Parker 7-22

Covid-19 Updates and Information

Francis Parker School's campuses will be closed in response to COVID-19 beginning Friday, March 13, 2020. Read the official announcement using the button below, including plans for digital instruction beginning on March 25.

FAQ

Click here to access the School's FAQ document. Updated regularly, this document contains answers to questions from Parker parents and students.

Medical Health Support Services

As students resume their course instruction remotely with Parker Online, the School will continue to provide student support services. In regard to medical health support, Nurse Maggie West will be available to speak with students and parents during regular school hours (Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm). Nurse Maggie can be reached via email at mwest@francisparker.org or via cell phone at 619-717-0235. 

Your primary healthcare provider should always be the expert medical advisor for you and your family. However, Parker’s credentialed registered school nurse, Maggie West, is available to speak with parents and teachers to provide resources and consultation for health questions and concerns, especially as they relate to your student’s health and school. Additionally, if your student is sick during this time of online learning would you please contact your division secretary via email and let her know what your child is sick with including what symptoms your student is experiencing. This would be helpful in tracking illnesses in our community. Nurse Maggie will most likely contact you to see how your student is feeling. 

This is a challenging time. Protect yourself, and your family by:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth 
  • Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or using a disposable tissue and then washing your hands afterward
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Following guidance from public health officials

Finally, if you have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) such as fever, cough or shortness of breath please call your healthcare provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken prior to your office visit.

Parker Communications & Updates

Stay Safe...Wash Your Hands!

  • We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to practice good hygiene, including: 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If you are sick, stay home and keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then wash your hands.
    • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Postponed or Canceled Events

All buildings and outdoor facilities on Parker's Mission Hills and Linda Vista Campuses are closed.

  • During the closure and until an official reopening of our Campuses: 
    • all academic, athletic, and co-curricular activities, rehearsals, meetings, practices, competitions, etc., are canceled or postponed; 
    • all other events previously scheduled on our Campuses are canceled, postponed, or moved to a virtual platform; 
    • all non-essential, school-related travel is canceled (i.e., interim week, field trips, music festivals, etc.); and 
    • all faculty and staff, students, parents, grandparents, alumni, and guests must refrain from coming to either Campus.

Effective immediately, Parker is canceling or postponing all school-organized gatherings and activities through Sunday, April 26. These events include:

  • Academic Clubs
  • Athletic Practices And Competitions
  • Field Trips
  • Visual And Performing Arts Practices And Performances
  • Before- And After-School Activities
  • Day Camps
  • Meetings
  • Special Events 

Upcoming events that have been canceled or postponed:

  • 03/16 to 03/20: Upper School Interim Week
  • 03/17: Emergency Procedures Parent Meeting
  • 03/17: College Counseling Parent Interim Workshop
  • 03/18: College Counseling USD Parent Tour
  • 03/19: Rose Schindler Presentation
  • 03/19: Gala Committee Meeting
  • 03/19: PA D.A.D.S. - March Madness
  • 03/20: Grade 10 Parent Pop-In
  • 03/24: PA Book Discussion
  • 03/26: SK Open House
  • 03/27: Grade 7 and 8 Dance
  • 03/27: Grade 4 Parent Mixer
  • 03/30: PA ParkerCares Speaker Event
  • 04/03: Grade 11 Parent Mixer
  • 04/03: Grade 5 Parent Mixer
  • 04/03 to 04/05: MS/US Used Uniform Sale
  • 04/04: Grade 6 Parent Mixer
  • 04/04: Grade 8 Parent Mixer
  • 04/09: Gala Committee Meeting
  • 04/23: Parker Networking
  • 04/25: Grade 9 Parent Mixer
  • 04/25: Grade 12 Parent Mixer
  • 04/25: US Prom 
  • 04/26: First Gen Latinx Graduation 
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