Today, Monday, Jan 18th, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.! In 1963, Dr. King said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Only love can do that." #weareparchment #MLK
Have a safe and wonderful winter break! School resumes on January 4th. #weareparchment
PHS Student Co. has an alternative to our annual food drive. We are partnering with Harding's to provide holiday meals to families in need in our district. If you would like to sponsor a family, please send donations to Parchment High School Attn: Holiday Dinner. #weareparchment
Panthers, please take a minute to read an update from Mr. Misner (link below). We are so proud of the response to the new changes by our staff, Panthers, and community. Thank you for keeping students safe and being flexible! #weareparchment #virtuallearning https://5il.co/n6z5
PHS: Your exam schedule has been modified due to the upcoming HS closure. Please be ON TIME to your Google meets tomorrow (Wed 11/18) to get more information from each teacher on your exam. If you have more questions, email your teachers now! Don't wait until it's too late!
11/15/20 ATTENTION Panthers: Please take a moment to read through this letter from Mr. Misner on how the latest announcement tonight will affect the Parchment School District. PHS Students: More information will be coming to you this week. https://5il.co/n2x4
11/15/20 Attention Panthers: Governor Whitmer is holding a briefing tonight at 6pm that we are told will affect schools. Please tune in to get the full information. We will have more for you once we know the nature of the announcement and how/if it affects PSD. #weareparchment
Join Parchment School District on November 18th at the high school parking lot between 10am-3pm as we Stuff the Van! We will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes. Due to Covid-19 protocol we ask to please wear your mask and remain in your vehicle. A staff member will greet you. If you would like more info on KLF, visit https://kzoolf.org/. For more information on National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2020,visit https://hhweek.org/ Any questions regarding this event, please contact Parchment School District Homeless Liaison, Sasha Hoyle at 269-359-7462 or via email at email@example.com
Nov 5th: We distributed 502 meals packs on Wednesday, which equals 7,028 individual meals to kids in our community! That’s right, our food service staff distributed those meals in one day, all while feeding our hybrid students at school and at home this week. #weareparchment
Panthers: Remember there is no school on Friday, October 30th for K-12 as our staff works on professional development. (No in-person for Group B that day)
Parchment School District is committed to creating an ongoing and responsive culture that values and celebrates Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Check out the rest of our EDI statement here and on our website! #weareparchment
Attention PHS: We have some GREAT NEWS! The USDA has extended free breakfast and lunch meals to all students learning at school, or at home until the end of the school year. However, we still need ALL high school families to fill out an online school meal application as soon as possible to ensure additional State and Federal supplemental programs and funding for the building. Without each student having a dedicated meal eligibility, these additional funds are in jeopardy. Meal eligibility can also make PHS students eligible for certain fee waivers like testing, college application, and scholarship opportunities outside of school so this is very important to have on file. All of the other buildings in the district will be completing a Household Income Statement for their individual building funds and not the online meal application. Therefore, if you have students at PHS and another district building, you will be filling out the online meal application AND the Household Information Report. This is just how the Federal guidelines work! Please complete an online meal application this week at www.lunchapp.com so we can meet our deadline to submit data for these additional program funds. Please call 269-250-8928 or email our food services director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The link to our food application can be found on: https://www.lunchapp.com/StartAnApplication
Panthers: (10-14-20) Tonight's Board of Education meeting will be held in-person in the high school all-purpose room at 6pm (come in through the main entrance). Chairs will be set up six (6) feet apart and face masks will be required for all in attendance. #weareparchment
PHS Parents: An issue with Synergy and Parent Vue where a large popup window blanked out student grades has been fixed! Please log out and back in for the fix to take effect. Contact Tech Support at: email@example.com or call 269-250-9280 if you still have an issue.
Students/Parents - There has been an issue with Synergy and Student/Parent Vue which took the form of a large pop-up window and no grades showing. It has been fixed and students/parents need to log out and back in for the fix to take effect. Contact Tech Support through email at firstname.lastname@example.org call 269-250-9280 if you still have an issue.
Reminder to HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES, per the District Return to Learning Plan, Friday the 18th is the last day for High School families to switch educational programs. See the PROGRAM CHOICE DEADLINE article in the NEWS section.
Class of 2021: Your SAT date is here! On 9/23/20 we will be testing at PHS from 7:30am-1pm. All members of the senior class are encouraged to attend. Masks required and we will social distance testers. #classof2021 #weareparchment
PSD Athletes and Families: We have our athletics rules available for viewing! Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjKeFhxr-uf4Ek4Q4qoDmow1_x20MgJgUhakZVzcJ8g/edit?usp=sharing Please take a moment to read through these new rules for events at all PSD schools. If you have questions, you may contact the high school athletic office. **Link Text Transcription Parchment Athletics Event Rules and Expectations Each player will receive two tickets the day before a game to be given to the guest(s) they want to enter the stadium. Lost tickets will not be replaced. The game day tickets are to reserve spots to attend the game but do not cover the cost of admission. Only exact change will be accepted at the gate. (If you do not have exact change, the extra money will be considered a donation to the Parchment School District.) Each person will need a ticket (including babies and school aged children). Spectators, fans, and game day workers will be required to wear face masks at all times and follow social distancing in appropriate situations. All spectators are required to wear a mask and follow social-distancing the entire time they are in the stadium. Spectators not wearing face masks or social distancing may be removed from the game. Repeated violations of the above expectations will change how we host events. No re-entry will be permitted. No concession stand. Portable toilets will be available. We do not have areas designated for spectators outside of the stadium, individuals will be asked to leave school property. These rules are for events held at the Parchment Sports Complex and may be different at away games. Parchment School District recognizes the unique situation Covid-19 presents to the academic and athletic atmosphere. During these times it is understandable to be frustrated with rules and restrictions put in place that allow our student athletes the opportunity to participate in athletes. We ask that as a community you work with the athletic department to help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. We would like to remind all community members how they chose to handle these restrictions and rules at during and around athletic events will have a direct impact on how and if we host events for this season and future seasons.
PSD Families: Please take a moment to read this screening tool! To make sure we can continue in-person learning, we need parents to be vigilant to ensure the safety of all and prevent the spread of illness. We know how much our Panthers want to get back to school! #weareparchment
Parchment Middle School Reminder: Parents who have chosen PVA or KVIC for your middle school student(s), and need a Chromebook, may pick them up on September 3 from 9-12 at the middle school! #backtoschool #weareparchment