Welcome to 6th grade Science!!
Next week March 23 to 27th when we have our virtual day of learning I wanted to share that I will have office hours for everyone to reach out to me if they have any issues. I will be available from 9:30-10:10am by email, or zoom for virtual meetings as well as again from 4:30-5:30pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 772 704 118
The meeting time for this is 9:30-10:10 you are able to join whenever during that time if you need something or just want to say hi. This is not required but is just to give you some availability to me if needed :)
Thank you all again for being patient and for understanding during this difficult time. I miss you all and hope everyone is taking a few minutes to get outside in the fresh air as well as doing some fun reading. Keep those brains working!
THIS WAS ALSO ON CLASSTAG:
We are working hard as a school to navigate these next two weeks together. We are preparing to complete one day's worth of work virtually. This will be one day's worth of work and will be given to you this Friday, March 20th to be completed at any time over the following week (between March 23rd and March 27th).
The 6th grade team needs to know the students that have access to technology at home and the students that need a paper copy. If you do not respond to this e-mail requesting work otherwise, we will assume that your student DOES have access to internet and a device to access their work. If your student does not have consistent access, please respond with the following by tomorrow, March 17th no later than 3:30 p.m.:
1. Do you have access to a printer and need the work e-mailed to you so you can print and have your student complete the work to hand in when we return?
2. Do you need a printed copy of the work delivered to you for your student to complete and hand in when we return?
Please let us know how we can best accommodate your student to get their work done. More information and specifics about student work will be coming to you no later than Friday, but we can do our best to answer any questions you may have in the meantime. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
Thank you all for your patience, cooperation, and support as we work through this together!
The 6th Grade Team
Providence Creek Academy
Please see below from Denise Stouffer, our Head of School. It would be great if you could join her conference call tonight at 7:00 p.m. for a school update and an opportunity to ask questions.
I am thinking of all of you, hope all is well and that you know if you need anything just let me know!
Dear PCA Community,
At 7:00pm tonight, I will conduct a conference call for parents who wish to hear about the changes we are making to our school calendar, which I will then post.
To call into the conference call, dial 515-604-9856. You will be prompted to enter an access code. The access code is 494023. Please mute your phone after joining the call.
During this call, I will share how we are going to make up missed instructional days. I will also allow time to answer any questions you may have, about the make-up days. I am asking, that if you have questions about any other matters that you email me directly at email@example.com.
I know that this call time may not work for all our families. I would be happy to set up a time for a second conference call, if necessary. Please email me if you are unable to join this call tonight, and require a second call.
We are expecting the results of the COVID-19 test that was conducted on one of our parents on Monday and will share that information with you as soon as we have it.
Please know that our team has been working diligently over the weekend to compile essential information you need.
Head of School
Providence Creek Academy
Providence Creek Academy Leadership was notified this morning that someone secondarily connected with PCA is in the process of being tested and treated for COVID-19. While this case has not been confirmed, we believe it will be later today. In an abundance of caution, we are closing school today until we are able to speak with the Division of Public Health which opens at 8:30. I apologize for the short notice. The health and safety of our children and faculty is our first priority. I will send out more information today as soon as I speak with DPH.
Dear PCA Community,
Out of an abundance of caution, Governor Carney has ordered all of Delaware’s public schools to close for the next two weeks to allow for the creation of a plan for Delaware’s children and families as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Schools will be closed through March 27 and children should stay home.
We understand this action may pose added hardship for some of our families. Over the next two weeks, we will continue to work with the Delaware Department of Education and the Division of Public Health to prepare for the potential impact that an extended closure could have on our students, their families, and our staff.
While your student(s) remains home, we encourage you to continue practicing good hygiene, which includes:
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
· Get vaccinated for the flu is you have not already
· Don’t shake hands or high five – consider a friendly toe tap or elbow bump
If you feel for any reason your child may have or has been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your doctor immediately. Virus symptoms can range from mild to severe and could include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in a few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
Providence Creek Academy is in the process of determining what options we have for our students to continue learning while the school is closed.
We will remain in close contact with the State of Delaware and local public health officials throughout the duration of this closure and will provide updates to families as appropriate.
We encourage you to stay informed of the situation by regularly checking updates from Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We understand this is a time of uncertainty and concern. We will work through this together to keep our students, families, and staff safe.
If you have health-related questions, please contact the Coronavirus hotline at 1.866.408.1899 OR your family physician. If you have questions about our school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not hesitate to share how we can do more to support.
Head of School
Update for our PCA Community, 💜
While we do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 at this time, we are erring on the side of caution for our students, faculty, and community and have decided to remain closed on Monday, March 16th. We are following the guidelines and treating this incident as if it were a confirmed case until we know otherwise to ensure the health and welfare of our entire PCA family. As soon as information presents, it will be shared. In the interim, the Division of Public Health is recommending that everyone remain vigilant about washing their hands, using hand sanitizer, avoiding touching one’s face with unwashed hands, and remaining a safe distance from other people. More guidance can be found at the CDC website.
As a PCA parent and staff member, I am so thankful that extra precautions are being taken. 💜
Just a reminder that progress reports come home today! Also tomorrow is Pi day as well as a $2.00 NUT day!