Quail Call

March 31

Dear Families-Read on for the News

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Covid Self Health Check

To help keep our school open and Covid free please remember to follow these guidelines:

Every morning before you head off to school, please check the following:

1. That you do NOT have a fever 100o F or higher.

2. Other signs of illness such as:

You should stay at home (do not come to school) if:

1. You have been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with anyone confirmed with Covid-19 within the past two weeks or if you are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.

2. You have a fever of 100o F or higher, any respiratory symptom or any other symptoms listed above not attributable to another cause or condition. Contact your medical provider to determine if a test for Covid-19 is indicated and when it is safe to return to school (see additional guidance, next page.)

When in doubt, please stay home, notify the school office, and check in with Canvas.

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If you or a family member is experiencing any of the above symptoms please keep your student home and follow the stated guidelines.

Returning to School:

Fever-freein this document always means without use of fever-reducing medication

Student has one low risk symptom and no other symptom:

  • Stay home for observation for other symptoms

  • May return to school if more than 24 hours fever-free AND no new symptoms develop, OR it is determined symptom is attributable to other cause/


    Student has one high risk symptom or two low risk symptoms (High risk: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, unexplained loss of, or decrease in, sense of smell or taste. Low risk: Elevated temperature, sore throat, runny nose, body aches unexplained, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue):

  • Student must stay home

  • Student may return:

    • Generally 10 days after symptom onset and more than 24 hours fever-free and symptoms resolved

    • Medical provider may provide statement determining it is safe to return to school at earlier date if: an alternative diagnosis is responsible for

      symptoms and more than 24 hours fever-free

    • A negative COVID-19 test may be accepted, per Public Health

      Student had a close contact with a person with COVID-19, remains asymptomatic

  • Close contact as defined above

  • Student should stay home, cooperate with public health

  • Generally, a student may return 14 days after most recent exposure to the close contact

  • A medical provider note, or a negative test, does not necessarily allow for earlier return

  • If a student develops symptoms during 14 day quarantine:

    • They should contact their medical provider and Health Department

    • A COVID-19 test may be recommended

    • Student must now remain out of school until 10 days after symptoms began

    • Generally, a student may return after 10 days have passed since symptoms developed AND more than 24 hours fever-free, provided symptoms

      have resolved

Student tests positive for COVID-19

Student with symptoms:
May return to school after 10 days from positive test AND symptoms improving AND more than 24 hours fever-free

Student without symptoms:
May return to school after 14 days from positive test

A negative test or medical provider note are not required for return if following Public Health guidance

Student who develops symptoms during school or activity

If a student presents with any of the conditions listed above during school or activity, the student will be sent home, per the guidelines described above.

Important update regarding Absent Students-

Students who have opted for in-person learning will be counted as absent if they stay home, unless their absence is due to quarantine or has been approved by the Executive Director. During a quarantine situation, families are asked to work with the teacher to determine the best learning approach. If students are experiencing any type of illness, we would like them to rest. Please let us know if this is the case and coordinate with the classroom teacher to make up the lost learning and work.You can learn more about our attendance policy here.

Important Survey!

Dear PPCS Families,

Below is a link to our short Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. The Idaho State Department of Education uses this information as a part of our Accountability system and the data is reported on our State Report Card (https://idahoschools.org/). Not only does the State use this information, but our staff deeply values your opinion. Your feedback helps us examine our current practices and improve them to better serve our students.

Due to the anonymity of the survey, we would greatly appreciate bringing any deeper concerns directly to our staff’s attention. This will allow us to address the issue in a timely fashion. As a school, we strive to support our staff, families, and, most importantly, our students. We appreciate your time and thinking to make our school the best it can be.

To complete the survey, click on the link below and select Palouse Prairie Charter School from the drop-down menu. The parent survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and needs to be completed no later than March 31st.

Parent survey link


Photos for Yearbook!

If your student did not have a school picture taken this year please submit a headshot for this year's yearbook.

If you have any photos of your child's remote learning or at a Wednesday meetup you can submit them for the yearbook. Please upload them this week! You can use the link below or email them to the office. Thank you for your contribution!

You can add photos from your phone!

Spread the Word

Press release from the Public Health Department

The Public Health Department released a press release stating anyone over the age of 35 can start scheduling vaccination appointments. “With an increased availability of COVID-19 vaccine supply and available appointments throughout our district we are ready to move on to this next age group,” said Carol Moehrle, District Director. “Public Health and our community providers will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers that do not meet the age requirement and all other previously eligible priority groups.” Please see the official press release for additional information.

Masks are our best tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and allowing us to continue to stay in school. Please make sure your child comes to school with a well fitted mask with proper filtration. The most effective fabrics for cloth masks are tightly woven, such as cotton and cotton blends, breathable and in two to three fabric layers. If you need support in getting a good mask for your child, please let the office know.

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All Idahoans Over the Age of 16 Are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 5th

Governor Little announced that the state will open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all Idahoans over age 16 starting April 5th. There will be no prioritization of any group of people. All Idahoans over the age of 16, regardless of their age, medical condition, or occupation, will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit this link for the entire list of eligible groups.

Links and Resources

Click on the button below to join our K-5 Community Circle every Friday, 8:30-9 a.m.

Covid-19 resources below