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May 18

Dear Families-Read on for the News

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No school - May 31, Memorial Day

No Community Circle this week

Parent Teacher Survey

This week we will be emailing out a teacher survey to all our k-5 parents/guardians. Please respond to the survey by Wednesday, May 26.

5th Grade Families - Middle School Preview Night

Please join us for our Middle School Preview Night, Wednesday, May 26, 5:00 to 5:45 pm. We'll talk about how middle school is different from K-5 and from Moscow middle school. We'll also describe what the curricula is like, and the interesting expeditions, adventures and fieldwork opportunities that middle school students will get to engage in. This event is for families of PPCS students entering middle school next fall, and all prospective families interested in PPCS middle school. Please help us spread the word!!

Face Mask Update

The City of Moscow removed the mask mandate at last night's City Council Meeting. Individuals that have been vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks in public spaces in the city although some businesses may continue to require masks. The CDC has recommended that students continue to wear masks throughout the rest of the 2020-2021 school year. Vaccines have only recently been available to students age 12 and older. Since most of our students have not been vaccinated and only our middle school students have this opportunity, and won’t be fully vaccinated before the school year ends, we will continue to wear masks during the school day. We stay committed to keeping our students healthy and safe.

CDC Recommendations:

CDC recommends schools continue to use the COVID-19 prevention strategies outlined in the current version of CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools for at least the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Key Points

· CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year.

· Evidence suggests that many K-12 schools that have strictly implemented prevention strategies have been able to safely open for in-person instruction and remain open.

· CDC’s K-12 operational strategy presents a pathway for schools to provide in-person instruction safely through consistent use of prevention strategies, including universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.

· All schools should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.

· Testing to identify individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination for teachers and staff provide additional layers of COVID-19 protection in schools.

CDC will update its guidance for schools in the coming weeks. Updated guidance can inform school planning for the 2021-2022 academic year.


With summer approaching and temperatures rising please remember to send a water bottle with your child to school. We have water bottle fill stations but our water fountains are still turned off due to Covid.

PPCS Book Fair at Book People

This semester the book fair will be online and in the Book People of Moscow store. Order any item from Book People of Moscow, tell the store that you are supporting the Palouse Prairie Book Fair, and your money will not only support a local business but will also support our school! The book fair will run to the end of school. You can see teachers' wish lists for their classes here: https://www.bookpeopleofmoscow.com/ppcs-book-fair

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