PCHS PARENT News

September 16, 2019

Parent IgNIGHT - Signs of Suicide: Engaging Parents as Partners in Prevention

If you were unable to attend this session last night,

click here to view the presentation,

here to view the Facebook Live video, and

here to visit the website with Signs of Suicide program parent resources.


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

The Drivers Testing Station located in Platte City has permanently changed their testing day from Monday to Thursday, as of July 15, 2019.

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

Counseling Center

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

MWSU Campus


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:


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.

MWSU: https://www.moacac.org/2019-2020-regional-college-fairs

KC: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/kansas-city-national-college-fair/


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.


MWSU College Fair Permission Slip

KC College Fair Permssion Slip




Planning & Paying for College

Presenter: Jeff Vincent with Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods

Date/Time: October 24 @ 6 p.m. (at P/T Conferences)

Where: TBD

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PTSA Ford Test Drive Fundraiser

Test drive a car or truck and Ford will donate $20 per driver to PCHS PTSA! 9 am-4 pm, Saturday, Sept. 21 Paxton parking lot. With the ability to raise up to $6,000, this has the potential of being our biggest fundraiser of the year. Please share with friends and family. Drivers must be 18 years old. Save time at the event by pre-registering online.
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Senior Graduation Announcements and Cap/Gown Orders

Jostens will be here on September 23 at 10:30 AM to meet with the senior class, in the Wilson Auditorium.


Order Dates:

October 1, 11 AM-1 PM, both cafeterias

October 9, 7 AM, Main Lobby

October 30, 7 AM, Main Lobby - FINAL ORDER DAY

Homecoming 2019

Platte County's Homecoming festivities run September 30 through October 4. This year's theme is "Peace, Love, Pirates." - a disco theme. Click here for the week's spirit days and festivities.
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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 SHIRT ORDER FORM


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!

PARENT PORTAL GUIDE

How To Use Parent Portal

Changes to Student Reminders Via Text

PCHS Parents and Students: Over the last several years, PCHS has kept students and parents informed with notifications via the Remind app. Unfortunately, Remind has changed its policies and is limiting the number of subscribers per user, making this service not cost-effective for our district. Going forward, we will be utilizing our existing School Messenger system to send text notifications to students who opt in. This is the same system many parents have opted in to receive PCR-3 text messages.


  1. 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.
  2. 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 frames@platteco.k12.mo.us 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

Car Rider Drop Off

Parents dropping off their students in the morning, please use the lane in front of the South doors or North Activity Center Doors.


The street between the main building and Paxton Center is NOT a drop off area.

Yearbooks

If you would like to order a yearbook for the 2019-20 school year, please visit the links below.


HOW TO ORDER A YEARBOOK

YEARBOOK ORDERING SITE

BOOSTER CLUB WEBSITE

Purchase Spirit Wear or Sign up to help Booster Club

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.


SAFE SCHOOLS ALERT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Mark Your Calendar

September

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


October

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


Click here to view the full Platte County High School calendar on our website.

Upcoming Community Events

Make sure you check out the “Community” channel on the Platte County School District website. There you will find a page called “Community Events” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community!

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