Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / November 15th

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PLC / SLT Summary 11/10

We had a great PLC Day on Wednesday, November 10th! During Student Leadership Teams, students were able to dig in and begin working within their teams to put into action a lot of the ideas they have been working on to give back to the community and our school. All students participated in a great Lead Lesson during Specials that focused on the 7 Habits, and our Assembly Team did a great job of hosting our first school-wide assembly that was all student led.


As for the staff, we continue to work on providing professional development around the various phonics rules that we will be teaching students this school year. The second half of our PLC time, our teachers revised unit plans for their specific subject areas. It was a great day of learning for everyone involved!

Student Leadership Team Summary

Please take a look at the summarry of our Student Leadership Teams from our November 10th PLC Day

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Veterans Day

We had a great Veterans Day celebration this last week as well, where we were able to honor over 20 Veterans. Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts who were able to share in the celebration and educate our students on the importance of service to our country. Our Veterans visited classrooms where they read the book Eddie and Fred: We're All Heroes, and answered questions from the students. This book holds a special place in our heart as our administrative assistant, Mrs. Reynolds, co-authored this book with her sister-in-law. This book was created in honor of Mrs. Reynolds' late brother-in-law Eddie and his dog Fred. November 10th was the 11 year anniversary of Eddie’s passing.


The Veterans then joined us for a cookie reception with their student guest and were able to talk with other Veterans about their years of service. Thank you to all of the men and women who have served in the military!

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New Middle School Groundbreaking

We will have our new middle school groundbreaking ceremony this Wednesday, November 17th at 4 pm. The location of the new school will be on North Platte Purchase Road to the west of Fountain Hills (Red X on the picture). Please park south bound on Platte Purchase Road (Yellow line) if you plan to attend.
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Pathfinder Giving Tree

We are excited to bring you our 9th annual Pathfinder Giving Tree this holiday season. We are going to try our best to provide a little relief this holiday season to some of our families in need. There are various ways to give back. If you, or an organization you belong to would like to help, please use the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044EA4A928A5FB6-pathfinder4


If you have any questions please contact our school social worker, Heather Schuller at schulleh@platteco.k12.mo.us.

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Attendance Matters

We will be sending out our second round of attendance letters to students who have an attendance percentage under 90%. Our overall school attendance percentage is 94% and we are starting to see a slight increase each week. Please continue to make every attempt to schedule appointments outside of the school day. It is critical to have all of our students at school, on time for the entire day so that we can provide them with our instructional programs. Thanks for your continued partnership!

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Join Our Team!

We currently have a lunchroom monitor position open at Pathfinder. This position is a part time position and the hours for the job are daily from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours per day / 15 hours per week). You would be assisting in the lunchroom and interacting with our students. The rate of pay for this position is $11.04 to $12.82 per hour. If you would like to apply or have someone who may be interested please click on or send the link below:

https://www.applitrack.com/platteco/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff


We are also needing substitute teachers throughout our school district. If you would like to apply for the opportunity to substitute teach please use the link below. We need substitutes at all grade levels and for any day of the week. Even if you are only able to substitute a few days a week we would welcome you to still apply. Substitute Teacher pay is $105.00 a day or $14.00 an hour. A full day for a Substitute Teacher is 7.5 hours a day. If a Substitute Teacher works 6.5 hours a day they are paid the full $105.00. If a Substitute works less than 6.5 hours a day, they are paid hourly.

https://www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com/careers/substitute_opportunities

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Pathfinder Pirate Store

The holidays are right around the corner and we have some options for you when making those purchases. Everyone needs some new Pirate gear for the school year. We're excited to show you our Pathfinder Pirates store at https://plattepirates21.itemorder.com/sale


There are a lot of options to choose from and customize as needed! We hope you can find something you like for all ages of Pirates!

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Inclement Weather Information

Click here for information on school cancellations/modifications due to inclement weather, how the District will notify parents, as well as information on recess, Y Club, and Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days. For the 2021-22 school year, PCR-3 will implement traditional inclement weather days (no school and no virtual learning), until we reach a threshold that would push the school year past Memorial Day. We will make those days up per our academic calendar, and if we go past four inclement weather days, we will implement our Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Days.

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Picture Retake Day: December 2nd

Our Fall picture retake day is scheduled for December 2nd. This will be for all students who did not have a Fall picture taken, absent students from our Fall picture day, and students that did not like their purchased packet from September 8th. Students looking to retake need to return the current purchased packet on the day of retakes.

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Fall Parent Survey / Please Complete By December 3rd

We are conducting our annual parent survey to gather feedback on strengths of the District, as well as areas to consider for growth. Your input is important and will be considered when making future decisions.

If you have not already completed the survey, we ask that you complete the survey by clicking here. If you have more than one student, please be sure to answer those questions for each building. The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes to complete.

If you have already completed the survey, you can continue to participate in the Thought Exchange comment section, by clicking here. Participants share thoughts, then rate thoughts shared by others to create themes and help the District prioritize next steps. We encourage you to revisit this exchange and rate additional thoughts as they are entered.

We will close the survey and Thought Exchange on Friday, December 3, 2021. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!

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Text Notifications

The District uses text messaging and automated phone calls to notify parents of upcoming events and days off, school closings due to weather, and during emergency situations. Newly enrolled families will automatically receive an opt-in message from 67587. If you missed it, simply text “Yes” to 67587 to receive text messages.

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Pathfinder Resource Checklist

Hello Pirate Families! At the beginning and middle of each school year, we ask parents and guardians to fill out our Resource Checklist on paper. This year we are asking you to complete the Resource Checklist electronically using this form. This brief questionnaire is your School Social Worker's first and primary way to help you access support services. It also lets us know if you are interested in giving back to your school community. Please do not hesitate to contact your School Social Worker if you have any questions.
Pathfinder Resource Needs Checklist

If you have further questions please contact our school social work, Heather Schuller, at schullerh@platteco.k12.mo.us.

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November Parent Calendar

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendars for the month of November

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COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance and Data

Please see the attached quarantine guidance for students or staff members who are identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19. The graphic outlines the requirements if all parties are appropriately masked, as well as if they are not. These quarantine procedures are in alignment with directives from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Platte County Health Department (PCHD).


We will post numbers of reported COVID-19 cases and close contacts in our District on our website, displaying data from the previous seven days, as well as 7-day rolling average information. These cases will include staff and students, and will only include those reported to the District.

This information will be available on our District website here starting Tuesday, September 7.

Pathfinder Specific Opening Details

Pleaser refer to this link that describes Pathfinde specific details for the start of the school year and our mitigating strategies.

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Keep In Contact With Us!

We want families to stay connected to all Pathfinder information. In addition, we invite you to visit our social media and platforms below.



You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.436.6670. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at dolld@platteco.k12.mo.us (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or bohna@platteco.k12.mo.us (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).

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Thank you to our Pirates R.O.C.K. Stars!

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