Quail Call

September 7, 2021

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Dear Families-Read on for the News

A Great First Week of School

Our staff couldn't be more pleased with the start of the school! I have definitely felt how our school community embraces our motto, "We are CREW and not Passengers!"

Here are a few spotlights:

  • Families have done a great job following the dismissal and drop off routine of staying in cars and picking their child up during their designated pick up times.
  • All students have transitioned to eating lunch outdoors. One family is working hard to provide additional outdoor tables so we have a more enjoyable outdoor dining experience.
  • Students are doing an incredible job following mask-wearing and hand hygiene practices.
  • Our new staff have fully embraced our model and are working hard to implement the principles of CREW in their classrooms.
  • Students have been so engaged and joyful to teach!
  • Today, we conducted our first lockdown and fire drill!
  • We have raised additional funding for our playground and are only $8,655 away from meeting our goal!
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From PPCS Parent Crew

All Palouse Prairie caregivers are invited to attend our "Kick-off the School Year" meeting, which has been rescheduled to 9/28 at 7 pm on Zoom due to another school event. Watch for the zoom link in an upcoming Quail Call. This is your chance to share your ideas, and learn more about how you can help our school! To opt out of Parent Crew emails, please email office@palouseprairieschool.org

Reminder: School Grounds Open at 8:10

School grounds open at 8:10 a.m. For the safety of your children, please do not drop them off any earlier. We do not have staff monitoring the school grounds before 8:10 a.m. If you need to drop off your child before 8:10 a.m., Before School Care is available for a reasonable fee. If the cost of BSC is prohibitive for your family, please contact the office for information about BSC scholarships.

Friday Early Release Pickup Times

Blue - 2:10

Yellow - 2:15

Pink - 2:20

In Case You Missed Back to School Night ~

The PowerPoint presentation slides can be found at this link. You'll find important information from our Director, our Board and our Parent Crew.

Please be Aware of our Safety Procedures and Covid Scenarios

Our Covid Safety and Risk Mitigation Procedures can be found at this link. Palouse Prairie will operate in person, five days per week, with rigorous safety protocols maintained, including consistent indoor mask-wearing by all students and teachers, regardless of vaccination status, distancing as feasible, hand-washing and sanitizing, and isolation of individuals who have symptoms or who have been exposed.

If your family has an exposure or positive case, please notify our Director, Jeneille Branen immediately at jbranen@palousepraririeschool.org and refer to our PPCS COVID Scenarios document for details. All Covid safety related information is easily accessible on our website under the Covid Tab at the top of the homepage.