Rigor, Relevance, Relationships 8/14
August 19 - First Day of School
Students will meet virtually with their G1 class beginning at 8:25 a.m, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the first day of school. Teachers will communicate with students via their school e-mail account and through Canvas on how to access the teacher’s live classroom before the first day of school.
All-School Class Meetings
Virtual Learning schedule
Here is the daily schedule for Virtual Learning, which begins on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the first day of the 2020-2021 school year:
Click here for a downloadable Google Calendar of the 2020-2021 Gold-Black Calendar.
Click here for a PDF of the 2020-2021 Gold-Black Calendar.
8:05 - 8:25 a.m.: Office Hours
8:25 - 9:25 a.m.: Block 1 (60 minutes)
9:40 - 10:40 a.m.: Block 2 (60 minutes)
11 - 11:30 a.m.: Lunch
11:30 - 12:30 a.m.: Block 3 (60 minutes)
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: - 30 minutes for Advisory during first Gold day each week; non-Advisory days will be used for club meetings and small group sessions with students and occasional live messages from administration. Clubs can meet on Thursdays during this time.
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: Block 4 (60 minutes)
2:15-3:15 p.m.: Live office hours for teachers, correspondence, asynchronous learning and small group work for students
Homework Helpdesk established
In order to provide students with after hours academic support during virtual learning, we are piloting a P-H-M Homework Helpdesk.
We have assembled a team of elementary, exceptional education, and content specific secondary teachers who will be available via email from 7-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
These Helpdesk teachers will be responsive to student and/or parent emails, providing specific academic support as needed. This might include responding to an email or even an interactive Google Video Hangout to provide academic guidance.
Additionally, the Helpdesk teachers will communicate back to the student's regular teacher related to what supports were provided so we can work collaboratively, creating the best possible virtual learning environment for our students.
Students and/or parents can contact the after-hours Homework Helpdesk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org starting on Monday, August 24.
Updated Textbook and Supply Dates and Times
All persons visiting Penn High School are asked to conduct a health screening at home, wear a face mask, and maintain six-foot physical distancing at all times on the campus. Visitors must enter at Door A. Floors will be marked appropriately.
- Wednesday, Aug. 19: 2:15-6 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 20: 2:15-6 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 21: 2:15-6 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 22: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Monday, Aug. 24: 2:15-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 25: 2:15-6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 26: 2:15-6 p.m.
New student assignments for Counselors announced
Click here for the list of Counselors, student assignments and contact information.
Student Parking passes on sale Aug. 17-21
Penn H.S. Student parking passes will be on sale to eligible Seniors & Juniors on Mon.-Fri. (Aug. 17-21) from 7:30-10:30 a.m. & 12:30-3 p.m. Sophomores are not eligible to purchase parking passes.
Passes will be sold at Door D.
Click here for info on required procedures, price & forms that must be filled out and brought to Penn to purchase parking passes.
PE Clothing & Kingsmen Spirit Wear available online
The Penn Booster Club is selling Spirit Wear online. You can order online at https://g4hv4.itemorder.com/sale through noon, Monday, Aug. 17.
The Penn Booster Store code is G4HV4. Your orders will be shipped to your house on Friday, Sept. 11.
Physical Education Clothing is available through the online order form: Penn Booster Spiritwear Order Form 2020.
PTO introduction, update
Click here for important PTO dates and additional information.
Click here to read this week's edition of PTO Corner.
Quiz Bowl Virtual call-out meetings set for Sept. 8 & Sept. 9
Quiz Bowl is similar to the game show Jeopardy,
- Meets after school (3:30-5:00) Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 136
- We maintain a relaxing atmosphere and focus on learning new information
- Everyone who attends practice and matches will play at least one round
- Varsity spots are reserved for those who perform well at practice
- Anyone who enjoys answering trivia-style questions should come check it out!
- Virtual call-out meetings: Tuesday, Sept 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 9
*** If you are interested in participating in Quiz Bowl, please email Head Coach Brian May at email@example.com.
Additional details - including Virtual meeting links - will be shared in the upcoming weeks
You do not need to be a know-it-all to do well in Quiz Bowl. If you are knowledgeable in any subject (history, math, science, fine arts, pop culture, sports, literature), we would love to have you.
Girls Basketball call-out meeting
Please check Principal Galiher’s “Kingsmen Nation” communication when we return to school for more information!
Follow Penn Girls Basketball on Twitter @PennGBB or Like us on Facebook: Penn High School: Lady Kingsmen Basketball for updates as well.
Student-Athletes must be picked up at Door D after practice
Parents/Guardians are asked not to pick up student-athletes at Door E due to safety concerns.
Bittersweet Railroad Crossing Alert
Stop signs have been installed on Bittersweet Rd. (north of McKinley) at the railroad crossing. Stop signs have also been added on Cedar Trail, Birch Road, Apple Road, and Ash Rd. (County Line). Please use caution and be aware of the new stops on routes to Penn.
Important School Information
Click on the following links for IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION:
School Messenger, the alert notification service: https://www.phmschools.org/parents/schoolmessenger
Parent FAQ on Emergency Preparedness:
12th-grade Immunization Requirements:
Penn High School app now available
The app was developed by Penn Sports Journalism Class interns Riley Clauss and Micah Focht.
The app provides quick links for students to the Penn website for the following categories:
- School news
- Google Calendars (Black-and-Gold Day Calendar, Athletics Calendar, Fine Arts Calendar)
- Student resources, including links to HAC and Canvas
- Fine Arts/Performing Arts
- Contact us/Staff Directory search engine
- The Pennant Sports News website
Penn High School Calendars
Fitness Center Guidelines/News
- The Fitness Center will be closed at least until Oct. 1.
Check out P-H-M's Community Events webpage
Click here to check out the P-H-M Community Events webpage for listings of non-school activities and events made available to P-H-M students and families by area organizations.