Back to School Readiness Plan
On March 30, 2021, the governor announced that the statewide mask mandate was to be lifted; however, this announcement did not change the guidance and recommendations from the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Education guidelines for schools to continue to follow masking precautions.
Each school district adopted a Ready for Learning Plan in August providing the procedures to be followed for the 2020-2021 school year in order to create the safest environment for our students and staff. We have continued to follow the guidelines established by ADH and ADE:
1 - All employees, visitors and students wear masks when social distancing is not possible;
2 - Limit visitors to essential activities and functions;
3 - Provide hand sanitizer;
4 - Encourage and monitor social distancing (of six feet);
5 - Disinfect common areas daily;
6 - Restrict movement between departments to the extent practicable;
7 - Provide common areas that allow for physical distancing.
During this time we have also taken a staff survey, sent out a parent survey, and carefully monitored the cases of Covid-19 in our district and surrounding area. This information will be presented to the Board of Directors in their April Board meeting to determine the next steps our district takes in the requirements of our students, staff and community on PGSD campuses.
Prairie Grove School District Return to School Plan August 2020
Require all employees, visitors, and students to wear protective face masks when social distancing is not possible.
Visitors to schools will be limited to essential workers and/or a case by case basis.
Hand sanitizer will be located in primary entrance areas and classrooms.
Encourage and monitor social distancing, hand washing, etc.
Schools and buses will be cleaned daily.
All teachers will have disinfectant supplies.
Face masks will be provided for employees and students.
Teachers will have easy access to touchless thermometers.
Plans for buses to operate at approximately 66% capacity. We will start the year using the same routes as last year. With possible changes later.
Face masks are required when on a bus.
Daily self-screening required for all staff and students. Please use the Home Screening Checklist below. Contact your health care provider or call your school nurse if you answer yes for any of the screening questions. Please help us mitigate the spread of infectious disease by screening your child/children for illness prior to coming to school each day. If a student shows unexplained symptoms (i.e. cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell) or has a fever of 100.4 or higher, they should not come to school. Contact your healthcare provider or building level school nurse if further guidance is needed. Completing this screening prior to coming to school is more effective and efficient than screening upon arrival to school and will allow our teachers and staff to focus time on instruction and provide a more normalized educational experience.
Home Screening Checklist
Virtual Learning Information
Parents, if you have chosen from your child to participate in school from home using virtual instruction, please choose a link below based upon your child's grade level. You will be taken to a short video to give you an overview of your child's experience.
All classes done online in this manner will follow Arkansas State Curriculum Standards, and a licensed teacher from your child's school will be monitoring your child's progress. Furthermore, we are in the process of creating times throughout the school day for your child to have a chance to interact with a licensed teacher at a Prairie Grove school to address any issues that might occur in their instruction.
For parents of a student in Grades K-3
For parents of students in grades 4-5
For parents of students in grades 6-8
For parents of students in grades 9-12
High School students that are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, and have chosen to have instruction at home, will be using Virtual Arkansas resources for their at-home instruction.