PHS Update- June 19, 2020

Dear PHS Families,

 

Happy Summer!  On behalf of the entire PHS staff, I want to thank you for your tremendous support and cooperation during our period of remote learning.  Bringing the 2019-20 school year to a close was anything but easy (in fact, we are still trying to do so even though our students are gone for the summer) and certainly not perfect, but I can’t say enough about the level of positivity found in so many of my communications with families this spring.  It really helped during a very challenging period.

 

Just a few final notes as we official transition into the 2020-21 school year:

 

REPORT CARDS:

  • Report cards for students in grades 9-11 will be printed and mailed home on Monday, June 22. 
  • As a reminder, students will receive a “CR” for Term 4 if they received credit and an “NC” if they did not.  Students earning credit will have their final (yearly) average in a course (T1-35%, T2-35%, MYE-10%,T3-20%) raised by 1/3 of a letter grade, and those that did not earn credit will have the final average lowered by 1/3 of a letter grade. 

 

GAPS, GOWNS, and YEARBOOKS:

  • Pick-up for these materials will be on June 23 and 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. 
  • There is not an alpha-schedule.  Rather, students can stop in at a time that is convenient for them.  
  • Students should enter through the side cafeteria door, where we will have already set up alphabetical stations for obtaining these materials.  
  • After getting their materials, students can leave through the main lobby.  All students must wear masks and follow traffic patterns and spacing markings that are taped to the floor.  
  • Seniors must have all obligations settled before they can purchase their cap/gown ($20).  Please have your child refer to the Owed Materials App that was sent to their emails a couple of weeks ago.  We have updated it based on last week’s collection of materials.  
  • Students in grades 9-11 can also purchase yearbooks ($85) during these times as well.

NEW GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS:

  • As most of you know, we will now have three guidance counselors at PHS next year, rather than four.  As a result, we have had to readjust the counselors’ alpha-caseloads. 
  • Beginning next year, your child’s counselor will be based on the following:

 

Mrs. Conathan

Mr. Shannon

Mrs. Goff

Grade 12

A-Ae

Hi-N

O-Z

Grade 11

A-Gr

Gu-M

N-Z

Grade 10

A-F

G-N

0-Z

Grade 9

A-Gi

Gl-M

N-Z

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT SCHEDULES/SUMMER WORK:

  • We are working hard finalizing the master schedule for the 2020-21 school year.  We anticipate finishing that task in the next few days and mailing all class lists home to students on Wednesday, June 24.  This will mean that your child will most likely receive his or her class list by the end of next week. 
  • Our guidance counselors will then be available remotely to answer any questions your child may have about his or her schedule on Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, June 1.  Students should email their counselor. 
  • As a reminder, while there are very valid reasons why schedules can be changed at this point, there are a few reasons that are not so valid.  “Teacher shopping” or trying to be in class with one’s friends are requests that we cannot meet.  Please see our Program of Studies for specifics.  
  • As I noted last week, the summer reading for our English Department is already posted on our website.
  • Other summer work, including AP work, will be released next week.  

 

OUTSTANDING MATERIALS and OTHER OBLIGATIONS:

Any student in grades 9-11 that did not return materials to the school this past week will need to contact Mr. Rix or Ms. Kelley to make arrangement to do so.  We appreciate the efforts of so many that come in to take care of that important piece of business this week.  

 

Once again, I thank everyone for doing their part to bring the 2019-20 school year to a close.  I wish you all a wonderful, relaxing summer.  As updates or other important announcements become available, I will be sure to pass them along. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Marc Talbot, Principal