PHS Staff Update
January 4th, 2016
Ramping Up for 2016!
Happy New Year!
During the break, I had a chance to do some skiing up at Bear Valley. As we parked back at the cabin and got out of the car, we looked up at a deep and bright starred Christmas sky. It was the kind of quiet, stunning moment that reminds us how lucky we are. We hope you all have such moments to reflect on during those times when the work at school gets overwhelming.
See you Monday at Teacher WorkDay. Here we go!
(Just got word that Jean Standard's father has passed away. Please keep Jean and family in your thoughts. She will be out until next week)
David, Debi, and Tracy
Rick Krist - Coach of the Year!
New Website - thank you, Kerry and Chris!
Fall Semester Grading Window
The grading window for Fall semester grades is as follows:
Opened @ 12:00am on Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Closed @ 11:59pm on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016
During this time teachers are to enter grades in Aeries.net teacher portal and verify that they are correct.
Teachers may access Aeries from home to enter grades at https://portal.petk12.org/aeries.net . Teacher usernames and passwords as the same as on teacher workstations at school.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Replaces NCLB
One thing we count on in the school business is reform. In the case of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the accountability question has been sent back to the states for the first time since the Reagan era. That's why the LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) is so important since it should provide the roadmap for assessing how we do as a school. Below are two varying viewpoints on ESSA to check out. We will spend some further time on this down the road...
Why new education law is good for children -- NY Times
COMING UP January Events
January 4th - Teacher Work Day
January 5th - PAC Meeting
January 6th - Wednesday PLC Share Out
January 9th - Gym Grand Opening Celebration
January 11th - Staff Meeting
January 12th - Trojan Connections - Elective Passport
January 13th - Wednesday - Dept Meeting/PLN
January 14th - Site Council
January 14th - Club Rush2
January 14th - 8th Grade Parent Night
January 16th - Varsity Jazz Ensemble at the Mystic w/ Con Brio
January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
January 20th - Tech Wednesday
January 23rd - Winter Formal dance
February 6th - Crab Feed
February 18th - AP/Honors Evening
Con Brio - January 16th
Don't miss the Varsity Jazz Ensemble @ The Mystic Theatre, performing a benefit concert for the PHS Music Dept. on January 16th at the Mystic Theatre with headliner "Con Brio." Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6339285&pl=mystic
See the poster below!