Dear PHS Family,
This email includes information about the start of school at Perryville High School. Our Roadmap To Reopening is filled with information that will answer questions about scheduling, transportation, athletics and activities, and critical safety procedures to keep our students and staff healthy when we return to school at the end of August.
You can view the Roadmap to Reopening here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/833124/FINAL_ROADMAP_TO_REOPENING_AUG_3_2020.pdf
Most importantly, this plan tells you what the school year will look like for your child when they come back to Perryville High School. You have two options:
Pirates On Campus, which combines in-school and online instruction
Pirates At Home, which is a 100% online instructional program
Perryville High School students attending class on campus will be divided into two groups. Group A will attend classes on Monday and Tuesday; Group B will attend classes on Thursday and Friday. Teachers have developed individual plans to deliver instruction during on-campus days and to provide all necessary materials for students to complete their work during off-campus days. Wednesdays will be a “Flex Day” where teachers will be available by appointment to meet with students if they need extra help with assignments or if they need to come in to access the internet. Students in Group A should schedule times with their teachers between 8:00-11:00 am; Group B should schedule times between 12:00-3:00 pm.
Students should not arrive on campus before 7:25 am. Upon arrival, students should go directly to their 1st hour classroom. If your student is eating breakfast, they should go to the cafeteria to get their breakfast and take it to their 1st hour classroom. Lunches will also be picked up in the cafeteria and consumed in the students’ Advisory classrooms.
Students will wear face coverings any time they leave the classroom, including hallpassing. Hallways will be marked to indicate traffic flow that promotes ample physical distancing. Stairways will be designated one-way only and lockers will not be used at all to reduce congestion and student-to-student contact.
As you’ll see in the attached District-wide plan, we have created a process that allows us to return to school with procedures in place to reduce the risk of increasing community spread of COVID-19. We will begin school at the moderate alert level (per the Perry County Health Department’s guidelines) and will continue at that level for all of the first semester, unless conditions worsen. If that occurs, it is possible that some or all students may transition to 100% online instruction for a period of time.
Our greatest hope is that our planning, our prevention measures, and the continued support of our school family result in our community’s return to a lower level of risk. We will do all we can to help create conditions that allow school to resume for second semester in the way we are accustomed: All students at school, all day every day.
Until that day, know that we remain committed to our mission of providing an exceptional educational program for your child. We will also continue to support you as parents as you ensure your child’s physical, emotional, and social well-being, whether you choose Pirates On Campus or Pirates At Home.
If you choose Pirates At Home, we ask that you return the completed enrollment form by Friday, Aug. 7. The Pirates At Home enrollment form can be found at: https://forms.gle/H6nnq35MW6KAo9WN7
You will receive your child’s individual schedule by Aug. 20.
We are excited to have our students return to school and look forward to working with the community to keep all our students and staff safe.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me at 573-547-7500 ext 231.
Jeff Steffens, Principal
Perryville High School