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Paducah Public Schools to Offer In-Person Four Day Week Beginning March 8

Students who attend Paducah Public Schools will have the option to attend  in-person for a four-day school week beginning March 8.
The Paducah Board of Education voted unanimously to make the change after reviewing surveys from parents and teachers and the data regarding COVID-19 rates of infection in the region at a special called meeting on February 26.

Students who choose the in-person option will attend school four days per week. There will be one day of virtual learning per week. The board asked that faculty and parents be surveyed to determine whether it would be best to keep the virtual day on Wednesday or move it to Friday. 

Virtual students will continue to have the option to stay all virtual.
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NTI Days Added to School Calendar for February 25 and 26

The Paducah Board of Education has voted to change Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 on the school calendar from In-Person to Non-Traditional Instruction (Virtual) days.  

 

PPS faculty and staff will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 24.  The second dose of the vaccine has typically created harsher side effects than the first dose. Changing February 25 and 26 to NTI days will allow faculty and staff who experience harsher side effects from the second dose to work from home.

 

The Paducah Board of Education began discussions about allowing students to attend in-person four days per week at the February 15 meeting. Those discussions will continue.


School Schedule for February 10 -12 with Pending Inclement Weather

The freezing rain/wintry mix that is predicted to arrive Wednesday, February 10 may impact classes on Thursday, February 11. Here is the schedule for all Paducah Public Schools for the next few days. 

Wednesday, February 10, will be a Virtual Day for all students, in keeping with our regular schedule. 

Thursday, February 11, is the day most likely to be impacted by bad weather.  

If it is unsafe  to have in-person instruction on Thursday, we will have virtual instruction for all students. 

If the ice and freezing rain misses our area, we will have school according to our regular schedule. 

If it is safe to go to school, we may use the snow routes for our buses. If your child is a bus rider, review the snow routes for our buses here to make sure your child knows where to go meet the bus. 

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Paducah Tilghman High School Advances to DOE National Science Bowl

PADUCAH, Ky. — When organizers set out to plan this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl, it was clear that the event would have to be conducted in a virtual space in order to protect the health and safety of the students, coaches and volunteers.
 
After months of planning and implementing rigorous training programs for volunteers and coaches, seven teams competed in what has become the region’s most notable science competition for high school students.
 
Today, Paducah Tilghman High School (PTHS) won DOE’s virtual West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl. The five-member PTHS team will compete in DOE’s National Science Bowl® (NSB) Finals, which will be conducted virtually from April 29 to May 3, 2021. 
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Oscar Cross expands successful tutoring program

by David Zoeller
The Paducah Sun
February 4, 2021
Used with permission.

Neal Clark, chief executive officer of the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club, considers himself a “glass is half full” guy.


While many saw only the challenges the continuing COVID-19 crisis was causing in nearly all aspects of daily life, including education, Clark saw an opportunity.


In collaboration with McNabb Elementary School and the Paducah Public Schools, Clark helped develop a pilot tutoring program aimed at students attending all-virtual classes which has now been expanded to Clark and Morgan elementary students.

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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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