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Morgan Elementary

Welcome to Morgan Elementary!

Morgan offers a comprehensive early childhood development program. Primary students, in grades 1-3, are divided by grade levels. They are grouped and re-grouped by skills in reading and math, according to abilities and need.

Some intermediate teachers specialize in math, social studies, science and language arts. They utilize curriculum guides, with flexibility to design instruction to meet individual or group needs.

Besides classroom teachers, there are additional teachers for art, humanities, vocal music, speech/language, physical education, library/media center and gifted-talented-creative programs.

Morgan offers special-needs instruction and facilities for MMD/FMD, a deaf educator and full-time interpreters for the hearing-impaired.

A Statement from Paducah Public Schools Regarding Morgan Elementary

January 12, 2021
Some example sentences used in a lesson today by one of our teachers at Morgan Elementary were inappropriate. The example sentences were used to illustrate different types of sentences (declarative, imperative, exclamatory, etc.). 
Dr. Fenske investigated and discovered that the teacher used popular phrases that he had heard his students saying to illustrate the different types of sentences.  These phrases are popular memes.  
While we support the efforts of our teachers to engage students by connecting the concepts they are learning to popular culture, this was not appropriate for school.  The matter has been addressed, and we will continue to work together with teachers, parents, and the community going forward, to serve the best interests of our students. 
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Mark Fenske at [email protected] or 270-444-5760.

Please Report COVID-19 Exposure

Parents, you are essential partners in helping us keep our schools open for in-person learning. It is important that you contact us if you, your child, or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID-19. Please call or email Amie Tooley at 270.444.5600 and  [email protected] to report an exposure. Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to keep our students, faculty and staff safe and healthy. 

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PPS Spring Semester Begins January 4 with In-Person Instruction Beginning January 11

Dear PPS parents and students,

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back for in-person instruction. However, since McCracken County continues to be a “red county” based on its COVID-19 incidence rate, our district will have to use the most restrictive schedule to comply with the state “Healthy at Schools” plan and the recommendations in Governor Beshear’s executive order issued on December 18. 

Paducah Public Schools will begin our spring semester on Monday, January 4, 2021. 
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Tornado Takeout Delivery on January 4 and January 7

The next Tornado Takeout delivery will be Monday, January 4 (Meals for Monday-Wednesday) and Thursday, January 7 (Meals for Thursday-Sunday). Paducah Public Schools Nutrition Services wishes you a Healthy, Happy Holiday season. We look forward to serving you in 2021! Click "More" to see the list of meal delivery locations.
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Tornado Takeout Whobilation

Tornado Takeout Grab and Go Meals Available December 16

Join us for a Tornado Takeout "Whobilation!" Grab and Go Meal at Paducah Middle School on Wednesday, December 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Drive through the lights,
Wave and say Hi!
Cindy Lou and Santa 
Will be there as you pass by!

Be sure to bring your letter to Santa!

PADUCAH LIFE Magazine believes that the act of reading is food for the soul. Paducah Life Magazine will be present to distribute books to Elementary aged children! If you would like to contribute some children’s books to this ongoing project, contact Darlene Mazzone.

We ask that you stay in your car, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.
The meal is free to anyone between the ages of 0 - 18.
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Clark Elementary, Morgan Elementary, McNabb Elementary School, and Paducah Head Start to Remain on All Virtual Instruction Until January 4, 2021

Current COVID-19 incidence rates remain high, according to the KDPH incidence rate map and several weeks' worth of trend data. Therefore, ALL Paducah Public Schools students will remain on virtual instruction until at least January 4, 2021.   
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Calendar for In-Person Hybrid Days August 24 - September 4

Our in-person student group has been split into the Blue Group and Tornado Group.  These groups are determined by households primarily so that students with siblings in the same household will be in the same group attending on the same day.  We will only change an in-person group assignment after careful consideration of impact on the household and the classroom. 

In the event a student must be isolated at home, they will be updated to the Always Virtual At-Home Group until cleared to return.  The student will then be returned to their previous in-person group assignment. 

Here is the calendar for August 24 to September 4: 

Monday, August 24 

NTI Day 

   All Students are Virtual at Home 

Tuesday, August 25 

NTI Day 

   All Students are Virtual at Home 

Wednesday, August 26 

NTI Day 

   All Students are Virtual at Home 

Thursday, August 27 

Blue Day 

Blue Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Friday, August 28 

Tornado Day 

Tornado Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Monday, August 31 

Blue Day 

Blue Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Tuesday, September 1 

Tornado Day 

Tornado Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Wednesday, September 2 

Blue Day 

Blue Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Thursday, September 3 

Tornado Day 

Tornado Group will be at school – all other groups virtual at home 

Friday, September 4 

Blue Tornado Day 

Both in-person groups will be in attendance at school 

To confirm whether a school day is virtual or in person for your child, log in to the Infinite Campus parent portal. For your child, go to Calendar>Schedule, then click on the day. If your child is scheduled to be virtual that day, the word “virtual” will be to the right of the day. Please see the example below. 

 You can also see your child’s schedule in the IC parent portal.  

Parents, if you don’t have Infinite Campus parent portal access, please email us at: [email protected] 

 To view or download this information as a document, click "Read More"
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Paducah Public Schools opening with 'hybrid' plan

by Derek Operle
The Paducah Sun
August 19, 2020
Used with permission.

Paducah Public Schools’ start to the semester will follow a hybrid format — mixing online and phased in-person instruction — Superintendent Donald Shively announced at the board’s Monday meeting.

Shively and the board arrived at their decision by looking at locally relevant COVID-19 statistics and having extensive talks with area and state health officials. Underlying all of the planning, the board is just trying to “do what’s best for the children” and make sure that his schools aren’t accelerators for the community.

“Our local data is much better than the state’s,” he told the Sun Tuesday. “There’s some really good trends in the state right now that support that the disease is on the way down so balancing that versus the cognitive, emotional, social, nutritional and physical needs that are met at school, that led me to make this decision.”

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Housing Authority Providing Students Free Internet Access

by Derek Operle
The Paducah Sun
August 16, 2020
Used with permission.

The Housing Authority of Paducah is taking strides to address the digital divide locally, outfitting all seven of its properties across the city with Wi-Fi that will be freely accessible for students as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the safety of in-person education.

Tommy Hollimon, HAP executive director, announced the effort via social media Aug. 7. The project will see the installation of 50 total Wireless Access Points in the Elmwood Court, Pierce Lackey, Ella Munal, Blackburn, Dolly McNutt, Anderson Court and H.C. Mathis properties.

“With the coronavirus pandemic, we knew that we had a lot of residents that would have their kids doing virtual learning and they’re going to need access to the internet,” Hollimon said. “We just want to make sure that the kids who are in school, who have school-issued devices, have free access.”

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School Reopening Plan Video and Slideshow

If you would like to watch the video of last night's meeting of the board of education and Dr. Shively's presentation about our school reopening plan, you can see it here. Dr. Shively's slides from his presentation are attached for reference to view a pdf of the slide show, click "Read More".
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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]
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