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    Blended Learning Opt-In Period: November 2-15, 2020

    Dear PPA Families,

    Please note that fully remote families will soon have the option to opt-in to blended learning, meaning that students will learn in the school building for part of the week, and remotely at home the rest of the week.

    From Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 15, families will have the option to fill out a form (attached here and below) indicating your wish to change learning preferences. Students who change from remote to blended will begin in-person between the weeks of November 30 and December 7, and will be informed of your start date and schedule. We will make every effort to accommodate your requests based on programming and space capacity. 

    As always, we are grateful for your partnership in your child’s education. We remain focused on delivering a strong, supportive, engaging learning experience for your student, no matter where they are learning.

    Form to opt-in to blended learning: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

    Regards,

    PPA Admin

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
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  • Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form

    Dear PPA Families,

    The Department of Education has partnered with NYC Health + Hospitals, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the NYC Test & Trace Corps to arrange for testing of NYC DOE students and staff for COVID-19 infection.  We are writing to ask for your help with an important element to our health and safety work:  testing our students and staff. In order for us to administer a COVID-19 test to your child, we need your consent. We strongly encourage
    you to sign and return the attached consent form as soon as possible.

    Monthly testing of randomly selected staff and students is a vital part of our efforts to prevent COVID-19 transmission in our buildings, because it helps identify positive COVID-19 cases when symptoms are not present. As with other health and safety measures we are requiring to keep our staff and students safe, the success of this testing initiative relies on the partnership and cooperation of staff and students. 

    We want to assure you that if your child is selected for testing but is uncomfortable or unable to be tested, we will not test your child and will work with you to address any concerns so that they can participate in future testing. If your child is tested, we will let you know they were tested and when and how you will receive the results, which will typically be provided within 48-72 hours.

    For more information, please see the attached letter and review, sign, and return the consent form.

    Yours sincerely,

    PPA Admin

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Take the Census!

    Dear PPA Families,

    We're sure you've heard plenty about the Census.  We're encouraging you to take it as it helps our community in terms of federal funding and Congressional representation.  For translations, please see Chancellor Carranza's Letter.

    How to Fill Out the United States Census

    • Go online to http://www.my2020census.gov
    • Filling it out takes five minutes or less.
    • The Census is available online in 15 languages.
    • In addition, you can complete your census over the phone by calling (844) 330-2020

    The Census is Safe and Private

    • The Census counts all residents, regardless of citizenship or immigration status—therefore, the Census does not include a citizenship question.
    • Even if you are undocumented, filling out the Census will not put you or your family at risk.  
    • Census responses are private, protected by federal law, kept strictly confidential, and can never be used against you by a court, government agency, law enforcement authorities, or third parties like a business or your landlord.

    So, please, fill out the Census if you have not already done so, and encourage your friends and family members to do so as well!

    Regards,

    PPA Admin

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
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