A Message about Return To School Plan
Our first week of the remote learning protocol has been filled with excitement from our scholars. Our educators are so happy to see the faces of our scholars to hear their voices as the log into classes and complete vital work for their educational experience. Much of this success and excitement is owed to you, our families, as you support your scholars through the remote learning process. The support you’ve shown is simply remarkable and we thank you for being our partners in education.
We are happy to introduce new support for technology challenges. On our Propel Schools website, our “At-Home Backpack” has been rebranded and will now allow you to access “At-Home Tech Support.”
- When you click on “At-Home Tech Support” it will take you to the Backpack page. Please scroll down to view the tech support items.
- By clicking the “tech support request,” it will take you to a Google form that will allow you to describe the issue that you’re seeing. After submitting the form, you will receive follow-up communication that will provide assistance.
- When you click on the “Parent Help Page,” the site will guide you to a video library of technology support subjects. We will be updating this page regularly with additional information and video tutorials.
We will also be hosting “Technology Support Sessions” that will invite families to come to the school building with their scholar’s device and participate in socially distanced help session with members of the school team. Individual session information will be coming from your Propel School very soon.
As always, we thank you for your time as we work together to support our scholars as they learn and grow into their fullest potential!
Dr. Tina Chekan
Updated August 28, 2020
From Superintendent Dr. Tina Chekan
From Health Officials
ResourcesClick here for information about how to obtain affordable home internet access.
Some families may not be familiar with the Google Classroom platform. Our friends at Common Sense Media have put together the Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Google Classroom.
FREE TUTORING SESSIONS for any scholar in grades K-12 attending school in Allegheny County is being offered through Gwen’s Girls. Space is limited! To learn more and to register visit Gwen’s Girls.
During the pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh IT Help Desk is providing FREE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT to regional residents Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 412-383-0805 or visit Pittsburgh IT Help Desk.
The United Way’s resource navigators can help connect families with food pantries, health care services, utility and eviction prevention assistance, and more. Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit PA211uw.org.
LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE OPTIONS? Call the Early Learning Resource Center at 412-350-3577.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
If your child is sick with cough, fever, cold symptoms, vomiting and/or diarrhea, PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME. If your child comes to school and is feeling ill, the School Nurse will call you to pick them up. Please arrange to do so promptly. Schools are not expected or equipped to assess or test for COVID-19 and children with COVID-19 may only have mild symptoms. Therefore, nurses will err on the side of caution and send home scholars who appear ill. If your child is immunocompromised or has other significant health issues, please contact their health care provider for recommendations regarding school attendance in the event of confirmed cases in our area.
If your child is experiencing anxiety related to COVID-19, it is important to remind them that the adults in their lives are taking steps to protect them from illness. They can help by covering coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue and washing their hands.