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Online Registration is available for all students.
If your child is a a returning student to Paducah Public Schools, log in to Campus Parent here to complete the registration process.

Instructions for completing online registration for returning students can be found here. Don't have a Campus Parent account? Email us at [email protected] 

If you are a parent of a new student or kindergarten student and you have an e-mail address, click here to access the registration portal.

If you are a parent of a kindergarten student or a new student and do not have an e-mail address, click here to access the Online Registration Kiosk.

Instructions for completing new student online registration can be found here.
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An Update from Dr. Shively on Reopening Plans for Paducah Public Schools

Since receiving Governor Beshear’s recommendation that the start of “at-school” learning be delayed until September 28, I have been in conversation with local health department officials to review our “Healthy at School” plan and obtain updated local COVID-19 data for Paducah and Western Kentucky. I have also been talking with statewide educational leaders and other superintendents.  My goal in these discussions has been to gather information for a recommendation on a school reopening plan that is best for our children. I will present my findings to the Paducah Board of Education at our meeting on Monday, August 17.  At the end of our meeting, we will have a decision on our reopening plan.  We will announce the specifics of our reopening plan by Wednesday, August 19.

Dr. Carl LeBuhn and I have a scheduled call prior to Monday’s board meeting with Kentucky Department of Education interim commissioner Kevin Brown and Kentucky Board of Education chair Lu Young to discuss our reopening plans.

Additionally, Chad Jezik (Districtwide Operations), Troy Brock (Director of Pupil Personnel, which encompasses Health and Safety), and Purchase Area Health Department Environmental Health Program Manager Joel Barrett will review the sanitation plan and “Healthy at School” processes for each school on Monday with our principals. Our district has received a checklist for reopening schools from the Purchase District Health Department that we are working through to ensure the safety of every child and employee.

As of August 13, 95% of our parents have chosen either at-home or at-school instruction.  Current data shows that 50% will be in school and 50% at home.

After reviewing our kindergarten through 8th grade numbers, the largest K-8 classroom size at this time will have a 15:1 student to teacher ratio. Currently our student to teacher ratio proportions range from 6:1 as the smallest to the 15:1 ratio in one grade level.   As we go into next week, we will continue to work through our numbers at Tilghman due to having multi-grade level classes at our high school (for example, 9-12 graders taking a choir class).

Parents, I know that you are anxious to have a decision so you can make plans for the school year. I appreciate the patience and support that you have shown as we have worked together to figure out how to best meet the needs of our students.

Donald Shively, EdD.

Paducah Middle embraces Watt Foundation Gift
Paducah Middle embraces Watt Foundation Gift
by Edward Marlowe
The Paducah Sun
August 14, 2020
Used with permission.
There’s an old adage in the sports world … that “if you look good, you play good.”

Thanks to the NFL’s Houston Texans star defensive end JJ Watt, Paducah Middle School’s eighth grade football team “looks good,” and should be “playing good” soon.

Wednesday afternoon at the Paducah Middle School gym, the squad of about 30 kids officially revealed they’d been selected and assisted by Watt’s foundation by way of more than $4,000 in new jerseys and padded football pants — posters in support of Watt and the Texans in hand.

“We can show out when we play against people,” noted Middle’s Josh Campbell. “They’re going to know we have new threads. It’s pretty cool to get jerseys from NFL players. And heading to high school, we can leave something behind to the middle school and their eighth grade year.”

“We feel energized when we have these jerseys on,” added teammate Nyyon Fitzgerald. “And we’re representing Paducah.”
A Message from Dr. Shively About School Reopening
To our Paducah Public Schools students, staff, family and friends:

Since receiving Governor Beshear’s recommendation that the start of school be delayed until September 28, I have been in constant conversation with local health officials, district leadership, and our board of education about the best path forward. We have requested and received local and regional data to analyze the local impact as opposed to the state-wide impact of the COVID-19 virus. 

We are exploring every option at this point regarding how and when to start school. While we may be able to make an announcement sooner, we will announce the specifics of our plan no later than the next meeting of the Paducah Board of Education on Monday, August 17.

Our staff have been planning to implement both at-home and at-school learning, as we originally planned, so I am confident that they will be prepared for either option.

Regardless of how we deliver instruction to our students, let’s continue to work together for what is best for each and every child.

Donald I. Shively, EdD
PPS Instructional Delivery Selection Survey for Kindergarten and New Students
PPS Parents, if your child is a returning student, you should receive a survey via KINVO asking you to choose either At-Home or In-Person instruction for you children. Please complete the survey once for each household.
If you are the parent of a kindergarten or new student, please follow this link to complete the the survey.
Here is an introduction to the survey:
Paducah Public Schools will be implementing Team Kentucky’s safety expectations:
• Social distancing of 6 feet in classrooms whenever possible
• Wearing of masks when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible and during all transitions
• Temperature checks for all students and staff upon bus/property entry
• Regular sanitation and disinfection of school facilities
• Contact tracing
For each individual student in your home, please choose either:
1. At-home virtual instruction delivered by PPS teachers
2. In-person classes at school
If you need more information, additional guidance can be found here.
If you have additional questions, please send them to: [email protected]
Paducah announces hybrid system for schools
by David Snow
The Paducah Sun
July 21, 2020
Used with permission.
Like many other districts in the region, the Paducah Independent School District will open its schools with a hybrid model, with some students having instruction in schools and others at home.

However, the way it provides that instruction will have a different look from other districts.

Paducah schools will open for students Aug. 24, with each school day having added time so that each school will provide 400 minutes — 6 hours and 40 minutes — of instruction. That added time will enable students to have the state-required 1,062 instruction hours over 160 days in the 2020-21 school year.
Parents will be sent a survey through the school district’s KiNVO communication system. They will have until July 28 to determine if they want their student to get their instruction at school or at home.

Parents will be able to change that decision at the end of the fall semester. 
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Paducah Board of Education Meeting
Monday, August 17, 2020
Morgan Elementary SBDM Meets
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Monday, September 21, 2020
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