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Coronavirus Resource Page

Last Updated: 5/10/2022 12:05 PM

Effective Monday, March 7, masking will be voluntary at all Propel Schools building. We appreciate our families, staff and schools for their commitment to following our Health and Safety Plan.






These family newsletters are packed with information about school and our safety plan. 



What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

A graphic of a child graphic of a child coughing

If your child is sick with a cough, fever, cold symptoms, vomiting, 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.


graphic image of the coronavirusWearing 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.

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 image of Allegheny County 211 logo


Important Information


Propel will continue to closely align whenever possible with PDE's School Guidance and Resources and CDC guidance during the 2021-22 school year. Appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities regarding health and safety policies will be made. Please review our Health and Safety Plan

To streamline communication regarding our COVID-19 procedures and protocols, we have created a FAQ Guide For Families. We’ve answered the questions that we hear the most so that you can have access to answers 24/7.


Since 2003, Propel Schools' mission has been to bring equity and excellence in education and to support communities and families in creative and inspiring ways. During this health pandemic, we are working hard to deliver on that promise. Please review our Continuity of Education Plan. 

Propel Schools is excited about supporting families with a time-saving digital solution to physically completing paperwork through Script. Families used it during technology pick up and more forms will be shared with you through Script during the 20-21 school year. Learn more about Script HERE. 

Important Information 
from Health Officials 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines

This is a useful tool families and staff can use daily to help prevent the spread of the virus: At Home Symptom Checker. 

This is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult a medical professional for serious symptoms or emergencies.

Sesame Street and CNN have teamed up again on an all-new Town Hall special. “The ABCs of COVID Vaccines,” hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Erica Hill, along with Big Bird and friends, helps answer questions from kids and families about the COVID-19 vaccine, recently approved for children ages 5-11.

Child Care Assistance
Trying Together has partnered with the Department of Human Services to provide information on finding child care at Help is also available by calling Early Learning Resource Center Region 5 at 412-350-3577.

Interactive map of Mental Health Services providers in and near Allegheny County

Greater Pittsburgh
Community Food Bank

LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE OPTIONS? Call the Early Learning Resource Center at 412-350-3577

Additional Support Services

Emergency Broadband Benefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. 

Click HERE for information about how to obtain AFFORDABLE  HOME INTERNET ACCESS

Here is a list from a variety of internet providers if you need to sign up at a free or reduced-cost:

Comcast Internet Essentials
AT&T (855-220-5211)
How to turn your phone into a hotspot

(be sure to check with your cell phone provider regarding possible charges. 

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.