March 29th Letter to Parents

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Dear NPUSC Families & Staff, 

This letter is a proactive communication to explain the situation NPUSC will be working with the week of March 29th.  NPUSC will be working to vaccinate, or complete the vaccination process, of over 150 employees for COVID-19 on March 29th.  The vaccination program is two-fold through the government’s recent push to vaccinate educators.  Around 100 employees will be receiving the second dose of a vaccine on March 29th at Penn High School.  Another 50 plus employees will be receiving the one dose vaccine option on March 29th on-site at NPUSC.<
The following steps are being taken by NPUSC to facilitate the vaccination process on March 29th and the days after to monitor vaccination symptoms of impacted employees: 

Monday-March 29th NPUSC Early Release 

NPUSC will operate under an Early Release Schedule on Monday, March 29th.  Listed below are the release times for each building.  This schedule will better facilitate employee vaccination schedules for this day.  After-School Programming at the Elementary level will be available as normal, beginning at the Early Release time of the school through normal pick-up times. 

NPUSC Early Release Times 3/29/21
NPMS- 12:30
NPHS – 12:45
Olive – 12:30
Rolling Prairie/Prairie View – 1:40

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 30th-31st 

  • NPUSC plans to continue with in-person learning on March 30-31 after the Monday vaccinations.  However, we will have to monitor post vaccination symptoms in our employees.  It is possible NPUSC may have to switch to an e-learning day if too many employees are having symptoms post-vaccination.  While contingency plans are being made, it is possible in a worst-case scenario that enough employees are impacted post-vaccination that NPUSC will not be able to provide adequate supervision for students 
  • Please have a family plan ready for March 30th and 31st in the event an e-learning day is called.  This will work similar to a day-of Weather Cancellation, but we will likely need a little more time.  NPUSC will strive to make-communicate the decision on going forward with in-person learning or e-learning on March 30-31 by 5:30 am CST each day 

NPUSC is striving to provide the safest in-person learning environment possible during the conclusion of the pandemic.  Your partnership and help working through the week of March 29th will be greatly appreciated for our students.  Please contact my office if you have questions. 

NPUSC 2nd Semester Attendance Plan

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NPUSC Families and Staff,

NPUSC has been working on updates to our second semester Attendance Plan after reviewing the latest guidance from the Indiana State Health Department, reviewing academic data, December survey data, and discussions internally.  Included in this email is a summary of our new Attendance Plan to begin February 1st, 2021.
Attached is the Indiana State Dept of Health Guidance from 12/15/20 that informed the updated plan and a more detailed document with rationale/details behind the Attendance Plan.

Social Emotional Resources

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Dear NPUSC family, 

 

We know how incredibly trying this time has been for all of us. As a result of COVID-19 we have experienced changes to our school year, work, home, and social lives. These trying times can increase stress and anxiety and we want you to know we are here to support you. This year NPUSC has partnered with the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte to implement a social emotional curriculum in our 2nd, 6th, and 9th grade classes. The creators of these curriculums have released online resources allowing families to access it from home. We wanted to share this unique opportunity with you to utilize.

 

Second Step is administered to grades K-8. Their online portal has a wealth of resources and activities available in response to Covid-19 that can be found at the following website:

Second Step SEL Resources

 

If you go to this website you can create an account that allows you access to all of the lessons, videos, and activities. The directions are as follows. 

  1. Go to www.secondstep.org
  2. Under New Users, click ”Create Account”
  3. Complete the required fields
  4. Add the Program Activation Key for the grade level of your student:
    Early Learning: SSPE FAMI LY68
    Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
    Grade 1: SSP1 FAMI LY71
    Grade 2: SSP2 FAMI LY72
    Grade 3: SSP3 FAMI LY73
    Grade 4: SSP4 FAMI LY74
    Grade 5: SSP5 FAMI LY75

School Connect is the curriculum implemented at the high school level. School Connect has released “EQ in your PJs”. You can find these resources about managing stress at the following link. 

EQ In Your PJS

 

In addition to our social emotional learning initiatives we wanted to provide our families with a list of community resources that may help to alleviate other common stressors.

 

North Central Community Action Agency

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