Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/24/2021 - 7:00 PM
Category: Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Type: Info
Subject: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for ACPS Performing Arts Programs
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Policy: IIA - Instructional Materials
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
Board Memo_092321_PPE for ACPS Performing Arts Programs.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: Alexandria City High School (ACHS) has purchased PPE for its performing arts programs, which is being actively implemented in the curriculum. Additional PPE is being purchased for all other performing arts programs with priority to Francis C. Hammond Middle School, George Washington Middle School, and grades 6-8 at Jefferson Houston PreK-8 IB School and Patrick Henry K-8 School, as well as further needs of ACHS. PPE for elementary performing arts programs will also be purchased and distributed once there is more guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD). The tentative date to receive the PPE is October 15, 2021.
Background: The ACPS Fine Arts Program is offering in-person instruction that adheres to CDC and AHD guidelines. As such, staff and students are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and use PPE for musical instruments, to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information within this brief.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Gerald R. Mann, Jr. - Executive Director of Instructional Support
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent