Pleasant Grove High School News

September 2021

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Dear PGHS Families,


On behalf of PGHS faculty and staff, we are excited to welcome our students and families back to campus. In spite of the challenges of the past 18 months, PGHS staff continues to be dedicated to providing a welcoming environment where students receive the academic and emotional support needed to be successful. We look forward to incorporating all that we have learned during the pandemic; such as utilizing new educational platforms and software, incorporating culturally and linguistically responsive strategies, SEL strategies, restorative practices and showing an in-depth understanding of implicit bias. The combination of all these strategies will assist us in creating safe spaces throughout our campus. We also look forward to implementing some of the amazing ideas suggested by our students, families, and community members. The various layers of support at PGHS will also include- school-wide tutoring sessions, credit recovery options through Edgenuity, group and individual counseling, extra-curricular activities, student voice opportunities, and much more. The aim of all these endeavours is to support the PGHS vision of creating a learning community where all are safe, supported, and encouraged to grow.


Diversity, inclusion, and equity continue to be the foundation and lens that guide and inform our work at Pleasant Grove High School. We have much to look forward to as we finish out a wonderful summer learning program and prepare to bring all students back to campus. While we are excited to reopen PGHS for full-time, in-person learning, the safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority (see the article below for specific safety guidelines). As Covid-19 cases continue to climb in Sacramento County, and the health and safety guidelines for staff and students are updated accordingly, we may be required to alter some of our plans for large gatherings. EGUSD and PGHS will continue to keep you informed in a timely and accurate manner and appreciate in advance your patience, flexibility, and partnership.


PGHS will return to our pre-COVID-19 pandemic traditional schedule of a 6 period day with 60 minute periods. Advocacy class will be held every Thursday (bell schedule is shared in this newsletter). On our first day of school, all students will attend their scheduled Advocacy class, so that they can meet their Advocacy teacher and classmates, with whom they will be together for the next four years.


PGHS is glad to have motivational speaker, Keith Hawkins, back on campus to help us welcome everyone back to school. He will kick off the first day of school with a dynamic and powerful presentation that is sure to inspire us all to “Be Our Best”.


  • The Administrative and Student Services Offices are now open from 7:30-4:00 Monday-Friday.
  • Check out our website, pghs.net, for current information, schedules and upcoming events.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions by calling the Attendance Office at (916)686-0230 or the Counseling and Career Center at (916)686-0233. We are here to help!


I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren) soon.


In Partnership,


Taigan Keplinger


Principal


Be Safe * Be Respectful *Be Responsible * Be Your Best

In This Issue:

  • 9th and 10th Grade Orientation
  • Eagle Extravaganza
  • Student Schedules-1st Day of School Procedures
  • EGUSD Transportation Update
  • 1st Day of School Schedule, Traditional Schedule, and Late Start Thursday Schedule
  • PGHS Parking Lot and Student Parking Pass Information
  • EGUSD COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Join PTSO
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • School Site Council
  • Athletic News

9th & 10th Grade Orientation

Hey PGHS Students and Families!

PGHS Link Crew Presents Freshmen & Sophomore Orientation

Wednesday August 4th

9:45-12:00-Freshman

12:45-3:00 Sphomores

@ PGHS

Check Synergy for Updates

No need to RSVP-just show up and join us!

Check out these commercials for more information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XabSIa3Zvmk

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Eagle Extravaganza

Eagle Extravaganza will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10 (alpha A-L) and Wednesday, Aug. 11 (alpha M-Z) from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

During this event, we will have a variety of groups on hand to provide you with the opportunity to check out a Chromebook, pick up a parking pass, purchase class t-shirts, pick up/buy a Yearbook, and ASB cards, etc.

Parents will be invited to join us in the quad to purchase/pick up materials or get information from several different departments. Students will be invited to take a tour of the campus provided by our amazing Link Crew.

Please plan on entering and registering in front of the Cafeteria to assist with our contact tracing. Parents will be asked to remain in the quad area with students having the option to take tours. Masks will be required while indoors. Masks are recommended while outdoors, but not required as we aim to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible with the return to in person learning.

Student Schedules-1st Day of School Procedures


  • Students will pick up their final schedules in their Advocacy class during the first period of the day on the first day of school.

  • Students’ Advocacy class assignments will be posted outside the cafeteria, informing students of their Advocacy teacher’s name and room number.

  • Students MUST pick up their schedules in Advocacy as final schedules contain a barcode needed to check out textbooks. If students find there are holes in their schedules, they report to Student Services (Counseling Office) at the beginning of the missing period to meet with their counselor.

  • If students arrive late to school on the first day of school, they are to report to the cafeteria to pick up their schedules.

  • Students who want to request a schedule change can pick up and submit the form from Student Services (Counseling Office). However, they are to remain in the class they are currently scheduled in, until a schedule change has been made.

  • Course request changes are limited due to our impacted classes. The only schedule changes that will be granted are due to the wrong level of a class, missing a class(es), or an incorrect class(es)-lunch and teacher change requests will not be granted.

  • Counselors will be available on August 12, 13 and 16 during lunch and after school outside the counseling office to help students with their schedule concerns.



Counseling Department [alpha breakdown by Student’s Last Name]:

Congratulations to Teresa Schmutte, counselor, who retired from EGUSD this month. Welcome to our newest counselor, Felipe Gomez, who is joining us from Delta High School.







Administration [alpha breakdown by Student's Last Name]:

Congratulations to Dianna Shoop, administrator, on her retirement from EGUSD and welcome to the administrative team, Timeka Francis (former PGHS special education and PE teacher):



PGHS Student/Parent Handbook

The PGHS Student Handbook will be reviewed in Advocacy within the first month of school and again in 9th and 10th grade PE classes. Please reach out to your child's Vice Principal should you have any questions about PGHS rules and policies.


PGHS Student/Parent Handbook

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EGUSD Transportation Update

View Letter Online: English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Hmong | Arabic | Pashto | Persian | Chinese


The District is extremely pleased to announce that transportation services will be provided for the 2021-2022 school year similar to pre-pandemic service levels. Social distancing requirements have been suspended; therefore, we may use our school buses at normal passenger capacity. It is important to note that proper face coverings will continue to be required of all passengers and staff on buses. Previous masking exemptions per CDPH face mask guidance will still be honored.

Although we are pleased to be able to provide non-mandated general education services that were provided in pre-pandemic times in transportation services areas including off loads and redirects, please understand that the pandemic has made our already dire situation with a shortage of drivers more profound, which combined with mandated route growth for the 2021-22 school year, means our on time service ability will likely be affected. We have invested in new technology through an app that tracks our bus arrivals, which also helps our staffing needs. When parents register their child for bus service, instructions to access this app will be provided and also provided below.

The District continues to actively recruit bus drivers and has one of the only paid school bus driver training programs in the state. We currently have several candidates in our training and certification program and are constantly seeking additional candidates. If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming a school bus driver, please contact our Transportation Department at (916) 686-7733.

If your student resides in a transportation service area and you are interested in receiving transportation please visit our Transportation Department’s webpage for additional information including contact information.

We sincerely appreciate your patience during this challenging transition from limited COVID-19 service to full transportation services.

Bus Pass Application Process

  • Bus pass applications and payments will be processed through MySchoolBucks (MSB). Payments cannot be made over the phone.
  • After completing the bus pass application and selecting “purchase”, you will be given the ability to check out as a guest or use an existing MSB account. General fees for various types of service can be found on the bus pass application.
  • Once submitted, your bus pass application will be put into a queue for review and processing by the EGUSD Department of Transportation. Fees, if required, will be calculated based on service needs of each student with consideration for any applicable fee waivers. If a fee is required, you will be invoiced by e-mail for the amount owed. After receiving the invoice, you will be able to use the MySchoolBucks secure payment portal to process your payment.
  • Submit a Bus Pass Application at: http://blogs.egusd.net/transportation/about/bus-pass-application/

Here Comes The Bus App

Here Comes The Bus is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet or personal computer. With Here Comes the Bus you can:

  • View the real-time location of your child’s bus
  • Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Receive push notifications or email alerts
  • Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, every time.

Registration information specific to EGUSD for Here Comes The Bus can be found at the EGUSD Bus Pass Application information page: http://blogs.egusd.net/transportation/about/bus-pass-application/


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1st Day of School Schedule

Parking Update

Drop off/Pick up: In order to keep traffic moving smoothly before and after school , drivers are asked to please move forward and pull up to the curb before stopping to pick up or drop off your students. Students should use the designated sidewalk to access the student parking lots. Please do not pick up or drop off students from the staff parking lot.


Student Parking Passes: Due to the limited number of parking spaces and the safety complications that have arisen from too many cars in the parking lot, we will only issue parking permits to 11th and 12th grade students on a first-come first-served basis.

Because of limited parking spaces, freshmen and sophomore students will not be permitted to drive to Pleasant Grove High School. Additionally, we are limiting parking permits to one permit per family/household. If this poses an extreme hardship on your family, special consideration may be granted through your child’s vice principal.

Failure to register your vehicle or follow contract guidelines will result in a student losing his/her parking privilege for the current school year.


We will have parking permits available at the Eagle Extravaganza on August 10 and 11 from 4:00-6:00. The registration link is posted on the school website so that students can fill out the application, print it and bring it in signed by a parent/guardian to Eagle Extravaganza.


After this time, parking permit applications will be available in the Vice Principal's office until all spaces are reserved.


Click HERE to register for a Parking Permit

Food and Beverages Deliveries

Food and beverage deliveries from unidentified individuals, friends, and family members not identified in Synergy, food delivery services (Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc.) and restaurants will not be accepted. Lunch deliveries from parents and guardians (no siblings) will only be accepted on an emergency basis only.
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EGUSD Return to School Safety Guidelines [July 23, 2021 EGUSD Community Update]

In alignment with local (SCPH), state (CDPH) and federal (CDC) public health guidance, we will implement COVID-19 mitigation strategies necessary for keeping our schools safe and open.

EGUSD Covid-19 Safety Plan


EGUSD Vaccination Clinic


All EGUSD students are required to wear masks indoors, with exemptions per CDPH face mask guidance. Previous masking exemptions per CDPH face mask guidance will still be honored. All adults in TK-12 settings are required to wear masks when sharing indoor spaces with students. According to the new CDPH guidelines, masks are optional outdoors for all TK-12 settings.


Per the CDPH mask guidance, students who do not qualify for a face covering exemption, or who are not willing to wear a face covering, may attend either the EGUSD Virtual Academy or Las Flores Independent Study Programs.


Schools will provide masks if students need them, and school staff will continue to follow existing protocols to address behavior issues related to mask wearing.


Physical Distancing Update

According to the new CDPH guidelines, in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (e.g. masking) are implemented.


School Visitors and Volunteers

Access to school campuses is permitted. Visitors and volunteers are not allowed in classrooms unless deemed essential for educational purposes. In those cases all safety protocols will be adhered to.


COVID-19 Rapid Testing

  • BinaxNow COVID-19 rapid antigen testing will be available on-site at EGUSD schools for symptomatic students. COVID-19 rapid testing will help with rapid contact tracing and prevent possible spread at schools. Parents/guardians must provide written consent for their student(s) to be tested. You can find the consent form here. The form only needs to be completed once, but parents/guardians will be notified prior to each test administered. If you would like to sign the consent form ahead of time, please print, sign, and return to your student’s school. Consent forms will also be available to complete at school sites.COVID-19 Rapid Testing Consent Form: English | Spanish | Hmong | Vietnamese

More information about the BinaxNow COVID-19 Rapid Test can be found here.


Quarantine Recommendations for Unvaccinated Students

Quarantine recommendations for unvaccinated students for exposures when both parties were wearing a mask, as required in TK-12 indoor settings.

When both parties were wearing a mask in the indoor classroom setting, unvaccinated students who are close contacts (more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet indoors) may undergo a modified 10-day quarantine as follows. They may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they:

  • Are asymptomatic;

  • Continue to appropriately mask, as required;

  • Undergo at least twice weekly testing during the 10-day quarantine; and

  • Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting.

Click here for more information on quarantine guidelines.


What if my child is showing symptoms?

Students with symptoms of COVID-19 infection should not return for in-person instruction until they have met CDPH criteria to return to school for those with symptoms:

  • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and

  • Other symptoms have improved; and

  • They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus), OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.

  • Where can we go to get vaccinated?


Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for all eligible people in California, including teachers, staff, students and adults sharing homes with members of our TK-12 communities.

  • Visit MyTurn for more COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

  • Kaiser Permanente is offering a free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Bruceville Center Vaccination Station 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please Join PTSO

We welcome our Parents and /or Guardians back to another school year.

PTSO is a volunteer non-profit service organization that supports Pleasant Grove High School by seeking to unite home, school, and community in promoting the education, health, and safety of students and families. PTSO is looking forward to increasing our parent members this year. We ask that all parents and /or guardians please consider joining PSTO.

PTSO Website

We would like to invite all parents and /or guardians to help and support the P.G.H.S community by getting involved please click the link below to get involved.

Parents*Guardians*Help & Support Our Community

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

-PTSO

PTSO news



PTSO is starting off the school year 15 members strong. Thank you to all parents who joined. Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm via Zoom with social gatherings every quarter. Our first meeting is September 7th at 6:30 pm on Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86065210868?pwd=c28vQS9RRm5sNVNlUFhsbGZKNjFHQT09&from=addon. Agenda items include introduction to board members and responsibilities, how PTSO supports the school, and volunteer opportunities. All members and non-members are invited to attend.


We welcome new members any time; please complete the membership form at https://sites.google.com/egusd.net/pghs-ptso/become-a-member and submit to PTSO4pghs@gmail.com.


Mark your calendars for our upcoming events. Details will be posted on the school’s website and via Synergy.

  • Sip and Snack gathering - rescheduled to October 5th (social distancing is advised).

  • Panda Express fundraiser - September 14th

  • Pizza Bell fundraiser (Grantline location) - October 20th


If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to help, please e-mail PTSO at: PTSO4pghs@gmail.com


Are you an Amazon shopper? Register at Amazon Smile to support the PTSO

(go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and search for: Pleasant Grove High School Parent Teacher Student Organization)


Food and Nutrition Services-Free Meals to all EGUSD Students

Elk Grove Unified School District Food & Nutrition Services is pleased to be able to provide meals, free of charge, to all enrolled students because of a waiver provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Meals (breakfast and lunch) will be provided free to all students without an application to the Free or Reduced Meal Program (FRMP). However, applications are still available for the Free or Reduced Meal Program(FRMP) and it may be in some families best interest to apply. If qualified, families can recieve other discounts (discounted utilities and wifi, free AP testing, free/reduced transportation costs, etc.). Paper applications will be available at PGHS soon. You may also apply on-line to receive eligibility notification soon. Click here for more information and to apply.

For more information, please click on the link below to view the Food & Nutrition Services Newsletter.

2021-2022 FNS INFO.pdf

School Site Council


Later this month, we will be holding elections for our School Site Council. If you are interested in serving, please submit your name by emailing Jenny Schiele, the School Secretary at jschiele@egusd.net.


Names need to be submitted no later than August 16, 2021.


The School Site Council (SSC) is the governing board for our school. Just as the school board reviews information and decisions for the whole school district, the Pleasant Grove SSC reviews and approves decisions for our school site. Specifically, they review and approve the site Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).


School Site Council meetings are open to all community members and will be held on the dates listed below from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm via Zoom, for the foreseeable future.


SSC meetings are scheduled for the following dates:


September 28, 2021

November 2, 2021

January 4, 2022

March 1, 2022

April 5, 2022

May 3,2022


Thank you

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ATHLETICS OFF TO A FAST START


All sports have had an official contest. Girl’s volleyball is our only indoor sport; the others have been battling smoky air and having to adjust their schedules to get games in. Girl’s volleyball and girl’s golf have had a strong start and look to repeat as Delta League champions. Football is in the Sac Bee top 20 . Women's tennis has started the year with a win as well and cross country ran and competed well at the Sierra Invitational. All teams start play in the very competitive Delta league this month. Check out www.athletics.pghs.net for schedules and results.


SPECTATORS


Our student section has been out of events for over one year. We look forward to hosting our first football game this month and filling the stands with our student group “The Flock.”. Our scheduled game vs Christian Brothers was cancelled due to smoke/poor air quality. Next scheduled home football game is September 24th. The team is looking to fill their BYE week with a game on September10th but an opponent has not yet been found.

Be aware that all indoor events require that all spectators, athletes, and coaches wear a mask.


GOT SPORTS?


Find everything Eagles Athletics at www.athletics.pghs.net

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - @PGEaglesSports

ON INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK - PGEaglesSports

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month


Suicide is a difficult topic for most people to talk about it, but doing so can save lives. The most common myth about suicide in our society is that talking about suicide or asking someone if they are thinking about suicide will give them the idea and they will do it. Turns out, the opposite is true; when asked if thinking about suicide, most people who are will say yes and get the help and support that they need. Please see the information below from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for warning signs and risk factors of suicide.


Warning Signs

Here are a few other warning signs of suicide:

  • Increased alcohol and drug use

  • Aggressive behavior

  • Withdrawal from friends, family and community

  • Dramatic mood swings

  • Impulsive or reckless behavior

Suicidal behaviors are a psychiatric emergency. If you or a loved one starts to take any of these steps, seek immediate help from a health care provider or call 911:

  • Collecting and saving pills or buying a weapon

  • Giving away possessions

  • Tying up loose ends, like organizing personal papers or paying off debts

  • Saying goodbye to friends and family

If you are unsure, a licensed mental health professional can help assess.

Risk Factors

Research has found that 46% of people who die by suicide had a known mental health condition. Several other things may put a person at risk of suicide, including:

  • A family history of suicide

  • Substance use. Drugs can create mental highs and lows that worsen suicidal thoughts.

  • Intoxication. More than 1 in 3 people who die from suicide are under the influence of alcohol at the time of death.

  • Access to firearms

  • A serious or chronic medical illness

  • Gender. Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are nearly 4x more likely to die by suicide.

  • A history of trauma or abuse

  • Prolonged stress

  • A recent tragedy or loss

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College, Career Center, & Counseling Updates


Please make sure to check out our Counseling and Career Center Website!!! You will find Academic, Personal/Social, and College & Career information as well as a link to Senior Central and all Student Services forms.

https://sites.google.com/egusd.net/pghs-student-services/home


SENIORS: Counselors and Career Tech have been visiting senior English classes to present information on California Colleges, financial aid, Senior Central, and much more. (The presentation is posted in the Career Center Google Classroom: Code r76pkll and on our counseling website under College & Career>Tools & Resources> Presentations.)


COLLEGES:

Simpson University will be virtually visiting Pleasant Grove on September 16, during Period 3 (11:12 am). Please check the bulletin, Synergy mail, and the Counseling & Career Center Website for upcoming information. You may also come see Mrs. Melady in the Career Center to sign up in advance.

CSU Sacramento will be offering before school CSU application workshops, tentatively scheduled on late-start Thursdays, before school. Please check the bulletin, Synergy email, and the Counseling & Career Center Website for upcoming information.


FINANCIAL AID

PGHS Virtual Financial Aid Night will be held Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00 pm. Come get an overview of the financial aid process! Zoom meeting link: https://scoe.zoom.us/j/97230402711


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and California Dream Act applications will open on October 1, 2021. Please see Mrs. Melady in the Career Center for any questions.

All seniors should be filing the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) beginning in October. Students and parents must both file in order to be eligible for grants, free money, student/parent loans, work study, etc., while students are in college. Two years of community college aree FREE for ALL full-time students regardless of income, but parents and students must fill out the FAFSA. See the links below:

Apply for FAFSA (Application opens October 1, 2021.)

Apply for California Dream Act (Application opens October 1, 2021.)


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Please go to PGHS.net for a listing of selected scholarships. Go to “Our School,” “Counseling and Career Center,” choose “College & Career” tab at top, and select “Scholarships” dropdown. Check out “PG Scholarships” for weekly updates. There are additional scholarship resources listed on this page as well. See link below:

Scholarships


TESTING 2021 (Testing dates are subject to change/cancellation due to county health ordinances related to COVID 19.) PLEASE NOTE: CSU HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE USE OF SAT/ACT SCORES IN ADMISSIONS DECISIONS: Test scores may be used to place you in math and English upon enrollment. UCs ARE NOT CONSIDERING SAT/ACT SCORES IN ADMISSIONS DECISIONS: They may be used for course placement after you enroll in a UC. Many private colleges are test-optional. Please go to FairTest.org for updated information on testing. If you are planning to take the SAT/ACT, it is recommended that students take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of their junior year and again in the fall of their senior year.

Next SAT test date is October 2, 2021. Late registration deadline is September 21, 2021 (for online or phone registrations). To register and for additional test dates and deadlines, go to the College Board website at:

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines


Next ACT test date is October 23, 2021. Registration deadline is September 19, 2021. To register and for additional test dates and deadlines, go to ACT website at:

ACT Test Dates and Deadlines

9th & 10th Grade Orientation

Wednesday, Aug. 4th, 9pm

9531 Bond Road

Elk Grove, CA

1st Day of School

Thursday, Aug. 12th, 8am

9531 Bond Road

Elk Grove, CA

Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 26th, 6pm

TBD

Eagle Extravaganza

Tuesday, Aug. 10th, 4-6pm

9531 Bond Road

Elk Grove, CA

Eagle Extravaganza

Wednesday, Aug. 11th, 4-6pm

9531 Bond Road

Elk Grove, CA