PGHS School Messenger

2020-2021

September 13-18, 2020

September 13-18, 2020


Good Evening Patriots,


Families, during the past few weeks, our school system has allowed parents and students to explore the on-site and remote options. However, effective 9/28/20, students will be required to use only one of these plans. As a result, effective 9/28/20, students will no longer be permitted to move from one plan to the other one. Students must commit to one of these plans for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year no later than 9/25/20. Parents, if you do not want your child's current plan to change, you do not need to do anything by this date. However, if you wish to change your child's current plan, you need to contact his/her principal no later than 9/25/20.


Parents, do you need support logging into Canvas to view your child's work? Please go to our website under announcements or call our school for more information.


Interim reports will be available beginning on September 16, 2020. Remote Student progress reports will be available for pick up on September 16 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Parents, the Randolph County School System is not waiting for guidance from the state on grading. While the state gave us requirements for the Spring 2020 semester, regular grading procedures will be implemented for the 2020-2021 school year.


Sophomores and Juniors had the opportunity to sign up for the PSAT last week. If you missed sign up, please use the link on our website or contact Mrs. Donna Brown as soon as possible. The PSAT is Wednesday, October 14, 2020.


School spirit wear is now available to order on our website. The information is available on our scrolling announcements at the top of the page.


Students who are interested in attending college are encouraged to participate in CACRAO's Virtual Tour of Schools from September 14th-October 9th. Students can explore North Carolina and South Carolina schools, speak to admissions offices, and participate in webinars designed to help students through the process.


More information, including the sign-up links, are available on the Counseling Website. Webinars are available throughout the day and evening. All high school students are encouraged to participate; there are webinars for each grade level.


School spirit wear is now available to order on our website. The information is available on our scrolling announcements at the top of the page.


Thank you all, and have a great week!

August 30-September 6, 2020

Parents last week all A/B day on-site students received their blue information sheets along with the Parent Portal log in information. Please monitor your student's PowerSchool account for grading and attendance information. The expectation for all students is to log into their Canvas account daily to access their attendance, complete assignments, and log into live sessions with their teachers if required. If students have questions about their classes or their work, they should contact their teachers by email or call our school.


Families of Remote Only students-This week is your week to pick up Blue Student Information sheets and Parent Portal sheets. Please make sure that you update your students' information on these blue sheets, especially your phone numbers and emergency contacts. The Parent Portal information will help you keep track of your student's grades and attendance. If you already have a parent portal account, there is no need to open another account. This information is strictly for those of you that do not have a parent portal account currently.


Supply fees and class fees for the first semester are due by September 4. On-campus students may pay to Mrs. Perry in the front office during lunch or after school. Complete remote students may pay when they come on Wednesday. Fee waiver applications are available in the front office.


All students will continue to get free breakfast, but lunch will change to current account status to determine how much lunch will be for a student. The changes for breakfast and lunch begin on 9/1/20. More information can be found on our school website under the button for phone messages.


School spirit wear is now available to order on our website. The information is available on our scrolling announcements at the top of the page.


Fall Pictures will be taken: Tuesday 9/8 for A Day Students, Wednesday 9/9 for Remote Students, and 9/11 for B-Day Students. THERE WILL BE NO RETAKES OR MAKEUPS.


Underclassmen Remote students will take their pictures on 9/9, from 7:30-10:00. No appointments are necessary, enter through Auxiliary Gym back door.


Seniors will be able to take Senior Portraits here at school on October 6th and 8th. If Seniors would like a full portrait session, they are encouraged to email wcarter@lifetouch.com.


Yearbooks are $60+tax=$64.20 until September 11th. Prices will increase after this time. Please go to Jostens.com to order!


Thank you all, and have a great week!

School Lunch Information-Updated 8/28/2020

Good Evening parents, this is April Thompson calling with an important message regarding the School Nutrition Program.


As you may be aware, all students have received breakfast and lunch meals at no charge for the month of August. Beginning Tuesday, September 1, students will begin eating at their approved meal status of free, reduced, or paid. For the 2020-2021 school year, all students will receive free breakfast! In addition, students approved for free or reduced meals will receive free lunch. Lunch meals for students that do not qualify for free or reduced will be $2.30 in elementary and $2.45 in middle/high.


Please remember that a new meal benefit application is required each school year. If interested, families may apply for meal benefits by going to the following website: lunchapplication.com and following the prompts.


Our School Nutrition Department has also implemented an online ordering system for families that wish to preorder take-home meals for middle and high school students. Requests for pre-order meals for elementary students will be entered by your child’s teacher. Please make sure your child’s teacher is aware if you are interested in receiving take-home meals. These meals will be sent home on Tuesday’s for A group students and Friday’s for B-group students.


The online ordering system should also be utilized by families that wish to preorder meals for their Remote-Only students. Curbside meal pick-up for Remote Only students is available at all RCSS traditional high schools on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.


For more information regarding how to set up an online ordering account or if you have questions about your meal benefit application status, please call School Nutrition Services at (336)633-5161. All of this information as well as meal pricing can be found on the RCSS homepage.

August 23-29, 2020

August 23, 2020


Blue Student Information Sheets will go home with all students this week. Parents, please make sure that you update the information on these sheets, especially your phone numbers and emergency contacts. Students may return all forms to their first-period teacher the next school day.


We will also be sending Parent Portal information home. This information will help you keep track of your students' grades and attendance. If you already have a parent portal account, there is no need to open another account. This information is strictly for those who do not have a parent portal account and would like to open one.


PG COMMUNITY LEARNING TECHNOLOGY DAY will be Saturday, August 29, from 10:00 a.m -2:00 p.m.


Have questions about Canvas? Logging into ClassLink? Accessing emails? Google Docs? WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! We have a team ready and willing to help one on one with questions and guidance to make remote learning go more smoothly! Please feel free to come on out to get help from a member of our tech team.


Distribution Day and pick up for Remote Learners is Wednesday from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Please make contact with your teacher about the materials needed for the pick-up. You can use mailboxes to drop off work daily. If you missed distribution day last week, your textbooks and materials are available.


All students must log in to their Canvas account to complete their attendance by 9:00 a.m. each day if they are a remote-only or working off-site. If a student is having trouble logging on, they should contact their teacher by email.


School Lunch is available to all students at no charge until August 28, 2020. Meal bags remote days can also be ordered and picked up in the cafeteria on Tuesday and Friday at 3:05 p.m.


Student parking tag applications are available at the student parking lot entrance and front office. Parking tags need to be purchased by Friday, September 25, 2020. Please park at the tennis court until you are buying a tag. Students parked in a space without a tag or in the wrong area will get a PGHS ticket. Parking tags are $25.00.


Pick up and Drop for car riders is in the front parking lot near the office.


Supply fees and class fees may be paid to Mrs. Perry in the front office during lunch or after school. Fee waiver applications are available as well.


Thank you all, and have a great week!

Back to School Announcements 8/16-8/21/20


August 16th, 2020


This week we look forward to welcoming all of our students and families to the 2020-2021 Academic year.


Our first day of school is Monday, August 17th, for all students. Students assigned to A Day will report to school for on-site instruction. Remote only and B day students will log in to Canvas to access their work. We invite all students to view the Open house video to help them understand the new procedures implemented. Wednesday is a scheduled remote day for all learners. Students are expected to log in to complete assignments and communicate with their teachers. On Thursday and Friday, the B-day students will report to school and the A day students and Remote only students will continue to learn at home.


As in previous years, all schools will be required to record attendance during the 2020-2021 school year. This task will include taking attendance for students who are on campus for face-to-face instruction as well as ones who are engaged in remote instruction. You will receive a detailed letter describing the process for attendance, with your child’s schedule, both face-to-face and while involved in remote instruction. It is important to note that your student needs to be working and maintaining contact with his/her teachers when not on-site at school.


All students must log in to their Canvas classes on their remote days by 9:00 a.m. Each class will have a Google form for students to fill out each day. This is how we are taking attendance each day. It can be done on a cell phone using the Classlink app. We do realize that there are students who do not have access to a computer. We will contact the student by phone for attendance purposes.


On Wednesday, August 19th, all remote students are invited to visit our school to pick up their first week, packets, and all beginning of the year forms. Remote students who need to return work can place all materials in the mailbox outside of the front office. Work will be shared with teachers by the end of each day.


For families who have completed the survey and have requested a Chromebook, pick up will be on Wednesday, August 19th, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A parent/guardian must be present to sign for the computer and complete the paperwork to check out a device.


Students parking in the student parking lot will enter the school building at the D-Hall guidance entrance with the outside buzzer. That is the only entrance into the building for students parking in the student parking lot. Before entering the building, students will complete the symptoms checklist and get their temperature checked by staff personnel. Instructions for this process can be viewed from a link on the PGHS website. If there is a line to check-in, please wait in your car until the line gets shorter. We ask that you social distance 6 feet apart and wear a mask.


Car riders will enter the building at the front of the school. Temperature checks and health questions will be asked once you step out of the car. Once the student is cleared they may enter the building.


RCC students can pick up their books in the Career Center starting Monday.


This information is also available on our website home page as Phone messages.


Welcome back Patriots, let’s make it an awesome week!

Link to Classlink for Logging In

Remote Learning Guide

Open House Links

August 12th and 13th, 2020

Hello Patriots,


Schedule pick-up for the 11th and 12th-grade will take place on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 9th, and 10th-grade students can pick up schedules on Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. At this time, students and parents can sign forms for Technology Responsible Use and Remote Learning, pay all school fees, see bus times, and pick up parking passes. Also included with the paperwork will be the updated attendance information letter.


Please understand that schedule changes are limited to students enrolled in classes they have previously passed, and students enrolled in courses that they do not have the prerequisite class.


Thank you all, and we look forward to seeing you on your scheduled pick-up day!

Welcome Back Patriots!

August 9-15, 2020.


Our Freshman Orientation and the Open House Information will both be virtual and posted online on August 11. New procedures will be highlighted in the presentation.


Schedule pick up for Juniors and Seniors will take place from 8:00-3:00 on August 12. Freshman and Sophomores may pick up their schedules on August 13 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Attached to your schedule will be the assigned day you will report to PGHS, attendance guidelines, the Remote Learning Form and the Technology Responsible Use Form. Bus Information will also be available.


As in previous years, all schools will be required to record attendance during the 2020-2021 school year. This task will include taking attendance for students who are on campus for face-to-face instruction as well as ones who are engaged in remote instruction. You will receive a detailed letter describing the process for attendance, both face-to-face and while involved in remote instruction. It is important to note that your student needs to be working and maintaining contact with his/her teachers when not on-site at school. Please let us know if you have any questions after reviewing the attendance information.


Please be sure your child has a cloth face covering for the bus and school. Please avoid the use of colored bandannas as coverings.


As a reminder, students are scheduled to return on Monday, August 17. The revised school calendar is on our school website.


All Students who completed their summer classes at Randolph Community College may return your textbooks to our front office this week.


Students enrolled in RCC classes are required to complete the RCC virtual orientation by Friday, August 21. Students will be sent orientation directions to their high school email accounts by Tuesday, August, 11th. There will be an optional, live Q&A session for students and parents who may have questions after completing the orientation course on Monday, 8/17, and on Thursday, 8/20 from 6 p.m to 7 p.m.


Thank you all, and have a great week!