What will high school look like for me?

  • Buses

    This year students will be riding buses with reduced capacity.

    • Students will be required to wear a face covering on the bus at all times.
    • Prior to leaving home daily, it is highly recommended that your child’s temperature be taken. Students with a temperature equal to or higher than 100°F degrees should not report to school.
    • Students will be required to sit one student per seat.
    • Siblings or those that live in the same household are allowed to sit together.
    • Bus arrival will be approximately 7:10 am.
    • At dismissal your bus will be at the same location as it was for arrival. Any student who arrived and entered from the Main Entrance must exit the building from the Main Entrance. Students who arrived at the South Entrance must exit the building from the South Entrance. There is no walking around from one location to the other.

    Arrival to the Building

    Once students arrive at the high school, procedures will look different from last year.

    • Students will be dismissed from buses at staggered times to promote social distancing.
    • Face coverings must be worn.
    • Students will have their temperature checked upon entering the building.
    • Students who are fever/symptom free will be admitted and cleared to attend school.
    • Students who show symptoms or have a fever equal to or higher than 100°F will be sent directly to the isolation rooms whereby a nurse will assess the situation.
    • Isolations rooms have been set-up to separate students should a nurse suspect a student of having COVID-19. Parents/guardians will be contacted for student pick up. Please be sure to review and update all contact information including emergency contacts in the parent portal.

    Once students have been cleared to enter the building things may look and feel a little different from when they left.  Don’t worry, all of these changes have been put in place for their safety.

    • Students will not be issued a locker. Locker usage is not permitted.  Students will be required to carry his/her back-pack to each class and keep on the back of his/her seat or directly under their desk.
    • Students must report directly to his/her Period 1 class.
    • When traveling the hallways, face coverings must be worn.
    • Students will be traveling from class to class and should follow social distancing. There is no congregating in the hallways.
    • When walking in the hall (at arrival, in-between classes, during class, and/or at dismissal) all students should stay to the right side of the hallway to create some distance in the middle of the hallway from students who are travelling in the opposite direction.

    Face Coverings

    The District is requiring students to wear face coverings throughout the school day even when 6-foot social distancing is maintained. 

    • Students will be receiving scheduled face covering breaks during the school day.
    • Breaks will be scheduled at the start of periods 2, 4 and 6.
    • If you require an additional break based on how you are feeling, students should speak to his/her teachers.
    • Failure to adhere to face covering protocols will result in disciplinary actions.


    Food Kiosks will be available to students at arrival from the Main, North, or South Entrances at the following locations:

    • Main Lobby Area
    • Gym Lobby Area
    • South Entrance stairway landing Area

    Please note there will not be any breakfast served in the student cafeteria prior to school. All Academy students who wish to purchase or receive breakfast prior to leaving for their Academy site must do so from the three locations above.


    This year, students will not be eating lunch this year in the cafeteria. Students will be utilizing a Grab and Go system.  Students will be able to use the kiosks stationed around the building and the Grab & Go stations in the cafeteria to purchase food. 

    • Students will have 20 minutes for Grab and Go. Students will be eating lunch in class.
    • Students can purchase or receive a Grab and Go lunch conveniently from several locations throughout the building between periods 2 & 3 and 3 & 4. Those locations are:
      • Student Cafeteria (four service areas all with the same selections)
      • Main Lobby Area
      • Both 2nd Floor crossover hallways
    • Students with last names A-K will be assigned Grab and Go after period 2.
    • Students with last names L-Z will be assigned Grab and Go after period 3.
    • Academy students will arrive at approximately 10:45AM from their offsite locations and will immediately report to the student cafeteria to purchase or receive their Grab and Go lunch if they choose.
    • Food Kiosks for various food items and snacks will also be available at both 2nd Floor crossover hallways in between periods 5 & 6.
    • Face coverings may be removed when eating.
    • Students when not assigned to a specific Grab and Go based on their alpha last name will use the 20 minutes as a means to prepare for the next period class, work on homework, read, take a break, etc.

    In-Person Instruction

    All students have received their schedule.  Although you have a 9-period day on your schedule, when the District is following a Hybrid model, all students will only be attending periods 1-6 when in school.  Classes will run longer than last year (55 minutes).  The schedule is below.


    • Students will receive in-person instruction two days per week. Monday/Tuesday for Cohort 1 or Thursday/Friday for Cohort 2.
    • The A-day, B-day pattern will be different.
      • Cohort 1: A-Day will be Monday, B-Day will be Tuesday
      • Cohort 2: A-Day will be Thursday, B-day will be Friday
    • Students will be assigned a seat in each classroom. Students are not able to sit in any other desk except the one assigned to them. It is important that the District have accurate records of where students si  This information is necessary for contact tracing should there be a situation that a student and/or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. 
    • In addition to the course work you receive from your teachers in period 1-6, additional work from these classes will be assigned on Schoology when home.
    • All student schedules with rooms and teacher names will be accessible via the Parent Portal prior to September 9.

    Remote Learning

    When students are home they will receive a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

    Synchronous learning is when classes occur on set schedules and time frames. Students and teachers are online at the same time in synchronous classes. All students must be online at that exact time in order to participate in the class.
    Examples: Video conferencing, live chat, live streamed videos

    Asynchronous learning lets students complete their work on their own time. Students are given a specific timeframe and a clear deadline for the submission of assignments.
    Examples: Email, screencasts, Flipgrid, videos, blog posts/comments

    • For Cohort 1, Remote Learning will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
    • For Cohort 2, Remote Learning will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
    • Classroom instruction for periods 7-9 will be delivered during Remote Learning only. Remote Learning will include a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.
    • Students will be required to log-in every Wednesday for all classes scheduled during periods 7-9. These are LIVE classes (synchronous) and students must attend the LIVE session to be marked “present.”
    • The schedule for Live instruction on Wednesday is listed below:

    hs live

    • In addition to the Wednesday LIVE instruction above, students will have the ability to meet with teachers for small group instruction for periods 7, 8 and 9. Small group times will be posted by classroom teachers.  This is available on the other Remote Learning days.
    • Students will receive asynchronous instruction for periods 1-6 classes when on Remote Learning. All assignments must be completed in the time lines established by individual classroom teachers.


    Extra-help will be scheduled differently from prior years.  When the District is following a Hybrid model, Extra-Help will take place only on Wednesday for 1-hour.  The schedule is listed below.

    • Extra-Help will be Live sessions with teachers using the Schoology platform.
    • Students requiring any assistance from guidance counselors, school social workers or school psychologists can reach out using his/her school email to schedule an appointment.

    extra help hs

    Teacher Office Hours

    All teachers will be offering Office Hours on Wednesday.  Teachers will hold office hours from 7:30 am – 8:00 am or from 3:12 pm to 3:42 pm.  Teachers will post Office Hours on his/her Schoology page.  Students are encouraged to use Office Hours if they need to meet with their teacher(s) to discuss any concerns.


    Students who took a bus to school, should exit the building using the same entrance they used to arrive (Main Entrance or South Entrance).

    Where do I go for Tech Support?

    Any student who is experiencing issues with a district device or is having difficulty logging into Schoology, should contact tech support via email:  studenttechhelp@pmschools.org

    cohort 1 and cohort 2


    You are a high school student in Cohort 1.  Since you are in Cohort I, in-person instruction will be Monday and Tuesday and Remote Learning will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    ex 1

    Example #2

    You are a high school student in Cohort 2.  Since you are in Cohort I, in-person instruction will be Thursday and Friday and Remote Learning will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.