PCHS Updates

August 26, 2022

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Note from the PCHS Admin Team

Bring on the 22-23 school year! We're feeling excited and as prepared as we can be. We have a great staff who spent quality time together this week to prepare for an intentional year focused on student success through connection, empowerment, and preparedness for life beyond high school.

Thanks for reading through everything below. In particular, the first topic in this newsletter shares our behavioral expectations at PCHS. We ask for your support in helping our students arrive prepared to leave their backpacks and cell phones in their locker and to follow the dress code. This will be an adjustment for many, but we feel confident these revised expectations will best set our students up to connect with one another and their learning in a safer environment that better prepares them to succeed.

We can't wait to welcome our students back for the new school year! Bring it on!

Behavioral Expectations @ PCHS

Below are the posters students and families can expect to see all around the building this year. We are aiming for a predictable school environment where students are set up for success. Teachers will be spending quality time around each of these expectations with students, explicitly on Tuesday of the first week of school and ongoing as the year proceeds. Please familiarize yourselves with these expectations and keep an open dialogue with your learner about them so the are ready to succeed!

PCHS Dress Code

“The intention of your dressing becomes the intention of your day.”― Michele Gustafson

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.

Dress Code Policy

  • Undergarments must not be visible.

  • Shirts and/or tops must not expose the midriff area in the front, back, or side

  • All tops must have straps or sleeves.

  • No see-through or clothing that exposes private parts.

  • Hoods may not be worn on the head in the school building

  • Shirts, pants and shorts must be school appropriate and not expose undergarments.

  • Any attire that is deemed inappropriate by school administration, ie alcohol, drugs, gangs, sexually suggestive, discriminatory, etc.

A student may not remain in the classroom dressed in a manner that is in conflict with our guidelines for appropriate attire. We reserve the right to revise guidelines throughout the year, as we deem appropriate.

First Day of School

Our first day of school is Monday, August 29. It is a half day, which runs from 7:30-10:55. Students will follow this schedule:

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Double-Check Class Schedules in MiStar!

Please make a point of reviewing your student's class schedule with them in MiStar prior to the first day of school. Consider printing it for them on Sunday night, if you're able, or having them write it down and carry it in their pocket. This way, your student can walk in on Day 1 with the most up-to-date awareness of their schedule, classrooms, locker number and combination.

Attention All Seniors!

Join your Class of 2023 peers for a Senior Sunrise at Pirate Stadium on the first morning of school!
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Parking Pass & Parking Update

Parking Pass Pick-Up

Parking passes will be ready to hand out AFTER school on the first day of school, Monday, August 29. Starting Tuesday, August 30, parking passes can be picked up before/after school or during lunches.

Parking the First Week of School

For the first week of school, students will not need to park in an assigned parking spot. Students will be expected to park in their assigned parking spot starting Tuesday, September 6.

ATTENTION LIVINGSTON CTE & DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS: All CTE and Dual Enrollment students will have parking spots in the SW lot that enters through the Main Entrance to PCHS. This is because any and all students and visitors coming and going during the school day will need to do so through our Main Entrance.

Yearbook Order & Senior Photo Requirements

Order your 2022-23 yearbook here! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1063578/Pinckney-High-School/

Senior Families: Please view the document linked below for specific senior portrait requirements for the PCHS Yearbook.

Any yearbook questions should be directed to our Yearbook Advisor, Lisa St. John, at lstjohn@pinckneypirates.org.

Did You Miss the 2022-23 Registration Days?

Online Back-to-School Registration - If you haven't yet completed this in MiStar Parent Connect, this is a must! PTO donation and parking permit can be paid for online via the SBA online payment system as a part of this process.

Student Schedules & Locker Assignments in MiStar - Students can now view their class schedule and locker assignment / combination in MiStar.

Schedule Changes - Counselors will be fielding schedule change requests ONLY IF a student has a hole in their schedule or is missing a graduation requirement they need this year. Counselors: Amy Robinson (A-Le) arobinson@pinckneypirates.org and Nicole Braun (Li-Z) nbraun@pinckneypirates.org

Make-Up Picture Day: August 31 - For any student who was unable to attend registration, have their picture taken, and receive a student ID.

Picture Re-Take Day: October 11 - For any student who was not satisfied with their original picture or was unable to attend registration or the make-up day in August.

Forms - All potentially relevant forms to ensure you are set to go for the year and connected to start-of-year opportunities are linked below. Print, fill out, and bring into the Main Office along with associated check or cash.

Registration Forms

Food Service

For 2022-23, FREE breakfast will be available in the Commons for ALL students. Lunch will return to having a cost unless approved for free or reduced lunch. Please refer to Superintendent Todd's recent email for specifics, including how to apply. This shift is due to the end of a federal grant that provided free breakfast and lunch to all public school students over the last 2 years in response to the pandemic.

Please read the letter from Aramark below regarding lunchroom policies and procedures.

Introducing the Pirate Closet

We are proud to announce the launch of The Pirate Closet, led by the PCHS Counseling Team. If you would like to contribute, please bring in gently used clothing in a range of sizes for teenagers and/or food items such as canned goods, dry goods, and things that store well. Deodorant, body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes are also welcomed. All donations should be brought to the Student & Family Service Center (SFSC). Any student or PCHS family in need can visit the SFSC to seek access to the Pirate Closet or email your student's counselor directly.

Amy Robinson (A-Le) arobinson@pinckneypirates.org

Nicole Braun (Li-Z) nbraun@pinckneypirates.org

Requests will be kept confidential. We are committed to continually improving and expanding upon the ways we support our students and their ability to be successful.

2022-23 PCHS Bell Schedules

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PCHS on Social Media

If you don't already, follow us on:

  • Twitter at @PinckneyHigh
  • Instagram at @pinckneyhighschool
  • Facebook at Pinckney Community High School.

We do our best to use these platforms for important announcements, newsworthy events, and fun things that keep parents and students connected to PCHS.

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Looking for Pinckney Gear?

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

PCHS Calendar: Check out the ongoing school year calendar here!

  • Monday, August 29: First Day of 2022-23 School Year
  • Friday, September 2: No School
  • Monday, September 5: No School - Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 14, 6-8pm: PCHS Curriculum Night
  • Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1: Homecoming Weekend!

District-Wide Calendars: https://www.pinckneypirates.org/page/calendars

Upcoming Week's Athletic Schedule - Go Pirates!!

Get your tickets to any and all games here! Season passes can also be purchased here.

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Follow along for all athletic tryout, registration, and updates at https://pinckneypiratesathletics.com/

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Counselors' Corner

In this area, you will find relevant opportunities for building your college and career awareness and ensuring you have access to all of the information necessary to make your post-secondary plans a reality!

If you have any questions please let your counselor know:

Ms. Robinson (A-Le) - arobinson@pinckneypirates.org

Ms. Braun (Li- Z) - nbraun@pinckneypirates.org

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Local Opportunities

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Local Employment Opportunities

Pinckney Community Schools


If you know someone who would thrive in a small learning community environment focused on student connection, empowerment, and preparedness for life beyond high school, send them our way!

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  • Line Cook
  • Call Pat Wright @ 810.623.3383 to inquire

PrimOvations Catering


  • Wait Staff
  • Call Pat Wright @ 810.623.3383 to inquire

Managerial Reminders

  • 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) may exit the building during school hours, and only through the 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 assigned parking spots as a part of purchasing a parking pass. Make sure you're parking in your spot!
  • PCS Transportation Code of Conduct
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