PHS Newsletter

October 2022

Hello Pella High School Families!

October has been off to a great start and September was a busy yet fun-filled month. We have been able to enjoy many sports and fall activities. Our athletic and performing arts programs have seen great success, and we were able to enjoy a fun homecoming week.

Our administrative team at Pella High School is very appreciative of the continued support that we have received from parents, families and the community. Thank you for all that you are doing to support our students and staff! GO DUTCH!!!

Adam Beckel


Derek Schulte

Assistant Principal

Matt Fouch

Activities Director

Interested in the Career Academy Work-Based Learning Opportunities?

Please watch for updates on an upcoming information event that will take place on November 17th. For a brief overview of the Work-Based Learning Opportunities, please view the videos at the link below.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences at the high school will be on Monday, October 24th, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Teachers will be available in their rooms for parent visits.

Conferences Date and Time:

  • Monday, October 24: 4:30 - 8:00 PM

  • Open House Style

*Please note: This is the correct date and time. There was originally a different date listed in the school app.

Download the Campus Parent Mobile App (Students have one too)!

Infinite Campus has two mobile apps: Campus Student and Campus Parent. Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements, payments and more.

New address? New email? New phone number?

Through the Campus Parent Portal, parents are able to update emails, phone numbers, addresses and emergency contacts through the Infinite Campus parent portal. See the steps below on how to make your updates on the ICPP:

  • Address update: under MORE > ADDRESS INFORMATION

  • Phone & Email update: under MORE > FAMILY INFORMATION

  • Emergency Contact update: under MORE > DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Password & Security Email: under PERSON ICON > ACCOUNT SETTINGS

What have we spent on school fees and school lunch?

Through the Campus Parent Portal, parents are able to see a journal on all fees paid to the Pella Schools for school fees and food service fees. See the steps below on how to see that fee journal on the ICPP:

  • Fee Journal: under FEES > TYPE DROPDOWN > PAID


Financial Aid

The planning for post-secondary education greatly hinges on financial aid for families, especially as educational costs continue to rise. The regulations state families of seniors are allowed to apply for aid starting October 1st. Visit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website to begin.

ICAN Website

For a free resource in Iowa, you may visit the ICAN website for any assistance about the online filing process and policies.

Senior Release

We are approaching our midterm of the school year and we want to thank both parents/guardians and our students for what is being accomplished in our classrooms. That being said, there will be students who are challenged by the content of our classes. Our senior release policy is any senior who has an F at midterm will lose senior release privileges and will be assigned to iStudy during free periods for the next three weeks to allow those students the opportunity to work on improving his or her grade. If during those three weeks a student provides his or her iStudy instructor with a grade report signed by the teacher showing a passing grade, senior release privileges will be restored. If you have questions about senior release, please contact Mr. Beckel.

Upcoming October Dates

October 12th: 90 minute early dismissal for PD

October 19th: 90 minute early dismissal for PD

October 24th: HS P/T Conference 4:30 - 8:00

October 26th: Full day Wednesday

October 27th No School

October 28th: No School