PCHS PARENT News
September 16, 2019
Parent IgNIGHT - Signs of Suicide: Engaging Parents as Partners in Prevention
Parents learned the components of PCR-3's Signs of Suicide program, developed skills to continue conversations with students at home and engaged as partners in suicide prevention.
Students Checking In and Out
If your student will be absent from school or your student will leave during the school day for an appointment or any other reason, a Parent/Guardian should call the office early in the morning. This helps the school verify the absence or prepare a DISMISSAL SLIP for your student. The student will need to pick up their slip from the Welcome Center. This will allow them to show the dismissal slip to their teacher to leave class. All students must sign out at the Welcome Center.
Students should NOT just leave the building without first checking out.
When students return they need to check-in at the Welcome Center, and if they were at an appointment, they need to provide a Dr.’s excuse for the absence to be verified.
Platte City Drivers Testing Day
Testing hours are THURSDAYS from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
All testing is to be completed by 3:50 with the last test starting no later than 3:25.
Any questions concerning the drivers testing process, please call 816.206.5799 during regular business hours.
- Missouri Highway Patrol Drivers Testing
Success Ready Opportunities for High School Students - visit this link often to view new opportunities.
For students who are planning on attending a college, university, or technical school after high school, it is essential to begin preparing early. Part of that preparation includes knowledge of admission requirements and course expectations to plan for appropriate courses in high school. These courses should be part of every student's ICAP and enrollment requests. In order to assist with this planning, eligible students are invited to attend ONE of the following college fairs:
Wednesday, October 9:
Missouri Western State University College Fair
Tuesday, October 22:
Kansas City College Fair
KC Convention Center
Students will leave Platte County High School at 8:30 a.m. and will return to the school by 11:00 a.m. If you would like your child to attend one of these opportunities, please complete the attached appropriate permission form and return it to the PCHS Counseling Center by Friday, September 27, 2019, so that transportation can be arranged. Only students who have returned their form and have met the following criteria by the permission form deadline will be allowed to attend:
- Be a Sophomore or Junior
- Have an interest in attending a college fair to prepare for choices beyond high school.
- Have a grade of D or higher in all of their classes.
- Has 90% or higher attendance for this school year
- Is in good standing (ie--no ISS or OSS)
- Have registered to attend the fair. Students will need a copy of their personal barcode from the online registration to get on the bus.
- MWSU: http://www.strivefair.com/
- KC: https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=missouri
Multiple colleges and universities will be represented at this fair, and we’re inviting all sophomores and juniors to attend. Both experiences are during the school day and transportation will be provided. If you have any questions about this college fair experience, please contact the PCHS Counseling Center or visit the college fair websites.
Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend the KC college fair together during their evening hours on Tuesday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.
Planning & Paying for College
Presenter: Jeff Vincent with Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods
Date/Time: October 24 @ 6 p.m. (at P/T Conferences)
PTSA Ford Test Drive Fundraiser
Blackout Game is October 18th
The Blackout game will be October 18th and shirts are now available for purchase. Attached is an order form for your family, neighbors, and friends. This form is given to all the schools in our district as well and will be sent home with students. Forms and payment are due by Tuesday, October 1st.
You can also order online at www.pchsboosterclub.com. Shirts will be delivered to the schools the week of October 14th. Football and Booster Club are sharing the profits from Blackout sales.
Blackout Game Tradition - Platte County Traditions Band will perform their annual LIGHT SHOW on the field after the game!
Thanks again for your support and GO PIRATES!
Changes to Student Reminders Via Text
- If you have previously provided permission for PCR-3 to communicate with your child via telephone on our re-enrollment form, your child can simply text "YES" to 67587 to begin receiving reminders from PCHS via text.
- If you have NOT provided permission for PCR-3 to communicate with your child via telephone on our re-enrollment form but wish to do so, please complete the form linked here and send to Suzanne Frame at email@example.com or turn into PCHS's front office. Once your child's phone number is entered into our student database, they'll receive an opt-in message from 67587 and can text "YES" to 67587 to begin receiving reminders from PCHS via text.
Text messages to individual grade levels will be identified at the beginning of the text, i.e. "PCHS 2020:" will be a message to this year's senior class, and "PCHS 2023:" will be a message to this year's freshman class. All school messages will start with "PCHS Msg:"
We will have paper forms available in our office as well for parents to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Frame
Bullying and Safety Concerns
Safety is one of our district’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration.
You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert.
Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.
Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to learn!
Click the link below to submit a tip or concern.
Mark Your Calendar
21 - DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL Event, (PTSA Fundraiser) 9-4 Paxton lot
23 - SENIOR CLASS MEETS WITH JOSTENS, 10:30 AM, Theatre
25 - PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC) DAY, Dismissal 12:40 PM
30 - HOMECOMING WEEK
1 - JOSTENS - Sr. Orders for Announcements and Cap/Gown, 11 AM-1 PM, Cafeterias
1 - DIG THE PINK Volleyball match with Winnetonka
2 - VICTORY SUPPER, 6 PM, Pirate Stadium
4 - HOMECOMING, Early Dismissal 11:40;
4 - HC ASSEMBLY, 11 AM; PARADE, 3 PM; 4th Street; GAME, 7 PM
9 - PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (PLC) DAY, Dismissal 12:40 PM
9 - JOSTENS, Additional Senior Graduation Product orders, 7 AM
10 - PTSA MEETING, 6:30, Library
11 - END OF FIRST QUARTER
14 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day & District Inservice
15 - JAZZ BAND CONCERT, 7 PM
16 - FALL CHOIR CONCERT, 7 PM
18 - PICTURE RETAKES
18 - REPORT CARDS SENT OUT
Upcoming Community Events
Thank you to our Pirates ROCK Star business partners!
Platte County High School
- Dr. Chad Sayre, Principal
- Shari Waters, Assistant Principal
- Matt Messick, Assistant Principal
- Dr. Stephanie Theis, Assistant Principal
- Phil Dorman, Activities Director