PVCONNECT & MEDICAL PROTOCOLS
Return to School
PVConnect & In-Person Instruction
PreK-12 students participating in PVConnect will follow the school’s full-day, in-person schedule. In most cases, students at home will view the classroom teachers’ instruction from Google Meet using their computer device, while teachers are instructing students in-person. The lesson may include times of direct instruction, classroom discussion and independent work. PVConnect students are expected to join the live instruction at designated times and remain in the virtual classroom until the teacher has directed otherwise. The PVConnect teacher remains the same for students.
Will students attending in-person be on their computers the whole time they are in class?
For students attending in-person, while some learning activities may still be completed in class on computers, students will be engaging in direct instruction with their teacher in the classroom.
Will the PVConnect schedule be shortened like it was beginning in August?
No. When in-person instruction begins, students in PVConnect and in-person will follow a similar, full-day school schedule.
What is the expectation for student attendance in PVConnect?
Students in PVConnect will be expected to participate for the full duration of the class periods, unless otherwise directed by the teacher. During independent practice or project time, teachers may direct students to work offline to provide breaks from screen time.
How will a teacher provide live instruction to PVConnect students and those in-person?
In most cases, teachers will live stream their classroom instruction through their district-issued technology. PVConnect students will participate just like they are in the classroom.
Will my child be on a computer the whole day at school?
Students in the classroom will go back to the traditional style of teaching they were accustom to before Covid with exceptions. i.e. students will remain in their seats unless they need to go to the restroom. They must keep all of their belongings, including backpacks, at their desks. They will not be sitting on the floor working in small groups). Curriculum will be delivered by the teacher in person with activities to complete. Computers may be used at different times throughout the day, just as they were in the classroom before.
Can I choose to do a mixture of PVConnect on certain days and go to school in person on other days?
You must pick one or the other model for consistency. If you choose to stay on PVConnect you may switch to the in-person model at the beginning of the week, but will need to stay with that model unless you become ill and need to stay at home. If you choose the in-person model and feel at any point you are concerned for the safety and well-being of your child please contact the front office as arrangements will need to be made to switch to PVConnect.
If my child is on PVConnect do I pick up materials every other week?
You may come pick up materials every other Thursday in the front lobby. If you are unable to come in on Thursday you may pick up materials on Friday as well. The front lobby is open from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM daily. Teachers will also be uploading worksheets into Google Classroom for you to print out as well.
Message from Nurse Katie's Corner
As we look forward to returning to on campus learning, I wanted to share with you a few reminders:
COVID-19 affects people differently and this includes children and teens. Anyone can get the virus and anyone can spread the virus. 12% of cases in Maricopa County are individuals under the age of 19.
Monitor yourself and your family for the following symptoms:
- Fever (100.4 or greater) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If any of these symptoms are present or if a household member or close contact tested positive, please keep your child home and isolated from others. Maricopa County has a useful interactive Home decision making tool to help guide you:
The health office will have a low threshold for sending ill students home. For the safety of your child and others, please make every attempt to pick your child up from the health office in a timely manner. A student can return to campus when at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers AND other symptoms have improved. If you choose to get your child tested for COVID with a PCR test and if they are negative then they can return after 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication and symptoms have improved.
Over the counter medications, such as Tyelnol and ibuprofen, will only be administered with parent permission for parent specified conditions (migraines, menstrual cramps, etc.). Please contact my office at 602-449-6603 for more information and the medication form.
The CDC recommends metered-dose inhalers with spacers over nebulizer treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your student requires nebulizer treatments, please contact your physician to see if an inhaler with a spacer would be appropriate. All inhalers used on campus must have a spacer. If your student is going to self carry an inhaler with a spacer, please complete the asthma action plan. Contact the health office at 602-449-6603 for the paperwork.
I am so excited to see the students back on campus. I am available to answer any questions or concerns.
Take Care and Stay Healthy,