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Purpose Built Schools of Atlanta provides resources for families facing eviction

The Center for Disease Control’s moratorium, which prevented evictions for tenants who cannot pay rent due to the impact of COVID-19, is no longer being enforced due to recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court. This means tenants can now be evicted by their landlord if they cannot pay rent, regardless of the impact by COVID-19. Purpose Built Schools provides resources for families who may be facing eviction under the current circumstances.

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A Year of Silver Linings: What We Learned About Education During the Pandemic

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.

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Health and Safety Plans for In-Person Learning

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 →

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In-person School Re-Opening Plan

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases throughout Atlanta at this time, Purpose Built Schools has decided to postpone a return to in-person school until March 15, the beginning of the fourth quarter.

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COR Brings Courage–And Essential Resources–to Carver STEAM Students During COVID-19

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.

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Health Tips for Preventing COVID-19

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.

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