PCHS Pirate News
August 17, 2022
Welcome Back from Dr. Jones —
We are less than five days away from the start of school. The Pirate staff and I are looking forward to welcoming every student as we kick off the new year. My hope is that every student has spent the summer relaxing and enjoying family and friends. As you prepare for the start of school next week, please mark on your calendars -
Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 24th from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Attached you will find a graphic of the breakdown of all that is going on during BTSN. We hope to see everyone, there will be workshops available for parents to learn more about school initiatives and supports that are in place to help each and every student have a great experience at PCHS.
Dr. Keith Jones
Freshman & New Student Orientation - Thursday, August 18
Orientation for Incoming Freshmen is Thursday, August 18th, from 7:45 am to 11:00 am.
This is for the STUDENTS.
Car riders: Please enter through the MAIN DOORS
Students riding buses will follow their regular route and arrive at school at their normal time. This event will finish at 11:00. (Bus riders will also be able to take their bus home after the event)
Orientation for NEW STUDENTS 10th-12th grade begins at 11:30 am, in the theatre. Pirate Mentors will help show the way from the main entrance.
Breakfast and Lunch Update for 22-23
This year, breakfast will be offered before school from 7:00 a.m.-7:25 a.m. in the North Cafeteria. There will be a grab-and-go station after the first hour for students who arrive late or participate in activities such as band practice before school. We have worked diligently to make sure our bus schedule arrives in time for all kids to have the opportunity for breakfast if they choose so.
You can send lunch money with students for their account - Dropbox is located in the FRONT OFFICE.
Or, you may also use K12PaymentCenter.com to pay for meals online.
Please visit the FOOD SERVICES web page for more information about the cost of meals, menus, and Free/Reduced meal applications.
Building/Office Hours Before School Begins
With District and Building meetings taking place our office will be closed Friday, August 19th, and Monday, August 22nd.
For any families still needing to prove residency or pay fees, you are welcome to come in on Thursday, August 18th between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, or after school starts on the 23rd!
Student Schedule—August 23-September 2
Assembly Schedule - we will follow this on the first day
Parent Tips - One-2-One Chromebook Insurance
Platte County R-3 School District partners with One2One Risk Solutions to provide accident protection for our devices. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect you from the cost to repair or replace your institution-issued device and limit your responsibility to a per-occurrence deductible outlined below, should a loss occur. This is renewed yearly.
Here is the Program Summary if you wish to view it.
Click the link below to enroll your student's device -
Back To School Night - August 24th 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Yearbooks for 22-23 School Year
Yearbooks are now available to purchase at yearbookforever.com
Starting price is currently $55
The price will change to $65 on 8/28 and $75 on 12/22
This year’s book will be larger and include 24 more pages!
Have You Opted In to Receive Text Notifications from PCR-3?
School Messenger is our automated phone calling and text notification system. We use this system to notify parents quickly for sudden changes in schedules due to emergencies, school cancellations, or just important school announcements.
If you aren't receiving the District's text reminders and notifications and would like to opt in to receive these, simply text "YES" to 67587. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Pirates ROCK Character Trait: SELF CONFIDENCE (August)
Pirates ROCK (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
August's #PiratesROCK trait is SELF CONFIDENCE: having a positive belief in yourself.
- Freshman Orientation, 7:45 am - 11:30 am
- New Student Orientation, 11:30 am-12:30am
- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
- Back to School Night, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- Underclassman School Pictures
- No School - Labor Day
- Modified Block Schedule Begins
- Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Day, 2-hour early release
Platte County High School
- Dr. Keith Jones, Principal
- Michelle Howren, Associate Principal
- Matt Messick, Assistant Principal
- Kiel Giese, Assistant Principal
- Gabe Middleton, Activities Director
Location: 1501 Branch Street, Platte City, MO, USA