Pecatonica #321 Curriculum Corner
Elementary Adaptive Pause
December 1-10, 2021
The Pecatonica Elementary School will enter into an adaptive pause and go to remote learning beginning on Wednesday, December 1st and will remain in remote learning until Friday, December 10th. Our plan is to have all elementary students be able to return to school on Monday, December 13th. This amount of time was determined based on when the vast majority of our staff are allowed to return based on quarantine guidelines.
The Elementary School Building will be closed on Wednesday, December 1st for a deep cleaning. The staff that are able will report back to school on Thursday, December 2nd and follow normal contractual hours. The elementary staff will be sending out notifications to families within their specific classroom. All elementary students will be expected to connect with their classroom teachers on Thursday, December 2nd.
Schools closed in observance of Winter Break
Schools will also be closed on January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
PHS Final Exams
December 20th: Class periods 1, 2 and 3
December 21st: Class periods 4, 5, and 6
December 22nd: Class periods 7 and 8
CareerTEC students will follow this schedule:
Dec 20 - No scheduled final exam this day, students do not need to attend this day. Students will be in attendance on December 21, and 22.
Dec 20 and Dec 21 students will be in attendance taking period 1-5 exams. December 22 no final exams scheduled, students do not need to attend this day.
Exam periods are 90 minutes long with a study period during lunches. Students must be present for exams; only students with verified absences will be allowed to make them up and all make-ups need the approval of Mr. France.
4th Grade Concert
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Do you need a little boost to your Christmas spirit? You won’t want to miss the Pecatonica fourth graders as they present their concert Wrapping Up the Holidays on Tuesday, December 21st at Pecatonica High School at 6:30 p.m. This date has been rescheduled due to remote learning days at the elementary school.
The fourth graders will present many entertaining songs including “Snow Day”, “Better Bundle Up”, “There’s Someone in the Chimney”, “Whacky Old St. Nicholas”, and “Holiday Dance Revolution”. The talented students will be singing, playing instruments, and dancing, too!
Don’t miss out on this fun event! You’re guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face (and a little of that holiday spirit as well!!) The snowdate is set for December 15th. Pecatonica fourth graders are under the direction of Ms. Tammy Durand.
MAP Testing -- Winter Benchmark
The winter benchmark will tell us how much students have grown since the fall session. These winter tests will also provide us with information on areas of strength and weakness and help us better instructional practices to meet the needs of every student.
PHS Students of the Month -- November
It is with great pride to announce the following have won the November Student of the Month Award:
Senior – Ryan Barrack
Junior – Macy Sager
Sophomore - Aaron Sutterfield
Freshman – Liam Swiss
5th Grade Dioramas
December 10: PSAT 8th grade at PHS
December 10: SIP Day -- 11:15 Dismissal
December 20, 21, 22 -- PHS Final Exams
December 22: 1:45 Dismissal
December 23-January 3: Winter Break
January 4: Students Return from Winter Break
January 17: No School -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 4-21 -- MAP testing at the PCES and PCMS