Paducah Public Schools

Paducah Public Schools Updates for March 16 - May 1 Closing
In keeping with Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all Kentucky Schools stop in-person instruction, Paducah Public Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days will be extended through Friday, May 1, 2020.
This closure is a proactive approach to limit exposure to COVID-19 within our community.
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If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page. 
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Paducah Public Schools are delivering takeout meals

Our school district is currently delivering takeout lunches Monday through Friday. Buses will be at all bus stops from 10:30 - 11:00 AM. All sites will serve breakfast and lunch. See the news summary below for a link to a list of Tornado Takeout stops.
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Parents, information over the coming days/weeks will be sent to you via email and text message to the contact information in Infinite Campus, so having correct email and phone numbers for you is crucial. 

If you are not receiving either text messages or e-mails from Paducah Public Schools, please access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal as soon as possible and update your contact information.  Click here to connect to the Campus Parent Portal. If you don’t have a Parent Portal account, send an e-mail requesting your login information to: [email protected]
If you do not have email, please call 270-444-5600. 
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Excellence, Tradition & Pride Since 1864
Congratulations, All Region Basketball Players!
All Region Players Basketball
No School Friday, March 13
No School March 13
PTHS Students HBCU Visit
Thanks for Your Visit, Miss Kentucky 2019 Alex Francke!
Miss Kentucky Visit Morgan
PTHS boys vs McCracken
PTHS Academic Team
Chua and Patel
Paducah Middle Band
PTHS vs. Taylor County
Welcome, Mr. Franklin!Franklin Named Paducah Innovation Hub Makerspace Director
Franklin Makerspace Director
PM Leadership Team
Steve Ybarzabal and students
Congratulations, Paducah Head Start!Paducah Head Start Receives a School Readiness Quality Improvement Grant
Paducah Head Start Grant photo
Congratulations, Paducah Middle FootballCoach Hedges, Players Receive Kentucky Middle School Football Assn. Honors
Coach Hedges and Players
Pledge of Allegiance Clark K
Paducah Innovation Hub
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Updates and Information for School Closure March 16 - March 27
  •  Paper packet pick up and drop off for all students will be Friday, March 27. If you are a bus rider, click "Read More" and see the bus schedule for your school. If you are a car rider or walker, click "Read More" and see the instruction sheet for packet pick up and drop off.
  • It is essential that we have up-to-date contact information for parents during the school closure. Click "Read More" for instructions on how to update your information and get assistance. Click here to go to the Campus Parent Portal.
  • Paducah Public Schools will begin offering take-out meals beginning Monday, March 16. Click "Read More" to see information about times and stops. 
  • In response to COVID-19, the Kentucky High School Athletics Association has instituted an Athletic Dead Period through at least April 12, 2020. The means all athletics, activities, and athletic facilities at the middle school and high school will remain shut down until April 12.
    You can read the entire news release from KHSAA here.
  • If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page.
  • Non-Traditional Instruction Days have been extended through April 17, 2020. This will include the week of Spring Break, April 6 - 10. Click "Read More" to see the complete announcements.
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Paducah Head Start Receives $14 Million Grant for New Building
Paducah Head Start has received a grant for a new building from the Office of Head Start Disaster Recovery Fund. The primary grant of $13,447,390 dollars is for the building.  There’s also a secondary grant for $627,335 dollars that will fund supplies for the new building and new personnel to support family and children’s services.
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Dietrich Named Principal of Clark Elementary
Dietrich Named Principal of Clark Elementary
Nick Dietrich has been named Principal of Clark Elementary School.

Nick Dietrich has worked in the Paducah Public School System for 19 years. He began his career at McNabb Elementary School where he taught 3rd grade for twelve years and 5th grade social studies and science for two years. He has been at Clark Elementary School for five years. He taught 4th grade reading for three years, was assistant principal for one year, and served as interim principal since October.

Mr. Dietrich received his Specialist in Education/Rank 1 in Administration, Master of Arts in Special Education, and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Murray State University. 

“We are excited to welcome someone with Nick Dietrich’s abilities as the new Clark Elementary Principal,” said Assistant Superintendent Will Black. “The district looks forward to his leadership as Clark continues its commitment to meet the needs of each and every student.”
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Snardon Named Assistant Principal at Paducah Innovation Hub
Snardon Named Assistant Principal at Paducah Innovation Hub
Corbin Snardon has been named assistant principal of the Paducah Innovation Hub.

Snardon is currently interim assistant principal at Paducah Middle School. He began teaching at Paducah Middle in 2011 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Social Studies from Western Kentucky University. While at Paducah Middle he taught sixth grade geography and eighth grade history.  He served on the School Based Decision Making Council for five years and was facilitator for the School Lighthouse Leadership Team for two years. He was a finalist for the Ashland Inc. Kentucky Teacher of the Year in 2015.
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From the Superintendent: An Update on Our Preparations to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19
Paducah Public Schools is working closely with our local and state government, health department, and other community agencies to monitor COVID-19/Coronavirus and ensure a coordinated and comprehensive public health response if warranted.

Our district is prepared to take all steps necessary to keep our students, staff and families safe, while recognizing the importance of letting facts, rather than fear, determine our actions.

We will continue to keep you informed about our response to COVID-19. You may notice an increased emphasis on hygiene and handwashing in our schools and our communications with family. Our district will also increase the frequency of cleaning high traffic areas and equipment. Please know these are preventative measures and not an indication that something is wrong. Should there be any cases of COVID-19 in our community or schools, we will communicate directly with families, students, staff and the general public.

At this time, health officials encourage everyone to stay informed and to follow the best practice guidelines for staying healthy:
•Wash hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
•Stay home when you are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe 

If you are looking for ways to help, please talk with your children at home about the importance of handwashing and practice proper handwashing techniques. Donations of tissues and hand sanitizer are always welcome in our schools.  

For more detailed information about COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/ 
Kentucky Department for Public Health: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/Pages/covid19.aspx 

We are extremely fortunate to have nurses in our schools and access to nurse practitioners from Baptist Health.  Thank you to our families for entrusting your students with us and to our valuable employees for providing a safe, healthy environment for teaching and learning. We pledge to keep you up-to-date on this rapidly changing situation and how it might impact our students and staff.    
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Donald Shively
Superintendent
Paducah Public Schools
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Upcoming Events

Apr
9
Paducah Board of Education Special Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Apr
9
PTHS Baseball vs. Collierville (v)
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Apr
10
PTHS Baseball vs. Bartlett (v)
Friday, April 10, 2020
Apr
11
PTHS Baseball vs. Clarksville Northeast (v)
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Apr
11
PTHS Baseball vs. Davidson Academy (v)
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Apr
14
Paducah Middle Soccer vs. Ballard (Coed)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Apr
14
PTHS Baseball vs. McCracken County (jv/v)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Apr
14
PTHS Tennis at Graves
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Apr
16
Paducah Middle Soccer at Lone Oak (G/B)
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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