PCHS PARENT eNews

May 25, 2018

Information About Netflix Show, 13 Reasons Why


In an effort to inform and partner with parents, we wanted to share some resources regarding the upcoming Netflix release of "13 Reasons Why," Season 2. Season 1 chronicled the death by suicide of a high school student who left behind 13 audiotapes for people she blamed for her action. Season 2 will be released today, May 18, picking up the story as the community tries to deal with the emotional and legal fallout from the suicide. The first series was very popular, and we want you to be prepared to assist your child in processing the show's content should they be watching it or ask questions.


Actions to Consider:

  • Watch the series yourself so you are aware of the content and the issues addressed in the series. Be aware, this may not be the best choice for everyone, content is graphic and can be stress inducing.
  • Discuss the issues related to the series. Visit this link to talking points regarding the series.
  • Encourage individuals to tell someone if they or someone they know is having a hard time or considering suicide. It is a myth that talking about suicide leads to suicide. Help is available.
  • Familiarize yourself with resources in our community to support individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide. A great parent resource for talking with your child can be found here: http://www.sptsusa.org/parents/talking-to-your-kid-about-suicide/

For more information on suicide prevention and about the resources available in Platte County, go to https://encouragehopeandhelp.com/


Suicide is NEVER the answer; getting help IS the answer. Prevention, Awareness, and Support is available at Suicide.org or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8225.


In addition to using these tips to talk to your child, all Platte County R-3 schools have counselors and school social workers who are available to help your child. Please contact your school if you have concerns about your student and need additional resources.

Lunch Balances and Fees

IF YOU STILL OWE LUNCH MONEY - SECRETARIES WILL BE IN THE OFFICE UNTIL JUNE 5th IF YOU NEED TO DROP OFF LUNCH MONEY.


This will definitely help you out at registration in the fall, and bookkeeping will be able to clean up the books for end-of-the-year accounting.


Thank you very much!

2018-2019 Parking Information

Parents,

Please complete the parking request form at 2018-2019 PCHS Parking Form to request parking for your student at Platte County High School for the next school year.


After completion of the form, you will need to scan and send a copy of your valid insurance and your student's valid drivers license to pchsparking@platteco.k12.mo.us

Please put your student's name in the subject line when submitting valid drivers license and insurance.


Applications/request will not be considered complete until all materials are submitted.


All forms submitted acknowledges that you have read the parking form document and agree to the regulations and consequences stated. It also acknowledges that your student and you understand that any violation of the rules and regulations will result in the suspension and/or revocation of driving privileges on school property..


If you have any questions Please contact Bobbie Deeney at 816-858-2822 ext. 1207

HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER!!

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Bullying and Safety Concerns

Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.


You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.


Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.


Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to learn!


Click the link below to submit a tip or concern.


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Platte County High School

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