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RISE UP EAGLES

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BUT THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS OF EAGLES THEY WILL RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY THEY WILL WALK AND NOT BE FAINT ISAIAH 40 31 POPCS 2020 2021 School Plan Celebrating 40 Years Prince of Peace Christian School provides a Christ centered exemplary education equipping students as disciples and leaders for service and success Last March with the abruptness of the COVID 19 pandemic POPCS changed the face of learning During this historic time in education POPCS educators and students showed resilience tenacity and grace We know education never stops and whether the future of learning is at school online or a hybrid of both we are ready to serve new students and our POPCS community RISE UP EAGLES our learning and ministry plan for the 2020 2021 school year has three POPCS educational options for returning and prospective students In these uncertain times with state and local COVID 19 mandates and individual needs and concerns we want you to choose what is best for your family We know that some families may not be comfortable with their child ren returning to school in August so we have developed educational options for you to consider For a safe return on Tuesday August 18 our goal is to be responsible and reasonable in our approach sharing updated details on our plan s protocols the rst week of August At this time the following is what you can expect at Prince of Peace Christian School and Early Learning Center POPCS ORG Prince of Peace Christian School is a Christian school that builds relationships with students and families values diversity encourages teamwork and is committed to continuous improvement and reflection We are a Christ centered school that believes in sharing God s love in a challenging world and as such does not require a statement of faith to be a part of our community

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2020 2021 Options for Learning Care Prince of Peace Christian Preschool 1 2 3 ON CAMPUS LEARNING With enhanced disinfecting health precautions and distancing standards as possible we are excited to welcome Preschool and KPrep students onto our campus in August POPCS teachers will continue to provide a play based curriculum that incorporates age appropriate academic skills through theme based and hands on activities Our loving and inspiring teachers work hard to create an atmosphere for students that focuses on social and emotional skills Students will need these skills to adapt to new distancing norms while enjoying enrichment classes in Spanish Music and PE HYBRID LEARNING MODEL We understand that some families may need to approach returning to the five day school week with caution Individually families may meet with our Preschool Division Head and their classroom teacher to determine the best course of action to allow students to attend school on a limited basis 2 3 days a week participating online as needed Chapel Morning Meeting Read A Louds and various small large group experiences will be available online for students to participate interact and maintain an active real time classroom connection even when staying home Our teachers recognize the importance of community and consistency in the life of a preschooler They are dedicated to finding the best practices to teach this age in a hybrid learning atmosphere POPCS Preschool teachers will work with families to provide printable and digital resources using the SeeSaw platform DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL We understand that the distance learning model is not ideal for a preschool aged student but might be necessary A partnership between the preschool teacher and the student s family is needed for the student to navigate distance learning and thrive The Preschool Distance Learning Model can be used if a family keeps their student at home 100 of the time Without lessening the value of play based learning our teachers are always searching for best technological methods to provide this learning through the use of technology Both live stream and video cloud based opportunities for Chapel Morning Meeting Read A Louds and various small large group experiences will be available for families to access online Students may participate interact and develop an active real time classroom connection at the family s convenience The classroom teacher will partner with the student s family to schedule various group and individual online live sessions as appropriate These sessions are meant for connection and relationship building while emphasizing academic skills for learning and growth A weekly POPCS Preschool At Home Learning Page will be available to families with hands on learning ideas that the student and family can enjoy Digital resources for families will be sent through the SeeSaw platform

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2020 2021 Options for Learning Prince of Peace Christian Kindergarten Grade 5 1 ON CAMPUS LEARNING With enhanced disinfecting health precautions and distancing standards as possible we are excited to welcome K 5 students onto our campus in August Loving teachers will provide direct instruction that supports and challenges each student in every classroom Though it may look different students will quickly adapt to distancing norms while enjoying enrichment classes in Art Technology Spanish Music PE and SMART Lab 2 HYBRID LEARNING MODEL We understand that some families may need to approach the return to the fiveday school week with caution On an individual basis families may meet with the Lower School Principal and their assigned classroom teacher to determine the best course of action to allow their student to attend school on a limited basis 2 3 days a week participating online as needed the remaining days Using Swivl and ZOOM technologies both live stream and video cloud based instruction will be available to access for core classes Theology Math Science History Language Arts so that students can participate interact and receive classroom instruction in real time even when staying home Classroom teachers will schedule ZOOM sessions to check in with Hybrid Learning students on their days away from the classroom Teachers will work with families to provide both hard copy and digital resources using the SeeSaw platform 3 DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL The Distance Learning Model can be used when a family chooses to keep their student at home 100 of the time Using Swivl and ZOOM technologies both live stream and video cloud based instruction will be available for student access to core classes Theology Math Science History Language Arts Students can participate interact and receive classroom instruction in real time or access it at their convenience The classroom teacher will check in with online students daily via ZOOM and communicate with families weekly on their student s progress Weekly packet pickup for learning materials will be available as well as digital resources through the SeeSaw platform

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2020 2021 Options for Learning Prince of Peace Christian Middle School Grades 6 8 1 2 3 ON CAMPUS LEARNING With enhanced disinfecting health precautions and distancing standards as possible we are excited to welcome grades 6 8 students onto our campus in August Our amazing teachers will continue to provide academically excellent learning opportunities in the classroom while mentoring coaching and loving each student We will continue to have a strong emphasis on character leadership and faith development Personal attention to students individual needs will ensure all are receiving the maximum benefit of a POPCS education HYBRID LEARNING MODEL We understand that some families may need to approach the return to the five day school week with caution On an individual basis families may meet with the Middle School Principal to determine the best course of action to allow their student to attend school on a limited basis 2 3 days a week participating and submitting work online as instructed Using Swivl and ZOOM technologies both live stream and video cloud based instruction will be available to access for both core and elective classes Students can participate interact and receive classroom instruction in real time even when staying home or access at their convenience Digital resources will be communicated and provided via the Canvas platform Classroom instructors will work closely with students and regularly communicate DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL The Distance Learning Model can be used when a family chooses to keep their student at home 100 of the time Using Swivl and ZOOM technologies both live stream and video cloud based instruction will be available for student access to core and electives classes Theology Math Science History Language Arts Students can participate interact and receive classroom instruction in real time or access it at their convenience Digital resources will be communicated and provided via the Canvas platform Classroom instructors will regularly communicate with online students A POPCS Virtual Learning Student Advisor will check in weekly with students and will communicate weekly with families

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2020 2021 Options for Learning Prince of Peace Christian Upper School Grades 9 12 1 ON CAMPUS LEARNING With enhanced disinfecting health precautions and distancing standards as possible we are excited to welcome grades 9 12 students onto our campus in August Our amazing teachers will continue to provide academically excellent learning opportunities in the classroom while mentoring coaching and loving each student We will continue to have a strong emphasis on character leadership and faith development Personal attention to students individual needs will ensure all are receiving the maximum benefit of a POPCS education 2 HYBRID LEARNING MODEL POPCS Upper School will use the Canvas Learning Management System ZOOM and Swivl robot in each classroom to capture and save on the Cloud class interactions Should families desire to keep students home from school or should additional quarantine be necessary students can live stream classes and stay current with classmates from the safety of their home Students may combine on campus courses with Prince of Peace Online courses to limit time spent on campus As directed and approved by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools TAPPS students may participate in athletic and fine arts offerings 3 DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL POPCS Online is a Program offers 100 online accredited and NCAA compliant courses for students Advanced Placement Dual Credit on level and honors options are available online Proctored examinations will be completed virtually Students will receive on going academic and college guidance and support

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HEALTH SAFETY MASKS As we begin the year we will use masks on campus as mandated by national state and local authorities 6 FT PHYSICAL DISTANCING While not always feasible physical distancing will be a part of our classes as much as possible LUNCH SERVICE New lunch protocols will be in place with specific details distributed to the POPCS community the first week of August SANITIZING CLEANING Enhanced protocols throughout the school day evenings and weekends will be in place campus wide Access to hand sanitizers will be provided in classrooms hallways and common areas Frequency of use and handwashing protocols will be implemented CAMPUS ACCESS FOR GUESTS PHYSICAL As we begin the year our campus will ONLY be open for faculty staff and student access only Academic therapists tutors and private lesson music instruction may only be provided on campus by POPCS faculty and staff Additional non POPCS staff instruction may be provided virtually online as determined AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS After school programs led by POPCS faculty and staff may be offered in accordance with school and local health expectations such as POP Players Drama Club etc Chess will not be provided at this time EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Subject to decisions made by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools TAPPS we hope to offer or re imagine all extra curricular school related activities such as athletics and fine arts

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HEALTH SAFETY BEFORE SCHOOL DROP OFF Before campus arrival parents guardians will be required to take their student s temperature and complete the electronic health screening on the POPCS App daily Upon arrival at school students will go straight to their classrooms Staggered drop off times and locations by division will be announced before school begins Morning ZONE will not be offered at the beginning of the 2020 2021 school year but we hope to add it later in the year ZONE after school care will be available if the campus is open GROUP GATHERINGS Large group gatherings will be limited and determined as directed by national state and local authorities HEALTH CHECKS Based on current information as of the week of August 3 policies will be set for health screenings quarantining and COVID 19 protocols ON STAFF NURSE Katie Morton RN Our POPCS full time nurse is Katie Morton BSN RN NCSN leading our medical care team caring for our students and staff Nurse Morton has a Bachelor of Science in both Nursing and Microbiology with past work experience in biomedical research She has been a school nurse for the past 15 years has held offices at the state and local level of school nurse boards and served on the Children s School Nurse Advisory Committee Nurse Morton meets regularly and receives health updates from local and state health departments and other private and parochial school s nurses to ensure best practices at POPCS STAFF TEACHER TRAINING POPCS staff and teachers are receiving training for classroom safety protocols as it relates to COVID 19

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LEARNING SUCCESS TECHNOLOGY DIGITAL PLATFORMS POPCS has invested in additional teacher and student technologies for this upcoming school year SWIVL Swivl is the only complete video review and collaboration solution for schools Swivl captures video data and can be uploaded for convenient future viewing ZOOM Video based classroom SWIVL ZOOM POPCS has allocated additional resources to link ZOOM and Swivl to allow real time streaming and cloud storage for review allowing for real time and increased individual learning SEESAW Primary Learning Platform for PS Grade 5 CANVAS A new learning platform for use in the Middle and Upper School replacing Edmodo The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build a digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution Canvas simplifies teaching elevates learning and eliminates the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies POPCS allocated resources to fully update and equip the faculty with laptop computers Swivl cameras and iPads POPCS APP Coming soon to the Apple App Store and Google Play this will be the one stop hub of information for POPCS The new app will have everything from your student s grades to essential school announcements schedules lunch menus and more STAFF AND TEACHER TRAINING POPCS staff and teachers will continue professional development and training for online learning to enhance the student experience incorporate best practices and fully incorporate the available and emerging technology programs and platforms Faculty and staff training will also include additional health and safety best practices PLEASE NOTE Should Distance Learning become a state mandate to keep students and faculty safe we will shift to online learning using previous experiences existing and new technologies to ensure our program is strong and robust