PHS Weekly Bulletin

Week of Nov. 23-30

Thanksgiving Break

School will not be in session Wednesday, Nov 25 through Monday, Nov 30. Students and staff will return on Tuesday, Dec. 1

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Winter Sports

KSHSAA has always had a winter moratorium, where teams were not allowed to practice and student-athletes were not allowed to use school facilities. Given the schedule, it was generally the two days before Christmas and the two days after. This year, it was to be Dec. 23-Dec. 27. KSHSAA voted to extend the winter moratorium for practices from Dec. 23-Jan 3 for this year. Also, they voted to not start competitions until Jan 8 for this year. This will affect our basketball schedule as we have a contracted game on Jan 5 so we will be adjusting accordingly.

KSHSAA voted to allow no fans to basketball and wrestling from Dec. 1-Jan 28. This is really going to make people angry, but please realize that we are obligated to follow KSHSAA rules. Both gyms will be livestreamed on our YouTube and Facebook pages, the specifics of this are still being worked out.

The number of competitions allowed will remain the same for basketball and wrestling.

This Week's Schedule

Wednesday, Nov 25

No School

Thursday, Nov 26

Thanksgiving Day-No School

Friday, Nov 27

No School

Monday, Nov 30

No School

Tuesday, Dec 1

5:00 PM Blue/Gold Scrimmage

Wednesday, Dec 2

5:00 PM Honor Flight Board Meeting

Thursday, Dec 3

Friday, Dec 4

4:30 PM Home Basketball vs. Girard

  • 4:30 JV Girls-Aux Gym
  • 4:30 JV Boys-Main Gym
  • 6:00 9th Boys-Aux Gym
  • 6:00 Varsity Girls Main Gym
  • 7:30 Varsity Boys Main Gym

Saturday, Dec 5

9:00 AM Wrestling @ Caney Valley

OPAA! Menus Available Online

Breakfast and Lunch menus can be found here. Reminder: all school breakfasts and lunches are free at this time for ALL students in USD 503.

Free Tutoring Opportunity

First Presbyterian Church is partnering with a few former teachers and Cheryl Bowen, a retired counselor from USD 503, to provide free tutoring opportunities for our students. It will be held on Tuesdays each week at 4:00pm in the basement of the church. Students attending will need to enter the East door and follow the signs to the basement.

PHS Winter Coat Drive

It's time once again for PHS's annual coat and cold weather accessories drive! This year we will be accepting gently used coats and new scarves, hats, and gloves. All donations will go to "coat quarantine" and will be disinfected before being set out for kids to take home.

In order to keep the items sanitary, we will be placing the hats, scarves, and gloves into large Ziploc bags and placing them in our HS lobby area, along with the coats, for student pick up as needed. So any donations of large Ziploc bags would be greatly appreciated as well!

Thank you for your support of our Viking Kids!

Testing Center on Wednesday Evenings

We are asking that remote learners come to the high school cafeteria on Wednesdays from 3:45-5:45 if they have tests that need to be taken. We are using the cafeteria because it allows us the greatest ability to social distance. The space will be disinfected before and after our remote learners come to the high school. If you are not comfortable with this idea, then you will need to arrange a time with the teacher to proctor the exam for the student from home, and arrange for the return of the exam if it is a paper exam. This isn't a perfect plan, but we are trying very hard to maintain the fidelity of our remote learning and we need your assistance with that. Thank you for understanding and participating in that process.

1st Presbyterian Church to Offer Tech Help

The 1st Presbyterian Church in Parsons is offering free wi-fi and help with signing in and onto classes, etc. (other tech help) on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 in the church basement. They have plenty of room for social distancing and just ask that everyone wear a mask. It will start next Wednesday the 23rd.

They have new tech equipment, fast wi-fi, and a tech-savvy person there to assist students.