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A weekly newsletter - May 29, 2020

A message from Ameka Hunt, Principal of PHS

Greetings Panthers,


Congratulations for successfully completing the 2019-2020 school year. I am proud of everything our students accomplished. I want to personally thank all of you for your support as we navigated uncharted waters during our remote learning experience. I wish the graduating class of 2020 well. I look forward to celebrating this class and their accomplishments June 1, 2020 at 8:00 am at the Pfield. I wish everyone all the best for a safe and relaxing summer.

A Special Gift for PfISD Seniors

The choir directors of PfISD High Schools put this together with the assistance of Sarah Martinez of Fine Arts Admin.


Enjoy my Pfriends, and have a great ... Panther Summer!


https://youtu.be/5bYM20lSeuM

Seniors: Up-to-date information

Updated information for the days leading up to graduation has been posted on the PHS website. Please click on the "Class of 2020 News" link on the PHS website daily to keep abreast of the latest news.

Graduation Update - Class of 2020

Dear PfISD Graduates and Families,


PfISD staff is still working fast and furiously to get all the details complete for our Graduation ceremonies scheduled to begin Monday. Below you will find a Graduation Information Packet (PDF) outlining rules and procedures for all graduation ceremonies. Please take the time to read the document entirely in preparation for your special day - especially this year which will have many firsts for us, particularly taking into account the required physical distancing.


Once again, we have many rules and requirements set forth by the state for us to hold an in-person graduation, and we are counting on all parties involved - graduates and their families - to help us by following the rules set forth in the attached document. One major change for this year is the limited number of guests allowed per student. Please remember that we are doing a seating chart in the stands which must be followed and as such, tickets are not transferable. Additionally, everyone attending must have a ticket to enter the stadium - regardless of their age (this includes infants and toddlers). The seating chart is available in the PDF below.


Once again, thank you for your help and understanding as we all work to provide a wonderful, in-person graduation experience for our seniors and their families. It will take all of us to ensure we can pull it off!


Pflugerville ISD

To 2020 Seniors from our Counseling Staff

Class of 2020 Seniors,


We are so proud of what you have accomplished and what you will continue to accomplish. Life is hard and not always easy or fair, and will throw a curve ball at you when you really don’t need one, as this year has shown us; but if you can pick yourself up, figure out how to make it through, you will survive! If you can make it through the end of senior year working from home with no previous experience doing this, you have a great start on accomplishing all that life holds for you.


The PHS Counseling Team is beyond proud of you and we are so glad we got to work with you along the way. Please know, once a Panther, always a Panther. If you need anything after you leave PHS, we are just an email or phone call away.

Report Cards


Parents, just a reminder that you will receive an email when the reports are available to view in Skyward Family Access. If you need help setting up an Skyward account, please see the following information:


Parents - Family Access Instructions (download PDF)


Need your Skyward Family Access User Name?

Send an Email to: parentportal@pfisd.net

Subject Line = Skyward Family Access Account

Additional information can also be obtained by contacting us at parentportal@pfisd.net

Textbook Drop off

Reminder: You will still have the opportunity to drop off textbooks on Monday, June 1, Tuesday, June 2, and Monday, June 8, from 8 am to 1 pm. A deposit bin will be available a the front doors of PHS (Door #1).


Click on the pdf document below for a list of outstanding textbooks by student number.

Miles of Smiles

On Wednesday, May 20, as seniors were picking up their cap and gowns for graduation, they were greeted by staff members congratulating them and celebrating their accomplishments. We'd like to share some photos from that special occasion. Please click on the pdf below to view them.

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Shout out!

We're thankful to our parents Debrah Watts, Amy King, and Julie Watt for organizing the senior parade (see photo above). What a special way to cheer on our graduates!

Summer School Information - from our Counseling Staff

Pflugerville ISD Summer School Information


Dates: June 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020

Location: Remote Learning

Registration: May 18th – June 8th

Late Registration: June 8, 2020


Tuition:

$100: PfISD Students

$50: PfISD Students receiving free or reduced lunch

Payment must be paid prior to summer school starting.


Click here to start the registration process. Once counselors receive the information, they will submit a summer school form for you. Once the official summer school registration form is submitted, you will get a copy sent to you via the email address you provided on the form.


If you need more information, please contact your student’s school counselor.


PHS School Counselors:

A-D: christina.powell@pfisd.net

E-J: lindsay.saylorcarroll@pfisd.net

K-O: mark.canales@pfisd.net

P-R: sarah.cable@pfisd.net

S-Z: geminesse.scott@pfisd.net

Information for Seniors - from our College and Career Counselor

Good Afternoon Seniors –


Congratulations! You are almost there . Below are some final reminders from the College and Career Center and updates on Graduation. Please read (and complete if necessary) every item carefully.


Final High School Transcript (Survey) – Pflugerville High School does need to certify graduation before we can release a Final High School Transcript. We hope to have these ready by Mid-Late June. Please make sure to submit the mandatory Final High School Transcript Survey. This is due by June 5th, 2020. If your plans change, you can resubmit a response and we will use your most recent response.


New Scholarship Opportunity (Class of 2020) – The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce has opened their 2020 Scholarship Application! Please make sure you to fill out the application by June 14th, 2020. You can find the application by visiting this website.


Changing College Plans – If you are thinking about changing your plans for the Fall 2020 semester, please set up a time to meet with me. In some cases, changing from a 4 year college to a 2 year college could actually cost more money in the long run if you were offered certain opportunities by the college. There also some great resources he can share if you end up continuing that change.


June 1st Graduation Information – Please visit this website for the most up to date information regarding graduation. Including ticket information, the new senior contract, etc. Any questions regarding the graduation ceremony should be emailed to Ms. Keck (Crystal.Keck@pfisd.net).


Austin Community College Enrollment – Please make sure that you have submitted your TSI and High School Transcript to ACC. If you have not, please email me. You will need to set up an advising appointment by visiting this website to enroll in classes for the Fall Semester. Keep in mind that it may take some time for ACC to award you with Financial Aid. Finally, please consider applying to the Capital Idea Scholarship. It can help you fund your Austin Community College education!


Military/Workforce – Please check in with your military recruiter to make sure you are all set to enlist. If you still need to connect with your recruiter, please visit this website to find your specific recruiter. This website can also help you find careers in the workforce that might assist you with your goals.


Breaking Up With A College/University – I strongly encourage you to email any school that you have applied to, but no longer plan to attend. In this email, please kindly thank them for their time but let them know you are no longer interested. Colleges will begin calling you over the summer to enroll at their institution. This will save the admission counselor (and you) time!


Please remember that I am always here for you. I will be reaching out this summer periodically to make sure you are on track for whatever might be next in the Fall. If you ever need any help from me (whether that be now or 5 years down the road), please reach out. You all are going to do amazing things and I know that everyone at PHS will miss you (Including me)! Good luck and keep in touch!


Nick Howell

College and Career Advisor

Pflugerville High School

1301 W. Pecan Street

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Phone: (512) 763-2415 (This number will reach me during school closure)

RM #: A-103

PHS CEEB Code: 445500

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Food Benefits for Families with Children

Texas has received approval from the USDA to launch the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide more than $1 billion in food benefits to Texas families with children who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.


Please click here for more information and for a link to the application.

Juniors - Class of 2021

SAT Test (Class of 2021) – College Board has begun opening the August, September, October, November, and December SAT Tests. However, you will not be able to register for the August, September, or October exam until June 3rd at 7:00 PM CST if you have already taken at least one SAT. If you are hoping to register for at least one more SAT in the fall, I would encourage you to register quickly when it becomes available (testing sites in other states have already filled up). I will be available via email on June 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 PM if you have any issues registering or need a fee waiver.

Nick Howell

College and Career Advisor

Pflugerville High School

1301 W. Pecan Street

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Phone: (512) 763-2415 (This number will reach me during school closure)

RM #: A-103

PHS CEEB Code: 445500

2020-2021 School Registration

We have begun registration for the upcoming school year. Any Pre-K/K families who have missed registration packet pick-up may contact their campus registrar by email to make arrangements for a pick-up.


Parents of currently enrolled students will have access to submit 2020-21 enrollment information online beginning in June 2020. In-person registration for the next school year for all other grades will be held on campuses in July:


  • Elementary Schools:
    • Wednesday, July 29 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
    • Thursday, July 30 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Middle Schools:
    • Wednesday, Jul 29 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • Thursday, July 30 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • High Schools:
    • Tuesday, July 28 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • Wednesday, Jul 29 (9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
    • Thursday, July 30 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Need help? Here's how to contact us

Attention all students and parents:


Starting June 1, the office will be open Monday through Thursday (closed Friday). Following is a contact list for questions as they pertain to your student:


12th Grade Assistant Principal: Crystal Keck - Crystal.Keck@pfisd.net


Asst Principal for Grades 9-11 Student's Last Name: A - Go: Argie Flores -

Argie.Flores@pfisd.net


Assistant Principal for Grades 9-11 Student's Last Name: Gr - Pal: Sara Dardeau -

Sara.Dardeau@pfisd.net


Assistant Principal for Grades 9-11 Student's Last Name: Pam - Z: Dr. Cristobal Saldana -

Cristobal.Saldana@pfisd.net


Counselor Student's Last Name: A - D: Christina Powell - Christina.Powell@pfisd.net


Counselor Student's Last Name: E - J: Lindsay Saylor-Carroll - Lindsay.Saylorcarroll@pfisd.net


Counselor Student's Last Name: K - O: Mark Canales - Mark.Canales@pfisd.net


Lead/Counselor Student's Last Name: P - R: Sarah Cable - Sarah.Cable@pfisd.net


Counselor Student's Last Name: S - Z: Geminesse Scott - Geminesse.Scott@pfisd.net


College/Career Counselor: Nicholas Howell - Nicholas.Howell@pfisd.net


SPED Coordinator: Valorie Salcido - Valorie.Salcido@pfisd.net


ARD Facilitator: Crystal Beck - Crystal.Beck@pfisd.net


LSSP: Becky Luquire - Rebecca.Luquire@pfisd.net


504 Coordinator: Margaret Wofford - Margaret.Wofford@pfisd.net


Social Worker: Ana Bowie - Ana.Bowie@pfisd.net

Parent Climate Survey

We are asking parents to take a brief survey to tell us about their experience with their student’s campus to ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career. We are asking families to complete the survey before it closes tonight (May 29).


Click Here for Survey

Summer Meal Services

Pflugerville Independent School District and Aramark Food Services are proud to offer curbside meals to children this summer through the USDA summer meals program.


Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy playtime with friends, a week at camp, a family vacation, or time at the pool. However, for many children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean hunger. Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition.

This summer, Aramark Food Services will be providing free curbside meals to children at select Pflugerville ISD campuses Monday through Friday with two meal services 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Friday, May 29 through Tuesday, Aug. 11. All children under 18 are eligible to receive free meals and do not need to register (or be registered in a summer school program) or show proof of age, income, or residence to do so.


Click here for more information on this program.

Family Engagement Survey

Dear Families,


Our district values your feedback! We are asking you to take a brief survey to tell us about your experience with your student’s campus. To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think.


The survey will close tonight (May 29th). Click Here for Survey


Estimadas familias:


¡Nuestro distrito valora sus comentarios! Le pedimos que realice una breve encuesta para contarnos sobre su experiencia con el campus de su estudiante. Para asegurarnos de continuar brindando excelentes experiencias de aprendizaje y de alta calidad que satisfagan las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y para garantizar que les estamos preparando para la universidad y su carrera profesional, necesitamos sus saber lo que nuestras familias piensan.


La encuesta finalizará esta tarde (el 29 de mayo). Haga clic aqui para la encuesta

STAAR EOC Courses - Important Information (English & Español)

Dear Parents,


I wanted to check in and give you some information about STAAR EOC testing for the school year 2019-2020.


If your student is enrolled in a STAAR tested subject this school year, this email will pertain to them. STAAR tested subjects include English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History.


Per TEA (Texas Education Agency):

  • There will be no STAAR EOC administrations for both spring 2020 and summer 2020. These administrations have been waived by TEA.
  • A student currently enrolled in a STAAR EOC class who is a first-time tester for the corresponding STAAR EOC is not required to take and pass the STAAR EOC as long as the STUDENT PASSES THE COURSE by August of 2020.


Please discuss this with your student and advise them of the importance of the Distance Learning assignments. These MUST be completed so that the grade they receive for this 4th nine weeks does not affect their ability to pass a STAAR tested subject. If they fail the class, they will repeat the class AND take the STAAR test for that class. Any questions please reach out to me.


Dr. Sara Butler

Assistant Principal: Testing/Intervention

Sara.Butler@pfisd.net


Me estoy comunicando con usted para darle información acerca del examen STAAR EOC para el año escolar 2019-2020.


Si su estudiante está inscrito en un curso que tiene un examen relacionado con STAAR este año escolar, entonces este mensaje es para usted. Los cursos que tienen un examen relacionado con STAAR incluyen Inglés I, Inglés II, Álgebra I, Biología, e Historia de Estados Unidos.


Según el TEA (Agencia de Educación de Texas, por sus siglas en inglés):

  • No habrá exámenes STAAR EOC en la primavera 2020 ni el verano 2020. Estos exámenes no serán aplicados este año escolar.
  • Un estudiante que actualmente está inscrito en una clase que tiene un examen relacionado con STAAR y que por primera vez tomará el examen correspondiente con STAAR EOC no tiene que tomar y pasar el STAAR EOC siempre y cuando EL ESTUDIANTE PASE EL CURSO para agosto de 2020.


Por favor hable con su estudiante y déjele saber de la importancia de las asignaciones de Aprendizaje a Distancia. Estas asignaciones TIENEN QUE ser completadas para que la calificación que reciba para este período de 9 semanas no afecte su habilidad de pasar un curso que tiene un examen relacionado con STAAR. Si no pasa la clase, tiene que repetirla Y tomar el examen de STAAR para esa clase. Si tiene preguntas, por favor comunicarse conmigo.


Dr. Sara Butler

Vicedirectora: Exámenes/Intervenciones

Sara.Butler@pfisd.net

At Home Challenge Workout

From our Dance/PE Coach, Dianna Martz:


At Home Challenge

Do these in order.

20 Standard Push-ups

7 burpees

25 squats w/ weights

7 burpees

20 Shoulder Presses

7 burpees

25 squats w/ weights

7 burpees

30 Over head tricep extensions

7 burpees

Repeat again.

Then finish with 100 sit-ups

Get ready for next school year by downloading the PHS app today

Dear PHS Parents,


The School Info App for Pflugerville High School is a great way to stay connected and informed. Notifications are sent in real time for ever-changing situations. Be in the know—download the app today!


Click on the attached QR code or this link: http://siap.ps/eaedd6, or search for Pflugerville High School in the app store. Be sure to allow notifications so you get all the notifications and news feeds to keep current with what’s happening at PHS.

Remote Learning Website

Online Summer remote learning information will be coming soon. Check this link regularly for updates if your student is in summer learning.

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