January - Happy New Year!
PCM DISTRICT OFFICE WINTER BREAK HOURS
The PCM School District's District Office will be open from 8:00am-3:00pm on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24th, 2019. The District Office will be closed from December 25, 2019 - January 1, 2020.
Way to go girls! Your hard work has paid off and PCM is proud of you!
Be sure to come support them at their spring show Saturday, February 29th!
Vaping - A National Epidemic
Provided below are some resources and videos for parents and families to use to learn more about the dangers of vaping.
District Protects Students with CrisisGo Alerting and Emergency Communication Network
The PCM School District's first priority is the safety of our students. We are launching a new safety app called CrisisGo that will empower our staff to react more quickly and effectively to any emergency situation. Parents and students will also have access to the app, allowing them to stay informed of safety risks, securely and anonymously report bullying or harassment, and do their part in improving safety within our district’s community.
We’re living in a world where danger isn’t just physical — our students also face cyber and emotional threats. The CrisisGo app has a complete suite of safety tools which cover the range of safety challenges our students may face. Accessible from any smartphone, mobile device, or computer, these features include:
· Distinct emergency warnings with audible alerts
· Anonymous, mobile incident reporting
· Dependable, two-way crisis communications
· Personal panic button with GPS for teachers and staff
· Safety Awareness Messaging
· And much more!
Our new safety app will transform the way we protect our students and staff. We encourage all staff, parents, and students to download the CrisisGo app on their mobile devices when we launch on January 1, 2020.
What other districts say about the value of the CrisisGo app:
“There's everything that you can think of in a crisis is at your fingertips.” – Walter O’Neil, Security Manager at Long Branch Public Schools
About CrisisGo: CrisisGo is a comprehensive safety solution that keeps the people you're responsible for protected at school, home, work, or on the go. CrisisGo’s advanced technology transforms any smartphone, mobile device, or computer into a personal safety assistant, combining safety awareness, emergency instructions, and crisis response tools. CrisisGo’s mobile safety tools have been chosen by over 14,000 schools and organizations. You can find more information at www.crisisgo.com.
Now that winter has arrived here is a reminder on how school closings/delays will be sent out.
Emergency Closings/Inclement Weather/Other Interruptions
When the superintendent decides the weather or other event threatens the safety of students and employees, he/she, and/or his/her designee, will contact the following sources to broadcast a school closing announcement:
PCM School Alerts – Text Message/Email
KCOB (95.9 FM)
District Website and/or Social Media accounts
**If you have not signed up for school alerts, please do so at the link below.
Please keep in mind if your student drives from Prairie City to Monroe and you do not feel comfortable with them driving, they are always welcome to park at the Middle School and ride the shuttle bus to the high school.
Dates to Remember
Remember all Monday's have a 90 minute late start.
January 3rd - Return to school
January 7th - School Board Work Session
January 8th - Athletic Boosters Meeting
January 15th - Music Boosters Meeting
January 20th - School Board Meeting
For the most up-to-date information on all school activities click the link below for the school calendar.