Good Afternoon PKMS Community!
We are very excited to have students back on campus for the 2021-2022 school year!!!
Following is some important information for this year:
COVID-19 Guidance and Regulations
All students will be required to wear masks while indoors during class regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required outside, while eating during lunch, or when outside for PE. This is a California Public Health mandate that we are required to uphold. Students refusing to wear a mask indoors could potentially be asked to leave campus and/or enroll in the online program through Trust Academy.
Masks for Adults
All teachers will wear masks while indoors with students. This is also a mandate from the California Department of Public Health. Teachers will be able to take off masks when outdoors or when not in the presence of students.
Anyone from the public entering the school office must wear a mask. Office personnel will wear a mask with a student/or person from the public entering the school office.
For More Information: SDCOE Mask Guidance and FAQs
Students who test positive will need to quarantine for 10 days.
Students who are in close contact with a student who tests positive must quarantine for 10 days. However, students may return to in-person instruction if they are asymptomatic, continue wearing a mask, and get tested 2 times per week the duration of the quarantine period.
Students who are in quarantine will be placed on an Independent Study Contract. If the quarantine extends beyond 10 days, the student could be asked to enroll in the online learning program at Trust Academy.
We will no longer ask COVID-19 Health Screening Questions. However, if a student reports a COVID-like symptom we will send them home for 10 days. Students can return within 24 hrs. if they receive a negative COVID-19 test result AND the student no longer has symptoms.
We will cover more of the COVID-19 Guidance and Regulations at 5:00 pm, Tuesday August 10th at a Community Presentation. We held these presentations periodically last year to communicate important COVID-19 information.
All students will have a device/laptop they will take to and from school each day this year. We are going to be a true 1:1 school!
Students who are new to PKMS will be issued a student device the first few days of school.
Please make sure students are bringing their device and charging cable to school the first few days of school.
So far it has been a great year! We are working to reconnect, recover, and thrive as we continue to move through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
PKMS Teachers and Staff love seeing the smiling faces and all the amazing energy middle school students bring to Parkway!