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High Lites Sept 7

posted Sep 7, 2018, 10:33 AM by Cyndi Moss

Good afternoon,


You have probably already heard about our Power Packs program, which provides weekend breakfast, lunch, fruit and snacks to those in need in our schools.  This program relies on our community for food donations. Our pantry is critically low and we are in need of individually sized items (cereals, oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta, chef boyardee, ramen, granola bars, raisins, applesauce, fruit snacks, fruit cups, etc).  All items should be shelf stable.


You can drop off items at any district school or bring donations directly to the HS.  We will have a drop-off area in the rotunda by the library during Meet the Teacher Night next week.


Thank you in advance for your generosity.


Please remember if you are driving your student to school, the student drop-off/pick-up area is in the faculty parking lot (the one across from the stadium).  Please do not drop off your student on campus or high school drive as this creates unsafe conditions for everyone on campus.  


Our annual Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for Sept 13th at 7pm.  This is an opportunity for you to meet your student’s current teachers and to learn more about each class.  The schedule for the evening is attached to this email. Please obtain a copy of your student’s E day schedule for the evening.  There will be representatives here from the North Montco Technical High School as well as MCCC.


This night is not designed to conference with teachers.  Please contact the teacher(s) directly if you would like a conference.


Our clubs are beginning to have their initial meetings of the year.  You can find information about the clubs under the HS web page under activities.  The schedule of club meetings can be found on the morning announcements. These are the currently scheduled club meetings:


Date

Club

Time

Location

9/12

Envirothon

2:40-3:30

Room 205

9/13

Speech and Debate

2:40

Room 130

9/13

Science Olympiad

2:40

Room 204

9/13

Take Action

2:40

Room 303

9/14

FCA

7:20am

PVV

9/26

Key Club

2:40

Room 255



We began our new bell schedule this past week.  This schedule was devised to maximize instructional time while limiting the amount of time students miss classes due to assemblies.  Once a month we will have an assembly schedule in which all students will either have a scheduled assembly, class meeting or another program.  The first one is scheduled for Sept 24th. I will send you the schedule for that day next week. We will continue to follow the schedule below for the majority of the days (any day we do not have an assembly period or two hour delay).


Period

Times

1

7:50-8:39

2

8:43-9:32

3 (attendance and announcements at the beginning)

9:36-10:30

4

10:30-11:00

4/5

10:34-11:22

5/6

11:04-11:52

6

11:22-11:52

6/7

11:26-12:14

7/8

11:56-12:44

8

12:14-12:44

9

12:48-1:37

10

1:41-2:30



The new student handbook is on the website under the parent tab. The Handbook should be able to answer most of your questions about the high school.  Please take the time to familiarize yourselves with the contents of the handbook.


Additionally, the daily announcements are posted on the website. These are the same announcements that the students hear daily.  Students are emailed a copy of the daily announcements every day on their school gmail account. (their network login @pvsd.org). Please encourage your student to read them.


Please contact the HS if you have any questions about anything in the handbook or in the daily announcements.


If your son/daughter is absent, an absence note must be received within three school days of the absence.  Students may turn in the note to the attendance desk in the gym lobby before 7:50am or the main office after school begins.  All early dismissal notes also follow the same procedures. You can email Mrs. Berry, our attendance secretary at cberry@pvsd.org rather than bringing the note to school.


We currently do not have additional parking passes and have a waiting list for parking spots.  We are working on a solution on which could add a number of additional student spots on campus. Once these become available we will assign spots to those on the waiting list.


Pictures for grades 9-10 will be taken at the HS on Sept 12 and grade 11 on Sept 13 during English classes.  Students who are not scheduled for an English class should speak to their 2nd or 9th period teacher and get their picture taken during one of these two periods during their grade level day.

 

All students in these grades must get their picture taken even if you are not planning on purchasing a picture package. Student IDs will be generated from these pictures.

 

Our seniors do not need to have their picture taken on these days as their ID will be generated from their Senior Portrait.  The final sittings for the Senior portraits are Sept 14, 17 and 18. You must contact Lifetouch at 1-800-687-9327 to schedule an appointment.


At this time the fees for all fall athletics, AP exams, senior dues, and the senior trip have been entered into our system.  The activity fees for clubs will be entered after initial club interest meetings have occured and club rosters have been developed.  

 

For your convenience, in partnership with Frontstream Payments, the high school will accept online payments  through the Home Access Center for outstanding fees. Please note in order to be directed to the Frontstream payment portal you will need to disable popup blockers on your web browser.


To access the payment portal log into HAC using the parent login and choose the "Fees" tab


Processing fees are as follows:

  • 25 cents per transaction for electronic check payments (requires entering bank routing number and account number)

  • 2.10% for payment with a Debit Card

  • 2.39% for credit card payment

  • 2.89% for payment with a credit rewards card


You can still pay for these items with a check(s) turned in to the school if you prefer. If you have any questions or feel that an error has been made on your student’s account, please contact the main office. Thank you for your patience as we implement this system.


Senior Parents - feel free to stop by room 205 during Meet the Teacher Night on Sept 13th if you would like to pay senior dues and the next Senior Class Trip Payment in person!


The class of 2019  Graduation Project paperwork is due before 12/1/2018.  Students can complete those projects this summer and hand in their paperwork before the 12/1/18 deadline (next school year).  More information about Graduation Projects may be found here.


All students have a school issued Gmail account. Students should access their email often to receive information from their classroom teachers, the daily announcements and more. Student logins are their network login@pvsd.org.


High School Final Exams are scheduled for the last full day of school as well as the last three half days.  Please note that if we have to extend the school year due to snow days, the exams will still take place the last four days of school. We do not give early final exams.


Please keep this in mind as you are planning your end of the school year activities and trips.


An Educational Trip Request form must be submitted to the Principal five (5) days prior to the student’s departure. Educational Trip Form

Approval for such trips is limited to ten (10) school days per year. Any days above the 10 days of absence will not be approved for an educational trip.

Educational trips will not be approved during Keystone Exams or Final Exams

Non-school educational trips are not recommended for students in academic difficulty or with attendance problems and will not be approved.

It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her teacher to make arrangements to make up work missed during an educational trip.  

College visits and job shadowing opportunities will be counted as non-absences if student returns with official evidence from the college/job (i.e., stationary/business card from college admissions office or from supervisor if job shadowing, and/or other documentation verifying proof of visit/job shadowing).



Upcoming Events

Sept 10th   No School

Sept 13th   Meet the Teacher Night 7 PM

Parent College Admission Process 6-7 PM Auditorium

Sept 12th-13th Underclass picture day, all students grades 9-11 must have picture taken for ID purposes.

Sept 14th-18th Final sittings for Senior Portraits, contact Lifetouch at 1 (800) 687-9327 to set up an appointment for these days. Senior IDs will be made from the senior portraits. All seniors are to get their portrait taken for the yearbook and ID purposes but are under no obligation to purchase.

Sept 19th   No School





As always, if you have any questions about anything in this email or about any of our procedures, please contact either myself or any of the house principals.  Our handbook is also a great resource for you. Handbooks



Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Cyndi Moss

Lead Principal


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