PHS November Newsletter

2022

Hello Pella Dutch Families,

We have had a great first quarter of school with much success in activities, athletics, and most importantly, in the classrooms. We recently hosted a fall celebration assembly in our competitive gym where we were able to recognize the hard work and dedication that our student continue to put forth in all aspects of school. We continue to be extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that our students demonstrate!


GO DUTCH!!!

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WORK-BASED LEARNING INFORMATION EVENT

Click HERE to see more information about our work-based learning informational event taking place on November 17th at 6:30 PM in the high school auditorium.
Work-Based Learning Event

See details for the event here and RSVP

Fall Semester Finals Schedule

Finals will take place the week before winter break on December 21 and 22. The schedule for the exams may be found below:


Students also earned the privilege of opting out of one final. This privilege was earned through their performance on the ISASP that was given in the spring of last school year. Our students outperformed state averages in every category in outstanding fashion. This process is currently being developed with more details to come.

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Campus Parent App for your Phone or Tablet

Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements, payments and more. Look for the Campus Parent app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Official Transcript Request

If you need an official transcript sent to an educational institution, you must submit a request.


Transcript Request Form:

-visit https://www.pellaschools.org/schools/high-school/counseling/transcript-requests/


Please continue to check the Senior Bulletin for important dates for seniors and for local scholarship opportunities; the bulletin can be found on our school’s web page under the ‘Counseling’ link.

Transcript Request Form

Click to access the transcript request form

Have you moved? Do you have a new phone number or a new email address?

Parents can conveniently change their email, address, phone number, and child's emergency contact information on Campus Parent all under the MORE tab. Please see below for specific instructions:

  • MORE > ADDRESS INFORMATION - Update your household's address and primary phone number.

  • MORE > DEMOGRAPHICS - Update your child's emergency contacts.

  • MORE > FAMILY INFORMATION - Update parent and child phone numbers, email addresses, relationships, and contact sequence.

Requests for changes in your data won't happen immediately as the request waits in a queue for approval by the Pella Schools staff.

Questions about changing your information can be directed to Allissa Grandia by email at allissa.grandia@pellaschools.org.

What have we spent on school fees and school lunch?

Through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (ICPP) and the Campus Parent App, parents are able to see a journal on all fees paid to the Pella Schools for school fees and food service fees. See the steps below on how to see that fee journal:

  • Fees Journal: under Fees > Under Person Select “All” or a specific person > Select this school year > Select Type as “Paid” (This will show you fees paid on/after July 1, 2021.)

Food Service Journal: under Food Service > Select a patron > Select your date range to preview. You will be able to see the money paid in/out and what that student ate each day.

Leader in Me: Habits to Home

PHS started off the school year with a few changes to our system. One of those changes included introducing the Leader in Me 7 Habits to students. We have used our Wednesday iLead time to deliver this content. In August and September, we focused on Habit 1: Be Proactive. In October, we focused on Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. And now in November our focus is on Habit 3: Put First Things First.


Here is a quick summary of each habit so far:

  1. Being Proactive: I take responsibility for my life - my actions, my words, my reactions.

  2. Begin with the End in Mind: I define my mission and goals for life.

  3. Put First Things First: I prioritize the most important things for my life.


Continue the conversation with your students! Ask them what it looks like when we choose to be proactive rather than reactive. Talk with your students about what your mission and goals for your life are. Then decide as a family what the most important things are for your lives. In school, we called these our BIG ROCKS! What are the big rocks that need to be placed in our schedules first? Try this with your family: Ask each child to identify their Big Rocks. This might include things like sport practices, music lessons, attending a friend’s birthday party, or doing homework. Go outside and find some big rocks. Using markers, write their “Big Rocks” on the rocks and then place them in a prominent place in your home. As you pass by these rocks, let them be a reminder of your family’s priorities and ask each other how it’s going!

Semester 1 Calendar of Events:

November

9 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal

16 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal

23 - 90 Minute Early Dismissal

24 & 25 - No School -- Thanksgiving Break


December

7 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal

14 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal

21 - 22 Semester Finals, No Early Dismissal



January

4 - Teacher Work Day

5 - Classes Resume - Begin 2nd Semester

11- Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal

16 - No School -MLK Day

25 - Professional Development: 90-Minute Early Dismissal