The Hook - PCMS

Parent Edition Vol. 8 - COVID-19

Unchartered Territory!

With the closing of the school buildings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we chartered new waters in regard to student instruction. While it was not always smooth sailing, we are grateful for your support and understanding during the entire process. Now that the school year has officially ended we hope that you get some well-earned rest and relaxation.

We know that you have lots of questions about what happens next. This newsletter is chock-full of information, please feel free to share it on your social media pages and with other PCMS parents who may not subscribe. Please know that we will keep you updated as decisions are made and we receive information. Follow us on our social media pages as those are updated frequently and provide lots of information. We will also continue to disseminate information through mass call-outs, School Status and Remind.

Report Cards

Final report cards can be viewed in the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. If you do not have access to PowerSchool you may request to have a copy sent to you (through email or postal mail) starting the first week of June. For assistance accessing the Parent Portal or to request to have a report card sent to you, please contact the PCMS front office at (228) 452-5220.

Upcoming Events

Summer School (eligible students have been notified)
  • June 1 through June 26
  • Monday-Thursday 8 am to 12 pm
Board Meeting - Tuesday, June 9 at 4:30 at Central Services

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

As of right now, we do not have a date for the opening of school registration for the next school year. We do know that the intent is for the registration process to be able to be completed entirely online. Per guidance from the State Department, returning students in the district whose address has not changed from last school year will not be required to submit proof of residency. Instead, parents will be asked to sign a form stating that their address has not changed from the previous year.

Please stay tuned to our social media pages for the most up-to-date information in regard to registration.

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2020-2021 School Year Calendar

A Note from our Counselor, Mrs. Posey

The elective survey originally sent out in Mrs. Posey's Google Classroom was missing an option. Students that would like to take Art for one semester and PE for one semester are able to do so. If your student would like this option please email Mrs. Posey at

Summer Feeding Program

The Summer Feeding program will resume at the K-8 facility on Monday, June 1.

Breakfasts and lunches will be provided in the drive-thru from 11-1 on weekdays.

Summer feeding at the DeLisle Elementary campus will resume on Monday, June 8 and meals will be provided in the drive-thru from 11-1 on weekdays.


We are still planning on holding our summer camps. Please click the links to sign up.

In-person camps at PCMS in July

Online camps

A Message from Tim Ladner, Pass Christian School District Athletic Director

  • MHSAA has allowed for athletics and activities to return on June 1, 2020. There are several restrictions that teams and coaches must follow regarding social distancing and sanitization during this return.

  • For the first seven days, practice times are limited to 2 hours per day with the focus on conditioning.

  • Returning athletes whose physicals were taken on or after April 1, 2019, will be granted another year of use. New athletes, such as rising seventh graders, will need a physical before being allowed to participate.

  • Athletes are required to be eligible in DragonFly Max. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to receive signup instructions for Dragonfly.

We look forward to starting our athletic programs again!

Tim Ladner, Athletic Director


A note from Ms. Cocco - PCMS Band Director

The first PCMS drive-thru instrument testing for band took place last week and was a great success! The second round will take place at the end of June (date TBA)!

Parents of students interested in joining the band or getting additional information can email Ms. Cocco at

End of the Year Honor Roll Videos

8th Grade EOY Awards Video 19-20
7th Grade EOY Awards Video 19-20
6th Grade EOY Awards Video 19-20

Summer Reading

In her blog post, "Why Is Summer Reading So Important For Kids Success," Amanda Johnson states that reading is very important for maintaining a child's current grade level skills and for pushing forward to develop skills above the current grade level.

She goes on to say that, reading, in general, is highly effective at building up a child's knowledge in a vast amount of subject areas, including English, math, science and history. Studies conducted by Dr. Alice Sullivan monitored the impact of reading in a child's life from elementary through adulthood. These studies discovered a greater intellectual progress in vocabulary, spelling and math than that of a child not reading more than the required school amount. Clearly, reading is a strong tool for growing in comprehension skills and general knowledge of the world. This is why children who read are able to stay ahead of their classmates during the school year.

If students have a hard time reading, suggest they read a few books over the summer to help build their reading skills. At the same time, find books that are also available on audio. This can help encourage students to keep reading even if they don't particularly like it. An audiobook still opens up the world of adventure and gives students a boost in literacy skills.

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We want your input!

If there is a topic you would like to see addressed in the monthly parent newsletter, feel free to reach out and let me know. You can send an email to or call the front office and leave a message with Mrs. Brandy or Ms. Tiffanei.

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