This is your resource for all your Re-entry details and previously communicated information. This page was last updated on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
Important “Return to Learn” information:
P-H-M Board of School Trustees Resolution for Reducing Quarantines from 14 to 10 days: This Board Resolution was passed at the Jan. 11, 2021 Board Meeting.
Middle and High School Students May Opt to Return to Hybrid Learning Starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021: P-H-M Administration discussed secondary students’ return to school with the St. Joseph County Department of Health the week of January 4th, 2021. SJCDH supports the return of our middle and high school students to the hybrid model beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 (Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 is a District Recess Day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday). Families can also opt to keep their students virtual. Click here to download a pdf copy of the new secondary schedules.
Middle and High Schools Return to Virtual Learning for Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 – Friday, Jan. 15, 2021: On Wed., Nov. 18, St. Joseph County Department of Health recommended that secondary schools return to virtual learning. This was only for a temporary period of time as recommended by the St. Joseph County Department of Health.
School Start Times: Click for PreK, elementary, middle and high school start times.
2-Hour Delay Start Times: If weather conditions cause P-H-M Administration to call for a 2-hour delay, these are the start times that elementary (in-person & virtual) and all secondary virtual students will follow.
P-H-M Positive COVID Dashboard: P-H-M has created a COVID Dashboard showing the total number of student & staff positive cases since July 2020 and the number of cases showing the number of student & staff positive cases in the past 10 days (going by the date of the positive test results)
Indiana Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions: This is a good resource for staff and parents (updated on 1/8/21)
"Return to Learn" District Overview: P-H-M’s District Safety Plan during the Pandemic is updated regularly. To see a building specific plan for our 15 schools, please visit the school’s website. Click here for a school directory listing.
- COVID-19 School Attendance Quick Reference Guide: a helpful guide developed by the Indiana State Department of Health to help people determine when they can return to school/work if they’ve tested positive or have been identified as a close contact (updated by IDOH 12/4/20)
- COVID-19 Screening Tool for Parents (updated by the IDOH 10/22/20)
Transportation needs & a link to infoFinder to look up your child’s bus stop information if they will be riding the bus
Before/after school childcare - Kids Club Registration
- Videos highlighting P-H-M’s COVID safety procedures and protocols:
For those students who have returned to the classroom, P-H-M provides transparent communication of any students and staff positive COVID-19 cases shared with us. Statistical date on positive cases reported to us are posted to the P-H-M Dashboard. We also ask parents to follow all CDC, Indiana State Department of Health, and St. Joseph County Department of Health guidelines, recommendations and protocols. Some of them are outlined below:
- ISDH & CDC guidelines have changed and repeat testing is NOT recommended for making decisions about when people can return to work or school. If the person remains symptom free, they will be allowed to return to school when they meet the above criteria. The ISDH has also produced a quick reference guide for (click here to access).
- Parents and staff are asked to continue to monitor their health and their child’s health every day using the ISDH screening tool. If staff or students experience any of the symptoms below, we ask that they do not report to school:
- fever or chills
- sore throat,
- uncontrollable or new cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (especially new onset)
- diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
- headache (especially new onset of severe headache with fever, or new loss of taste or smell)
- Students and staff should not report to school if they have had close contact with a known positive case, including in your own household, or awaiting test results. When you have a positive case (tested or clinical) in your household, the positive case should self-isolate away from the rest of the family members and the family should remain in quarantine. If a family member/close contact (or anyone in the house) cannot isolate away from the positive person, the family member(s) quarantine period will begin the day of exposure and continue 10 days after the positive person quarantine ends. Click here for more information from the CDC on isolation and quarantine.
- We ask families that have multiple children in P-H-M schools and one member of your family household is positive (tested or clinical), to please notify all P-H-M schools your children attend.