All posts by Bret Taber

Panther Pages, September 24, 2021

Happy Friday Park Hill Families:

As you may have seen from Principal Burdette’s email, we are seeing increasing cases of Covid in our school community.  These are the measures we are taking to help avoid exposures at school:

Extra building cleaning will occur

– ALL breakfast and lunch will take place outdoors. Students will not be permitted to eat breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria, barring a major rainstorm or significant inclement weather. Please dress your students in warm clothes in the mornings.

– We are moving to full masks for next week.  This means students and staff will wear masks indoors and outdoors. Students will be afforded an opportunity to take an outside mask break(s); however, this mask break will not include physical activity or close proximity to students. When students play at recess, etc, they will be required to wear their mask.

– We are postponing next Friday’s Movie Night and Direct Giving. We value our opportunity to connect as a community. However, we do not want to be the source of a super-spreader event.   We will of course welcome any donations you are still willing to make, and we appreciate that in advance.  We will look to reschedule the movie night down the road once things hopefully settle down.

Lastly, we ask that you as parents, guardians, and family members continue to do your part to keep everyone safe. We are making these changes at the school level to better protect our students and staff.  If there are changes you can make in your plans, please do so.  This could include: Masks at birthday parties or block parties, delaying that flight out of town, minimizing exposures at sports practices and games, and carry-out vs dining-in.  Just some thoughts.  Thank you in advance. Continue reading Panther Pages, September 24, 2021

Panther Pages, September 17, 2021

Happy Friday Park Hill Families:

Thank you all for another great week of school. I do want to inform you that we have had a total of five positive Covid cases. These cases have been spread out among students and staff, including a guest teacher and a DPS support partner. They have also spanned over all grades. Thankfully, these cases did not result in a mass quarantine for any class or grade. If your child was impacted or exposed, you would have received notification from me. As always, you can reach out to our office team with additional questions.

In light of this, I want to bring to your attention once again the importance of wearing our masks and wearing masks properly that also fit us properly.  When it comes to the question of quarantine or not, it often has to do with length of exposure as well as whether or not the parties were wearing their mask correctly. Please continue to remind your children about the importance of this, and send them with a mask that fits them properly. We do have extra kid size masks here at school. Also, if it is a reusable mask, I highly recommend washing it at least a few times each week.

Thank you!

Ken Burdette, Principal

Continue reading Panther Pages, September 17, 2021

Enrichment Reminder

Registration for Enrichments begins Friday, September 17th at 4pm.  Any parents or guardians who register prior to that time will have their fee refunded and may potentially need to re-register for the course at a later time if there are still openings.  Please help us to make this a fair process for each of our families and students.

Panther Pages, September 10, 2021

Happy Friday Park Hill Families:

I hope this email finds everyone doing well. Once again, thank you for supporting us through another good week. Despite the intense heat of the past few days, our students have truly persevered and are showing great spirit in all they do.

In particular, we would like to extend our appreciation to our parents and families who are taking all precautions when it comes to your child feeling ill or having possibly been exposed to someone with Covid.  It is through our parents and community that we will keep each other safe and keep our doors open.

If you are concerned that your child has been exposed to someone in your family or in their network who is Covid positive, please call the office immediately, or send an email to our administrative team. Thank you in advance for continuing to put our student safety first.

Ken Burdette, Principal

Continue reading Panther Pages, September 10, 2021