May 29 Communication - Superintendent News

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May 29 Communication - Superintendent News
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5/29/2020 6/12/2020

May29 Communication – Superintendent News

 

HighSchool Graduation

I am happy to announce thatour plan is to host a graduation ceremony at Eklund Field on June 11, 2020 at 7:00PM. However, school district gatherings must still follow social distancingguidelines. The total occupancy will be limited to half of the capacity toallow us to meet these guidelines. Home and visitor bleacher seating will belimited, and standing room only areas will be available. As a result, PHHS willbe distributing eight new tickets to this event. Graduationwill be broadcast via live stream to allow additional guests to view the eventfrom home.

We are excited to provide anin person graduation for our 162 graduates and their guests. Although thesocial distancing is restricting some of our in person guests the option ofonly providing a virtual graduation has been avoided. We thank you for yourpatience and support over the past three months with the ever changing guidelinesand procedures. I am personally excited to see all our graduates walk acrossthe stage.

 

Parent& Staff Survey - Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey, as ofFriday morning we have over 650 parent surveys returned and 151 staff surveys.This allows us to get an understanding of individuals' experiences with virtualschool, as well as people's perception related to reopening school on August24th. We are looking at results and using the data to plan for the fall. Thankyou for your quick responses and willingness to participate.

 

RoosterDads - Here is a way for male figures in our community to volunteer forour K-6 buildings and help contribute to a positive culture in those buildings.If you are interested please go to http://www.RoosterDads.comto learn more and sign up for the program. This programwill require a background check for participantsand that will be coordinated in the sign up process. The District would like to thank Chris Kennedy for taking the lead in gettingthis site set up and willing to provide some leadershipfor this new program. I am looking forward to this new opportunity for ourparents and students.

 

Transition Day - Please markyour calendar for August 20th as a day we will be trying something new with our3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th graders. We will be providing a transition day in ourbuildings for these students entering new sites. This will be a 90 minute timecommitment in the morning for these students and bus transportation will beprovided if needed. More information to come.

 

SummerSchool (same)

Online, credit courses at thehigh school will begin on May 26 and end on June 19th. These courses are our normalPersonal Finance and Health and have had normal participation numbers thissummer.

The dates for the modifiedin-person program will be June 22nd through July 17th and willbe for some credit recovery at the high school and focused curriculum at theelementary. We have been inviting students to the elementary version based onstudent data from our winter cycle. The slots will be filled by the schooldistrict based on priorities for student attendance. Mr. Clawson will be ourelementary principal again this summer.

The deadline for enrollmentis June 8th so we can plan transportation routes as needed.

 

Immunizations

The national news talksabout immunizations regarding children are behind in receiving due to Covid-19.

Parents, please attempt toget your children's immunizations done before August 24th. Preschoolers, Kindergarteners,8th graders and 12th graders, along with any new students to our district needto get their updated immunization. There can be exemptions (medical orreligious) with the immunizations which need to be signed and in place beforeattendance of a school year. Please get an early start and thanks in advance.

 

ProvidingMeals (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Thru June 30th

We will continue with themeal times between 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.! We haveseen a drop off in the past week on meals being picked up. If you have kids athome who can’t get to the high school for pick up but still need meals, contactus and we can work on adding you to our deliveries. These meals are for allcommunity children under the age of 18 (ALL). We wantto continue this for as many as possible. Please let us know if you needassistance.

 

DinnerOffer

Fellowship Church ofGreenwood is partnering with Hy-Vee and will continue to rotate three types ofmeals in the coming weeks. Next Tuesday will be Fried Chicken, then thefollowing week will be Lasagna and then back to Pulled Pork the third week. Wehave served upward of 200 meals per week the last two weeks. Thank you to theFellowship Church for their partnership.

 

Go Chicks! Go Roosters! Go Pleasant Hill!

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