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A weekly newsletter - May 22, 2020
A message from Ameka Hunt, Principal of PHS
Best wishes for an amazing Memorial Day weekend. It was great seeing everyone at our Miles of Smile event for our seniors Wednesday, May 20th. The parking lot was full of PHS faculty and staff who showed up in support of our seniors. Mrs. Vernagene Mott (PfISD Board President) showed up to cheer for our graduates as well.
I’d also like to thank Debrah Watts, and all organizers of the upcoming senior parade May 28th. We are definitely proud of everything the Class of 2020 has accomplished.
We look forward to seeing everyone at graduation June 1, 2020 at 8:00 am.
Seniors: Up-to-date information
Updated information for the days leading up to graduation has been posted on the PHS website. Please click on the "Class of 2020 News" link on the PHS website daily to keep abreast of the latest news.
Summer School Information - from our Counseling Staff
Pflugerville ISD Summer School Information
Dates: June 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020
Location: Remote Learning
Registration: May 18th – June 8th
Late Registration: June 8, 2020
Contact school counselor to sign up.
$100: PfISD Students
$50: PfISD Students receiving free or reduced lunch
Payment must be paid prior to summer school starting.
To register for classes, for recovery or first time credit, please contact your student’s school counselor.
PHS School Counselors:
Food Benefits for Families with Children
Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals. P-EBT works the same way Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do and will help families get the food they need during the current pandemic.
Families who receive SNAP benefits for the month of March 2020 and have children 5-18 years old as of May 15, 2020, do not need to apply for those children. These families will receive P-EBT benefits on their current Lone Star Card by May 22.
Families with children up to 21 years old who are certified to receive free or reduced-price meals durng the 201-2020 school year will need to apply for P-EBT.
PFISD will send you a link to an online application by the first week of June. Once HHSC receives the application and verifies your eligibility with the school list, you will receive a Texas P-EBT card in the mail that includes P-EBT funds.
P-EBT will be administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency. To learn about eligibility and how to apply, see the FAQ below:
Who is eligible for SNAP? https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/snap
SNAP recipients can now make online purchases from Amazon and Walmart.
Ana Bowie, LMSW
Pflugerville High School
Campus Social Worker
Google Voice 512-827-9678
Home office Hours:
MF 8-9am and 2:30-4:30pm
Wed 8-9am and 2-3pm
T/Th 8-10am and 2:30-4:30pm
Virtual One-on-One Zoom
10:30-2pm set up appointment here
Stay safe ❤
From our Department Chairs
As we approach the final week of school, it becomes imperative that if you have any questions about student grades or incomplete assignments that you contact your student’s English teacher as soon as possible.
We are still missing many responses to the Summer Reading Pre-AP/AP Google survey. A response of receipt is needed from all students regardless of whether they are enrolled in a Pre-AP or AP course for next year. It is important for every student to recognize the list because students can often change their minds over summer and want to try an advanced course. If your student has not done so, please have him/her click here to complete the Google form.
Pflugerville ISD is offering each student a free book this summer through the Pflugerville Reads Project. Please read this link to find out which campuses offer book pick-up availability on 5/26.
We wish parents and students a great last school week!
English Department Chair
2020-2021 School Registration
We have begun registration for the upcoming school year. Any Pre-K/K families who have missed registration packet pick-up may contact their campus registrar by email to make arrangements for a pick-up.
Parents of currently enrolled students will have access to submit 2020-21 enrollment information online beginning in June 2020. In-person registration for the next school year for all other grades will be held on campuses in July:
- Elementary Schools:
- Wednesday, July 29 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Thursday, July 30 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Middle Schools:
- Wednesday, Jul 29 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Thursday, July 30 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- High Schools:
- Tuesday, July 28 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Jul 29 (9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
- Thursday, July 30 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Workout of the Week
From our Dance/PE Coach, Dianna Martz:
Okay, let's have some Fun. =)
40 Jumping Jacks
20 jump squats
15 Floppy Burpees (or Squat Thrust)
15 overhead triceps extensions
10 Front Raises
15 Bicep Curls
15 squat to Shoulder press
15 Bent over Rows
10 wide push-ups
10 standard push-ups
10 Narrow push-ups
20 Star Jumpers
40 step back lunges w/ weights
30 knee hugs
Repeat 2 more times for an awesome workout!!!!
We're Here to Help You!
Attention all students and parents:
We know you have many questions in regards to the remainder of the school year and we want to answer your questions in a timely manner. In order to do so, please communicate with the following as it pertains to your student:
12th Grade Assistant Principal: Crystal Keck - Crystal.Keck@pfisd.net
Asst Principal for Grades 9-11 Student's Last Name: A - Go: Argie Flores -
Assistant Principal for Grades 9-11 Student's Last Name: Gr - Pal: Sara Dardeau -
Assistant Principal for Grades 9-11 Student's Last Name: Pam - Z: Dr. Cristobal Saldana -
Counselor Student's Last Name: A - D: Christina Powell - Christina.Powell@pfisd.net
Counselor Student's Last Name: E - J: Lindsay Saylor-Carroll - Lindsay.Saylorcarroll@pfisd.net
Counselor Student's Last Name: K - O: Mark Canales - Mark.Canales@pfisd.net
Lead/Counselor Student's Last Name: P - R: Sarah Cable - Sarah.Cable@pfisd.net
Counselor Student's Last Name: S - Z: Geminesse Scott - Geminesse.Scott@pfisd.net
College/Career Counselor: Nicholas Howell - Nicholas.Howell@pfisd.net
SPED Coordinator: Valorie Salcido - Valorie.Salcido@pfisd.net
ARD Facilitator: Crystal Beck - Crystal.Beck@pfisd.net
LSSP: Becky Luquire - Rebecca.Luquire@pfisd.net
504 Coordinator: Margaret Wofford - Margaret.Wofford@pfisd.net
Social Worker: Ana Bowie - Ana.Bowie@pfisd.net
Parent Climate Survey
We are asking parents to take a brief survey to tell us about their experience with their student’s campus to ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career. We are asking families to complete the survey before it closes on May 29.
We still do not have a date for yearbooks, but will put out remind and update Senior News as soon as available.
You can still purchase a 2020 yearbook at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Don't miss out on the memories.
PHS Assistant Principal
Class of 2020/CTE
Google Voice: 512.763.7114
Meal Services at PHS Moving
Due to extensive work being done in the kitchen at Pflugerville HS this summer, we are moving meal service to Timmerman ES starting Monday, 5/18/20.
Meals will be distributed on the back side of the school where buses drop off.
STAAR EOC Courses - Important Information (English & Español)
I wanted to check in and give you some information about STAAR EOC testing for the school year 2019-2020.
If your student is enrolled in a STAAR tested subject this school year, this email will pertain to them. STAAR tested subjects include English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History.
Per TEA (Texas Education Agency):
- There will be no STAAR EOC administrations for both spring 2020 and summer 2020. These administrations have been waived by TEA.
- A student currently enrolled in a STAAR EOC class who is a first-time tester for the corresponding STAAR EOC is not required to take and pass the STAAR EOC as long as the STUDENT PASSES THE COURSE by August of 2020.
Please discuss this with your student and advise them of the importance of the Distance Learning assignments. These MUST be completed so that the grade they receive for this 4th nine weeks does not affect their ability to pass a STAAR tested subject. If they fail the class, they will repeat the class AND take the STAAR test for that class. Any questions please reach out to me.
Dr. Sara Butler
Assistant Principal: Testing/Intervention
Me estoy comunicando con usted para darle información acerca del examen STAAR EOC para el año escolar 2019-2020.
Si su estudiante está inscrito en un curso que tiene un examen relacionado con STAAR este año escolar, entonces este mensaje es para usted. Los cursos que tienen un examen relacionado con STAAR incluyen Inglés I, Inglés II, Álgebra I, Biología, e Historia de Estados Unidos.
Según el TEA (Agencia de Educación de Texas, por sus siglas en inglés):
- No habrá exámenes STAAR EOC en la primavera 2020 ni el verano 2020. Estos exámenes no serán aplicados este año escolar.
- Un estudiante que actualmente está inscrito en una clase que tiene un examen relacionado con STAAR y que por primera vez tomará el examen correspondiente con STAAR EOC no tiene que tomar y pasar el STAAR EOC siempre y cuando EL ESTUDIANTE PASE EL CURSO para agosto de 2020.
Por favor hable con su estudiante y déjele saber de la importancia de las asignaciones de Aprendizaje a Distancia. Estas asignaciones TIENEN QUE ser completadas para que la calificación que reciba para este período de 9 semanas no afecte su habilidad de pasar un curso que tiene un examen relacionado con STAAR. Si no pasa la clase, tiene que repetirla Y tomar el examen de STAAR para esa clase. Si tiene preguntas, por favor comunicarse conmigo.
Dr. Sara Butler
Don't miss out - Download the PHS app today
Dear PHS Parents,
The School Info App for Pflugerville High School is a great way to stay connected and informed. Notifications are sent in real time for ever-changing situations. Be in the know—download the app today!
Click on the attached QR code or this link: http://siap.ps/eaedd6, or search for Pflugerville High School in the app store. Be sure to allow notifications so you get all the notifications and news feeds to keep current with what’s happening at PHS.
Let's Talk! with Pflugerville ISD
Our district is committed to engaging all stakeholders to support the education of our students. Strong relationships with staff, students, families and community members help us best meet the needs of all students and ensure their success.
We invite you to send us questions, concerns, suggestions, and/or compliments. Once you click on a topic below and make a submission through Let’s Talk!, the school district employee who can best address your comment will be notified. If you request a response, you will hear back from us in a timely manner.
Click here to connect to our District webpage and get answers to your questions.
Remote Learning Website
Please see the PFISD Remote Learning website for recommended learning resources for core contents in all grade levels. The district Paper-Based Instruction learning packets will also be available on this website for access and download.
Don’t miss out on campus news. Click “Follow Ameka Hunt” at the top or bottom of this page to subscribe to the weekly newsletter when it comes out next school year.
BrightBytes – survey for ALL students and parents
Dear Pflugerville High School Campus Community,
We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about you and your students’ technology access and use for learning.
The goal of this project is to gather data on technology access, skills, and your school’s technology environment, in order to understand the connection between technology use and student achievement.
Our data collection window is set to run from March 30 - May 27, 2020.
Each school is assigned three unique Technology and Learning Questionnaires. There is one designed for teachers and administrators; one designed for students, and one designed for parents.
Your questionnaire links are listed below:
Your participation and support is important to us and will make the difference between having a complete understanding of our school’s technology use versus a limited one.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Victor Valdez, Chief Technology Officer
Kathryn Ives, Director Integration Services