The leadership team of PDS has remobilized into planning teams.
The teams, listed below, meet weekly and have a total membership of over 30 people split into 6 teams.
The chair of each team will report to the Leadership Team each week during June.
Generate plans for the non-academic programming of the school including lunch, aftercare, summer programming, athletics, and After-School Adventures based on several scenarios.
Each planning team has a specific charge and a list of key questions that must be answered. All of the teams are looking at several different scenarios for the start of the school year. Each scenario has the safety of our boys and employees at the top of mind. Listed below are a few of the scenarios that we are considering. We are creating a variety of models to be prepared for numerous situations, and we will deploy the right model to fit the situation we find ourselves in at that moment.
The government and public health authorities will continue to provide both suggestions and mandates that may change our best planning at any point.
Based on current input from governmental agencies, we plan on being able to provide continuous education onsite for our YK-JK students to accommodate our families. The details of this plan will be developed throughout June.
Begin school in the fall and work with families who are unable to be on campus. Plan for online learning as needed.
This option has many moving parts and teams are considering a long list of potential options. We will look closely at classroom size, large group meetings, movement around the school, lunch, creative daily and weekly scheduling, protective gear, and much more.
Continue providing remote learning. New protocols and procedures will be developed over the summer to support potential distance learning. Teacher professional development will continue over the summer to be ready for any scenario that requires distance learning.
Even if our SK-6 grade program is mandated to move online, we plan to offer in-person education for YK-JK.
Enrichment Camps are now limited to nine registrants, so that we can limit to groups of ten, including a faculty director. We will work with Camp PDS, Crusader Care, and Sports Camps to create groups of no more than ten. This grouping will stay together for the week.
If a camp has already reached the nine registrant limit, you may join the waitlist, and we will be in touch if a spot opens up.
There is a possibility for some online options to replace and/or supplement in-person camps for the remainder of the summer. If we are unable to have in-person camps, we will fully refund registrants, including the $50 cancellation fee.
We will be in touch with a summer update by June 5.
The leadership of PDS is ready to help and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us for help in addressing your questions.
Our goal is to have a solid plan for the start of the school year and communicate the plan to you mid-summer. Thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented time.
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.