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Peetz School Plans for In-Person Instruction
Peetz School Plans for In-Person Instruction
Mike Forster
Thursday, July 02, 2020

POSTED 7/2/2020

Peetz Plateau School District is planning to return to in-person instruction for the 2020-21 School year.  In order to achieve this goal of returning, changes to our routines will be unavoidable.  The health of our staff, students, and their families are paramount to our district and safety protocols will be in place at the beginning of the school year and continue until further direction from state and local officials change.  The following is a brief overview of the projected changes to the upcoming school year:

  • Required daily health screening for students and staff

    • Health check areas will be designated for drop off of students

    • Drop off times for students will need to be strictly adhered to

  • Staff will be required to wear masks while interacting with students

  • At this point, masks will be optional for students BUT recommended

  • Limited student movement throughout the building

    • Staggered releases from classes, etc

    • Social distancing both in the classroom and out will be adhered to while in session

  • Visitor access will be limited

  • Closed campus (students will not be permitted to leave campus for lunch)

  • Staggered lunch periods

  • Schedule changes at both Elementary and Secondary Level

    • Rotating Block Schedule at the secondary level

      • Green days - Wednesday/ Friday

      • Gold Days - Tuesday/ Thursday

      • Mondays - Potential rotation of teachers to classrooms

    • Elementary changes

      • Tech and Music will rotate days with no combining of classes

      • Pod groups will be developed to limit cross contamination for recesses and lunch

      • No morning recess to provide time for health checks

  • Bussing

    • We are working on a plan to continue providing transportation as we realize the need in our rural community.  

    • As of today (July 2, 2020) we plan on bussing students

    • Health Safety procedures for the bus driver and students will be in place

    • Health screenings will be performed prior to students getting on the bus

    • Parents are encouraged to remain at the bus stop until children are cleared to ride

The staff here at Peetz recognizes the difficulty that many of these changes will cause families and students as we implement our plan to return to school.  Please realize that many of our changes moving forward to in-person instruction are dictated above the district level.  We feel strongly that we can continue to provide the academic rigor your child(ren) deserve and meet the guidelines and executive orders placed upon us by implementing these changes.

It is essential that we all understand that these plans may change at anytime based upon the ever developing circumstances presented by the COVID-19 virus.  We will do our part in informing you of these changes in a timely manner.

To help us in preparing further for this coming school year, we ask that you click the link below and fill out the Parent Survey.  Your answers will assist us in procuring necessary materials for instruction and safety procedures and obtain a clear picture of students that will be returning in the fall.