Fall 2021 Return to School Information
UPDATE AS OF JULY 27, 2021
At the July 26th Board of Education meeting, Peoria Public Schools announced that the district will be adopting a universal masking protocol to start the school year. Peoria Public Schools has worked closely with the Peoria City/County Health Department, throughout the pandemic and continued to collaborate in preparation for the upcoming school year.
PPS believes that masking and physical distancing in our schools are key prevention strategies, particularly as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise locally. COVID-19 testing with our partners at Reditus Labs, contact tracing after positive cases and thorough cleaning procedures will also remain a stalwart part of our COVID-19 mitigation efforts.Please review the COVID-19 Return to School plan for Fall of 2021 here.Students in K-4 grade levels will also take part in periodic COVID-19 testing as part of our multi-layered mitigation approach to the pandemic.
If you do not want your child to take part in the periodic COVID-19 testing, please contact your school office to notify them of your plans to opt out your student from periodic testing.The Peoria City/County Health Department is administering COVID-19 vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Its website also has rolling updates on upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the community, which can be found here.The Peoria Civic Center is also offering COVID-19 vaccines at its mass testing site every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Finally, our in-school health clinics operated by UnityPoint Health are offering COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesdays by appointment. These clinics are located within Trewyn K-8, Peoria High School and Manual High School.