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Calendar amended, parents asked to re-enroll children
Calendar amended, parents asked to re-enroll children
Kate Martin
Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Parents are asked to re-enroll students for on-campus or at-home learning 

 

The Board of Education has approved an amended school calendar for second semester which supports having students on campus 5 days per week. This will look different at each of the district’s five schools.

 

“Our goal has always been to create an educational environment that is safe enough for all students to be on campus every school day,” said Mrs. Jeanie White, assistant superintendent. “The amended academic calendar will  help make that possible.

 

“The amended calendar was recommended to the Board by a committee of parents, staff and community members,” Mrs. White explained. “With the calendar’s passage, our instructional teams will finalize schedules at each grade level. Parents and students will receive more information before the holiday break about what their student’s school day will look like beginning in January.”

 

Parents should now indicate whether they wish to change or keep their students’ educational choices for second semester, with the options remaining Pirates On Campus or Pirates At Home. All parents are asked to complete the enrollment form they have received via email from their child’s school office. One form should be completed for each student. If you have not received this emailed form, please call your child’s school office at 573-547-7500. 

 

“We recognize that every family has unique needs when it comes to educating their children during the pandemic,” Mrs. White said, “We are committed to supporting our families as we all find our best path through these trying times.”

  

Building-level plans

 

Each building will increase student time on campus in its own way:

 

Perryville Primary Center — All students in Grades PK-2 enrolled in Pirates On Campus will attend classes in school 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, beginning Jan.5. Pirates At Home will continue to be provided instruction by a certified teacher through our virtual learning platforms. Depending on the numbers enrolled in Pirates at Home, student-teacher assignments may need to be modified. Your child’s building principal and classroom teacher will provide additional details before break. 

 

Perryville Elementary School — All students in Grades 3-5 enrolled in Pirates On Campus will attend classes in school 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, beginning Jan.5. Pirates At Home will continue to be provided instruction by a certified teacher through our virtual learning platforms. Depending on the numbers enrolled in Pirates at Home, student-teacher assignments may need to be modified. . Your child’s building principal and classroom teacher will provide additional details before break. 

 

Perry County Middle School — All students in Grades 6-8 enrolled in Pirates On Campus will attend classes 5 days per week during second semester, utilizing a modified block schedule. Pirates At Home can opt to return to campus and receive a regular schedule for the spring semester where they attend 5 days a week.  Pirates choosing to remain at home will continue to use Edgenuity software for completing coursework online. Those Pirates At Home students returning to on-campus instruction should contact Mrs. Michael-Ann Buchheit, middle-school counselor, to create their class schedule no later than Dec. 5.  Your child’s building principal and instructors will provide additional details before break.

 

Perryville High School — Students in Grades 9-12 will be on a rotating A/B schedule with Flex Wednesdays becoming student-attendance days. This means each student will be on campus 5 days per each two-week period: two days one week and three days the next week. Pirates At Home will continue to receive instruction through Edgenuity.  Your child’s building principal and instructors will provide additional details before break.

 

Perryville Area Career and Technology Center — Students enrolled in agriculture courses and 3-hour block courses  will be on a rotating A/B schedule with Flex Wednesdays becoming student-attendance days. This means each student will be on campus 5 days per each two-week period: two days one week and three days the next week. Pirates At Home will remain on the same remote/virtual learning platform: Google Classroom.  Your child’s building director and/or instructors will provide additional details before break.

 

Snow day changes

 

Another big change in the calendar is the elimination of “snow days.”

 

“There were six make-up days in our original calendar,” Mrs. White said. “The amended calendar has no make-up days. Going forward, when we have inclement weather that makes it impossible for us to safely transport students to school, all students will receive virtual instruction. This eliminates the need for make-up days.”

 

Mrs. White said that the format of “snow days” is still being decided, and principals will share details with parents and students as those plans are finalized.

 

You can view the amended calendar at https://5il.co/niki.

 

 

 

The Board of Education approved an amended academic calendar for the second semester to give students more time in class. Parents and students will receive more information from their school before the holiday break.