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Daniel Lowell
01:54
Dawn, It's Donna Lowell not Daniel.
Kua LS
06:17
Hi Dawn. I did not receive the meetings or invite. Obtained info from Mr. Carothers weekly email. How do I confirm addition to the distribution list?
Andrea
07:14
FAQ is a GREAT idea Mr. Corothers--thank you!
maryalice
09:14
did you make him cohost
Marilyn Mense
14:20
If a student gives going back to school in person a chance and then changes their mind and wants to go back to being virtual, is that possible?
Allison Wilder
14:46
Yes, we would just like to know so we know who to expect to see in the building
Owl
15:04
selection of in person or virtual is good through June. Does this also influence next fall/school year?
Caroline Simons
15:21
And to piggyback on that, if we do pull away, can it be temporary or would we not be allowed to return until everyone is in the building?
Allison Wilder
15:26
We haven't heard anything about next school year
Julien Singh
16:23
Will Freshman have the opportunity to get an orientation to the building before starting or on their first day (separate from upperclassmen)?
John Butler
16:50
There will be an orientation for students coming in.
Julien Singh
17:06
Thank you
Sandy Antonishek
17:43
Will we know which teachers will be in person vs. virtual before 2/26?
Allison Wilder
17:47
Just as in a regular school year, if you know there will be a temporary absence, we would like to know; our planning is dependent on number of students returning so if you are pretty sure your student is returning after a temporary absence, we'd like to know that
Allison Wilder
19:01
We know that teachers across the county are still pursuing ADA accommodations to remain in an virtual teaching setting, so we cannot say exactly which teachers will be returning and which will not
John Butler
19:34
The large majority of teachers are returning. Due to confidentiality, we cannot report on specifics yet.
zhou
20:31
My child told me that in person will just be doing zoom inside classroom, is that true?
Herman_Jen
20:56
Mr. Carothers will address this during his presentation
SCH
23:03
Is there any information available yet on the resumption of in-person (“brick and mortar”) internship/work-based experiences?
Janet Levine
23:29
What upgrades have been done to ensure adequate air circulation, especially in rooms without windows?
Dawn Walton
24:34
Will all students that can drive be able to have parking?
Susan Krouner
24:34
Interior rooms will have air cleaners
Sandi Baggett
24:47
That will be addressed by one of the presentation
Allison Wilder
25:26
There are updates on the internships, etc- I do not have the date for return in front of me, but we can get that information out via FAQs
Kua LS
25:29
RE Orientation- Will it be offered to students who are freshmen this year and havent had the opportunity to access the facilities this school year?
Herman_Jen
25:52
There will be an orientation for all students
Allison Wilder
25:54
We believe we will have enough parking
Marilyn Mense
25:57
Do students not coming by bus still need to be there that early?
Allison Wilder
26:14
No- students who are not arriving by bus are asked to arrive by 8:45
Mariela Diaz-Butler
26:35
Can students that don't use MCPS transportation come directly to 1st period at 9:00?
Heather Witt
26:39
Is there a separate schedule for SMCS?
Mariela Diaz-Butler
26:41
Never minf
Natalie F
26:47
When can juniors and seniors apply for parking?
Caroline Simons
26:49
Is there still an open Wednesday?
Jane Lehrman
26:51
Is the Ride-On bus running?
Allison Wilder
27:04
SMCS is the same, plus our extended day/8th period- that will be explained soon
Jacqueline Zeranski
27:05
ride on bus is running
Ajith
27:21
How about transportation in the bus? How can social distancing be enforced if the bus if full? Are multiple buses planned based on capacity to make sure the students are sitting socially distanced?
Allison Wilder
27:40
If "open Wednesday" = "everyone does virtual" then yes :)
Susan Krouner
27:46
Students will not be required to apply for parking permits at this time. We're waiting for confirmation from Central Office
Christine Adams
27:48
Is everyone guaranteed a parking spot?
Kua LS
28:05
How does the hybrid schedule address scheduling of Club meetings and other extracurricular activities?
Michelle Hobbs
28:19
will the students need a parking pass to park in the student lot? if so, how/when will the application be available?
John Butler
28:26
Club meetings will still be virtual for now.
Allison Wilder
28:32
MCPS transportation is using information from the parent survey (due Feb 26) to determine number of busses at each stop- capacity will reflect CDC guidelines
Jacqueline Zeranski
28:32
then how is lunch going to be handled if students can't leave campus?
Susan Krouner
28:34
Parking permit information will be forthcoming as we receive information from Central Office
Jie Feng
29:38
If my kid drives to school and we are 30-40minutes away, he will miss the student support period. Is that period mandatory?
Allison Wilder
29:40
Regarding lunch, we are still working on a plan that balances students' needs to socialize with safety precautions
Allison Wilder
30:07
Jie, that period is not mandatory. Being at school for classes at 9:00 is mandatory.
John Butler
30:08
Student support only if they need help or teacher wants to see them
Scott Moore
30:37
Can students with abbreviated schedules leave early/go home for free periods
Ajith
31:05
Will the in-person students have the same teachers as the virtual instruction students?
Mark Walter
31:40
how will lunch be staffed? it seems like that length of time will be a management challenge.
Julien Singh
32:07
As you develop a lunch plan, could you please include direction on whether students who walk can return home for lunch break? Thank you
Christine Adams
32:18
will students be able to leave campus for lunch
Rosalind King
32:24
If we have a SMCS student and a non-SMCS student whom we are picking up, is there somewhere that the non-SMCS student can wait during 8th period so we can pick them both up at the same time?
Jennifer Herman
32:28
Lunch will be staffed by our staff. Lunch is not open and students will need to remain on campus
Allison Wilder
32:49
STudents with abbreviated schedules - if they currently have an abbreviation in the middle of the day, please meet with the counselor to see if the abbreviation can occur at the start or end of the school day to decrease the number of people coming and going in a school day
Cathy Ghosh
32:59
Can SMCS student attend 8th period virtually?
Janet Levine
33:17
Will the handling of lunch be explained by 2/23, when they receive their schedule?
Allison Wilder
33:57
Ajith- we are not anticipating making schedule/roster changes, so in-person and virtual instruction students will have the same teachers
Ajith
34:19
Thank you
Allison Wilder
34:38
Cathy, yes, students can attend pd 8 virtually, as they do now
Audra Dove
35:13
Can’t thank PHS administration and staff enough. I know that MCPS has thrown a lot in your laps with very little time for you to prepare in this ever-changing environment.
Jing Xue
36:56
will the county provide enough covid vaccine for all teachers and staff before returning-to-school date?
Jennifer Herman
37:37
MCPS and the county are working together to provide vaccines to our staff as they become available.
Caroline Simons
37:47
Will we be taught by the same teachers or will teachers be switched within their subjects?
Amber Boehm
37:48
Will students with virtual teachers need to use a Chromebook? Will they be accessible to students who did not collect one at the beginning of the year?
John Butler
39:01
Yes. Please let us know in advance if they need a chrome book.
Amber Boehm
39:11
Thank you!
Allison Wilder
39:45
Caroline- your teacher of record should not change (that's not our current plan and we don't want to have to do that). It's possible that an additional staff member joins your class- for example, if your teacher is approved to stay all-virtual (teach from home), then another staff member will join the in-person learners so the room has an adult in it. But your actual teacher will remain the same.
Owl
39:48
so are students or teachers changing classrooms?
Jennifer Herman
40:02
Both students and teachers will change classrooms
Lisa Griffith
40:36
will lessons still be given via nearpod and other virtual platforms?
Ajith
40:59
Is the school planning a temperature testing for students entering the bldg.?
Mark Walter
41:02
In the case where a teacher isn’t in the class, will there be a regular consistent, qualified individual (TA?) in that classroom? Is MCPS providing funding for a hire in this type of situation?
John Butler
41:19
Yes. The teachers using nearpod will still utilize that tool.
Allison Wilder
41:59
Ajith, on-site temperature testing is not part of the guidance we've received at this time
Jane Lehrman
42:53
Can students take their AP exams at school in May?
John Butler
43:29
There has not been an announcement yet on AP. We anticipate this soon and it will be MCPS wide.
Dorothy Herman’s iPad (2)
43:30
Are the AP exams going to be in May or June?
Allison Wilder
43:57
Mark, our goal is to always have a well-qualified adult literally in the room with students, even when the most-qualified adult (the teacher of record is not there). At this point, without knowing exact numbers, we cannot say for sure that someone with content knowledge will be supervising every room. The teacher of record, who will provide the primary instruction, will continue to be a quality instructor.
Owl
44:26
Will Global Ecology resume field trips for students choosing in person?
Marcy Loftus
44:43
Can students try in-person and then decide to switch back to virtual if in-person isn't the right fit?
Dorothy Herman’s iPad (2)
44:55
can a student bring thier own computer or do they need to use a MCPS Chrome book?
Jennifer Herman
45:10
Marcy, yes a student can switch if the fit is not there
Allison Wilder
45:13
Owl- no, we don't anticipate receiving permission to do that this school year.
Jennifer Herman
45:24
Yes a student can bring their own device
Jo Meszoly
45:28
If the time to meet with teachers is before school, how does that work if the student is in-transit?
Ajith
45:32
Will students choosing in-person be given some leeway to adjust to the new model in case it affects their grades during this transition period?
Caroline Simons
45:49
What about band and chorus?
Bill Dove
45:51
will there be labs in science classes?
Julia Wells
46:21
will WiFi be sufficient for those returning?
Allison Wilder
46:28
Ajith, The type of graded work should remain largely the same as it has been this year. We are not aware of any modifications to grading for select groups of students.
Dawn Albert
47:03
Anything different for the students that have already had covid?
Susan Krouner
47:08
MCPS Technology has reviewed each school's WiFi capacity and has made upgrades, if necessary
Jennifer Herman
47:17
We are still working through what band and chorus will look like for our students.
Julien Singh
47:18
For Global students (or any students in classes for which it's applicable), will there be opportunities for outdoor/experiential learning on campus since field trips won't be possible this year?
Allison Wilder
47:21
WiFi should be sufficient- we have had 700 magnet tests taken in a condensed section of the campus at once without problem.
John Butler
48:19
We encourage teachers to take their classes outside if the material (and weather) is applicable.
Allison Wilder
48:22
Global - and other- classes will take advantage of the on-campus resources available, like the outdoor classroom in the arboretum, the butterfly garden, the wetlands, as often as possible in a safe manner.
Audra Dove
48:59
Students will need to bring their laptops or Chromebooks back and forth to school each day, correct?
Mark Walter
49:06
what protocols will be in place for wiping down desks and tables between classes?
Jennifer Herman
49:24
Audra, yes students will need to bring their items each day and then take them home
Scott Moore
51:00
For Humanities Block classes will the teachers change rooms instead of the students?
Caroline Simons
51:15
Will schedules look the same (4 periods a day), or will there be 7 periods (or 8) a day?
Susan Krouner
51:25
We are currently working on developing efficient protocols for cleaning and disinfecting various locations throughout both buildings
Jennifer Herman
51:31
Students and teachers will change rooms based off of the number of students returning
David Griffith
51:32
what happens if there is a situation where a class with enough kids in person would require breaking up into 2 different classrooms - or would that be a scheduling adjustment beforehand?
Ajith
51:33
For Phase 2.2, the date is April 26 for in-person return. Can the student contact the school to switch from virtual to in-person in late March or February 26th is still the cutoff date?
Christine Adams
51:35
Will a student have to bring their own device to school?
Allison Wilder
51:43
Caroline, the schedule will remain the same as it is now (4 pds each day)
John Butler
51:56
4 periods a day. Very similar as the virtual schedule.
Jennifer Herman
52:08
Students can bring their own device or if they need a device we are happy to provide one to them
Allison Wilder
52:24
Blocks of classes may rotate teachers instead of students moving- they will use the block of time to fit students' needs as makes sense with different lessons
Caroline Simons
52:45
And will Wednesdays be the same as they are right now (no classes, asynchronous)?
Jennifer Herman
53:10
Wednesday will be the same right now
Christine Adams
53:20
What will the FIT time be used for in person?
John Butler
53:59
Students will attend the club meetings virtually during FIT time.
Christine Adams
54:49
If a student drives to school and isn’t attending a club meeting, are they dismissed to go home after 7th period?
Jennifer Herman
55:23
Student dismissal time is 2:30 unless they have an abbreviated schedule
Diana Chinchilla
55:54
How will students stay socially distanced in the classrooms?
Owl
56:52
if student has siblings at other MCPS schools, can A/B rotation be coordinated?
Marcy Loftus
57:14
Great question!
Susan Krouner
57:45
Desks have been spaced at least 6-feet apart, consistent with CDC guidelines
David Griffith
58:11
Ms. Herman - On Friday will dismissal still be 2:30 if students aren't doing anything for FIT.
Jennifer Herman
58:58
Mr. Griffith, student dismissal time for each in-person day is 2:30 unless the student has an abbreviated schedule
Allison Wilder
59:34
Owl, great question- that's worth asking us after we announce the breakdown by alphabet. Exceptions will be dependent on space available in that specific student's schedule. Marcy, "Loftus" is going to be right on the cusp, so keep your fingers crossed it works out! :)
Caroline Simons
01:01:37
What is Lunch going to look like?
Jacqueline Zeranski
01:02:07
mr Carothers will address lunch later in the presentation
Susan Krouner
01:02:48
Our building services staff have been trained on specific cleaning protocols during COVID times
Daniel Lowell
01:03:13
If they have band and have an instrument do they have to carry the instrument all day?
Jennifer Herman
01:04:07
Students will need to carry their supplies with them throughout the day. We will not issue lockers at this time.
Bill Dove
01:04:30
In the event that an in-person student or teacher becomes ill at school, what is the protocol?
David Griffith
01:04:31
On Friday afternoons, where will in-person students go to log-on for virtual clubs? Their last classroom of the day?
Caroline Simons
01:06:36
What do emergency situations look like? (specifically lock downs and tornadoes where we have to be in close contact for a while)
Allison Wilder
01:08:41
Caroline- they'll look similar- we'll have reduced people in the building (est. 25% of students at any given time) so we will not be as packed in as we have been.
Dorothy Herman’s iPad (2)
01:08:49
can kids bring thier own lunch?
Jennifer Herman
01:08:51
Mr. Dove, we are waiting on guidance from MCPS regarding the process if a student or staff member is ill
Allison Wilder
01:09:06
Students are welcome to bring their own lunch
Naomi Lefkovitz
01:10:20
Can they go outside to eat? The risk goes down significantly outdoors.
Caroline Simons
01:11:15
What will gym classes look like
Marcy Loftus
01:11:20
Maybe students could choose from a number of designated lunch spots that are chaperoned, which would allow them to choose who they sit with.
Allison Wilder
01:11:26
We would like to allow students the option to eat outdoors- we're working on plans that balance supervision, safety, nad socialization
Dawn Albert
01:12:19
Can students who drive use their cars as their lockers for lunch, equipment, etc?
van.le
01:12:31
Will they need PIN to buy lunch at school?
Allison Wilder
01:13:03
Caroline, PE classes will be outside as often as possible and will continue to focus on personal fitness without a lot of equipment. The weight room will not be in use.
Jane Lehrman
01:13:50
The county is encouraging outdoor instruction and classrooms, so it would follow that outdoor lunch would align with their plans.
Christine Adams
01:14:47
consider students eating lunch in their car?
Cyndi Gregory
01:16:48
any guidance for getting medications to the nurse for those kids who may need them? ie. insulin or epi pens
Natalie F
01:18:08
^ good question
Allison Wilder
01:19:21
Cyndi- we haven't heard specifics about that yet- great question for our planning! (I think we'll be told about that topic, but we haven't heard yet.)
Pam Doring
01:20:25
Will all the bathrooms have hooks on all doors to hold backpacks since no lockers and so much to carry to reduce contact of surfaces?
Susan Krouner
01:21:33
Our restrooms currently have hooks installed to accommodate personal items
Sandi Baggett
01:21:54
when is orientation?
Jennifer Herman
01:22:29
Sandi, we do not have a date as of yet. As soon as we have one we will communicate that to our community
David Griffith
01:22:30
So many logistical challenges and things to consider. Thanks for all the information and planning and all your work and the the work of the teachers.
Julien Singh
01:22:46
I know you don't have every answer right now, but this has been very helpful and transparent. Thank you!
Katie Longbrake
01:23:12
How can we as parents best support the teachers and staff?
Ajith
01:23:26
Has the HVAC systems in school be upgraded to bring in outside air rather than re circulated air?
Sandi Baggett
01:23:35
Thanks to all the PHS staff for all their efforts
Ajith
01:23:45
thanks much
Julia Wells
01:23:51
Thank
Dorothy Herman’s iPad (2)
01:24:44
Thank you for this presentation.
Jamie Pflasterer
01:24:49
Thank you for all the time, information, and planning - we understand that this is a huge logistical challenge, while guidelines are constantly changing. Appreciate all you do for our students!!
Susan Krouner
01:25:08
Our HVAC system currently brings in outside air throughout the day. Our unit ventilator filters have also all been changed to new high-efficiency ones
Jennifer Herman
01:25:09
We will walk this with you and your children and we will get through this together! Thank you for your support and please know that we care!
Christine Adams
01:25:13
Thank you so much. This is so challenging and the staff is handling it so well
David Griffith
01:25:15
Parents - it is not too late to join the PTSA. Go to this link to sign up! https://www.poolesvillehighschoolptsa.org/join-ptsa
Kua LS
01:25:19
Thanks Mr. Carothers and the entire PHS staff for your diligent and courageous efforts throughout this pandemic. We know the safety and education of our children are your highest priority and it is evident from this presentation.
Charlene Dacanay
01:25:43
Can we recommend each student that is able to bring a costco sized container of lysol wipes do so for each classroom to be sanitized between classes?
Andrea
01:26:29
For the 10th grade, April 26 is only 8.5 weeks before end of the school year which means only 4 weeks in the building. Is the April 26th date set in stone or is there a chance that date will change?
John Butler
01:27:11
It would change if the health metrics change.
Caroline Simons
01:28:35
I know this is specific to track, but will there be two outdoor seasons rather than an outdoor and an indoor season?
Andra Abramson
01:28:49
What does updated physical mean? Can it be the same physical form submitted in the fall?
Audra Dove
01:29:34
Sorry if someone already asked but how will PHS handle charging laptops and chromebooks during the day?
Mark Walter
01:29:52
thank you for all the logistics. For the questions to which there are no answers, lunch, parking etc, will you have more clear answers before the time that we need to make our decision by? this seems imperative.
Allison Wilder
01:30:56
Audra, we do have charging stations coming, though we ask that devices come fully charged
Susan Krouner
01:31:10
The MCPS warehouse is planning on sending all schools power strips and chargers to be used in classrooms for charging devices
Claudia Stallard
01:31:27
It is my understanding that you can be virtual for school and still participate in in person sports. Will practice start times allow for virtual students to attend, given their drive time to the school?
Allison Wilder
01:32:14
Mark, we will do our best- we are awaiting guidance in some instances and the number of in-person learners will also determine some specifics. We won't be holding back information; as we know it, it will be shared.
Laura Griffith
01:33:11
What is the mask policy while exercising
Marcy Loftus
01:33:24
When does Fall sports end?
Sandy Seshadri
01:33:53
Is Tennis sports starting Feb 27th or is that dependent on level of participation?
Jie Feng
01:34:03
will there be a season for winter sports, like swimming?
David Griffith
01:35:12
Bring. It. On.
Dae and Doreen
01:36:21
when do you sign up for spring sports in the portal?
SachJrs
01:37:23
Will there be any recognition for seniors in other seasons (winter was mentioned) who will not be participating due to lack of a physical?
Claudia Stallard
01:37:28
It is my understanding that you can be virtual for school and still participate in in person sports. Will practice start times allow for virtual students to attend, given their drive time to the school?
Claudia Stallard
01:38:59
Thanks so very much, Ms. Grubb.
Sandy Seshadri
01:41:02
Thank you Ms. Grubb, emailed couple Qs to you
Eric Stahlberg
01:43:39
If going with Plan B, what will be done about weather?
Jacqueline Zeranski
01:44:11
there is no information on this at this time.
Jennifer Herman
01:45:17
Mr. Stahlberg, right now we are in the early stages of planning. We are working with our senior sponsor and our senior officers along with MCPS.
Eric Stahlberg
01:46:33
Can you confirm decisions for plan A, B or C are made by school? Or is the choice of plan A, B, or C made by MCPS?
Melanie Gregorio
01:47:24
Can you clarify the cap and gown situation? there are several parents that have already purchased these though Jonstens
John Juliano, IBM
01:47:27
At the very end before we go, for those of us who couldn't be let into the room at the start, can you just hit the big dates (especially the restart) one last time?
Regina Grubb
01:49:04
Melanie, we are still in the process and waiting on MCPS then we will get the ones that purchased through Jostens will get refunded.
Jacqueline Zeranski
01:49:16
This meeting will be posted on the PHS PTSA website for refrence.
Eric Stahlberg
01:49:39
I saw weight room wasn't open for PE. Will the weight room be open for football?
Jennifer Herman
01:50:04
The weight room will not be open at this time.
Allison Wilder
01:50:06
THe weight room will not be open for use at all.
Jennifer Capparella
01:50:06
Thank you!
Regina Grubb
01:50:06
Maryalice, we are still waiting on final approval from MCPS then we will need to reach out to seniors to get the information for all to be ordered
eorns
01:50:26
Thank you for all your hard work!
Rosalind King
01:50:29
Thank you very much!
Sandi Baggett
01:50:30
I sent Mrs. Van Yuga photos of my child from various school spirit days that I took with my cell phone.
D. Robinson
01:51:13
thanks for all the hard work, Mr. Carruthers and staff/pta!
Daniel Savino
01:51:23
It's very appreciated!!! Thank you!
maryalice
01:51:29
Helen Trainor ROCKS!!!!!!! the Staff is so appreciative!
Cyndi Gregory
01:51:41
always appreciate the communications from PHS staff and PTSA. thank you 😊
Heather Jauquet
01:51:44
Thank you for taking the time to provide this presentation and to answer our questions. I know that this is a Herculean task to plan and prepare for in-person instruction and continued virtual instruction.
emil
01:52:39
Thank you very much for the presentation!
Janet Levine
01:53:16
Right now, in MCCPTA, there is a resolution waiting to be voted on which would eliminate the SRO program
Jie Feng
01:53:45
Thank you for all the hard works from the teachers, staffs, and PTA1
Amelia Goettsch
01:53:48
Are Senior yard signs available?
Jacqueline Zeranski
01:54:53
the PTSA is working on yard signs (though word is MCPS may be providing), senior signs on the commons and a senior car parade. more details will come.
Jane Lehrman
01:56:48
I'm doing a presentation on behalf of the cluster tomorrow to describe our SRO experience. I will advocate to keep the program but recognize the problems other schools have with arrest data.
Amelia Goettsch
01:57:00
Thanks to the PTSA and school administration for all your hard work!
Dorothy Herman’s iPad (2)
01:57:17
thank you PTSA!
Mary Kovacs
01:57:25
Thank you!
David Griffith
01:57:31
Thank you!
Mariela Diaz-Butler
01:57:33
Thank you!!
Janet Levine
01:57:34
Thank you!
Charlene Dacanay
01:57:36
Thank you!
Lisa Griffith
01:57:37
THANKS!
Laura Griffith
01:57:40
Thanks!
Pam Doring
01:57:41
Thank you!