First Day of School
The governor has given districts the flexibility to begin the school year between the dates of August 24 through August 26, 2020. This date is subject change based on any new directives sent by the Governor, ADH, and ADE. PCSSD will start school on Monday, August 24.
Arrival and Dismissal Times
The plan is to keep these times as normal as possible but may need to be adjusted prior to the start of the school year. Bus schedules will be adjusted by 15 minutes to allow time for additional cleaning between routes. Based on ADH and ADE guidance and directives, bus times may vary in the future. The actual bus routes with times will be shared once they are finalized.
Daily Schedule for Students
The school day will operate as normal as possible with all classes implementing ADH and ADE guidelines. All core subject classes and elective classes will be offered. Elementary students will participate in activity-based classes and recess time. Secondary students will have access to extra-curricular activities and athletics.
Traditional students will have attendance taken by their teacher daily (elementary) or by period (secondary). Attendance must be taken and recorded within the first 10 minutes of each class. Callouts will be made to parents for any students who are marked absent for that day/period.
Blended students will have attendance taken by their teacher daily (elementary) or by period (secondary). Attendance must be taken and recorded within the first 10 minutes of each class.
Virtual students will be required to have contact with each teacher for each class period. Attendance must be taken and recorded in within the first 10 minutes of each class.
Attendance procedures will be monitored and adjusted as needed.
ADE Commissioner's Memo regarding Teaching Load and Attendance: provide additional information, clarification, and reminders regarding teaching load, attendance, and Commissioner’s Memos LS-21-002 (Distance and Digital Learning), COM-20-128 (State Reported Absence), and COM-18-010 (Student Attendance).