PCHS PARENT News

July 27, 2018

Registration Information

Hard to believe, but registration is right around the corner!


Current Student Registration Dates/Times:

August 6: 7:30-11:30 am - Seniors; 12:30-4:30 pm - Juniors

August 7: 7:30-11:30 am - Sophomores; 12:30-4:30 pm - Freshmen

August 8: 2:00-7:00 pm - All grades


If you are unable to attend with your student, or your student will not be attending with you, please make sure you have the required paperwork on registration process printed and pre-signed.

If you will not be able to attend registration dates, you may visit the high school on August 9, 10, 13 or 15 to complete the registration process. Pictures will be done on

re-take days.


REGISTRATION PROCESS - form is attached

(**Please read carefully**)

Immunizations

There will be a clinic on August 7th from 12:00-6:00 at the Platte County Health Department, for students who need immunizations to be compliant for the upcoming school year.


See below for more information and for other options for you to obtain the necessary immunizations.

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2018-2019 Parking Information

Parents,

Please complete the parking request form at 2018-2019 PCHS Parking Form to request parking for your student at Platte County High School for the next school year.


After completion of the form, you will need to scan and send a copy of your valid insurance and your student's valid drivers license to pchsparking@platteco.k12.mo.us

Please put your student's name in the subject line when submitting valid drivers license and insurance.


Applications/request will not be considered complete until all materials are submitted.


All forms submitted acknowledges that you have read the parking form document and agree to the regulations and consequences stated. It also acknowledges that your student and you understand that any violation of the rules and regulations will result in the suspension and/or revocation of driving privileges on school property..


If you have any questions Please contact Bobbie Deeney at 816-858-2822 ext. 1207

Back to School Night - August 21

MARK YOUR CALENDAR -
Back to Schoool Night is Tuesday, August 21st from 4:45-7:35.

More information will come out in the next newsletter.

SOS Suicide Prevention Training Program

The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions, which can be difficult for both students and their parents. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) does occur in some adolescents. Depression is also a leading risk for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among adolescents.

To proactively address these issues, Platte County High School is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as a part of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. This program aims to help students recognize the symptoms of depression and warning signs of suicide in themselves or their friends and to teach them the appropriate action steps they should take to get help. SOS is listed on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. In a randomized control study, the SOS High School Program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007). Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:


  • To reduce stigma and help our students understand that depression is a treatable mental illness.
  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression.
  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend.
  • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns.
  • To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help if they need it.


During the 2018 fall semester, Platte County High School students will participate in the SOS High School Program. This program includes a video, a brief classroom discussion, and completion of a confidential student screening for depression and other risk factors associated with suicidal behavior. If you would like to learn more about the SOS High School Program, you are invited to attend a SOS Parent Workshop which will be held during Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, August 21st.


If you do NOT wish for your child to participate in the SOS High School Program at Platte County High School, please complete the form below and return it to the PCHS Counseling Office by Friday, September 21st. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.


Platte County High School Counseling Department

PTSA

MEETINGS COMING UP:


All meetings are at 6:30 pm in the library.


Aug. 23

Sept. 13

Oct. 11

Nov. 8

Dec. 13


  • CONNECT WITH PTSA

Bullying and Safety Concerns

Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.


You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.


Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.


Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to learn!


Click the link below to submit a tip or concern.


SAFE SCHOOLS ALERT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Mark Your Calendar

August

6 - Registration Srs: 7:30-11:30; Jrs. 12:30-4:30

7 - Registration So: 7:30-11:30; Fr. 12:30-4:30

8 - Registration All grades: 2:00-7:00 pm

14 - Offices closed for District Meetings

16 - First Day of School

17 - Football Jamboree

21 - Back to School Night, 4:45-7:35 pm

23 - PTSA Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library

29 - PLC DAY, Early Dismissal, 12:40


Click here to view the full Platte County High School calendar on our website.

Upcoming Community Events

Make sure you check out the “Community” channel on the Platte County School District website. There you will find a page called “Community Events” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community!

Thank you to our Pirates ROCK Star business partners!

Platte County High School

  • Dr. Chad Sayre, Principal
  • Shari Waters, Assistant Principal
  • Matt Messick, Assistant Principal
  • Stephanie Theis, Assistant Principal
  • Phil Dorman, Activities Director