Pella High School
Hello Pella Families,
Happy 2021! We start this new year with a new semester. We continue to be thankful for the great enthusiasm and pride from our students and staff. Speaking of “pride”, the staff at Pella High have done some great work in processing our core values. The goal of defining our core values is to continue to strengthen and solidify our foundation. We hope to provide purpose and clarity to what we are teaching, and why. As we work to build our students sense of belonging in school, and connectedness to each other, we will lean on these fundamental values:
“PRIDE”: We honor our traditions and are proud of ourselves, our school, and our community
P - Purpose: We discover our voice and pursue our passions
R - Relationships: We foster a sense of belonging that cultivates caring relationships
I - Integrity: We value honesty and good character
D - Determination: We overcome challenges and grow from adversity
E - Excellence: We do our best work individually and as a team
We will be rolling these out to our students this second semester, and processing how we can live them out in our daily lives.
Thank you, and GO DUTCH!!!
Derek SchulteAssistant Principal
1st Semester Report Cards
Winter Formal - CANCELLED
Senior Ski Trip - CANCELLED
HS Conferences (Monday, Feb. 8th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Excellence in Electives (Education)
(Tentitively Scheduled for March 4th - details to come)
Excellence in Education Electives is a way for students to highlight the various experiences they gain by taking courses here at Pella High. Our goals are to celebrate the many great things happening in the walls of Pella High School, as well to expose students to the opportunities available to them. This event is tentatively planned due to the social nature of the event. If social distancing restrictions are not lifted or relaxed by this date we will need to adjust.
Junior Attendance & Decorum
Course registration for the 2021-22 school year will be in late January and early February through the Infinite Campus student portal. Accurate course registration is very important, as it impacts course offerings and staffing for the next school year. The counselors have been meeting with students to plan their course selections. Please review the four-year plan with your students on their Academic Planner on IC. If there are questions, please contact one of the school counselors, Mrs. Manning or Mrs. Thompson.
Have you moved? Do you have a new phone number or a new email address?
Parents can conveniently change their email, address, phone number, and child's emergency contact information on Campus Parent all under the MORE tab. Please see below for specific instructions:
MORE > ADDRESS INFORMATION - Update your household's address and primary phone number.
MORE > DEMOGRAPHICS - Update your child's emergency contacts.
MORE > FAMILY INFORMATION - Update parent and child phone numbers, email addresses, relationships, and contact sequence.
Requests for changes in your data won't happen immediately as the request waits in a queue for approval by the Pella Schools staff.
Questions about changing your information can be directed to Allissa Grandia by email at email@example.com.
January 13: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
January 20: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
January 20: 8th Grade Orientation
January 26: 3-week grades are due
January 27: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
February 1: No School - Professional Development
February 8: HS P/T Conferences 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. / Excellence in Electives
February 10: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
February 16: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
February 16: 6-week grades are due
February 18: 2 Hour Early Dismissal
February 19: No School
February 24: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
March 3: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
March 4: HS P/T Conferences 4:30 - 8:00 (Format Pending)
March 9: 9-week grades are due
March 10: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
March 12: End 3rd Quarter
March 15-21: Spring Break
March 22: Begin 4th Quarter
March 24: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
April 2: No School
April 6-10: Iowa Assessment Week
April 6: 12-week grades due
April 7: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
April 14: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
April 17: Junior/Senior Prom (Format Pending)
April 21: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
April 27: 15-week grades are due
April 28: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
May 6: Tulip Time - 11:15 Dismissal
May 7: Tulip Time - 11:15 Dismissal
May 12: Senior Awards Night (Format Pending)
May 12: Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal
May 12-14: Seniors Check out and Laptop Return
May 14: Seniors Last Day
May 21: Graduation
May 19-21 9th -11th : Semester Assessment, Laptop Return, & Student Check-Out
May 21: Last Day of School - 90-Minute Early Dismissal
May 24: Final grades are due