PCCS: Pioneer Update 17-17-21

Next dates:

Monday, September 20, 2021 Distribution of Grade 8 Chromebooks

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Distribution of Grade 7 Chromebooks

Wednesday September 22, 2021 Distribution of 6th Chromebooks

Thursday September 30, 2021 Pioneer Virtual Open House 18: 00-19: 30

Friday 8 October 2021 No school for students – Professional development P-CCS

Friday, October 15, 2021 School photo recovery day

Monday October 18, 2021 Pioneer Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Monday, October 25, 2021 Pioneer parent-teacher virtual conferences 4:15 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.

Virtual open house of the pioneers:

This year all P-CCS colleges will be hosting virtual open houses / program evenings. These will take place on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to meet all of their students’ teachers via Zoom. We’ll send you step-by-step instructions during the week of September 27 with instructions on how to access all of your students’ classes and teachers. Please stay tuned for more details.

Pioneer Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences:

Pioneer Middle School will host virtual parent-teacher conferences on Monday October 18, 2021 and Monday October 25, 2021 from 4:15 to 7:30 pm Parents will be able to register for a scheduled conference with teachers through Zoom. We’ll be sending out step-by-step instructions during the week of October 4 on how to schedule a conference with a teacher.

Distribution of Chromebooks:

The student Chromebook rollout for Pioneer Middle School is scheduled for September 20 for grade 8, September 21 for grade 7, and September 22 for grade 6 during your student’s science class. In order to receive a District-provided Chromebook next week, students and their families must have completed the following steps:

  1. reviewed and completed the Chromebook / iPad Online Take-Out Participation Agreement (this was one of the back-to-school registration forms in Mistar Parent Connection),

  1. fulfilled a liability requirement (non-refundable insurance premium OR refundable deposit),

  2. cleared all outstanding technology-related debts

If you haven’t completed the following steps, your student will have to wait until makeup distribution day on Tuesday, September 28 to get a Chromebook. No exceptions. For more information, please email [email protected] Due to lack of staff, we do not have time to confirm in advance if your student is eligible. If you’ve followed all of the steps as instructed, your students will receive a device. Thank you.

Positivity project:

As part of the Positivity Project, each week at Pioneer we will be working with students on developing positive character traits during Homeroom. Next week we will focus on curiosity. Please see the attached character card for more information.

Cell phones: Absent for the day:

All P-CCS students are allowed to have cell phones, but they must be turned off and put away from 8:15 a.m. to 3:09 p.m. each day. If you need to send a message to your student, please contact the main office rather than texting them.

Drop-off / pick-up procedures:

If you plan to drop off and / or pick up your student from school each day, please be prepared for traffic jams. All students who are dropped off must enter the building at the entrance to the event (gate 5) each morning (doors open at 7.45am). Please do not drop your student off at the main office (gate 1) as we must keep the front aisle clear for buses. The bus loop on the west side of the building is for buses only, so please do not enter this area. Finally, please do not drop / pick up your students on Rockledge Drive (the street behind Pioneer). This creates a security problem.

District Updates:

Plymouth-Canton Community School is recruiting. While there are various positions available, the greatest need is for food service workers, paraprofessionals, cleaning helpers and security personnel. To view the full list of available positions, please click on this link: http://www.pccsk12.com/departments/human-resources/p-ccs-employment

Fall is in the air and registration is open for P-CCS community education activities. Fall classes for youth and adults start September 20, so register now. After-school and evening enrichment classes for kids include art, basketball skills, golf, karate, musical, soccer, tennis, yoga and more. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Youth Dance returns at the end of September with in-person and virtual options. The program runs weekly until April and several styles of dance are offered. A variety of adult fitness and wellness classes are also available on weeknights – gentle or fat-burning yoga, total body boot camp and more. Outdoor karate for families and adults also during the early fall session.

Course description and registration on PCCEREGISTE.COM. Additional classes will be added throughout the fall, so check back often to see what’s new! Updates on our CEBL and Ski programs will also be posted on our registration site. Follow us on Facebook @PCCSCOMMED for the latest updates.

Now is your chance to own official P-CCS gear. The P-CCS online Spirit Store opens and closes Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 PM. Choose from a variety of shirts, hats and other specialty items. Orders will not go into production until the order deadline date, and all orders are expected to be delivered 4-6 weeks after the deadline date (depending on product availability). Your order will be delivered to your child’s school and all sales are final. Find out at https://plymouthcantonschoolsfall2021.itemorder.com/sale

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools produces a weekly podcast with all important district information for students, staff and families. You can watch the click last LPT in 3 podcast for this school year on the district’s official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvfOwhml6Z

This press release was produced by Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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