March PAS NEWS Updates
Hello PAS Families,
This time of year can be very difficult as we begin to move from Winter and head into Spring. At this point, finishing strong is more important than how you started. I must reiterate to all of our PAS community, that being at our school is an opportunity for students not wishing to remain in the traditional school setting.
Our goal is to see our students become successful and finish strong. However, we can not do this alone. It truly takes a community. That means making sure that our staff, parent/guardians students and outside agencies are all on the same page. If we need to schedule meetings with all stakeholders, that is what we must and will do.
Finishing strong requires additional effort. It requires hard work, concentration and a clear focus. "A good start will help you get to the finish line faster, but without a strong push at the end, you'll come up short."
Our staff are here to help support all students. Our school/program is designed to take students from no matter where they are in the race and help push them through the finish.
Please continue to reach out as needed and if you have questions on weekly reports...please hit reply all. This will let you respond to all staff on the email.
March 20-24: No School, Spring Break
We are excited to share with you the information about the Career Expo. The date is March 30th. Please see the attached flyer. Please see Below
Pickerington Strong: Workforce Center Quick Pics
Pickerington Community Calendar (Click Link to View)
Stay tuned to the newest updates and information on our District Website:
Home School News Links North/Central (Stay Connected)
https://www.smore.com/09dr3 ( Please visit North website for updated information.)
"Hi, 2023 Senior Parents! You can now begin placing your orders for graduation cap and gowns and accessories online! Herff Jones is our official Graduation supplier. Please visit their website at www.highschool.herffjones.com to place your order. If you have any questions when placing your order, please call their office at 740-357-2160.
* North Senior Newsletter *
* North Senior Diploma/Staff Selection *
Central Links ( Please visit Central website for updated information.)
Cap and Gown Ordering Links
Herff Jones is our official Graduation provider. If you have any questions or need help ordering, please call them at 740-357-2160."
Grad Video: https://herffjones.wistia.com/medias/7mzombw9f9
Ring Video: https://herffjones.wistia.com/medias/4wsct41gsc
Mental Health Awareness
Need help locating a therapist, counselor or psychiatrist? Fairfield County’s Mental Health Navigator will do the work for you.
Mental Health Navigator
Mental Health and Mindfulness Tips
Mental wellness pertains to the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of your life and how they all come together for an overall state of well-being. Similar to physical health, mental wellness takes effort. Here are some activities to help you attend to your mental wellness.
- Mindfulness is the ability to be consciously aware in the present moment. When you are mindful it allows you to regulate your emotions and be present in the moment. There are several apps to help with this. (See one below)
- Be kind to yourself. Self-compassion is about being kind to yourself. Self-compassion can increase motivation, boost happiness, and foster resilience.
- Practice gratitude. This has been shown to reduce stress and maintain resilience. Practice writing down three to five things you are grateful for in a journal daily or weekly.
- Move your body. Taking care of your body boosts your well-being pretty quickly. Whether it's walking for ten minutes or working out or an hour, adding this into your daily or weekly routine will help improve your mental well-being.
- Find time to do things you enjoy. If you used to love cooking, but got in the rut of not making meals, find some new recipes to try. Ifyou have been wanting to take a pottery class, book a class.
Language Assistance Programs
भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:
Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्
Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.
Reminders and Tips
Below is how you can sign up for the text alerts, & this is important to do so because of how information is sent out, parents can sign up too!
Remind101: - Please enter code for your graduating class. We will also send information and updates through the remind 101 system.
Text to: 81010
Seniors = @pas23
APEX Course Tips
*If you score below 60% on any quizzes, you will need to retake those before taking the test.
(Please speak with your content teacher on specific Coursework Details)
Grades are calculated as 80% tests and 20% quizzes and study guides. Therefore, if you do not pass your tests, you will not pass the class. Please keep in mind that the grade you see on APEX may not always be accurate. Students should reach out to content teacher for updated grades.
In order to see what assignments your student has completed, go to the home screen in APEX and click on the percent grade next to the course name. This will show you a list of all assignments, and the date completed. The assignments that say custom are teacher created materials. You should ask your student to show you daily/weekly.
Each student HAS a graduation plan that is created when they are enrolled at PAS. These plans are shared with students and are shared with parents/guardians. Please contact our school counselor Michelle Hurd for graduation plan details. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PLANNING FOR THE SCHOOL DAY
- Provide a reusable water bottle for your student- We do not provide cups.
- Reach out to our school counselor, Michelle Hurd, for any resources and support
- Ensure that your contact information and emergency contacts are up-to-date in Infinite Campus
- Make sure that all devices (chromebooks) are fully charged and ready for the work day
- Please have students bring headphones as needed. (some can be provided)
Quick Information for our Enrollments
Apex Student Introduction
PAS Staff will generate academic reports sent home weekly throughout the school year. Academic reports are designed to give students and parents information on their performance. This includes: academic performance, effort, ability to work independently, attendance, and classroom observation.
How to access Apex
To access the course, you will log into your student classlink account, which will allow you to access APEX. Once you are in APEX, you will see the Apex logo on the home screen.
Mrs. Michelle Sawyer
CBI (Career-Based Intervention)
& Social Studies
Location: Rm. 503
Mrs. Michelle Sawyer
CBI (Career-Based Intervention)
& Social Studies
Location: Rm. 503
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Students looking at college here is valuable information with great resources.
This summer, The College of Education and Human Ecology is hosting Project ROOT, a pre-collegiate summer program for Central Ohio high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who are interested in careers in the field of education. The program launched last summer to address the national educator shortage, with a focus on diversifying education as well.
EASTLAND-FAIRFIELD ADULT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION NIGHT
BEGIN YOUR CAREER IN LESS THAN A YEAR!
All are welcome to learn more about the full- and part-time adult education programming offered at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools. Following a short presentation, guests are invited to visit the labs and talk with the instructors and staff about their programs of interest,
post-completion job opportunities, financial aid support, Learn and Earn, and more.