and Volunteers from the Canton Community

What: Canton Area School District Student “Grab and Go” Program

When: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from March 16-2020 through March 27, 2020 from 4:30 – 6 :00 PM

Where: “Grab and Go” Program sites include the following:

  1. Leroy Ballfield Parking Lot
  2. Canton Pool (next to tennis courts)
  3. Ogdensburg Church Parking Lot
  4. Ralston Fire Department Parking Lot

Who is the event for?

Volunteers will be providing lunches for students in the CASD. Individuals will only be able to receive as many bags as students they have in their household.

Please Note: You will not be able to congregate at any site. The purpose of the program is to “grab” a bag and leave upon receiving the bagged goods. We will not have space set up for students to eat on site.

This is a “grab and go.” Thanks in advance for your cooperation.



3/30/20 A video from Dr. Briggs regarding the CASD Continuity of Education Plan. A digital copy of the plan.

3/30/20 Under order of Governor Wolf, CASD will be closed indefinitely.

3/26/20 Superintendent's letter to CASD families regarding continuing education with remediation and enrichment activities.

3/23/20  Under the direction of Governor Wolf, schools in the Commonwealth will be closed for students through 4/8 and re-open on 4/9/20.  ALL activities are cancelled or postponed, and will be announced as rescheduled dates become available.

3/19/20  Superintendent's letter to CASD Families

3/13/20  Under the direction of Governor Wolf, all schools in the Commonwealth will be closed for 10 business days.  CASD will be CLOSED 3/16-3/27/20 and will re-open on Monday, 3/30/20.  ALL activities are cancelled or postponed, no practices or events will be held during this time.

  • March 19 - Title I Family Night – Canton Elementary School
  • March 20-21 - Drama Production – Canton High School
  • March 21 - Lion's Club Multiphasic Blood Testing - Canton Elementary School
  • March 25-26 - Kindergarten Registration - Canton Elementary School
  • March 26 - NHS Blood Drive - Canton High School
  • March 26 - STEM Challenge / Field Trip
  • March 26 - FFA Public Speaking Event - Canton High School
  • March 30 - Music in Our Schools Concert - Canton High School
  • March 31 - Report Card Distribution
  • March 31 - Freshman Orientation - Canton High School
  • April 2 - Science Fair / Art Show / Book Fair - Canton Elementary School
  • April 3 - FFA Field Trip
  • April 16-18 YMCA Youth and Government Trip

Dr. Briggs will keep families updated via our social media outlets and on this page of our website.


3/13/20  Thursday morning, Dr. Briggs shared with the 7th-12th grade student body an informational presentation about the Coronavirus - COVID 19.  In an effort to inform parents of his intent, please take time to review this presentation.

Student presentation on Coronavirus



"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." - Fred Rogers

Distant but never far away, we are coming together as a community when we need each other the most. The unexpected, the unprecedented, the unknown; all can cause fear, worry, stress even anxiety. While we are learning from home and temporarily revisiting the structure of our days, we want you to have easily accessible resources at your fingertips to gather your thoughts, your words and fortify your children’s resilience and confidence as we pave a path back to each other. Below you will discover resources sorted by elementary, middle and high school to give you a safe and empowering space:

Resources for all ages (some divided by age or grade level):

Grades K-6

Q+A about Coronavirus and 5 Worry-less Activities ( - pdf)

Grades 7-12

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (


Here are some websites parents may find useful for at home activities.


  • Funbrain
  • Prodigy
  • Math Playground
  • Splash Learn
  • Math Game Time
  • Khan Academy


  • Discovery Mindblown
  • NASA Kids Club
  • Amazing Space
  • Code Academy
  • How Stuff Works


  • Crash Course (YouTube)
  • Who Was? app/site
  • Nat Geo Kids
  • Google Earth
  • Time for Kids
  • Smithsonian for Kids


  • Brain Pop
  • Ted Talks
  • PBS Kids
  • Duolingo
  • Hellow Kids (Drawing)