PINE HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 15, 2019

Pine Hollow Parents,

Happy 1st day of school and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to have your child(ren) at Pine Hollow this year, and I can't wait to get to know them throughout the year. As we navigate the start of the school year, please reach out to your teachers to introduce yourself and ask questions, and feel free to call the office or drop by between 7:00am-4:00pm if you need anything.


Below are a number of reminders and details about key things to know as we start the year. Have a great first week, let us know if you have any questions, and Go Mustangs!


Ben Campopiano
Principal
Pine Hollow Middle School

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Heat Advisory

The weather forecast is calling for extremely hot temps today and tomorrow. We will limit outdoor activities and have indoor areas available at lunch. Please have your child bring water to school and remind them to stay hydrated!

Schedules

Thank you for your patience as we work to balance classes, fix schedule errors, and accommodate schedule change requests where possible. Our staff is working hard to do this as quickly as possible to minimize disruptions, but it could take a couple days to sort out for some students.

Supplies

Teachers will be providing students with information about what supplies are needed for their classes. We have posted a suggested supply list for 6th graders on the homepage of our website, but 7th and 8th grade students will be informed by their teachers this week what they need.

Student Planners

All students are receiving a Student Planner today in their Homeroom class 2nd Period. Please review this planner with them this week. The planner has been simplified and enlarged for easier use, and all students are expected to have it with them in every class.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is set for next Wednesday, August 21. This event is for parents/guardians, grandparents, and other adults. Students should not attend, but feel free to bring children if you cannot secure childcare. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 5:30pm = Refreshments
    • Drop In for Refreshments and Meet & Greet with the Pine Hollow Staff in the Quad
  • 6:30pm = Back to School Night Begins
    • 6:30 - 6:40 = Period 1
    • 6:45 - 6:55 = Period 2
    • 7:00 - 7:10 = Period 3
    • 7:15 - 7:25 = Period 4
    • 7:30 - 7:40 = Period 5
    • 7:45 - 7:55 = Period 6
    • 8:00 - 8:10 = Period 7
    • 8:15 - 8:25 = Zero Period PE Class

HomeLink

Please log in to your HomeLink account within the first week of school starting to ensure that you have proper access, and to double check that your child's classes are correctly listed. While in HomeLink please review your contact information and your child's attendance.

School Website

Please visit our school website (PineHollow.MDUSD.org) for the most up to date information about all things Pine Hollow. We update the site daily and are always trying to add more content to keep you well informed.

Soccer Tryouts

Soccer tryouts are set for next Thursday, August 22. Please have your child complete a permission slip prior to tryouts so they can participate. Permission slips can be found in the main office or on our website.

Bell Schedules

School starts at 8:20am every day and ends at 2:40pm every day except on Wednesdays when it ends at 1:39. Zero Period PE begins at 7:30am each day. Please click below to download our new Bell Schedules or visit our website to view online.

Important Upcoming Dates

AUGUST 2019

  • August 15: 1st Day of School
  • August 21: Back to School Night


SEPTEMBER 2019

  • September 2: No School (Labor Day)
  • September 5: Picture Day
  • September 13: End Q1 Progress Period / Minimum Day