RRES Family Newsletter

January 2022

Please review the information included in the January Family Newsletter. Thank you for supporting our students and our school!

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2021-2022 Calendar Changes

Please see the message from our Superintendent Dr. Finnerty that was sent out yesterday 1/12 regarding this year's calendar changes:


Hello PGSD Community,

Last night, our Board approved a revised 2021-22 School Calendar. The approved calendar differs slightly from the version that I shared with you last month. In that version, this Friday, January 14, 2022 was scheduled to be an Early Dismissal 2-Hour Act 80. Due to concerns about how near we are to the January 14th date and the difficulties of arranging child care, we moved the Early Dismissal 2-Hour Act 80 day to February 18th. This Friday, January 14th will be a full Student Day.


I have attached the Staff Calendar and you can view the Student version of this year's schedule and next year's schedule on our website.


Respectfully,

David


David C. Finnerty, Ed. D.

Superintendent

Pottsgrove School District

dfinnerty@pgsd.org

610-327-2277 X1001

COVID Information Update

PGSD will continue to follow our Health & Safety Plan which requires all staff, students, and visitors to mask while the Level of Community Transmission in our District is in High or Substantial. Currently, as shown on our COVID Dashboard, PGSD’s Level of Community Transmission remains in the High category.


Please click on the links as MCOPH released updated School Guidance including changes to the COVID-19 School Isolation & Quarantine protocols.

Superintendent's Blog

Please click here to review the blog for our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Finnerty. This link includes his most recent post highlighting the 2021-22 District Goals and Parent Survey.

PTA Meeting Thursday 1/13 at 6:30pm via ZOOM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88231245746?pwd=RHZxY1ozbExwVzFmaHZ1L21OSDlpQT09

Meeting ID: 882 3124 5746

Passcode: 58193417

Inclement Weather

Please access the link below for information regarding inclement weather and school closings:

link: https://www.pgsd.org/Domain/64

Outdoor Recess Reminder

Now that the weather is cooler, please have your child dress appropriately for outdoor recess each day. As we enter the winter months, a heavier coat, hat, and gloves are recommended. Students will still go outside for their recess periods if the temperature or wind chill is above 20 degrees. Thank you.

Second Step

This upcoming month, our school-wide theme is problem solving. In our morning announcements and class meetings, we will be reminding students to use the Second Step Problem-Solving Steps:


  • S: Say the problem
  • T: Think of solutions
  • E: Explore consequences
  • P: Pick the best solution


The goal is to help students learn problem-solving skills so they are capable of handling situations respectfully and effectively. When we can reinforce successful use of problem-solving skills, students will be able to use these skills across all settings.

Parent Portal & the First Day Packet

If you have not done so already, please log into the PowerSchool parent portal and select the First Day Packet icon to complete the annual update of student information and permissions.

Health and Wellness Information

Pottsgrove Little League Information

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Important Dates

January

13 - PTA meeting, 6:30pm via ZOOM

17 - District closed, No school for students

25 - School Board meeting, 7:30pm

28 - Progress reports issued


February

8 - Policy Committee Meeting 6:30

8 - School Board Meeting 7:30

15 - Curriculum, Integration, and Technology Committee Meeting 6:30

18 - Act 80 Day, 2HR early release

21 - No School

22 - Policy Committee Meeting 6:30

22 - School Board Meeting 7:30