News & Announcements

WPSBC Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their role in U.S. history. WPSBC is celebrating through classroom lessons, activities, and a series of musical, dance, and theatrical performances that showcase the incredible work and impact of black artistry.

KDKA Highlights WPSBC Staff Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

KDKA shared the news that the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children (WPSBC) partnered with Integrated Health 21, a Pittsburgh-based health management company, to provide school employees with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Extended School Closure through February 16, 2021

As advised by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) WPSBC is extending the school closure. The updated plan is for residential students to return on Monday, February 15th with classes to resume on campus on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

A Message from WPSBC

Please see the message below from Dr. Heidi Ondek regarding the events that took place at our Nation’s Capitol on Wednesday of this week.

Important WPSBC COVID-19 Update

Due to current and projected COVID-19 rates remaining in the substantial range throughout the Commonwealth, WPSBC will continue remote instruction following the holiday break, with a plan to reopen campus on January 25, 2021.

Important WPSBC COVID-19 Update

Given the current and projected COVID-19 rates throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at this time, WPSBC will continue remote instruction through the month of December, with a plan to reopen campus on January 4, 2021. This applies to all programs, including Outreach, LAVI Adult Program and A Child's VIEW.

Important WPSBC COVID-19 Update

Due to rising COVID-19 case counts in Allegheny County and the surrounding region and in an effort to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19, WPSBC will revert to temporary remote instruction beginning Monday, November 16th through Tuesday, December 1st.
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