For elementary families you will be choosing in-person (NOW 4 DAYS A WEEK!) or fully remote. For middle school, you will be choosing in-person (HYBRID) or fully remote.
Use this form to indicate your learning model preference for the second quarter of the school year. You will need to fill out the form ONLY IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LEARNING OPTION FOR QUARTER 2.
The deadline for completing this form is Sunday, OCTOBER 4 AT 9 PM.
IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN IN THE MODEL YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN, YOU DON'T NEED TO DO ANYTHING AT THIS TIME.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Take care. Stay safe.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Meeting ID: 884 9734 4613
I expect that we will continue to have cases pop up from time to time, as everyone continues to live their daily lives. We are practicing cohorting for this reason--so that when there is a case we can minimize the impact on our school community and on student learning. While understanding that nothing is perfect, the hope is that the precautions we are taking will avoid/minimize the spread within our building.
Finally, I wanted to personally reach out as this is our first case and I will follow-up if this particular case results in any additional cases. Please know that future cases and quarantines will likely be communicated by our incredible nursing staff directly to the classes and grade levels impacted--cases will not generally be communicated school-wide.
As always, thank you for your support!
September 7-Labor Day NO SCHOOL
September 9-Virtual Back to School Night (details coming soon)
September 11--Virtual FUN RUN
CALLING ALL PARENTS: We need your help! We need 10 parents (or more!) every morning (7:30 - 8:00am) and every afternoon (3:10 - 4:00pm) to help with driveline arrival/dismissal. Please use this link to sign up for shifts through Help Counter (our volunteer management program). Don’t have time to sign up for a shift? That’s ok! Simply come to help us out! We are always looking for additional help, and we would love to see you!
QUICK LINKS for 2020-2021
The following information is found on the main SchoolBzz page under the Resources tab:
Technology Help Desk Ticket (This is an app on all student iPads too.)
Remember to check our website for this information too! :)
Click HERE to read the information regarding attendance reporting, tardies, and early dismissal procedures.
NEED HELP WITH AN IPAD?
Use this HELPDESK LINK for the iPad/Technology Help Desk. The IT team will be able to help your student once they have submitted the form.
Please click this link for driveline information. This is found on our website under Parent Resources/Transportation Driveline. There are basic guidelines for drivers, including DO/DON’T tips, maps with traffic patterns, drop off / pick up times, etc. Please note that LEFT TURNS SHOULD NOT OCCUR during morning drop off or afternoon pick up, nor should adults be using their cell phones. We appreciate your help and support keeping everyone safe! PLEASE WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO ON DRIVELINE ETIQUETTE: https://tinyurl.com/y4k7lskc
ANNOUNCING OUR VIRTUAL FUN RUN!
PPA is very excited to announce that this year we have teamed up with an amazing company called Boosterthon, to do a completely virtual fun run! All PPA students will have the chance to partake in this event from the comfort of their homes on Friday, September 11th via a link we will provide. This virtual fun run is perfect for PPA, as it is called "Dance Fit" and you can learn more about it here:
As always, students will have the chance to earn awesome prizes (that will be shipped directly to your home), have access to great character building lessons and activities, as well as have fun classroom prizes and incentives as well. We are looking forward to sharing many more details with you soon! The kickoff for this event starts September 1st!
SAFETY AT PPA
Based on all precautions for COVID-19, we hope at this point you are aware that safety of PPA students and staff is a priority for our school. As part of safety procedures at PPA we conduct drills throughout the school year following the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). This week we conducted our first Evacuate Drill (Fire Drill). We are aware the language associated with SRP drills and community safety can be a bit confusing. We are attaching a document here that is posted in all classrooms so you are aware what language may be used in an Emergency Situation.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AT PPA
We are aware this challenging time is impacting us all a little differently. PPA’s Mental Health team is here to support all students and families. This can be through phone, virtual or in person (with mask) check-in’s. We can also help to connect families to community referrals and on-going supports. We would love to introduce ourselves to you and your family, please see the Mental Health Team Introduction Video.
If you or your student would like to contact the Mental Health Team please use the Mental Health Support Form to alert us of your/your students needs.
One of our main sources of communication is through SchoolBzz. Please watch this video that explains what SchoolBzz is and how it works. Click here for the video. Several helpful videos can be found on the PARENT SUPPORT SITE at schoolbzz.com (link at bottom of website).
DCSD NUTRITION SERVICES
Nutrition Services is now offering pre-order Weekly Meal Bags for eLearners and Hybrid learners for days when they are learning at home. Bags contain breakfast and lunch. These meals are FREE for students on the free/reduced meal program and a cost for full pay students. Click here for more information. This information is also available on the Nutrition Services website: https://www.
DCSD NUTRITION SERVICES
Time: Jul 30, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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