CONTACT: Janey Cink, Propel Schools
WHAT: Propel Schools is postponing the start of the school year by one day following updated safety warnings about the eclipse. The first official day of school for all Propel students will now be Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Propel families received phone calls and/or email notices Friday morning (Aug. 18) regarding the changes in schedule. Individual schools with staggered-start schedules are contacting families about new student reporting times. These changes will also be reflected on Propel’s website.
Staff will report as regularly scheduled.
Families with concerns or questions are encouraged to contact their individual schools.
WHY: The Pennsylvania Office of Childhood Development and Early Learning issued an advisory cautioning child care facilities and education programs to keep students indoors Monday, Aug. 21, between noon and 4:30 p.m. to prevent direct viewing of the partial eclipse.
About Propel Schools
Propel Schools is a network of public charter schools that transforms the lives of children in underserved communities through innovative, student-centered learning. Propel sets a standard for creating productive citizens by prioritizing academic excellence and fundamental life skills. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Propel has become one of the largest, fastest-expanding charter school organizations since it was established in 2003. Today, Propel serves 4,000 students at 13 Allegheny County locations. Visit propelschools.org to learn more.
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