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9/18/20 Weekly Update

Announcing Athletic Livestream of Parkland Sports!  Special thanks goes out to The Parkland School District Education Foundation who has purchased robotic live action cameras for the Parkland High School TV Studio with the goal of offering FREE livestreams of Parkland Varsity Sports this fall for Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Field Hockey and Football fans.  The livestreams can be viewed at www.parklandsd.org/athleticlivestream.  You can even subscribe and turn on a notification bell to be told when a new game is about to start. Students will also produce coverage of Tennis, Golf and Cross Country, but it will not be livestreamed due to lack of Internet access needed to operate the cameras at those locations.  The first game to be livestreamed is Girls Soccer next Friday, September 25th!

Schoology Learning will be undergoing planned maintenance on Saturday September 19th between 7AM-9AM Eastern. During this maintenance window Schoology Learning will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

St. Luke's University Health Network has offered expedited medical evaluations and priority processing of COVID-19 tests to all Parkland staff and families. Click here to view the details.  If you or anyone in your household is tested for COVID-19, or if anyone from the Department of Health has contacted your family about a possible contact with a person who has COVID-19, please notify your child's school nurse.

The SAT is scheduled to take place at PHS next Saturday, September 26.

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 28th - a Professional Development Day.

HELPFUL REMINDERS:

The Digital Learning page www.parklandsd.org/digital is a great STUDENT & PARENT resource which includes....

  • Troubleshooting Chromebook issues
  • How to complete a Tech Support Ticket
  • Schoology access and tips
  • Kami tips
  • How to check if various programs are experiencing issues on their end
  • Webcam troubleshooting 
  • Great resource for new students

This week's Meals to Go Form is open at www.parklandsd.org/mealstogo.  Order by Sunday at 9 AM for next Wednesday pick up of meals.

And finally... Please remember to call your child's absentee hotline if your child needs to miss school whether they are online or in person.

9/11 Weekly Update

All Families
NEW!  Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students through Dec. 31  Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, ALL Parkland students will be eligible to receive free breakfast and free lunch each instructional school day.  The change in programming is the result of USDA announcing an extension to the national waivers, which allow all students to receive free meals during the pandemic.  This change also applies to our “Meals to Go” program, which allows parents to sign up and pick up meals to go every Wednesday for the days their students are learning virtually (see order form here for this Wed’s pick-up). Questions concerning the change in our program should be directed to 610-351-5670 or seierl1@parklandsd.org.  Note:  A la carte menu items still will be available for purchase and if you have money in your MySchoolBucks.com accounts, it will be able to be used for those items and meals in the new year when this program is scheduled to expire.

Picture Days begin next week. Click on our web calendar to find your school’s picture date if you haven’t already marked your calendar!

Calling all golfers! The Parkland Education Foundation is hosting a Golf Outing at Brookside Country Club on Friday, October 23, 2020.  Register to play, sponsor or volunteer at the official Tee’m Work Makes the Dream Work Golf Outing website.

 

Hybrid Only
1-Minute Daily Wellness Screener Reminders   We’ve automated the wellness screener forms to be emailed and texted to students coming in for in-person learning on the days they will attend.  Athletes coming to sports practices still need to submit on their own.  Therefore, it’s a good idea to bookmark the links below and put them on your calendar should you need them in the future. 

SCHOOL                         SCREENER FORM LINK

Cetronia 

https://forms.gle/7ZRDRiA9SRkP6p676

Fogelsville 

https://forms.gle/bzBvpYG4JGScyiSf6

Ironton 

https://forms.gle/N1pufNfF9S4Zuw6X7

Jaindl

https://forms.gle/8RqjHZdaqGEwJxzn8

Kernsville 

https://forms.gle/fhxk1k3uG6sUEvho7

Kratzer 

https://forms.gle/EwFzJNsrxXmMfpXJ7

Parkway Manor 

https://forms.gle/FUFUgjCR625drYZ66

Schnecksville 

https://forms.gle/7qahQNSCKDzesuvXA

Veterans Memorial

https://forms.gle/3LUiBwVB5tnRpjUC7

Springhouse 

https://forms.gle/oJtxkgGvVt6mCc56A

Orefield

https://forms.gle/uCpLPvHbzhVkk9ZZ8

Parkland High School

https://forms.gle/XBLSUc78RdGopjBC9

 

Elementary

Parkland’s Title I Parent Orientation is available virtually this year and gives an overview of remediation services that are available for K-5 learners in reading and math.  An Orientation Page has been added to the Title I website and includes a parent letter, video and Home and School Compact that we ask parents to complete and submit online by the end of September. 

Musical Instruments for those who have opted into 4th or 5th grade group lessons will be given to Hybrid learners at school next week and distributed next Wednesday to all Parkland Online students per instructions from individual elementary schools.

 

Secondary

E-learning Wednesdays
Next week is the first week all students will experience an "E-learning Wednesday."  All students need to follow an ODD day schedule this Wednesday.  They will follow an EVEN day schedule on Wednesday September 23rd and continue to rotate on Wednesdays per the secondary hybrid calendar

 

Keystone Exams will be held soon for students who took the following courses last spring.  Here is the schedule for upcoming tests:

Parkland High School Assessment Schedule
September 29- Biology (Students A-L)
September 30- Literature (Students A-L)
October 1- Biology (Students M-Z)
October 2- Literature (Students M-Z)
October 5- Biology (Online Students)
October 6- Literature (Online Students)

Middle School Assessment Schedule
September 29- Algebra I (Students A-L)
September 30- Algebra I (Students A-L)
October 1- Algebra I (Students M-Z)
October 2- Algebra I (Students M-Z)
October 7- Algebra I (Online Students)
October 14 - Algebra I (Online Students)