PHS Principal Talk Newsletter

Back to School Newsletter August 2022

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Greetings PHS students and parents,

I hope that you had a fun, safe summer and are looking forward to another exciting year of learning and activities at Pattonville High School. This newsletter is jam packed with information to help you begin organizing and planning for the upcoming school year.

Registration is quickly approaching. If you are unable to attend any of the registration dates, please contact the PHS Technology Service Center to schedule a time to pick up your student’s device.

I look forward to seeing each of you this school year! Have a great end of summer vacation and GO PIRATES!

Teisha Ashford

PHS Principal

Student Registration Begins Week of August 8th

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Freshman Orientation is Friday, August 12, 2022

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My School Bucks For ALL Fines

Beginning this school year, Pattonville families will have the opportunity to pay school fees and fines online through MySchoolBucks. Such fees and fines that can be paid online include overdue books fines, ID badge replacement costs and high school device damage waiver fees. More information will be sent to high school families regarding device damage waivers in the next week.

Any existing fees and fines associated with your child have already been added to MySchoolBucks. To see if you have any fees due, visit If you have already created an account, you can log in using your previously created username and password. To create an account, visit or download the MySchoolBucks mobile app. After creating your account, add your child(ren) to your account using their name and birthdate or student ID number.

Laptop Damage Waiver Changes

A Damage Waiver fee was applied to all PHS student accounts by Friday, July 29th. The Damage Waiver fee must be paid before the student can take their assigned device home. Parents/guardians may pay the fee with a credit card via the MySchoolBucks website or app. Parents/guardians who already have a MySchoolBucks account to pay for lunch balances will see the damage waiver fee listed there. Parents/guardians who do not already have a MySchoolBucks account must create one at and then link their child(ren) to it. Payment via cash or check only may be made in-person during laptop distribution. Paying online ahead of time will speed the process of getting the student device.

Here is a link to the updated Damage Waiver program document. Other than taking payment for the Damage Waiver through MySchoolBucks, there have been no changes to the Damage Waiver program.

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Picture Day Is: Aug 8 - Aug 11

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.


(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school as they will no longer be accepted.)

Online Pre-Order Password: 2B8X5U7W

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900 or 1-800-444-7986

Food Service Updates

School Meal Prices

We hope you encourage your students to join us for breakfast for a nutritious start to their day. Breakfast will continue to be free for all students regardless of eligibility status. Lunch meal prices for SY 2022-2023 are $2.75 for Elementary Schools and $2.90 for Secondary Schools. Students who are eligible for free/reduced meals will receive lunch at no cost. Hot and cold lunch choices will be available daily featuring a variety of produce options and a milk.

Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application

In order to be eligible for free/reduced meals, a meal application for SY22-23 must be completed and submitted for qualification. The application for SY22-23 will be available online the first week of August. A notification will be shared when the online application is available.

Meal Account Balances

If you would like to track your students meal account spending, please create an account through My School Bucks at You can also make online payments by credit card through this website portal. Checks and cash are also accepted in the cafeteria before service. No cash will be accepted at the register during meal service period.

Returning Student Online Registration

If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete returning student registration. This registration request is for updating phone numbers, emails, health records and selecting permissions only. You will use the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access the Returning Student Registration. Without this completed your student will not receive a schedule or be added to a class list. The deadline to complete online registration is August 8 for middle and high schools and August 12 for elementary schools and Remington Traditional School.

How do I get started?

Using a Web Browser (Not the App) visit the Parent Portal and login to your account.

1. Select the student you wish to register along the top

2. Select the Returning Student Registration Icon on the left navigation bar

3. Agree to the terms and conditions

4. Click Begin Forms

I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Click on the Forgot Username or Password link on the Sign In Page. If you still need assistance, please contact the district Technology Office by emailing or call 314-213-8146 or 314-213-8045 for assistance logging in to the Parent Portal.

Do I have to answer all the questions?

Required questions are marked as "Required".

What if I make a mistake?

If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click “Prev” to return to a previous page.

I’ve completed the form, now what?

When you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student at Pattonville School District?

Do I need to do this for each child? Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you submit one Online Registration and then start another – this will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save you time.

I don’t know what a question is asking.

You can contact Pattonville by emailing them at to ask any general questions about the form or the Online Registration process.

Power School and Canvas

In order to access students record information, parents will need to access either Powerschool or Canvas. Below is a break down of the type of student information that can be found in each platform. Attached to this email is an infographic that will help you access your student’s grades and other important records contained in Powerschool and Canvas.


PowerSchool is our official student information database. All final grades are entered here, as well as attendance and historical information. Student transcripts are generated from grades in PowerSchool.

Grades & Attendance → schedules

Grade History

Attendance History

Register for classes during registration windows Community Service hours

Forms → bus information

Balance → check for fines

Students may access some textbooks (e.g. Pearson math books)


Canvas is the digital classroom and teacher grade book for daily grades.

See grades and view feedback on assignments See assignment descriptions

Access all digital course content and (students) submit assignments

Customize notifications

Message teachers

At the end of a grading period/term, teachers will enter the final grade from Canvas into PowerSchool as an official grade.



Bus Routes

Bus Routes will not be printed onto student schedules as they have been in the past. Transportation is asking that parents log into their parent portal on or after August 15th to find their student’s bus routes. There will not be any transportation information available during student registration. Please contact transportation at (314) 213-8125 for questions.