The PHS Pulse

November 2020

PHS Students and Families

We appreciate your continued support and collaboration! Below are important updates and information about the months ahead.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


Jamie Maggy

Jim Manchester

PHS Co-Principals

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Webb Island Footbridge Reopening Ceremony - 11/12/2020

Pictured: Plattsburgh City Police Patrolman Charlie Wolff, Plattsburgh Police Chief Levi Ritter, NY Assemblyman Billy Jones, PCSD Superintendent Jay Lebrun, PCSD Board of Education President Leisa Boise, City Mayor-Elect and Clinton County Legislator Chris Rosenquest and former School Board member Steve Krieg.

The Board of Education and members of the Plattsburgh community celebrated the reopening of the Webb Island Footbridge. This event formalized and culminated the process of returning this important resource to community use.

January 2021 Regents Examinations Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

See the complete news release from the New York State Education Department below.

Quarter 1 Report Card Grades & Circle 50

The Quarter 1 grades are now available for viewing in School Tool. With the release of these grades, we wanted to make parents aware that we have instituted a Circle 50 policy. This policy states that a student will not receive a grade lower than a 50 on their report card. Please note that teachers may list the true grade and the reason for it in the comment section.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

On November 24th, there will be no school for students so that teachers can conduct "virtual" parent/teacher conferences. Please email your child's teachers if you would like to schedule a phone or virtual conference through Microsoft Teams.
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Fall Sports

Our Fall sports seasons of Boys & Girls Soccer, Gymnastics, Girls Swim, and Boys & Girls Cross Country are wrapping up this month. Congratulations to all our athletes who were able to safely participate and enjoy the competition. Winter sports are slated to begin November 30th, but we are waiting for some guidance from New York State.

Our state-of the-art facility will be available for PHS students next year!!

PHS CSO Meeting Schedule

Your input is needed! Please consider joining the CSO! The meeting schedule is listed below. We meet virtually at 7pm each month via Microsoft Teams. Please click the link below to join our next meeting. Our current focus is teacher appreciation and defining the mission and vision of the group.
  • December 9
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 21
  • May 12
  • June 9
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Student Support Services Updates: College and Career Focus

Seniors attending college next year need to complete their FAFSA at! Do not delay, as some states and colleges/universities have limited funds!

Kerry Lubold, Associate Director of Financial Aid at SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting live Q&A sessions on how to pay for college.

o Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm (

Helpful Webinars:

o Types of Financial Aid and Understanding the Award Letter (

o How to Apply for Financial Aid


o Paying for College Options (

College application season is upon us! If you haven’t already, make an appointment with your School Counselor to discuss your future plans and work on your college application.