School Reopening FAQs

Updated: July 9, 2021

WILL SCHOOL BE IN-PERSON FOR FALL 2021?

In agreement with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Pullman Christian School will be fully in-person for the 2021-22 school year. In-person classes will be held during normal school hours five days each week. 

ARE FACE MASKS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS?

Yes, this is current state law for Washington schools. As a Washington State approved private school, Pullman Christian School is following the state guidelines for masks. Students, teachers, staff members, and all visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings while in the school building. Face shields are an available accommodation for students as an alternative in the classroom. Teachers are allowed to wear a face shield rather than a face mask if deemed necessary for effective instruction.

WHAT IS PCS DOING TO PROVIDE FOR STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY?

Pullman Christian School is following the state and county Department of Health and L & I guidelines for schools. Classrooms and common areas, especially high touch surfaces, are sanitized often, thoroughly, and regularly. Classroom configurations have been reset to allow for 6 feet of distancing between desks. Students, faculty, and staff members are wearing face masks. Homeroom classes primarily remain together throughout the day to limit exposure. The school-day schedule has been adjusted to decrease crowding in the hallways, restrooms, lunchroom, and common areas. 

WILL STUDENTS HAVE TO PASS A HEALTH SCREENING EACH DAY?

Last school year, students were screened by a parent before arriving at school each day. Parents submitted an online or paper attestation form each day to verify that their child was healthy and without any symptoms of illness, including taking their child’s temperature at home. No new guidance has yet been issued for the upcoming school year.

IF MY CHILD IS UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL DUE TO COVID SYMPTOMS OR COVID EXPOSURE, HOW WILL THIS AFFECT LEARNING?

If a student is excluded from school for health reasons, the school office and his/her teacher will be in close communication to help the student maintain progress. If the student is well enough to engage in learning, the teacher will work to deliver instruction and assignments to the student. 

WILL SPORTS BE OFFERED FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR?

Yes, we will offer all of our regular sports programs. Additional guidelines will be forthcoming regarding mask and social distancing requirements for athletics.