I cannot wait to have all of our students back in the building in September! Our staff has been very busy this summer on improving the grounds and learning experience for our students here at PHCS.
This year we are continuing our focus on student attendance. We did improve on many attendance thresholds, but as a District we have a lot more ground to make up. Student attendance is a key indicator in academic performance and student engagement. It’s great news to see student absenteeism level off or drop, as chronic absenteeism has affected student participation and engagement in educational programming and extracurricular activities across all grade levels.
We are excited to maintain our All Paws After School program for the primary grades. We are also very excited to move to a full-day UPK program. PHCS has the opportunities; please help us get our students consistently back to school.
We have two new Panthers this year. Suzanne LaPage is our new lunch manager. She will continue to improve the dining experience for our students in addition to building relationships with local farms and food distributors. Mike Dinan, Guidance Counselor, started with us on a limited basis last year and is now with us full-time.
Here are some important dates for the start of the year:
Back-2-School Event – August 11th from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. in the Cafeteria
Fall Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting – August 16th at 6:00 P.M. in the Auditorium
First Day of School! – September 6th
I hope everyone enjoys the last few days of summer. I look forward to the return of staff and students. Stay safe.