After prolonged closure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, both students and staff will require support to assist them in transitioning back to school and work. PGCPS will identify and enhance supports focused on social-emotional learning both in-person and through distance
learning. During the pre-service week, from August 20-28, 2020, all staff will participate in a series of professional development sessions on social-emotional learning and mental health supports that will assist them with reopening and provide strategies for supporting their students, whether returning with a hybrid or distance learning structure. Additionally, all PGCPS employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers face-to-face and virtual counseling.
Social-Emotional programming will focus on the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) five competence domains, which include: