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Virtual Learning

  • Welcome to Hybrid Learning!

    Dear Patrick Henry Families, welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Our second quarter will be a hybrid model of some in-person and some virtual teaching. Please see below for details about our new schedule. Thank you for your patience as we all learn this new system together. We miss you and hope you are staying healthy and safe!

    Virtual Students (PreK – 5th Grade):

    • School will begin at 8:00am and end at 2:12pm. There will be one hour of assignments given at 2:12 that students should complete after their teacher has logged off the call for the day.
    • You might have a new teacher for second quarter. 
    • Please be patient with your teacher as he/she gets the new students ready for the expectations of the class.
    • Check your Teams app early in the morning to see if you have been invited to a new team and to make sure you can access your new team meeting.
      • If you cannot find your meeting on Monday morning, please call the school at 314.231.7284.

    In-Person Students (PreK – 2nd Grade ONLY):

    • PK-2nd grade students who are signed up for in-person learning should arrive at school on Monday, October 19th between 7:45 and 8:00am, and the school day will end at 2:12pm.
      • All students will go through a health screening. Parents may NOT leave until their child has successfully passed the health screening.
      • PreK and Kindergarten students will enter through Door 3 and go directly to their classrooms.
      • 1st and 2nd grade students will enter through Door 2, pick up breakfast, and go directly to their classrooms. 
    • Students must wear a mask, bring their fully charged iPad, their iPad charger, a full water bottle, and books/supplies they have been using for learning.
    • Dismissal has changed, please see below for updates:
      • PreK students will be located on the O'Fallon side of the building outside of Door 3
      • Kindergarten-2nd grade students will be located near the playground outside of Door 3 on the 10th Street side of the building
      • The end of the day is now 2:12pm. All students must be picked up by 2:12pm.
      • Bus riders and students enrolled in afterschool care will be walked to their area by a staff member.
      • Walkers and pick-up students will be walked outside to the front of the school by their classroom teacher. Walkers will be released. Pick-up students will remain with their classroom teacher until the parent pulls/walks up and confirms with the teacher that they are there to pick up a specific child.
      • If you want to pick your child up for early dismissal, you must call the school when you are outside the building and a staff member will walk the child to you outside. No parents will be allowed in the school at any time. 

    In-Person Students (3rd-5th Grade ONLY):

    • 3rd-5th grade students who are signed up for in-person learning should arrive at school on Monday, October 26th between 7:45 and 8:00am. 
      • All students will go through a health screening. Parents may NOT leave until their child has successfully passed the health screening. 
      • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will enter through Door 1, pick up breakfast, and go directly to their classrooms.
    • Students must wear a mask, bring their fully charged iPad, their iPad charger, a full water bottle, and books/supplies they have been using for learning.
    • Dismissal has changed, please see below for updates:
      • PreK students will be located on the O'Fallon side of the building outside of Door 3
      • Kindergarten-2nd grade students will be located near the playground outside of Door 3 on the 10th Street side of the building
      • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be located near the playground outside of Door on the 10th Street side of the building
      • The end of the day is now 2:12pm. All students must be picked up by 2:12pm.
      • Bus riders and students enrolled in afterschool care will be walked to their area by a staff member
      • Walkers and pick-up students will be walked outside to the front of the school by their classroom teacher. Walkers will be released. Pick-up students will remain with their classroom teacher until the parent pulls/walks up and confirms with the teacher that they are there to pick up a specific child.
      • If you want to pick your child up for early dismissal, you must call the school when you are outside the building and a staff member will walk the child to you outside. No parents will be allowed in the school at any time. 

    IMPORTANT FOR ALL IN-PERSON LEARNERS:  Do NOT send your child to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, congestion/runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste/smell.  Check your child carefully each morning.  If a child is found with any of these symptoms while at school, they will be sent home and will not be able to return to in-person learning for 14 days or until they bring a clearance note from a doctor that provides an alternate diagnosis for their symptoms.  Always keep your child home if you are unsure.

     

    Please keep in mind that your child may have to return to virtual learning suddenly if any of the following occur:

    • He/she is not following the safety guidelines at school.  (Must return to virtual learning for the remainder of the quarter.)
    • He/she has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.  (Must return to virtual learning for 14 or more days.)
    • He/she exhibits symptoms while at school.  (Must return to virtual learning for 14 days or provide a doctor’s clearance to return to school.)

    Be sure to have a back-up plan in case this happens.

     

    For all tech support questions, reach out to Ms. Kelsey Jones. Ms. Jones can be reached by phone at 314-231-7284, or by email at kelsey.jones@slps.org. 

    For a copy of Dr. Rogers' training powerpoint for parents, click HERE.

    For an introduction to the iPad and Microsoft Teams, click HERE.

    For assistance accessing Microsoft Teams, please click HERE for tutorials.

    For the daily schedule by grade level, click HERE

     

    Stay Connected!

    Each week, Dr. Rogers publishes a blog to celebrate all of the fun things happening at Patrick Henry. That tradition will continue in the virtual world. Click below for updates from around the school, and stay connected with us! 

    October 23: https://www.smore.com/s9nv8

    October 16: https://www.smore.com/481fz

    October 9: https://www.smore.com/xfvj8

    October 2: https://www.smore.com/utpd6

    September 24: https://www.smore.com/t2vax 

    September 18: https://www.smore.com/fspqz

    September 11: https://www.smore.com/e3tu0

    September 4: https://www.smore.com/pk5a0

Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to Patrick Henry Principal's Corner

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    Welcome to Patrick Henry Downtown Academy!

    At Patrick Henry, we are determined to meet the needs of every child who walks through our doors. We have a dedicated staff that returns year after year to pursue our mission and vision. We have an invested family community that chooses St. Louis Public Schools and Patrick Henry every day, partnering with us in our mission and vision for their children. And we have a strong community of neighbors, businesses, and nonprofits that work together to provide for our students academically, socially, and emotionally. In short, we have an incredible village that comes together to serve our students daily.

    The 2020-2021 school year will begin with an entirely virtual first quarter. We are all learning through this process, but we are excited to take this journey with our families. In order to have a successful year, we must partner with our families, our neighbors, and our community organizations. Please join us in our mission to equip all students with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits necessary to be successful in college or the career of their choice. 

    Thank you for choosing St. Louis Public Schools, and welcome to Patrick Henry Downtown Academy!

    Dr. Deborah Rogers

    Principal

Mission and Vision

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    Our Mission: To equip all students with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits necessary to be successful in college or the career of their choice.

    Our Vision: Patrick Henry Downtown Academy is committed to developing world-class teachers who will inspire and instill a joy for learning in their students, while teaching perseverance and the determination needed to overcome adversity.  In addition, our students will have access to opportunities and experiences that they need to be successful in college or the career of their choice.


     

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