Pine Hollow Middle School

Summer News: August 3, 2020

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we start the school year during these uncertain times. I realize there are lots of questions and concerns, so please review this newsletter carefully, and join me for my Principal / Parent virtual meeting tomorrow at 4:00pm (details below).


Although we are in unchartered waters as we start the year, I'm confident that our staff is prepared to serve you and your children successfully during Distance Learning. We have been working diligently this summer so that we are ready from day one, and although there will be bumps along the way, I believe we are in a much better place than we were last spring. I will share specific plans tomorrow and in the coming days/weeks via our school website and eNewsletters. Thanks again, and look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


Ben Campopiano
Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School
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What Do I Absolutely Need To Do Now?

6th GRADE PARENTS TO DO NOW
  1. HomeLink Data Verification:
    Go to the HomeLink Parent Portal, log in to your HomeLink account, and complete the Data Verification Process. Once completed online, you are done - you don't have to turn in an emergency card or anything else to us. Complete this form if you need support accessing your HomeLink account.
  2. Residency Verification:
    Click here to view/print the proof of residency form. Please read carefully, complete, and email necessary documents to BacaS@mdusd.org, or bring to the Pine Hollow main office. Our office is open daily from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm.


7th GRADE PARENTS TO DO NOW

  1. HomeLink Data Verification:
    Go to the HomeLink Parent Portal, log in to your HomeLink account, and complete the Data Verification Process. Once completed online, you are done - you don't have to turn in an emergency card or anything else to us. Complete this form if you need support accessing your HomeLink account.
  2. Immunization Records:
    Click here to view the required immunizations records. Review carefully, and submit records via email to BacaS@mdusd.org, or bring to the Pine Hollow main office. Our office is open daily from 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm.


8th GRADE PARENTS TO DO NOW

  1. HomeLink Data Verification:
    Go to the HomeLink Parent Portal, log in to your HomeLink account, and complete the Data Verification Process. Once completed online, you are done - you don't have to turn in an emergency card or anything else to us. Complete this form if you need support accessing your HomeLink account.

Principal / Parent Meeting: August 4th

Tomorrow, August 4th, Mr. Campopiano will be holding a virtual Principal / Parent Meeting via Google Meet from 4:00-5:30pm. (The meeting can accommodate 250 families and will be recorded and posted for parents who cannot attend and want to view it later.)


JOIN HERE:


AGENDA:

  • 4:00 = Welcome
  • 4:10 = Latest School Opening Updates
  • 4:20 = Start of School Protocols (Proof of Residency, Immunizations, Schedules, Registration, Data Verification in HomeLink, etc.)
  • 4:35 = Distance Learning Plan (Daily Schedule, Attendance, Expectations, Platforms, Curriculum, Instruction, Protocols, etc)
  • 5:15 = Question and Answer
  • 5:30 = End

Walk-Through Registration Details

Pine Hollow's Walk-Through Registration has been moved back a day to THURSDAY, AUGUST 13. We are streamlining the process this year to make it simpler, safer, faster, and more convenient. Here's some details to know about Walk-Through Registration:

  • You can drop in any time from 8:00-11:00am or from 4:00-7:00pm.
  • Please limit who attends (students do NOT need to come), and keep in mind that everyone must wear masks and maintain proper social distancing protocols.
  • The purpose of Walk-Through Registration this year is to get your child's schedule, daily planner, and textbooks. You'll also have the option to check out a Chromebook, support the PTSA, and get last year's yearbook.
  • This year, Walk-Through Registration is optional. If you don't feel comfortable coming onto campus, we can arrange for alternative pick-up options.
  • Also, please check out the PTSA's fundraiser for their concierge service to make Walk-Through Registration more convenient for you this year.