Friday, November 13th 2020
ALL BARRY FAMILIES
Character Strong - Family Dares
I am excited to challenge you all to participate in next week's dare: Collaborative Cook. Please see the explanation below describing the dare and its importance. Also, please reach out to share experiences you are having with these family dares via phone call, email, or even video recording. I would love to highlight these things on Instagram and our newsletters.
Week 12 Family Dare - Collaborative Cook
Character Strong Student Recognition
The following students selected were:
Upcoming Dates for Next Week
Tuesday, November 17
- 3-4 PM Academic Lab
- 3-4 PM Principals Advisory A Day Students
Thursday, November 19
- 3-4 PM Academic Lab
- 3-4 PM Principals Advisory A Day Students
- 6:30 pm BOE Meeting
Second Semester Learning Scenario - Please Complete by November 13
As was done in the summer before the start of our school year, PCR-3 is asking ALL families to decide on the learning scenario for their student(s) for second semester.
Please note, the Board of Education and Platte County Health Department has approved PCR-3's plans to return to full in-person learning at the middle school level on November 30, and at the high school on January 11. With this change, there is increased possibility of student quarantine due to the increased number of students per classroom and limited ability for complete 6-foot physical distancing. Remote learning will continue to be an option for PCR-3 families. See attached Platte County Health Department approval.
Families will need to select the learning scenario for their student (in-person or remote) by November 13, 2020, via the e-Form found on Parent Portal, linked here. This will allow District staff time to plan for schedule and classroom adjustments in preparation for second semester.
You will need to fill out this form for each of your children. If we do not hear from you by November 13, we will plan for your child to continue in their current learning scenario. If you need assistance, please contact us at 816-436-9623.
Please Complete the PCR-3 Parent Survey by December 4
If you have not already, we ask that you complete the survey by clicking on the link below. If you have more than one student, please be sure to answer those questions for each building. The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes or less to complete. Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Parent Survey Link
PCR-3 is now hiring substitute teachers
- Long-Term Substitute: $18.67 per hour (after completion of 5 consecutive days on same job)
- On-Call Substitute: $15.33 per hour (if used day of)
- Substitute: $13.33 per hour
Click Here to Apply
Academic Lab (Repeat)
Academic Lab is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m. An activity bus is available. If you are interested in learning more you can contact the school administration, counselor or child's classroom/homeroom teacher.
Please book mark this link and/or use the form embedded below.
FERPA Virtual Learning Notice (Reminder)
As part of the 2020-2021 school year, your student will participate in virtual or distance learning. This virtual learning may occur via a digital platform like Canvas, Google Classroom, or Google Meets that will require participation by your student in a virtual setting with other students receiving the same services.
Due to the nature of virtual learning, it is possible the parent/guardian, sibling, or other related person of another student in your student’s class may hear or see your student as they are engaged in learning.
Our staff members will take precautions to comply with District Policy and FERPA to prohibit and limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information. Additionally, please note District Policy KKB expressly prohibits recording any virtual classroom session. This long-standing policy exists to protect the rights of all students under FERPA.
I have been advised that my student may be seen or heard by other individuals present during virtual learning sessions. I have also been advised of the District’s prohibition on the recording of the virtual sessions and agree to comply with Policy KKB.
If you desire that your child not receive virtual education services, please contact your student’s building principal: email@example.com.
5TH GRADE FAMILIES
MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES (GRADES 6-8)
As the seasons change, remember to send in extra clothes that are weather appropriate for your child in the event they have an accident at school.
Family Picture Reminder
Disguised Turkey Reminder
Remote Learners Picture Make-up Day
On Nov. 30, 2020 pictures retakes will happen at the
DEC building, 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, MO 64079.
Picture times are based on your students attendance area.
Platte City Middle School area times are: 11:00-11:45am
Barry School area times are: 12:00-12:45pm
GET YOUR PICTURES IN YOUR SCHOOL YEARBOOK!
THE SOCIAL WORK SCOOP
Basic Social Media Rules for Middle Schoolers
The reality is that most kids start developing online relationships around the age of 8, usually through virtual worlds. By age 10, they've progressed to multiplayer games and sharing their digital creations and homemade videos on YouTube or other sites. .By 13, millions of kids have created accounts on social-networking sites such as Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Here are the essential safety and responsibility guidelines for middle schoolers:
- Follow the rules. Many social sites have an age minimum of 13 for both legal and safety/privacy reasons. Encourage kids to stick with age-appropriate sites.
- Tell your kids to think before they post. Remind them that everything can be seen by a vast, invisible audience (otherwise known as friends-of-friends-of-friends). Each family will have different rules, but, for middle school kids, it's a good idea for parents to have access to what their kids are doing online, at least at first, to be sure that what's being posted is appropriate. Parents can help keep kids from doing something they'll regret later.
- Make sure kids set their privacy settings. Privacy settings aren't foolproof, but can be helpful. Take the time to learn about default settings and how to change privacy settings on your kids' favorite sites, and teach your kids how to control their privacy.
- Kindness counts. Lots of sites have anonymous applications such as "bathroom walls" or "honesty boxes" that allow users to tell their friends what they think of them. Rule of thumb: If your kids wouldn't say it to someone's face, they shouldn't post it.
Treasure Chest (Repeat)
The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.
Register weekly here:
If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link: