First Philadelphia Prep, Tacony Academy reopen Monday

A Tacony Academy Charter School kindergarten student returned to school Monday.
First Philadelphia Prep kindergarten students returned to the classroom Monday.

American Paradigm Schools on Monday began the phased reopening of First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, 4300 Tacony St., and Tacony Academy Charter School, 1330 Rhawn St.

The phased reopening will begin with one or two grades per school. Broken up into cohorts, one group of students will report in person to their respective school on Mondays and Tuesdays, while the other group will report on Thursdays and Fridays. All students will learn remotely on Wednesdays.

Masks are required for all students, teachers and staff. Desk and office barriers, sanitizing stations, social distancing signage supporting traffic flow and quarantine rooms have been implemented in the schools.

Both schools have bottle filling stations, touchless air hand dryers and touchless faucets. Safety protocols are Clorox Total 360 cleaning system, AtmosAi purification, air balancing, thermal temperature scanners, desk and office barriers, quarantine room, hand sanitizing stations, PPE and social distancing signage. ••