Eblast for March 18, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA

COVID-19 & Online Learning Updates (& more!)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates:

School is closed until at least 4/15.

General Information about public school status and preparedness in regard to COVID-19 is  here .
In addition, make sure you are following Miami-Dade County Public School’s social media (see below) for announcements and listening to Connect-Ed phone calls when they are made. Palmetto High PTSA will also continue to give updates as we receive them. 

Miami-Dade Public Schools on Twitter: @MDCPS
Miami-Dade Public Schools on Instagram: miamischools

Here are some other COVID-19 resources:
ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES:
Students should have started their online learning this week. Each teacher is handling it differently. A master list of teachers, their emails, and the protocol they are using can be found here .
Teacher email addresses can also be found here .
Distance Learning FAQ:
Comcast Internet Offer:
FREE Breakfast and Lunch for Children at ANY Miami-Dade County Public School:
Miami-Dade COVID-19 Drive Through Testing Site:
The first drive through testing site is open. For more information read here .
Testing Updates:
Please be aware that many upcoming tests are being canceled. Stay informed:
Message from Mr. Nerenberg:

I can answer any questions about college applications for next year or if any one has an issue with admissions for next year - I am available via email. If they need to talk I will be available on an as needed basis. I am still in contact with the colleges more than ever. Stay in contact on Edmodo (codes below), and on Facebook under Scholarships for Parents at Palmetto. 
Stay well..
warmest regards, 
Harry Nerenberg College Counselor
Miami Palmetto Senior High
hnerenberg@dadeschools.net
palmettoguidance@dadeschools.net
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Spammers Alert!!
WARNING! Spammers are already at it. Please know that PTSA will NEVER contact you and ask for money or gift cards. In this case, they are now asking for money for COVID-19 support for people in need. WE WILL NEVER ASK THIS. Don't fall for it!
PINECREST VILLAGE COVID-19 UPDATES (03.17.20):
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Village Hall and the Building & Planning Department are transitioning to web and phone-based operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call **305.234.2121** for more information.
The public is not permitted in the building except for Police Department matters. For assistance, please press the intercom button on the left of the door or call **305.234.2100**. We are committed to providing excellent service while keeping our community safe.
The Village is adhering to all measures implemented by Miami-Dade County. All businesses that are not exempt are required to close at 11 p.m. Food service establishments that remain open will only provide take-out, delivery, and drive-thru services. Bars and nightclubs will be closed for the next 30 days.
We are doing everything on our end to increase public safety, but ask that individuals follow [CDC guidelines](https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) and act responsibly.
This is new for all of us. Let’s be safe, and let’s be kind.
Contact Information:
manager@pinecrest-fl.gov
305.234.2121
http://www.pinecrest-fl.gov

POLICE DEPARTMENT
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The Department continues to operate as usual with extra safety protocols in place.
The 911 Center implemented a new dispatch protocol provided by Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue that asks additional questions to assess a caller’s health. This information is then communicated to the responding officer for additional safety. Officers have respirator masks and individual bottles of hand sanitizer - in addition to their regular gear that includes gloves.
This is new for all of us. Let’s be safe, and let’s be kind.
Contact:
police@pinecrest-fl.gov
305.234.2100
http://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/police

BUILDING AND PLANNING
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There is a moratorium on new construction projects until March 29. The Building and Planning office is closed to the public for the safety of our community. We will continue to process permits via a drop-off and pick-up system located outside of the Municipal Center. All payments must be made online. Please call **305.234.2121** for additional information.
This is new for all of us. Let’s be safe, and let’s be kind.
Contact Information: building@pinecrest-fl.gov
305.234.2121
http://www.pinerest-fl.gov/bpd

PARKS & RECREATION
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The Pinecrest Community Center and gym are closed until further notice. All memberships will be extended based on the duration of the closure. Member updates will be provided via Community Pass. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date, specifically your email address, and that your notifications are on. For the latest information related to Parks and Recreation visit http://www.pinecrestcommunitycenter.com
All classes, programs, league play and organized sports are cancelled.
Elia Pinecrest- https://eliapinecrest.com/ is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for curbside pick-up and delivery. The entrance for the restaurant is located by the playground. Please call **305.639.8286** for more information.
All parks are open regular hours with access to bathrooms.

Coral Pine Park- https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/coral-pine
Daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Evelyn Greer Park- https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/evelyn-greer
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Flagler Grove Park - https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/flagler-grove
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Suniland Park- https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/suniland
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Veterans Wayside Park- https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/veterans-wayside
Daily, Sunrise to Sunset

Village Green- https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/village-green
Daily, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Red Road Linear Park- https://www.pinecrest-fl.gov/government/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/red-road-linear
Open Daily
We encourage you to continue to practice good hygiene, and to be kind.
Contact Information:
parks@pinecrest-fl.gov
305.284.0900
www.pinecrestcommunitycenter.com

PINECREST GARDENS
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All Banyan Bowl events are cancelled. The Bigger Bunny Invasion event is cancelled. The Farmers Market is cancelled. For the latest information related to Pinecrest Gardens visit http://www.pinecrestgardens.org/covid19
Cypress Hall is closed until further notice.
The park is open regular hours.
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This is new for all of us. Let’s be safe, and let’s be kind.
Contact Information:
gardens@pinecrest-fl.gov
305.669.6990
http://www.pinecrestgardens.org/covid19
Upcoming Events - ALL EVENTS DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
March 23-27: No Online Learning (Spring Break)
April 1: PTSA Nominating Committee's 2020-21 Proposed Slate Announced
April 23: General PTSA Mtg & Elections - 6:30 PM - Palmetto High School
April 24: Prom
April 30: Last Day to Purchase a Yearbook Online
May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
2020 Census Info (yes, it’s mandatory and important to participate):
You might have received a letter from the Census Bureau this week with instructions as to how to complete the census online. It is mandatory for every household to complete it. More information below.
Yearbook News:
ATTENTION PANTHER FAMILY! THERE ARE LESS THAN 100 YEARBOOKS LEFT FOR SALE!
ORDER YOURS TODAY FOR $65 BEFORE THEY ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT.
THE FINAL DATE TO PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK ONLINE IS APRIL 30TH, 2020.
THE SALE OF YEARBOOKS ON DISTRIBUTION DAY IS NOT GUARANTEED AND ADDITIONAL YEARBOOKS WILL NOT BE ORDERED.
 
Click here (link to https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=15248 ) to purchase yours today!
 
Cordially,
The Palm Echo Staff
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