Pulse of the Pirates
November Newsletter for Plainview JH/SH
November 4 - 1:00 Dismissal for Professional Development
November 17 - Blood Drive
November 18 - 1:00 Dismissal for Professional Development
November 25-27 - No School Thanksgiving Break
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27 - Native American Heritage Day
The honor roll is divided into two categories, High Honor Roll and Honor Roll. To earn High Honor Roll status, students must have a composite average for the term of at least 93% or above. To earn Honor Roll status, students must have a composite average of 88% - 92%.
National Honor Society
Here is a link to the winter activities guidelines from the NSAA. We ask that everyone be patient and cooperative as we are doing what we can to ensure that our students have the opportunity to compete and perform this winter. We know that some of the request that we will be making are not ideal, but we want to do all that we can to give our students opportunities.
Mental Health and Digital Citizenship
It is our hope as a school that we are able to have open communication with students and that we can help you, as parents, have open communication with your child(ren) as well.
If you have questions about The Mind Inside, please feel free to contact myself and/or Dr. Arlt directly.
SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS AND EARLY DISMISSALS
School cancellations, late starts, and/or early releases will be announced via the phone messaging system and also on the following radio stations: KNEN, Norfolk, KEXL/WJAG-Norfolk and WNAX-Yankton. If no report is heard, it can be assumed that school will be in session. Now is a great time to make sure that the school has accurate and up-to-date phone numbers for you. Please call Mrs. Haase to check your contact information if your number has recently changed.
While it is never an ideal situation, there are times that school may need to be released early due to an impending storm. Please take some time to develop a plan for your children to follow if school is ever released early for inclimate weather.
The North Central District Health Department has updated the symptom list that requires us to send students home. With that in mind, I wanted to make sure to communicate the updated list with all of you. Each morning, prior to coming to school, please check your child(ren) for the following symptoms:
- New shortness of breath
- New loss of taste and smell
- New cough
- Temperature above 100.4
If any of these "Big Four" symptoms are present, please keep your child home and call the school to let us know. The Health Department recommends you then call and/or visit your primary care provider. They will be able to tel you if there is something other than COVID-19 in our area that could be causing your child's symptoms OR they may recommend a COVID-19 test.
If you ever have questions, you are welcome to contact North Central District Health Department at 402-336-2406. NCDHD serves Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock counties.