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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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Appeal Process for Selection or Non-Selection of Students

A parent who disagrees with the selection or non-selection of a student for extended school services shall first contact the child’s teacher. After careful review of the child’s performance level, an effort shall be made to reach a cooperative agreement regarding the need for extended school services.

If the parent is not satisfied with the decision, the parent may contact the principal. The principal will collect information form the parent and the teacher. In some instances, it might be appropriate to include the student in either of the discussion groups. The principal shall make the final determination for referral for extended school services.

Extended School Services Student Selection Policy

Paducah Public Schools offer tutoring services for students through the Kentucky Department of Education's Extended School Services Grant. Other grant funds may be used to supplement the programs enabling the schools to serve more students or to offer tutoring sessions with lower teacher to student ratios. If you are a guardian interested in tutoring services for your child, please contact your child's school office for an appointment to discuss your child's learning needs.

At present, extended school services in Paducah Schools include after-school tutoring and summer school for all students, entry level through grade twelve, who qualify according to the selection criteria. School staffs identify the students based on test scores and classroom performance.

The extended school services program shall serve, in priority order, students who are

  • At-risk of being retained and need additional assistance
  • At-risk of failing to graduate and need additional assistance
  • Low-performing and need remediation and/or special education
  • In danger of falling behind and need prevention services.

The following methods of documentation shall be used to verify student eligibility for extended school services:

  • Teacher recommendation based upon classroom observation and anecdotal records or parent recommendation
  • Academic performance based upon formal and informal measures of progress (test scores, grades, etc.)
  • Behavioral and developmental progress as demonstrated in formal and informal assessments and reports.

After the decision is made that a student might benefit from extended school services, a referral is made by the teacher either to the extended school services coordinator for the building, the guidance counselor or the building principal. A letter should then be sent to the parents notifying them of the child’s selection and the dates and times the student is expected to attend. Parents and the student, when appropriate, should be asked to sign indicating commitment to the program.

Extended school services are intended to provide additional time needed by students to achieve expected outcomes. Extended school services are not to be used for disciplinary or punitive purposes.

PADUCAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
800 Caldwell St. Paducah, KY 42003 | Phone: (270) 444-5600 | Fax: (270) 444-5607
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