Back to School 2020 Resources

  • A page with back to school information and resources. This page will continue to have information added as we increase resources.  

    Revised start and end time for PRHS:  8:10 am - 3:05 pm

    • Students may enter the building at 7:40 am

    First Week of School is the week of Monday 8/17/20

    • ALL students start school on Monday 8/17/20.  The first day that you attend physically is listed below.  Plan B students are expected to follow their normal daily school schedule while working from home Monday- Thursday.  Friday is a remote learning day for all Plan B students. 
      • Monday in school - A-D
      • Tuesday in school - E-K
      • Wednesday in school- L-Q
      • Thursday in school- R-Z
    • PR Virtual Academy students should see the description below under "Porter Ridge High Instruction Fall 2020".  It is an expectation that PR Virtual Academy students are working online Monday-Friday and spending @90minutes on each course. 

    PR Schedule Information - Schedules released 8/7/2020   <--click for document

    PR Virtual Academy Course Information  <--click for video

    Canvas Readiness Parent Checklist  (Lista de verificación de preparación de los padres para Canvas) <--click for document

    • What is a Parent Observer?
    • How do you get an Observer account?
    • How do you navigate Canvas?
    • How can you get the Canvas Parent App?

    Technology Help Desk Ticket Information  <--click for link-->  Student Apps Locker

    What Live/Remote Learning at PRHS Looks Like  <--click for video

    • This video shows what live instruction might look like for a Plan B student when they are physically in the classroom and when they are participating from home. 

    PRHS Microsoft Teams Intro for Students and Parents  <--click for video

    • Microsoft Teams is the virtual meeting platform that Teachers will be using to:
      • Connect with Students who are learning remotely that day
      • Allow collaboration between in-class students and between in-class and remote students while maintaining social distancing.  Teachers can accomplish this by using 'channels' in the Microsoft Teams environment. 
      • Connects both in-class and remote students with the teacher to use the Chat Box feature to send messages/questions to the teacher during the lesson.
      • Connects Students and Teachers when class is over by allowing the student and teacher to communicate using a Chat Feature that is separate from the virtual meeting itself. 
      • Allows teachers to use the camera feature to assess student work and to provide immediate feedback even when students are not in the physical classroom.
      • Conferences for individual/small groups of students for purposes of feedback and tutoring.

    General Screening Process for Students and Staff  <--click for video

    • Staff are screened as they enter the building each morning.
    • Students are screened as they enter the building each morning.  Multiple screening stations are available at each transportation entrance (bus, car-rider, student-driver).
    • Screenings include NC Public Health Toolkit screening questions and temperature check using touchless thermometer.
    • Cloth face coverings (set of 5) will be offered to each student on their first day to school as they enter the school.

    Social Distancing and Health Procedures  

    • Daily Screenings
    • "Wear Wait Wash" will be emphasized throughout the school with signage, verbal reminders from teachers, and availability of soap and hand sanitizer in all classrooms.  Cleaner in all classrooms for between-class sanitizing.  Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces by reallocating custodial staff to work during hours students are in school. 
    • Full time Nurse with two separate Health Rooms, allowing the Health Room to remain a healthy environment.
    • Breakfast will be grab and go and students will proceed directly to their first period class after being screened and picking up breakfast if they choose to do so. 
    • Lunch process will be socially distanced by separating class arrivals to limit number of students in line, with social distancing.  Classes will stop at the restroom for handwashing prior to lunch.  Students will eat socially distanced (with a mask break) but in a set up that still allows students to socialize with peers during lunch.
    • Students are required to wear face coverings (cloth is appropriate) when they ride the bus, arrive on campus, and are in the school building.  Staff are required to wear face coverings.  Signage and verbal reminders will be present to support students in maintaining social distancing.  Supervised class transitions will occur and use of one-way hallways in narrow parts of building, round-abouts, and split hallways in others, along with a transition time of only 5 minutes will decrease exposure.  

    Porter Ridge High School Instruction Fall 2020  <--click for document

    • Please read the above informational letter to parents that went out in July 2020 to provide an overview of Instruction and the differences between Plan B and Plan D.  
    • Students in Plan B (attending school and participating from home in live instruction M-Th). Each student will be assigned one day to come to school, but all students will be required to be ‘in class’ during the class period Monday through Thursday whether they are in school or at home that day. This day of face to face instruction for our students is crucial to their success.  Fostering a relationship with their teacher has always been an important part of high school.  Friday is a ‘remote’ day for all students where there will not be live instruction, in general, but students will be assigned required activities to do.  Monday through Thursday PR Teachers will be teaching all students, both those physically in their classroom that day and those students at home. Students can expect live instruction Monday through Thursday.  This will entail a virtual meeting each day with a mixture of direct instruction, guided practice, collaborative activities, and independent work..... See the rest of this description by opening the letter linked above.

    • Students in PR Virtual Academy (also known as Plan D).   According to UCPS guidelines this option will provide courses that meet graduation requirements and a baseline of electives.  We will do our best to provide your students with PRHS Teachers for their virtual classes. Where possible we will offer truly virtual classes that are more flexible in when work is completed during the day.  This would be similar to a UCVirtual or NCVPS course if your child has taken those before.  PRHS teachers will add more live instruction than those classes have had in the past.  This semester, in order to get students the courses they already requested, we will be using a combination of ‘virtual’ courses where there is flexibility in the student’s individual daily schedule and ‘remote’ courses where students are expected to follow the actual school daily schedule due to the heavy use of live instruction....  See the rest of this description by opening the letter linked above.   Note - virtual applications were due in late July and most classes are full.  Students applying for this semester (Fall 2020) from this point forward will have a schedule with all 'remote' courses where they must follow the actual school daily schedule.