Pine Hollow Middle School

Pine Hollow News: February 9, 2021

Dear Parents,

As you all know, Pine Hollow teachers have been doing an incredible job this year helping students learn, engage, and improve in the most difficult of circumstances. They have adapted their teaching techniques on the fly, created new lessons weekly, and supported students and families through thick and thin. They are working longer hours and more nights and weekends than ever before, and are truly putting forth every ounce of effort to support your kids.

To give you a glimpse into some of the great work they've done this year, we've compiled a few creative lessons and activities they've worked on with your kids this year. Please check out this Classroom Highlights slide deck below, and if you can find a moment to email them, they would love to hear some positive feedback from you! Thank you and have a great rest of your week.

Ben Campopiano
Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

No School Friday/Monday

Friendly reminder that there is no school this Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th. Please view the school calendar here for details.

Honor Roll Stickers and Raffle

Honor Roll students can pick up their special Pine Hollow Honor Roll Stickers from the Multi-Use Room on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 8:00-12:30pm. They can also come on our PBIS pick-up day on Friday, February 26th from 2:00-5:00pm.

Tomorrow teachers will play the following videos to show who won the grade level raffles for Honor Roll students. Winners of the Honor Roll raffles will be receiving a gift card courtesy of the PTSA!

Super Bowl Student Challenge

Students who participated in the PTSA's Super Bowl Challenge will be earning PRIDE Points and winners for each grade level will be announced tomorrow in Homestead classes. Thank you to the PTSA for putting on this fun student event and for all of our kiddos who competed!

Bingo Night for Students, Parents, Family and Friends

Click here to learn more about our virtual Bingo Night on Friday, February 26th hosted by the PTSA! Students, parents, family and friends are invited to attend!


Click here to view all the info you need on this year's yearbooks... Ordering info, submitting formal portraits, sending in candid photos, and purchasing 8th grade ads!

Order Student Pictures

If you want to order pictures of your child from Picture Day... go here for online ordering info.

PBIS Donations Needed

The PBIS store is a huge hit for students and we need your help to continue offering great items for them to "purchase" with their PRIDE points! Please consider donating an item or two, or purchasing something off of our Amazon Wish List. Your support goes a long way in helping us save money and offer great things for our students!

To learn about our PBIS program and the key dates for ordering and picking-up items, please go here.

Preparing Pine Hollow for Reopening

Pine Hollow has been preparing for reopening for months. Signs have arrived, classrooms have been adjusted, plans for floor decals and painting are in place, and protocols are being finalized. At tomorrow's MDUSD Board Meeting we will hear more about the next steps for reopening district schools, but in the meantime, I wanted to share with you some pics and info of what's happening at Pine Hollow.

Symptom Monitoring and Screening

  • The specific guidelines have been and are determined by the CA Department of Health, the CCC Department of Health, the CCC Office of Education, the MDUSD School Board and Superintendent Clark.
  • All persons who enter the campus must check-in at the Main Office window.
  • Currently onsite persons (staff and visitors) sign-in daily and perform a health assessment.
  • Thermometers are available as needed.
Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Filtration
  • The MDUSD Maintenance and Operations Department, in conjunction with our custodial staff, have set up schedules for hourly and daily cleaning and disinfecting.
  • We have hand sanitizers installed and filled in each classroom space and common areas on campus. Classrooms and learning spaces with sinks have soap and paper towels available.
  • Drinking fountains will not be available or will be turned off once school resumes.
  • All HVAC systems are equipped with a Merv-13 filtration system.
Social Distancing
  • Plans are in place for marking walkways, hallways, aisleways, entrances and exits, and will be painted soon by district staff.
  • There are temporary signs posted throughout the campus reminding persons to adhere to the 6 foot distancing protocols.
  • All classrooms have been set-up to contain students with 6 foot distancing protocols.
  • Each classroom is getting a plexiglass barrier for teachers.
Signage Posted
  • Temporary signs are posted for 6 foot distancing, required face coverings, and washing hands, and how to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Additional signs will be mounted throughout the campus.
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