The Board of Directors and the Virginia Dept. of Health have approved plans for PPS to reopen to in-person instruction beginning Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.
For the initial 9 weeks, the plan is for students to attend in-person instruction 3 days a week, Monday through Wednesday, and participate in a virtual classroom on Thursdays and Fridays. There are provisions to close to in-person learning and move to classroom or school-wide virtual learning under certain conditions, which are spelled out in the plan.
A copy of this plan is being made available to all parents, staff and volunteers. In addition, Principal Bowers will be meeting with parents on Thursday, August 20, 2020, to review the plan and answer questions.
A copy of the full plan may be found here: PPS Health Mitigation Reopening Plans 8_2020_final
The Re-opening Plans provide for a host of protective measures for everyone entering the school building. The success of this plan will also be determined by the precautions we take outside of Park Place School. We ask for all parents, students, staff and volunteers to take strict measures to protect themselves from the virus – wear your masks and practice physical distancing guidelines anytime you are around anyone other than your immediate household. This includes times while playing with and visiting friends and extended family. Do not share personal items or food; wash your hands frequently, and report any known virus symptoms to parents, caretakers and the school, immediately.
COVID-19 Symptoms include but are not limited to the following:
Most common symptoms include:
- Fever, dry cough, tiredness
Less common symptoms:
- Aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement
Should a student or any member of a student’s household have a serious, verifiable health condition that places a child or adult at high risks from the virus, the student/s may participate in virtual learning from the start of school. To make such a request, please contact the school’s administrative office for guidance. Once this option has been enacted, the student cannot switch back and forth between in-person and virtual classes. Changes may be made at the end of each 9 week grading period.
DAILY health screenings must be conducted for every student and adult before they can be admitted into the building. This begins at home, with morning temperature and symptom checks, completion of online app to verify your screening, and another temperature check prior to entering the bus and/or school building. Your assistance and participation in these daily screenings is necessary, mandatory and appreciated!
Thank you and please be in prayer for God’s protection and guidance!
Principal, Kamilah Bowers, shares a weekly newsletter with our parents. If you would like to be added to the list to receive it, please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also communicate with parents with reminders of early closings, holidays and any sudden change in our schedule due to weather or other circumstances. This is done by email and/or text message.
If you are a parent – please ensure we have the most up to date phone number and email in our files.
Thank you and we look forward to sharing news throughout the year!