In-Person Hybrid Learning
In order to maintain physical distancing between students, we cannot have more than 16 students in each classroom.
Therefore, we had to divide our student body into two separate cohorts that will attend in-person on different days. Due to the complexity of creating these cohorts and schedules, we are not be able to make any changes to cohort assignments.
Families can find which cohort their student is in via Family Access under the ‘Student Information’ tab and look for ‘Method of Instruction’ (Cohort A or Cohort B).
Cohort A: All students in cohort A will be coming to school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:50 am until 2:20 pm. Cohort A students will begin in-person learning on Wednesday, April 14th.
Cohort B: All students in cohort B will be coming to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:50 am until 2:20 pm. Cohort B students will begin in-person learning on Thursday, April 15th.
We have worked extremely hard to develop thorough safety plans and procedures in alignment with the guidance from the Washington Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District and we are confident that these plans and procedures will help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in our schools. Our district-wide safety plan can be found here. We have many new safety procedures in place at our school, which are listed below. Please thoroughly review these new procedures with your student(s) to ensure they are ready for their first day of in-person learning. We have also created a video to help show students what our safety procedures will look like when they return.
In addition to the new safety procedures, we expect all students and families to be familiar with and follow the Park Place Middle School Parent/Student Handbook.
Daily Health Attestations
Each day students come to Park Place for in-person learning, they will be required to complete a health/attestation to confirm they are free of COVID-19 symptoms, have not been around someone with symptoms, and that their temperature is under 100.4. The attestation form (in multiple languages!) can be found on our website here. Students age 12 and under must submit a paper attestation form each day with a parent/guardian signature. Students age 13 and older may submit a paper form OR submit their attestation digitally through Skyward (Student Access, via the Wellness Screen on their homepage) each day. Directions can be found here.
If you requested transportation for your student, the bus stop locations and times will be posted in Family Access by April 9. You will find your student’s bus information by clicking on the ‘Busing’ tab in the left-hand menu of Family Access. Another tool for families is E-Link, which allows families to get real time bus information for their students.
To ride a Monroe School District school bus, students will need the following:
- A paper attestation that is filled out completely and indicates the student is eligible to attend school on that day presented to the driver for review
- In lieu of a paper attestation, a Family Access (Skyward) attestation can be used and displayed on a cell phone to the driver that indicates the student is eligible to attend school on that day
- Allow the driver to use a no touch infrared thermometer to take the temperature of the student
- A face covering that is worn for the duration of the ride
If a student does not have either a paper or Skyward attestation, the driver will do the following:
- Driver will use a no touch infrared thermometer to take the students temperature
- Driver will verbally screen the student by asking the following four questions:
- Do you have any of the following symptoms within the past day that are not caused by another condition? (Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, Recent loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea)
- Have you been in close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
- Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test due to possible exposure or symptoms and not through routine asymptomatic COVID-19 screening or surveillance testing?
- Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID19 infection?
- If the answer to both are no and the temperature is below 100.4, the student will ride in the front of the bus in preparation for screening at the school
Students without attestations will unload first and proceed to the screening location at the central entrance in the bus loop.
There will be three ways to enter Park Place depending on the way your student arrives to school:
All bus riders will enter the building through the central entrance which is on the north side of the building. Students will be required to remain on the bus until they are released by the driver or school staff member.
Walkers will enter the building though the west entrance, which is located near the flagpole. While waiting to enter the building the students will need to line-up, maintaining 6 feet of social distance and be wearing their mask. As the students enter the building they will need to provide their attestation form, or display on their device that the Skyward attestation has been completed and they are cleared to enter the building.
Students who are dropped off by a parent must wait in their parent’s car until a school staff member views their attestation form and checks the student’s temperature. Once released from their parent’s car, the student will secure their mask and they will enter the building using the door on the south end of the building, which is near the football field.
For the safety of your child, students should not be on the campus before 7:30 a.m. Once a student enters the building they will be expected to immediately walk to their first period class. Students will not be able to socialize with friends in the hallways before or after school.
Masks and Social Distancing
All students will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of physical distance. The only exception to the mask requirement will be when students are eating lunch or drinking water. When wearing a mask, students will be expected to cover their nose and mouth with their mask. Our staff will work with our students to remind them of this requirement, but a student who refuses to comply with wearing a mask or maintain 6 feet of social distance may lose the opportunity to participate in in-person learning.
We will be continuing to serve lunches free of charge to any student who would like one. Students may bring a lunch from home or eat the free school lunch each day they are on campus. At the end of each in-person learning day, all students will have the option of taking home a bag containing two breakfasts and a lunch for the following day.
Students will only be allowed to eat food in the Commons during their assigned lunch time. Students will not be allowed to eat the classroom, hallways, or at any other time.