Propel Schools moved to remote learning for all scholars on Monday, November 30. In-person instruction for scholars will resume on February 1 for Group A scholars and February 8 for Group B scholars. Due to the constantly changing nature of this pandemic, our schedule is subject to change. As a result, it will be important for families and staff to watch their emails for updates. Propel is committed to monitoring positive cases in our network of schools and Allegheny County and keeping you informed.
PROPEL WIDE COVID-19 DASHBOARD
This dashboard provides a snapshot of all active and inactive cases throughout our network of 13 schools and our administrative office, both are comprised of approximately 660 staff members and 4,000 scholars. We will update this information weekly on Fridays.
From CEO/Superintendent Dr. Tina Chekan
From Health Officials
This is a useful tool families and staff can use daily to help prevent the spread of the virus: At Home Symptom Checker.Click 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.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE OPTIONS? Call the Early Learning Resource Center at 412-350-3577.
Allegheny County Community Learning Hubs: Safe places for kids to go to do schoolwork and participate in enrichment activities during the pandemic.
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.
Stop The Spread
Wearing masks, washing hands, using hand sanitizer when soap is not available are a few proven mitigation steps that you can do to help stop the spread of the virus. Here is more information from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health.