20-21 Back To School Update

Information about the start of the 2020-2021 school year

A Note From The CEO/Superintendent

Propel Families,


We wanted to again share some recently released information regarding the beginning of our 20-21 school year:



  • Propel Schools Health and Safety Plan
  • Video Message about the beginning of the school year


Both of these items can be found below in this communication, along with other important information.


Thank you for your time and support of Propel Schools, as we confidently move into the 20-21 school year!



Dr. Tina Chekan

CEO/Superintendent

UPDATE: HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN RELEASED

Our Health and Safety plan for reopening our school buildings is now finalized. In conjunction with guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and local health officials. our plan focuses on the health, safety and well-being of our scholars, educators and staff.


The plan is available on our website and can be found HERE.

Video Update - 20-21 Back To School Plan

This video message was released to all families on July 30 and is available on our website as well as on YouTube.


In an abundance of caution, our revised start to the 20-21 school year was based upon:


  • Data Collection -- including information from a family survey shared with you in late June
  • Engagement with various stakeholders
  • Studying public health patterns/trends
  • Leveraging expert opinions


We built the plan to ensure maximum flexibility, should circumstances around the pandemic change, as we have recently seen cases and hospitalizations trending upward.


Please stay tuned for additional information coming to families from their Propel School Leadership Team, who are excited to begin our new year and 'see' our scholars virtually!



SAVE THE DATE FOR TECHNOLOGY PICK-UP!

More specific information will be coming soon from your Propel School regarding technology pick-up processes and times. Please mark your calendar for:


  • Wednesday, August 19
  • Thursday, August 20
  • Friday, August 21


Along with technology devices, personal school supply kits will also be distributed to each scholar.


Look for updates coming from your school's leadership team soon!


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CONGRATULATIONS TO TONI CORNEALDI - FUND MY FUTURE'S COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Toni has been nominated for the "Professional Woman Strong Award" annually presented by " Strong Women Strong Girls" of Pittsburgh. She will be recognized at an event in early August as the organization celebrates the hard work happening in our region to advance women and girls. We appreciate Toni's dedication to the Fund My Future Program and the support it brings to children and families in our region. For more information about Fund My Future, please click HERE.

REMINDER - GRAB AND GO MEAL INFORMATION - UPDATE!

Propel is excited to continue to offer the “Grab and Go” meal program throughout the summer months!


The following sites will offer a breakfast and lunch "3-day bundle" on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM:


Propel Braddock Hills Elementary

Propel Northside

Propel Hazelwood


Propel Pitcairn will offer a grab and go "dinner and snack" from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the following days:


Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays ( (Friday dinner provided on Thursday)


These Grab and Go sites are open to Propel scholar families as well as the families of ANY students under the age of 18. All families can pick up grab and go meals at any site.