The 5th grade diagnostic test tomorrow is only for on-site students. We will send out virtual diagnostic testing instructions later.
5th and 6th grade will take the new iReady diagnostic test this year. This takes the place of the MAP test we have taken over the years. You can read about it here. https://tinyurl.com/y6ev4ham 5th grade is taking it tomorrow morning (charge your chromebooks and bring headphones) and 6th grade will take it in two weeks.
Here is our Title I / Public Report https://tinyurl.com/y635cp2j
Reminder for 6th graders that the deadline for all required vaccinations including TDap and MCV4 for meningitis are due by Sept 30th. Please make sure your child is up to date or they will not be able to attend after Sept. 30th. Call the school and ask for the nurse if you have any questions. 479-846-4220
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend. Remember that we are out of school Monday. Also, Tuesday is a digital day(AMI work). We will see you next Wednesday morning. (P.S. Don't forget to charge your Chromebook before Wednesday.)
How to clean Chromebooks. https://tinyurl.com/y54gqhvd
Regarding Meals for Virtual Students: Starting Thursday, September 3rd 1. Daily request by 9:30 am for meals that day only on the form that was previously provided for virtual meals or email email@example.com 2. Meal pickup at the high school bus canopy area. 3. 10:30 am pickup time 4. Bring exact change if possible. Any amount above meal cost will be credited to your student's meal account. 5. Reduced meal prices- breakfast $.30, lunch $.40. Regular meal prices- breakfast $1.60, lunch $2.85
If you have not filled out the Free/Reduced lunch form, please do so. Our goal is to get 100% of them back. You only have to fill out one per family. Our funding does get affected by how many qualify. Honestly, you may qualify and not know it. If you need another form, please call the office 479-846-4220.
PGMS Virtual students: If you have questions, Lisa Spence and/or myself are your first point of contact to help. Especially questions like “I can’t login, what is my username?” (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com). As far as assigned content, it is already there and truly is self paced. If we see that your classes have been inactive or you’re not covering enough content, we will notify you ASAP. The teachers on your HAC accounts will be available in a Google Meet once weekly to also answer content questions like,”How do you get common denominators? Or what is a main idea of the story?” We are still very new in this process and are working toward a seamless process. -Mr. Taylor
PGMS virtual students: Please disregard the automated absence message. We are resolving that to only include on site students.
August & September Breakfast/Lunch Menus have been posted for all buildings. You can access these by going to pgtigers.org - > Menu -> Cafeteria.
We are off to a great start. Kids seem excited to be back and the Staff are too.
5/6 Students who are going virtual this year, you may come to the lobby by the main MS office to check out a Chromebook anytime from 8-3 on Wednesday - Friday. You should get an email from Mrs. Spence about login information by tomorrow. PGSD is offering Chromebook insurance in the document below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11YtxMXH_-avg0hJhgLIoDIkMO7_-gFj6XyOeScNINuY/edit?usp=sharing Individual: $30 Family: $60 Cash or Check Only Paper copies will be available at pickup. You must sign the insurance agreement(Accept or Decline) to get a Chromebook. Students who have siblings in other buildings will be able to ride the shuttle to those buildings to catch their ride. Please listen for directions from duty teachers at those buildings for instructions. Students may also choose to walk to the sibling's school for pick up. Those who choose to walk down to other buildings, please be safe. Parents of students in 7th or 8th grade, the junior high phone number is 479-846-4221. Also, please like and follow the JH Facebook page.
Here are some welcome back messages for you! https://youtu.be/KQCaF4BTQxM
We would like to welcome you back to the 2020-21 school year starting Wednesday, August 26th. For the many questions you might have, please read through the "Start to School Readiness" tab on our website. If you can not find your answer there, email firstname.lastname@example.org
5th grade passwords to your email accounts were reset this summer. Your temporary password is Password2. This is only for last year 4th graders going into 5th grade. 6th grade passwords are the same as they used last year.
PGMS Students attending virtually will be emailed their username and password to their school email account. In that email, we will also include the website link and a link to orientation videos. Upon receiving that email (by Wednesday), you can start each class with the first folder and begin working.
Here are procedures for car riders (drop off and pick up are the same) and traffic hints. https://youtu.be/sIg3jwYXvWo
This is the PGMS Virtual Open House link on YouTube(unlimited views). https://youtu.be/4KqhpyJBr0Q
Apparently Google is limiting the amount of views. We are doing a work-around now and will repost. It will be posted a little later. Again, our apologies.