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Monday, February 22, 2021

Important Dates

3/1-3/2/21- ACT Practice Test Day

3/15- 3/19/21- NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

4/2-4/5/21- NO SCHOOL

4/6/21- Sophomores Pre-ACT, Juniors ACT Test Day

4/6/21- NO SCHOOL for Freshman and Seniors

Juniors Practice ACT March 1st and 2nd

Please see attachment below for more information.
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Monarch Nation Booster Club Yard Signs ARE IN!

YARD SIGNS ARE IN! Drive Through pick up this Saturday, February 27th from 1 pm- 4 pm at PLHS Swim Door. We have around 20 extra signs for $20 cash & carry that day on a 1st come basis. We will not reserve or hold them. THANK YOU for making this a successful fundraiser!

Boys' State Program- Junior Boys

Junior boys, the Boys’ State program, founded in 1935, is a selective summer program for students finishing their junior year. This competitive program is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, build your resume, and meet other high achieving students from around the state. All of the programs are free. Representatives from the American Legion will interview all candidates on a Zoom call and select the final representatives. Pick up an application and brochure from the counseling office and return by February 24. Interviews will take place February 25 at 2:00. Girls' State and Junior Law Cadet Programs have been cancelled this year.

2020-2021 Yearbooks

Don’t miss out on your chance to order your full-color 2021 Yearbook for your student! You can reserve your copy for $75 until April 15, 2021. You can order online at or send cash or check to Mr. Rohacik in room 307. Please contact Mr. Rohacik at with any questions. An order form is attached below.

Please note: The PLHS Yearbook is a “fall delivery” book. Students will pick up their books at registration in August 2021. This allows for a book that can document the ENTIRE school year, including spring sports/activities, Prom (hopefully!) & graduation.

Library Books

It's a great day to turn in library books you're no longer using!

Check under your beds and in your cars for any books from the library you're no longer using. Please feel free to return them at your earliest convenience to the library. Please send any questions or concerns to Liz von Nagy at

Attendance Information

Attendance and COVID

We would like to introduce the newest member of our Monarch COVID contact tracing team - Cat Pitman. Cat is here to help with all your COVID questions and concerns. Please contact her for the following reasons:

1- Someone in the household is testing for COVID.

This could be the student, a sibling, or a parent. Anyone who lives in the same home.

2- Your student has been exposed to a positive person.

The person could be a family member or friend, friend of the student, teammate, etc…

3- Your student has tested positive.

4- You are sending a fax or digital copy of test results.

Please send a copy of both positive and negative test results.

For any of the above, please contact Cat at or at 402-614-7643. Our fax number is 402-898-0415. Cat is happy to help!

Normal Attendance Procedures

If your student will be absent or arriving late, please contact Brenda Jung or Kelly Aschwege in the attendance office. Written notes are not accepted at the high school.

1 - Call or email 402-898-0413 or

2 - State your name, the student's name, grade, date of absence, and reason for absence.

3 - A message may be left if the line is busy or if it is before or after school hours. Messages are checked frequently.

4 - For appointments, please try to call at least 30 minutes before your student needs to leave school.

5 - Due to COVID restrictions, visitors are not allowed in the building. Your student will meet you outside.

6 - For medical appointments, please have your student bring a doctor's note to the attendance office.

7 - If you know of an upcoming absence, you may contact us in advance; you do not need to wait until the day of the absence to notify the attendance office.

8 - Parents may check attendance records anytime by using the district app.

Thanks for your help!

Band Dinner & Auction

Please see flyer below for details for the upcoming Band Dinner & Auction coming up on Sunday, March 7th.


The Spring sports season officially begins on Monday, March1st. All athletes must complete signup form, see link below. Also, required is the purchase of an activity ticket ($70). Spring sports and head coaches contact info is below. Let us know if you have any questions.

In order to participate and begin practicing, the following must occur:

  1. Current Physical on file
  2. Activity Ticket Purchased – may purchase in the activity’s office ($70)
3. Register at link online-


Head Coaches: Specific Questions about spring sports can be directed towards the head coach:

Please see attachment below for updated info for Athletic and Activity Guidelines.

Please see attachments below for Dance Team and Cheer Tryout info

Click the button below to place your online order for PLHS apparel

Reminder- Building is Closed to Visitors

We wanted to remind you that visitors are allowed in the building by appointment only, this includes parents.

If you should need to get something to your student, please bring it in a bag with their name and grade written on it.

Please remember that there are no food deliveries allowed to the school. This includes fast food being brought by a parent. Only a sack lunch from home can be brought to a student. Someone will meet you at the door and have it delivered to your student. If you need to speak with a staff member in person please call 402-898-0400 and we can have them contact you for an appointment time. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.