Pike County Schools have released guidelines on their preparation for starting the school year. All PCSC schools will start the 2020-2021 school year on August 12th.
The school district is preparing plans that they would address during low risk, moderate risk, and high risk scenarios. The models are created to be flexible and adjusted if needed.
The elements that the school has implemented are as follows.
- Staff and students will be required to have a mask on them at all times. There are times during the day when masks must be worn.
- Students will be required to wear masks when riding the bus.
- The school district will implement enhanced cleaning procedures at all buildings.
- We plan on maximizing instructional spaces if possible.
- There will be scheduling flexibility to minimize large group interactions.
- Lunchtime will be adjusted to maximize the use of open space or find an alternative setting.
- Playgrounds equipment will be available during recess although areas may be sectioned off for cleaning proposes.
- A plan for establishing separate areas in school clinics for symptomatic students.
- Visitors and guests will have restricted access to buildings.
- Drop off and pick up procedures during the school day will be modified.
- Students have the option to attend school in person or online. ( More details from the school district will come at a later date)
- Online registration including payment of textbook rentals will be available.
- PSCS teachers and staff will be provided, with training for health and safety procedures.
The partnership between schools and homes is a must. You must check students periodically for symptoms of COVID-19 and if running a fever the student must stay home. You will also need to contact the school if someone in the household test positive for COVID-19.
Additional information will be released as the school start date grows closer.