October PAS NEWS

October/1/2022

Stay tuned to the newest updates and information on our District Website:

Oct. 4th Conferences Session 1- A few appointments remain

Language Assistance Programs

Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of PLSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.



भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:

Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्



Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.

SPECIAL CONGRATS TO OUR STUDENTS AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF

Each Student has worked to achieve their graduation requirements and Enroll in CCP Courses Engage in Workforce Opportunities and Career Readiness Exploration.

Upcoming Panorama Survey Information

The Panorama window is September 26 - October 17 for our fall SEL survey administration.

Quick Note

Weekend H.O.P.E. packs of food are available upon request to Mrs. Hurd, email/call: michelle_hurd@plsd.us or (614)830-2793.

Students will receive them each Friday to take home with them.

Meals

By now you have probably heard that Congress didn't renew the pandemic waivers that were in place for SY 2021-2022. We have been patiently waiting to see if they would reverse their decision but it looks like that isn't going to happen. One of the waivers was that reimbursable meals would be free for everyone. Because this waiver hasn't been renewed, only students who qualify as free will continue to receive free meals. I know that this will cause a decrease in breakfast participation across the district.


Last year we had some buildings that picked up breakfast at grab and go stations or were delivered to the classroom. Because everyone was free we were able to hand out breakfast outside of the cafeteria and use tally sheets to record meals served. This school year we need to ring students through the POS system to track free, reduced and full pay students like we did before COVID.

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Reminders and Tips


Below is how you can sign up for the text alerts, & this is important to do so because of how information is sent out, parents can sign up too!


Remind101: - Please enter code for your graduating class. We will also send information and updates through the remind 101 system.


Text to: 81010


Seniors = @pas23

Juniors= @pas24

Sophmores=@pas25


APEX Course Tips

*If you score below 60% on any quizzes, you will need to retake those before taking the test.

(Please speak with your content teacher on specific Coursework Details)



Grades are calculated as 80% tests and 20% quizzes and study guides. Therefore, if you do not pass your tests, you will not pass the class. Please keep in mind that the grade you see on APEX may not always be accurate. Students should reach out to content teacher for updated grades.




Parents/Guardians

In order to see what assignments your student has completed, go to the home screen in APEX and click on the percent grade next to the course name. This will show you a list of all assignments, and the date completed. The assignments that say custom are teacher created materials. You should ask your student to show you daily/weekly.



Graduation Plans

Each student HAS a graduation plan that is created when they are enrolled at PAS. These plans are shared with students and are shared with parents/guardians. Please contact our school counselor Michelle Hurd for graduation plan details. (michelle_hurd@plsd.us)

Pickerington Alternative School: Academic Extensions and Work based learning opportunities


Our academic extensions will consist of dual enrollments for electives and/or core classes at our traditional high schools, attending sessions at the Pickerington Alternative School, or attending the Workforce Center for seniors.


Attending the Workforce Center was run as a pilot last school year for Pickerington students and will continue for the 22-23 school year. The Workforce Center is located in Carrol, Ohio and originally was set up to provide Adult Career based Education opportunities. Through conversations with Hocking College and OUL, we are able to use the facility for our students. We are extremely excited for this opportunity to strengthen our career readiness programming. Our approach will provide more opportunities for our students to be connected to their home school as well as gain work-based experience and credentials prior to graduation.


Pickerington Alternative students who need transportation, will report to their assigned high school bus stop. Pickerington High School Central students will have a shuttle bus waiting at the high school to transport them to the Pickerington Alternative School. This will be bus#4.


Senior students who are attending the Workforce Center will be shuttled from the Pickerington Alternative School to the WorkForce Center and will also have transportation home. Students who have their own transportation will be dropped off at the Pickerington Alternative School.

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PLANNING FOR THE SCHOOL DAY


  • Provide a reusable water bottle for your student- We do not provide cups.
  • Reach out to our school counselor, Michelle Hurd, for any resources and support
  • Ensure that your contact information and emergency contacts are up-to-date in Infinite Campus
  • Make sure that all devices (chromebooks) are fully charged and ready for the work day
  • Please have students bring headphones as needed. (some can be provided)

Quick Information for our Enrollments

If your student is experiencing password issues or other technology problems, please have them visit the district website "Technology Troubleshooting Password Help" page https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/news/quickly-reset-your-students-password/


Apex Student Introduction

https://www.brainshark.com/1/player/apexlearning?fb=0&r3f1=&custom=sgs_courses


Student Progress

PAS Staff will generate academic reports sent home weekly throughout the school year. Academic reports are designed to give students and parents information on their performance. This includes: academic performance, effort, ability to work independently, attendance, and classroom observation.


How to access Apex

To access the course, you will log into your student classlink account, which will allow you to access APEX. Once you are in APEX, you will see the Apex logo on the home screen.

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