PCHS PARENT eNEWS
September 20, 2016
MARK YOUR CALENDAR...
- Sep. 27 - ADDITIONAL Senior Graduation Ann. orders, 7:00 am
- Sep. 28 - PLC DAY & SUPER TEST DAY!
- Oct. 1 - PC CHEER SUPER SATURDAY - more info to come soon!
- Oct. 10 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day/District In-Service
- Oct. 13 - PICTURE RE-TAKES
- Oct. 14 - END 1st QUARTER
- Oct. 19 - PLC DAY
- Oct. 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 - 7:30
- Oct. 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 - 7:00
- Oct. 28 - NO SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL'S MINUTES - PILOT FEEDBACK
The year is off to a great start. As an educational institution, we closely monitor student absenteeism, as it is a critical component to student success. Our parents do a great job of notifying us when students are ill or absent for various other reasons. Since we do monitor our attendance rate closely, we provide our parents with scheduled updates on their student’s attendance rate if it falls below 90% via an “attendance letter”. Please understand that our process is to generate these letters for all students, no matter the reason for their absence. This way our parents can stay updated on what school records reflect. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding attendance.
Counseling Department Newsletter:
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
Families on the Free and Reduced Lunch program are required to complete their F/R lunch applications EVERY school year. Right now students who received Free or Reduced lunch last school year should still be receiving F/R lunch beginning of this school year. However, their lunches will only remain F/R until September 30th, unless they are direct certified through the state then you do not need to submit an application. If you have not completed a new application for this school year, then the student's lunch account status will revert back to "full pay" after September 30th. New F/R lunch applications can be completed at any time throughout the school year, but the sooner, the better, to avoid any confusion or inconvenience! This year's F/R lunch application can be found in the front office or at: http://plattecountyschooldistrict.com//site/Default.aspx?PageID=3116.
LUNCH ROOM notes...
- Pay online via the Parent Portal Link to Parent Portal site
- Send check or cash in with student -
**Money should not be handed to the Clerks. Please deposit money in the drop box.**
Lunch Prices and Menus can be found on the website (click here)
**Students wanting to purchase 'a la carte' items must have a positive balance in order to make a la carte purchases. Students may charge up to 6 tray lunches.
SUPER TEST DAY IS SEPTEMBER 28
On Wednesday, September 28th we will have SUPER TEST DAY!
This set of assessments provides information to assist students in making decisions about their next level of learning and their career interests. Achievement data and students’ interests, needs, plans, and selected background characteristics are assessed using norm-referenced measures.
• Freshmen will be in class/activities
• Sophomores will take the PLAN Test
• Juniors will take the ACT
• Seniors were emailed a survey to select one of the following choices:
- Work Keys
- Financial Planning Workshop
- College visit to Missouri Western
- College visit to Park University
- College visit to Maple Woods Community College
Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and has a good breakfast to prepare for SUPER TEST DAY!
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS & FLYERS
Make sure you check out the “Community” tab on the Platte County RIII School District webpage. There you will find an option called “Community Event/Activity Flyers” where you can access flyers with information regarding various events and opportunities within our community! Below is one your high schooler(s) might be interested in, but check the website for more! **more are added often**
Please save the date - PTSA is having a fund raiser on September 28 -
Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings and 10% will be donated to our HS PTSA.
EWRF! = Eat Wings Raise Funds!
PTSA meeting Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 pm in the library
If you haven't already, don't forget to join PTSA!
GOT CHARACTER "PRIDE" STUDENTS
Our Got Character Students presented to their Pirate buddies at Siegrist what it means to have Pirate Pride!
CYBER CREW PRESENTS AT BOARD MEETING
Students from our Student Technology Maintenance Class, known as the "Cyber Crew", shared their experiences as the student technology help desk at a recent School Board meeting, along with their instructor Mrs. Sarah Larson.
INTERACT CLUB STUDENTS ATTEND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
A few of our INTERACT CLUB members attended the Northland Youth Leadership Summit on September 15.