As COVID-19 safety measures continue, we will update this web page regularly. Email will remain our primary means of communication with Phelps students and families. If our plans must change in light of new circumstances and guidance from health departments and governmental agencies, we will do all we can to keep our school community informed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All school campuses in Pennsylvania are closed through April 30. We will continue On-Lions Learning until we receive new directives from governmental authorities. We will notify school families regarding new plans as soon as possible.
Phelps uses the many resources available through Google (“G Suite for Education”), such as Hangouts Meet for video-conferencing and live classroom presentations and discussions. Phelps students have been familiar with Google Classroom, which most teachers use as the primary method of sharing and collecting assignments, as well as the Sycamore school-information system.
If you do not have a computer or stable internet access at home, please contact your faculty advisor or Mr. Jones, who will work with the IT director to explore options for you.
Please inform your faculty advisor or Mr. Jones about your dilemma. We will work on alternate solutions. A student’s grades will not be impacted by technology limitations outside of his control.
Google Hangouts Meet sessions can be recorded and archived for viewing later by students who cannot participate live. Students will be expected to complete assigned work. Teachers will be available for individual consultation sessions via phone or video conference. No student’s grades will be penalized as the result of his being in a different time zone.
We plan to resume afternoon sports and activities when students are back on campus. It is possible, however, that schools will be required to cancel interscholastic sports events for the remainder of the year. We will see. . . .
Visits to campus must be scheduled with the Dean of Students and must follow the Guidelines for Visiting Campus. Please email Mr. Lane as needed.
Guidelines for Visiting Campus
If any member of your household has flu-like symptoms – respiratory problems, persistent cough, or a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or greater:
Have the sick person tested promptly for influenza and other possible causes.
No one in the household should come to campus until 14 days after the patient has been fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
However, if testing rules out COVID-19, others in the household may come to campus. (The patient may come to campus when fever-free without medication for 24 hours.)
Communications from The Head of School about COVID-19
Tues., April 14 – Update on Distance Learning
Thurs., April 9 – PA campuses ordered closed for remainder of school year
Tues., April 5 – Update on Distance Learning at Phelps
Sun., March 22 – Ready for On-Lions Learning
Sun., March 15 – Update on Distance Learning Timeline
Wed., March 11 – Health Precautions – Return from Spring Break
Sat., Feb. 29 – COVID-19 Precautions and Planning
Tues., Jan. 28 – Phelps School Health Precautions
Calendar of Events*
Monday & Tuesday, March 23-24 — Faculty In-service, preparations for Distance Learning.
Wednesday, March 25 — Distance Learning began.
Thursday, April 9 – All school campuses in Pennsylvania are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
We press on with confidence in On-Lions Learning. Updates about end-of-the-year programs and graduation will be sent to parents soon.