PCHS Weekly Updates
May 6, 2022
Note from Mrs. McBride & Mrs. Woods
We'd like to provide another update about the 22-23 school year. In addition to shifting away from the block schedule to a 7-period day (which you can read more about in our April 14 newsletter), we are in the process of revising our student handbook. We'd like to share the rationale for and a brief overview of some of the revisions in progress now so that our students, staff, and families can prepare well in advance for the adjustments these will require.
The Rationale for Student Handbook Revisions
At Pinckney Community High School, we are committed to preparing students to thrive in whatever it is they want to do after high school. We aim to do this through meaningful learning experiences in an environment where every student is known and valued. To achieve such a place, it must be supported by policies and structures that help teach our students the habits that will set them up for success: organization, digital citizenship, healthy boundaries, and professionalism. The handbook revisions below aim to do just that. These handbook revisions are also a hopeful move beyond the past two years of uncertainty and change, which required great flexibility. Moving forward, these simple and clear expectations will help clear the path for every student to become the best version of themselves.
Brief Overview of 2022-23 Student Handbook Revisions
Lockers & Backpacks - Students will be assigned lockers for their belongings including backpacks and cell phones. No backpacks in the classroom.
Cell Phones - Cell phones should be left in your locker. They must be turned off in all instructional settings (classrooms, labs, outdoor classrooms, etc.) unless a teacher has directed otherwise. School personnel reserve the right to confiscate cell phones when they interfere with instruction. Cell phones may be used before and after school hours, during hall passing in between classes, and/or during lunchtime.
Dress Code - At Pinckney Community High School, our school is a professional learning environment. We believe that a student’s attire and mindset are directly related and a student who is professionally and appropriately attired for school is also more apt to treat their education as a professional endeavor and is suited to do their best work. As a result, it is our intent to support our students as they progress by maintaining expectations for professional and appropriate school attire.
1. Undergarments must not be visible.
2. Shirts and/or tops must not expose the midriff area in the front, back, or side
3. All tops must have straps or sleeves.
4. No see-through or clothing that exposes private parts.
5. Hoods may not be worn on the head in the school building
6. Shirts, pants and shorts must be school appropriate and not expose undergarments.
7. Any attire that is deemed inappropriate by school administration, ie alcohol, drugs, gangs, sexually suggestive, discriminatory, etc.
We know these handbook revisions will require significant adaptation for some, yet we as school staff, led by our Building Leadership Team, agree these moves are essential for tending to the learning environment we are striving to create.
Thanks, and have a great weekend! And Happy Mother's Day, Moms!
Mrs. McBride & Mrs. Woods
Congratulations to our 2022-23 Class Council & Stugo Representatives!
Taking an AP Test? Read Below!
AP Testing continues next week. Please review the linked AP Exam Schedule to determine which days and times you are testing. On the day of your exam, you are excused from your regular scheduled classes, so if you test in the morning, you are free to go home after the exam, and if you test in the afternoon, you are excused from your morning classes. Your attendance for the day will be determined by your attendance at the exam.
Prior to your testing session, please read the linked AP Exam Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to the rules and policies prior to testing.
Please report to room B205 by 8:00 AM if you are testing in the morning and/or by 12:00 PM if you are testing in the afternoon. It is your responsibility to check the linked schedule to determine when your test will take place. Make sure to bring the following with you:
Sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers.
2 pens with black or dark blue ink.
A watch that does not have internet access, beep or make noise, or have an alarm.
Up to 2 approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, or AP Statistics Exam.
A ruler or straightedge only if you are taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.
A current government issued or school issued photo ID.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ruth Smart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check Out the Achievement Day Presentation, Created by Stugo!
Class of 2022 Decision Day - May 5, 2022
Note to Seniors from PCS Tech Department
We are so proud to have been a small part of your PCS learning journey and wish you the best as you prepare for what’s next. :-)
Senior laptop collection will be happening on the following days:
- During LUNCHES on MONDAY-THURSDAY, May 9, 10, 11, 12 in the MEDIA CENTER
- During a seminar on TUESDAY, May 17 at 9:10 through the end of 6th hour/lunch.
- During a seminar on THURSDAY, May 19 at 9:10 through the end of 6th hour/lunch.
- The morning of your Graduation Rehearsal on THURSDAY, June 2 at 8:30am.
** If you would like to turn in your laptop at PATHFINDER (the DISTRICT OFFICE) from May 23-May 26 please submit a HELPDESK TICKET and we will arrange a time with you. https://helpdesk.pinckneypirates.org
Be sure to turn in your laptop and charger.
If you do not turn in your charger, a $25 fee will be added to your Student Body Account on MiSTAR.
Q. Can I just leave the computer in the office or give it to a teacher?
A. No. It needs to be checked in by a member of the tech department.
Q. Can I turn in a computer for a friend?
A. Yes. The tech department will accept a computer from a friend, enemy, parent, guardian, or even fictive kin. If the computer is returned without a charger, the $25 fee will be added to the student account and any damage to the device will be recorded and fees added to your Student Body Account (MiSTAR).
Q. What if I need to keep my computer to finish some assignments?
A. Here’s a form. You need to fill out this form and then get to work! ;-) Your Student Body Account is going to show that you have NOT turned in the device and the full cost will remain on the account until the device is returned.
Transferring your PCS School account to a personal account
Access to your district student Google account will be permanently suspended on September 30, 2023.
Please take note that all district Google account holders, including students, are able to transfer copies of their documents and emails to a non-district Google Account and/or download their data.
If interested in Google's free TRANSFER service, please see this help guide:
If interested in Google's free DOWNLOAD service, please see this help guide:
Both of these services work via Google TakeOut and are quick and easy to initiate.
*Please consider alerting important contacts that your email address will no longer work after September 30, 2023. You may want to provide them with your new email address as soon as possible to avoid lapses in
**If you used your school email address for Parchment (transcripts), College Board (SAT), or any other services (Spotify, Xbox, iTunes, etc) you will need to update these accounts/services with your new email address.
Graduation Tickets & Capacity
Our last resort solution if the weather simply does not cooperate is to move the ceremony indoors to the PCHS Gym. The Gym is our largest indoor venue option in the district, and it will allow a guest maximum to 6 per student (versus 2 guests in the Tasch). Students will receive these 6 tickets (also free) during the graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 2 (9:00am). Our top priority is the stadium though!
We can't wait!
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Senior All-Nighter Amazon Wishlist
Register Your Senior to Attend the Senior All-Nighter Here!
Class of 2022 Senior Dates
Consider Filling Out this Student-Led Form
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Music Boosters Mattress Sale a HUGE Success!
Pinckney Music Family, Colleagues, and Pinckney Community,
We had another successful event this past Saturday! We ended up selling a total of 65 mattresses and 2 adjustable bases, raising a total of $11,400!! That puts our two-year (two-day) total to $26,400!!! That is the most money raised in a two-year period for any program in the state of Michigan since we started doing the Mattress Fundraiser!
This is all because of YOU! THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone for the great effort, help, and contributions that you made. I am so very proud of this Pinckney Pirate Music family, staff, and our Pinckney Pirates community, great job!
Thank you all!
Help Bring a Therapy Dog to Every PCS School
Parent Volunteers Wanted!
2021-22 PCHS Weekly School Schedule
What's Happening in Seminar?
This week, our Seniors took a Senior Survey to share scholarship information, post-secondary plans, and some feedback for us. 9th-11th graders voted for their Class Council and Stugo representatives for 2022-23. And we celebrated the achievements of our peers through an Achievement Day presentation put together by Stugo! Over the next 3 Tuesday Seminars, 9th graders will take Round 2 of the NWEA ELA and Math tests and will reflect upon their growth across the year to set a goal for 22-23.
Upcoming Events & Important Dates
2021-22 PCHS Calendar: Check out the 2021-22 school year calendar here!
- May 11 - NHS Induction
- May 20 - Seniors' Last Day!
- May 30 - No School - Memorial Day
- June 1 - Senior Awards Night
- June 2 - Graduation Rehearsal & Senior All Night Party (7pm-1am)
- June 5 - PCHS Class of 2022 Graduation - 10am @ Pirate Stadium
- June 7 - Half Day (7:30-10:55am)
- June 8 - Half Day (7:30-10:55am) & Last Day of 2021-22 School Year!
Upcoming Week's Athletic Schedule - Go Pirates!!
If you have any questions please let your counselor know:
Ms. Robinson (A-Le) - email@example.com
Mrs. Perales (Li- Z) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Full-Day Schedule: 7:30am-2:30pm
- Half-Day Schedule: 7:30am-10:55am
- Friday Early Release Schedule: 7:30am-1:09pm
- PCHS is a closed campus. Only those approved to leave the building (i.e. for CTE, Dual Enrollment, Co-Op, sign-out) may exit the building during school hours through the North or South entrance. This is in service of ensuring all students are safely where they should be!
- If running late to school, students need to park in the Main Entrance lot (South side) in order to sign in at the Main Office. The North doors will be locked after 7:45am.
- Students are now assigned parking spots as a part of purchasing a parking pass. Make sure you're parking in your spot!
- PCS Transportation Code of Conduct
- 7th-12th Grade PCS 2021-22 Student Handbook