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Update on Community Information Sessions July, 23, 2021

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The message below was shared with P-H-M Families and Staff via email July 23rd, 2021.

 

P-H-M Administration has received a number of questions from families regarding Critical Race Theory (CRT), and if the ideologies/tenets are included in our Social Emotional Learning, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion student lessons and staff training.

 

We recognize the need for our parents/guardians to understand our curriculum. So in an effort to help clear up any misinformation, we will be holding workshops for P-H-M families to explain our programs and goals.

 

P-H-M Administrators and parents/guardians will be discussing curriculum and we would like for our families to feel free to share their questions and concerns. Priority will be given to current P-H-M Families. If we’re oversubscribed, we will provide other opportunities to inform other members of the P-H-M community.

 

The workshop times are as follows:

  • Monday, August 2nd @ 1:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, August 3rd @ 8:30 A.M.
  • Tuesday, August 3rd @ 7:00 P.M.

 

We ask that people respectfully follow these registration guidelines:

  • Only register to attend one session, not multiple ones.
  • Each person planning to attend a workshop should each fill out a form.
  • To allow us sufficient planning time, we will close the registration form on Wednesday, July 28th at 4:30p.m.
  • You will receive an email regarding session assignments by Friday, July 30th.
  • Click here to register.

 

The workshops will be held at Penn High School, PLEASE ENTER DOOR C. Please park in the front parking lot of Penn High School.

 

We approximate that these sessions will last about two (2) hours. All the material shared at the three workshops will be the same (these are not sequential meetings). The format of the sessions will be as follows:

  • Doors open. Parents/guardians will check in and receive name tags with their assigned group number.
  • Welcome and presentations by P-H-M Administrators: Superintendent, Asst. Superintendent for Instruction, Director of Social Emotional Learning, Director of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Principals at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • Break-out groups
    • Break-out group protocols are as follows:
      • Be respectful
      • Take turns
      • Be concise
      • Listen

 

Please register for a workshop time, at the link noted above, and provide us your questions about P-H-M’s SEL & DEI curriculum that you would like to learn more about.

 

We look forward to sharing this valuable and important information with our P-H-M families.

 

Dr. Jerry Thacker