Jag Street Journal

Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Dates to Remember

March 1 First day of track practice

March 15-19 Spring Break

March 26 End of 3rd quarter

Track Season

7th & 8th grade students interested in track, the season will begin on March 1st. In order to participate or start practicing a current physical must be on file. Current physicals are dated after May 1st, 2020. All 8 pages must be completed and signed. Click HERE for the physical forms.



Car Riders After School

Parents - a reminder that if you or any other family members are picking up your student(s) from PRMS you need to go through the car loop on the north side of PRMS. The car loop has been completed between 3:25 and 3:35 this week, so it has been running quite efficiently.

Please do not wait for your student(s) on the private cul-de-sacs near PRMS. These are private residences and having multiple cars blocking driveways could lead to a citation from the Gardner Police Department.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

School Pictures

Picture days have come and gone, but you can still order. Please visit Strawbridge.Net and enter our school code: FM350331

A retake date will be announced later.

Absence Reporting

Please Email or Call the office to report absences for your student.



Hybrid Learning for Students

Students with last names (A-L) will attend on-site Monday and Wednesday during hybrid learning and receive asynchronous activities after a teacher check-in on Tuesday and Thursday. Students with last names (M-Z) attend on-site Tuesday and Thursday and receive asynchronous activities after a teacher check-in on Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, all students will learn remotely. On days that your student does not attend in person, they will be required to check in during their seminar class time. Sixth grade check-in is between 1:05 and 1:20. Seventh and eighth grade check-in time is between 2:30 and 2:45. All 6th, 7th & 8th grade students will be remote all day on Fridays. Fifth grade students will continue to be in-person five days a week. In addition, some students may work on-site in small groups on Fridays, as determined by academic needs. Special education services will continue as detailed in the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). If the IEP has established an Alternate Service Plan, those services will continue as outlined.

Meals will be provided on-site on the days that students are in session. Beginning Tuesday, February 15, a free weekly meal kit containing three breakfasts and three lunches will be available for students to pick up at the end of the school day on the first day of scheduled attendance (example: Group One picks up on Monday, Group Two picks up on Tuesday). No pre-order is required.


Hopefully you have all had time to create a new PowerSchool account. We have transitioned from Skyward to PowerSchool, so if you haven't received your Access ID and Password for each of your students, please contact the school office. See below for instructions:

To get started using PowerSchool Parent Portal you must first create a Parent Account. For additional resources please view Creating a Parent Account Step Sheet and Video under PowerSchool Parent Resources on the USD231 website.

To create your account you will need to follow these steps:

1. Open an Internet browser on your computer
2. Enter https://usd231.powerschool.com/public into the address bar
3. Select the Create Account tab and select the Create Account button
4. Enter Parent Account Details

5. Enter Student Access Information for each of your students. (Each student’s Web Access ID and Password will be sent in separate emails.)

6. Select Enter
7. Check your email for a PowerSchool verification email from PowerSchool@usd231.com (Verification email will expire within 24 hours)

Chromebook slow?

  1. Shut down your Chromebook. When it restarts and you get to the sign-in screen, select the down arrow by your name.
  2. Select Remove account.
  3. In the box that appears, select Remove account.
  4. Restart your Chromebook, open Chrome by typing in your e-mail address and password
  5. At the top right, click on the 3 stacked dots and select Settings
  6. Click Advanced on the far left of the screen
  7. Under "Reset Settings", click "Restore settings to their original defaults"
  8. Then click "Reset Settings"

You will need to re-add any extensions after doing this, so we suggest opening your extension list and taking a picture so you can add back the ones you want and use.


Just a reminder... Although school meals are free for the 2020-2021 school year, students are still welcome to bring a lunch from home as they desire. Please note that although these students will still be permitted to purchase milk or juice ($0.55 each) to accompany their lunch from home, these individual items are not covered by the program. Only complete meals are available for free. Weekly balance reminders are sent to families whose students' account balances fall below zero due to these types of purchases.


The Gardner Edgerton School District Technology Department will provide district tech support for our students who are working remotely. Non-emergency issues can be emailed anytime to

helpdesk@usd231.com. Time sensitive issues can be reported by phone from 8am-8pm on school days at 913-856-2020. Tech support will work with you to resolve technical challenges.

Should you have a broken Chromebook, please contact our school office at 856-3850, to schedule time for picking up a new one. Note - When returning your chromebook, please include charger as well.

USD 231 cannot provide internet services to families. A limited number of “hot

spots” are available for families, the application for a “hot spot” is available HERE.

Appointments Needed for Office Visits

Our school office is currently open and running on a limited schedule. We ask that you call ahead to make an appointment (913.856.3850). All visitors will be asked to wear face coverings during their appointment time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sports Physical 2020 - 2021

Please CLICK HERE to download the 2020-2021 KSHSSA sports physical forms.


Principal - John McIntire

Assistant Principal - Dave Webb

5th/7th Grade Counselor - Jodi Warner

6th/8th Grade Counselor - Kevin Collins