October 3, 2021
This is certainly a busy time for all of us. Our faculty and staff are working extremely hard to
provide our students with the best possible education while we are in the middle of a COVID surge in our community. You are working hard in your jobs and as a family to support your child’s growth and development as a student and as an individual. We thank you for this partnership.
Our students are heavily influenced by the role of social media as it affects their social-emotional state and their relationships among peers. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles (below) as it relates to this very topic. I encourage you to take some time to read each of these articles and discuss them with your student(s).
Additionally, you may be aware that there are monthly TikTok challenges encouraging students to act inappropriately at school, film the acts, and then post them on TikTok. I am including a link to an article explaining these challenges for each month. As you will see, many of these acts are quite serious in nature. I am asking that you also take some time to discuss these with your student(s) as we work cooperatively together to ensure that we are encouraging kindness, respect, and citizenship in our school community.
October is Bullying Prevention Month
Kindness -The quality of being friendly, generous, considerate
Respect -Admiration and regard for abilities, qualities, achievements, feelings, wishes, rights and traditions of others
Acceptance -The action or process of being received as adequate or suitable, accepting something or someone.
YOU can make a difference!
Be Kind, Respect, Accept
Drop off and pick up in front of the school
You must have a completed VHSL physical to participate.
7th Grade Basketball begins Oct 11th!
Students are welcome to stay after school on HOME game days. Admission for students is $2. Concessions are available. Masks must be worn properly at all times.
Students will need to choose a game to attend - either boys or girls - and remain in the assigned gym throughout the game. Students will not be permitted to travel from the front gym to the back gym during games.
Pick Up and Drop Off Reminders
We greatly appreciate you following all pick up and drop off guidelines. Both are going well but here are a few reminders:
Drop off begins at 8:00am - no sooner.
Drop off and pick up are to occur in front of the school in the drop off and pick up line - not in a surrounding neighborhoods or any other area around the school building. The bus parking lot is not a place to drop off or pick up students.
Thank you again for adhering to these guidelines as they help us ensure students are safe and supervised as they arrive and depart from school.
Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs (at Pence)!
Pence School Fundraiser Starting Oct 7th
Knights Cafe: Menus
Pre-Order Yearbooks Now
Extracurricular Events - Yearbook Photo Database
International Walk to School Day
Homework Help Program Begins Monday, October 4th
Our Homework Help Program takes place Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30, beginning Monday, October 4th. Assistance is given with homework assignments, late or missing work and difficult learning areas. If you are interested, please print and complete the following form: Homework Help Permission Form 21 - 22
Bus Transportation is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please print and complete this form if transportation is needed: Homework Help Transportation Form 21 - 22
Hard copies of both forms are available in our office. Return all completed forms to the office. Thank you!
School Bus Driver Training
This email is used for illness, late arrivals or early dismissals for appointments, vacations, and all other absences. Students are able to contact their teacher's directly through PowerSchool for make-up assignments.