Important Updates from Superintendent Merritt (Wednesday, February 17)
Wed, Feb 17 3:24pm

P-CCS Students and Families:


We have spent the past week revising our daily schedule at the elementary and middle school levels to address the challenges that resulted in the unfortunate delay last week. We are ready to move forward with bringing our Safe Start students back to in-person learning on March 1 according to our proposed timeline.

The Board of Education has called a special meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m., to consider the following recommendation by the administration:  Here is the direct link to livestream the meeting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmvPI7A1k6jPVlRrWQSxoA

 

  • Return all Safe Start elementary (K-5) students to full day, in-person learning five days a week starting on March 1, 2021.
  • Return all Safe Start middle school students (grades 6-8) to full day, in-person learning four days a week starting on March 1, 2021. Wednesdays will remain a full day of remote live instruction.
  • Return all Safe Start high school students at P-CEP (grades 9-12) to a half day, in-person learning in a hybrid model starting on March 1, 2021.  Afternoons on the four half days will be mandatory remote live instruction. Wednesdays will remain a full day of remote live instruction.
  • Return all Starkweather Academy Safe Start students to full day, in-person learning five days a week starting on March 1, 2021.

These plans include all special education categorical EI, CI and ASD classrooms. The current educational plan for the Safe Start, in-person return of all grade levels can be found here.

Again, we recognize recent decisions have caused anger, disappointment and frustration for our students and families, and for that I sincerely apologize. Regardless of your position on this decision, this additional time has allowed us to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

We are so excited for this next phase of our in-person learning plan. Our students deserve the best, and we are committed to providing the excellent educational experience you have grown to expect from P-CCS. 

Yours in learning,

Monica L. Merritt
P-CCS Superintendent of Schools

 

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