Lynch Bustin Elementary School

253 Pennsylvania Ave
Athens, PA 18810
Phone: 570-888-7766

SRU Elementary School

3 Church St
East Smithfield, PA 18817
Phone: 570-596-3171

Harlan Rowe Middle School

116 W Pine St
Athens, PA 18810
Phone: 570-888-7766

Athens Area High School

401 W Frederick St
Athens, PA 18810
Phone: 570-888-7766




                   Buildings and Grounds Department                   

100 Canal Street

Athens, Pennsylvania  18810

Phone:  (570) 888-7766

Fax:      (570) 882-6250

                                               Mr. Craig Stage                                                                                             Mr. Brendon Hitchcock

                                                     Superintendent                                                                                                       Business Manager


                                              Mr. Jeff Schrader                                                                                         Mrs. Christine Middlecamp

                                                     Director of Buildings and Grounds                                                                                             Board Secretary


March 2, 2020


Recently, our district has received several inquiries about our preparation and protocols surrounding COVID-19 Coronavirus issues.  As a district, we feel it is important to be proactive in our approach to this potential health related issue. The district’s custodial department uses the industries best practices in disinfecting desktops, door handles, light switches and bathrooms nightly. We currently use a Proctor and Gamble product called Spic and Span® Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray & Glass Cleaner.  This cleaner is a CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) approved disinfectant product that kills a broad set of viruses.  As an added disinfection precaution, custodians mist all solid and soft surfaces with a product called Vital Oxide.  Vital Oxide is a hospital grade disinfectant and sanitizer. The staff mists this product on all solid and soft surfaces, in addition to their regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

The most proven way to prevent a virus and sickness from spreading is hand washing.  As a minimum, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently. If soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the district to place in every classroom as an added precaution.

Listed below is a link from the Center for Disease Control that contains information about Coronavirus questions that you may have:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health also has a wealth of resources about the Coronavirus that can be found at this link:

These links will also be available on our district website

As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors is our number one priority. If you have any specific questions or concerns pertaining to the cleaning of our district buildings, I can be reached by email at or at (570) 888-7766.


Jeff Schrader

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Athens Area School District

                                                                      An equal opportunity employer in compliance with Title IX and Section 504
Additional Coronavirus & Pandemic Resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
• Coronavirus Disease Information
• Pandemic Basics, Strategies for Schools Managing a Pandemic  

World Health Organization (WHO)
• Coronavirus Updates and Information

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• Pandemic Information 

U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA)
• Website 

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 
• Website 

Ready PA: 
• Website 
PA Emergency Preparedness Guide

Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)  
• Website 

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