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Monday, January 4, 2021

Important Dates

1/5/21- 1st day back from Winter Break

1/18/21- NO SCHOOL- In Service Day

2/11/21- Parent Teacher Conferences (More info to follow)

2/12/21- NO SCHOOL- In Service Day

2/15/21- NO SCHOOL- In Service Day

3/15- 3/19- NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

Attendance Info

What to do if someone is testing for COVID

If someone in your household is testing for COVID, please let the school know. The district policy is to keep all your school-aged children from all the PLC schools home until the test results come back. We ask this in case the results come back positive.

Once you receive your results, please send me a copy. We need a copy before your student returns to school. You may email a copy to or fax a copy to 402-898-0415, whichever is easier for you.

Thank you for helping us keep all our students safe!

Normal Attendance Procedures

If your student will be absent or arriving late, please contact Brenda Jung in the attendance office before 9:00 am. Written notes are not accepted.

Call or email 402-898-0413 or

State your name, the student's name, grade, date of absence, and reason for absence.

A message may be left if the line is busy or if it is before or after school hours. Messages are checked frequently.

For appointments, please try to call at least 30 minutes before your student needs to leave school. Do not come in; your student will meet you outside.

For medical appointments, please have your student bring a doctor's note to the attendance office.

If you know of an upcoming absence, you may call or email in advance; you do not need to wait until the day of the absence to notify the attendance office.

Parents may check attendance records anytime by using the district app.

Thanks for your help!

2nd Semester Schedules

Some second semester schedules are still being adjusted. Please have your student check the district app today, January 4th to see their finalized schedule.

Driver's Education

Registration for Drivers Education has began and forms are available in the bookstore or on the PLHS school website under quick links. The classes are held through ZOOM and you will be contacted with a zoom invite to access the class via student school email. The classes will begin January 23rd and go through March 20th. Behind the wheel time is scheduled on an individual basis in addition to the classroom time. Registration forms are due back to the bookstore by Wednesday, January 20th. The cost of the class is $350.00 (cash or check only) and is due along with the registration form. If paying by check the check will NOT be cashed until after the first class on January 23rd Students must be 15 years of age with a valid Nebraska learner's permit by the registration date to take the class.


Classes will be held on Zoom! Instructors will contact students with zoom invites for access to class via school email.


Nate McGill and Chris Meehan

Classroom Dates: January 23rd, 30th

February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

March 6th, 13th and 20th (make up date TBD)

Classroom Times: 8:00 – 10:15 or 10:15 – 12:30

Driving Dates: Schedule set up with students.

Cost: $350.00


Must be 15 years of age by the start of class Must have a permit to drive from the DMV of Nebraska. Most students will have a Learners Permit or School Permit.

All students must have access to a computer and email for online testing. All students must complete 20 hours of Zoom classroom instruction, Limit of 25 students per session.

Students are expected to have some experience driving and will be required to pass a DMV certified road test. The road test will be administered after students are given lessons covering a variety of driving situations including residential, city and highway driving, parking, and basic safety maneuvers.

To Register: Stop by the bookstore and pick up your registration form or go to the Monarch website under quick links. If you have any questions please contact Penny Selders @ 402-898-0488. The cost is $350.00 and is payable when students are enrolled. We accept cash or checks (payable to PLHS) Checks will note be cashed until after the first class!

2020-2021 Yearbooks

Don’t miss out on your chance to order your full-color 2021 Yearbook for your student! You can reserve your copy for $75 until April 15, 2021. You can order online at or send cash or check to Mr. Rohacik in room 307. Please contact Mr. Rohacik at with any questions. An order form, along with senior tribute and senior photo information, is attached below.

Please note: The PLHS Yearbook is a “fall delivery” book. Students will pick up their books at registration in August 2021. This allows for a book that can document the ENTIRE school year, including spring sports/activities, Prom (hopefully!) & graduation.

Please see below for new Winter Athletic and Activity Guidelines

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Monarch Booster Club

We are excited to be gearing up for a great Winter Activity Season. As you may know, our Monarch Booster Club provides much needed support to PLHS Activities through purchasing equipment, assisting with funding for facility upgrades and providing Scholarship opportunities to our athletes and activity participants.

As always, we appreciate the continued support of all of our members and ask you to consider joining if you have not already. If you are interested, please return the form attached below to the Athletic Office at PLHS and let us know if you have any questions.

Click the button below to place your online order for PLHS apparel

Reminder- Building is Closed to Visitors

We wanted to remind you that visitors are allowed in the building by appointment only, this includes parents.

If you should need to get something to your student, please bring it in a bag with their name and grade written on it.

Please remember that there are no food deliveries allowed to the school. This includes fast food being brought by a parent. Only a sack lunch from home can be brought to a student. Someone will meet you at the door and have it delivered to your student. If you need to speak with a staff member in person please call 402-898-0400 and we can have them contact you for an appointment time. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.