Perry G. Keithley Family Newsletter

March 2021

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Kolt Commitment

"I am a Keithley Kolt. I respect myself and others. I am a responsible leader and do the right thing. I am a learner because education is power. I work hard, I am kind and I think big. I am a Keithley Kolt!"

Reopening Message from our PGK Principal, Dr. Edwards!

PGK Community,

The re-opening of PGK could not have gone more smoothly! We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and diligence as we learn a new way to do school.

There are a few things we do need your help with. Please:

  1. Make sure your student logs into Canvas and Zoom at their normal class schedule times when they are at home
  2. Make sure your student logs in to Canvas on asynchronous Wednesdays – Attendance matters all day, every day!
  3. Remember that we all must adhere to the safety guidelines of wearing masks at all times on campus unless in Commons, seated, eating lunch. We cannot eat or drink while walking about on campus or in the classrooms.
  4. Remind your student to bring their laptop and charging cord to school each day.
  5. Complete the health attestation before your child gets to school to help us get your student to class faster.

You should be very proud of how your student has performed these past weeks! We are very excited to finish the school year strong.


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After School Opportunities for Your Kids!

Youth Leading Change is offering a free afterschool program for Middle and High School student in Pierce County. Middle School meets virtually Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm. Email to register today! Click the flyer below to learn more!

Join a Virtual Teen Council through the Pierce County Library

Join other teens virtually to plan library events and services, play games, and earn volunteer hours. Thursdays at 2:30pm for Parkland/Spanaway Public Library. Email Jocelyn at with any questions!

Free academic support for your student!

End of the 3rd quarter is just around the corner! Looking for extra tutoring support to get those grades up? Try the PLU Literacy Center! See the link below for more information:

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Resource Corner

Food: Monday- Friday, lunch and breakfast are available for pick up at 35 meal sites across the school district. To find the one closest to you, click here or visit:

PGK Food & Hygiene pantry: If you and your family could use some extra food or hygiene items, please fill out this form here and a staff member will contact you.

Crisis Hotline: If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, this hotline is available to call or text 24/7.

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741

Free Covid testing in Pierce County. Click here or visit

Community Resources: Follow this link for helpful community resources and information such as childcare support, housing and financial support and medical/dental services.

Collaboration for a Cause 3.0 Community Distribution Event

Event is open to the public and no registration necessary. First come, first serve drive-through event on April 3rd from 12pm-3pm. See flyer below!
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