Our PPHS Pandemic Planning Committee has worked diligently to create a comprehensive, data-driven plan with updated policies and procedures in regards to COVID-19 and school operations. This plan does not replace or contradict the previous communications released but does provide additional clarification, resources, and details.
Frequently Asked Questions
What precautions are being taken for student/staff safety?
All students and staff are required to wear their masks within the school. Proper handwashing will be encouraged, including access to hand sanitizer. Our hybrid model will allow for room to keep social distance between students.
Will we be told if there is a positive case diagnosed in the school?
If a positive case is diagnosed in a student who has physically attended your school campus, you will receive a notification. In the interest of respecting that student or staff member’s privacy, they will not be named.
What will happen if there is a positive case in the school?
The school will be thoroughly cleaned, school may temporarily be moved to eLearning to allow our janitorial staff to thoroughly clean and allow time for anyone exposed to self-monitor symptoms in their home. We will continue to work with local and state health officials to determine next steps in the event of any positive cases or local outbreaks.
How are we protecting vulnerable students and staff?
Staff who are in high-risk categories are able to teach remotely as needed. Any student is eligible to participate full-time in eLearning rather than attend school physically. Please contact your school principal for more details.
When will we implement eLearning?
We reserve the right to implement eLearning at any point we feel it is necessary to keep our students and staff safe. Families will be notified as soon as that decision is made.
What happens if my student shows symptoms at school?
If your student shows any symptoms of COVID-19 while at school they will need to be picked up within one hour by a parent, guardian or emergency contact. Your student will receive a detailed letter regarding the criteria they need to meet before returning safely.