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P-H-M Return to Learn, Re-entry Plan for Fall 2020

​​This is your resource for all your Re-entry details and previously communicated information. This page was last updated on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.
 

Important “Return to Learn” information:

On Monday, August 31 the P-H-M Board of School Trustees unanimously approved a “Return to Learn” plan to bring students back to the classroom in phases, for those families who want to return to in-person learning (click here for more information on that vote). P-H-M parents were given the option for their students to return 100% in person (for grades PreK – 5), Hybrid (for grades 6-12) or remain 100% Virtual. Students returned to in-person learning in a phased in approach:

  • Sept. 14, In-Person Learning for Elementary grades, PreK - grade 3
  • Sept. 21, In-Person Learning for Elementary grades 4 & 5 
  • Sept. 21, Hybrid model, a blend of In-Person and Virtual, for Middle and High School students (grades 6-12) 
    • On the Hybrid model all students are virtual on Mondays, students last names (A-L) attend in-person Tuesday & Wednesdays, and students last names (M-Z) attend in-person Thursday & Fridays

       

For those students who have returned to the classroom, P-H-M provides transparent communication of any students and staff positive COVID-19 cases shared with us. Statistical date on positive cases reported to us are posted to the P-H-M Dashboard. We also ask parents to follow all CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, and St. Joseph County Department of Health guidelines, recommendations and protocols. Some of them are outlined below:

  • ISDH & CDC guidelines have changed and repeat testing is NOT recommended for making decisions about when people can return to work or school. If the person remains symptom free, they will be allowed to return to school when they meet the above criteria. The ISDH has also produced a quick reference guide for (click here to access).
  • Parents and staff are asked to continue to monitor their health and their child’s health every day using the ISDH screening tool. If staff or students experience any of the symptoms below, we ask that they do not report to school:
    • fever or chills
    • sore throat,
    • uncontrollable or new cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (especially new onset)
    • diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
    • headache (especially new onset of severe headache with fever, or new loss of taste or smell)
  • Students and staff should not report to school if they have had close contact with a known positive case, including in your own household, or awaiting test results. When you have a positive case (tested or clinical) in your household, the positive case should self-isolate away from the rest of the family members and the family should remain in quarantine. If a family member/close contact (or anyone in the house) cannot isolate away from the positive person, the family member(s) quarantine period will begin the day of exposure and continue 14 days after the positive person quarantine ends. Click here for more information from the CDC on isolation and quarantine.
  • We ask families that have multiple children in P-H-M schools and one member of your family household is positive (tested or clinical), to please notify all P-H-M schools your children attend