We have been working closely with Baltimore City Public Schools in preparation for the coronavirus and are serious about the vision of our school: LIFE LONG LEARNERS. HEALTHY FAMILIES. STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS.
Beginning Monday, April 6th Distance Learning at PPPCS will take place through Google Classroom.
All students should have received Google Classroom log-in information from their homeroom teachers via ParentSquare.
If your student has not received that information, reach out to their homeroom teacher directly.
HELPFUL LINKS/ENLACES ÚTILES
DAILY SCHEDULE/ HORARIO DIARIO
8:45am – Live Morning Announcements with the Admin Team on PPPCS’s Facebook Page
9:00am – Elementary School Live Homeroom Sessions
9:30am – Middle School Live Homeroom Sessions
9:30am-3:00pm – Distance Learning via assignments and sessions posted to Google Classrooms
OTHER TOPICS/OTROS TEMAS
Attendance: All students will be marked present during this time that schools are closed. We understand that many parents are working from home. If your student cannot attend a live session, it will not count against them. These live sessions are to try and provide social-emotional support to our students, and to support them in this new distance learning journey.
Quarter 3 Grades: Grades for Quarter 3 must be entered soon and will include all work that was completed through March 12th. WORK PACKETS GIVEN OUT DUE TO THE CLOSING WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE QUARTER 3 GRADE. Students have the opportunity to make up missing assignments, but must reach out to teachers to receive assignments. Assignments to be included in their Quarter 3 grade must be turned in by Friday, April 10th.
Communication: ParentSquare is our preferred method for future communications, we cannot emphasize enough how important it is that ALL our families their account set up and working. For information about downloading or setting up ParentSquare, CLICK HERE. If you require further help, please call or text 443-686-9718 between the hours of 10AM and 3PM; you can also email .
City Schools Technology at Home Survey: Baltimore City Public Schools has asked that all schools have 100% of their families fill out the following survey regarding technology and food accessibility. Please take a few minutes to help us out by clicking on the following link and completing the survey: CLICK HERE
Food: City Schools is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) at 18 meal sites. The meals will be available from 10am-2pm and children and adults can each receive 4 meals/person. CLICK HERE to see the list of food sites. The St. Elizabeth/PPPCS Food Pantry will be open Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-1:30. The pantry is open to the community. If you are unable to get to the pantry and are in need of food, please reach out to Dr. Obara on ParentSquare.
Pratt Library: While schools throughout the country are closed to curb the spread of COVID-19, we have compiled Pratt Library resources to help students of all ages stay busy and keep learning during this unprecedented time. With a Pratt Library card, students can read, listen, and watch a wide variety of educational and entertaining material, including several brand new academic resources. CLICK HERE to view the resources.
Gifted and Advanced Learning: The Office of Gifted and Advanced Learning produced at home educational resources and activities for grades PreK - 12. CLICK HERE for the resource packets.
Wellness Support for educators, parents, and grandparents: Thanks to our friends at Henderson-Hopkins, CLICK HERE for a compiled list of wellness supports.
Free Additional Home Learning Resources:
Lessons on television - Students will be able to access daily reading, math, science, and art lessons on City Schools TV (Comcast 77) and the city’s CharmTV (Comcast 25 and 1025). Additionally, CharmTV will offer lessons via streaming video. CLICK HERE to view the streaming video. A schedule of lessons will be available on the district’s Distance Learning webpage.
Baltimore City Public Schools - City Schools will be crafting Distance Learning Packets. Each week, a new set of distance learning packets will be available with lessons for students via download from the Distance Learning Webpage. CLICK HERE to go to City School's Distance Learning Webpage. Additionally, every Monday during the closure period, students will be able to pick up work packets at the district’s 18 meal sites.
Homework and Class Assignments Help: In addition to contacting your teacher, City Schools’ Homework and Technology Help Desk at 443-984-2001, can provide help. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Read, play, sing with your child everyday! Free activities, games, and resources for parents and caregivers of students age 0 - 8. Receive age appropriate messages on your phone that are reliable and evidence-based. Sign up to receive texts.
1. Text READ to 274448 or sign up online
2. Follow the prompts via text (available in English and Spanish)
3. Subscribers will receive 1-2 texts from Reading Partners per week in addition to Bright by Text content
We will continue to update you with prompt and accurate information using Parent Square as we are alerted with new information.
Please remember you are loved and supported!