An adage I heard once taught me that there are two types of people. One looks out at a barren, desolate terrain and feels despair and hopelessness. The other looks out at that same landscape and sees endless opportunities and possibilities. The former generally makes excuses about what “could have been,” and how they are cursed by bad luck, while the latter works to create a new reality.
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta has developed a comprehensive plan to safely reopen school buildings and host students onsite for in-person learning. We have spent the first three quarters of the school year preparing our buildings and facilities, purchasing protective equipment, and developing building procedures. We are confident in the precautions our schools are taking to … Continue Reading →
On Friday, October 16, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, Dr. Lisa Herring, announced that APS will delay its return to face-to-face instruction due to an unfavorable trend in COVID-19 cases in our community and in consultation with public health officials and healthcare experts. That means the District and all four Purpose Built Schools – Thomasville … Continue Reading →
Childhood is filled with milestones. First steps. First foods. And perhaps the most monumental of all: the first day of Kindergarten. But this year, in the midst of a global pandemic, four and five-year-olds across the country prepared for this life-changing experience to begin virtually.
A recent CDC study showed that providing children who have experienced trauma with supportive, nurturing relationships can help prevent the long lasting effects of childhood trauma. A large percentage of students in south Atlanta have experienced childhood trauma, so Purpose Built Schools partnered with COR, an organization that offers social-emotional support programming to trauma-impacted students marginalized by poverty and race-based educational inequities.
As we continue navigating these unforeseen circumstances with COVID-19, our school nurses are here to help even while schools are closed. Please call Nurse Eversley or Nurse Richie for medical advice during school hours.
Narrowing the digital divide– commonly defined as the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not– has never been more critical. Any technological equity gap can potentially worsen the inequality already plaguing many American schools. Therefore, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta is fully committed to ensuring that … Continue Reading →