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COVID Update
IN COVID NEWS...If you or a family member is trying to learn more about the vaccine and availability, please use these links below:

COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration and information is now available.

A guide about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine is now on the Department of Health website, which can be found here: https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/.

Berks County vaccine information can be found at https://www.doyourpartberks.com/covid-19-vaccine-information. To locate a COVID-19 vaccine provider and schedule your vaccination appointment, visit https://www.health.pa.gov/…/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers…. If you have a question about the COVID-19 vaccines, you can call the PA Health Hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Bucks County has posted COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration information on their website. Visit https://buckscounty.org/…/CoronavirusInfo/VaccineInfo for more information. For any questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations you can email COVID19@buckscounty.org or call 215-345-3318.

Montgomery County has posted COVID-19 vaccine FAQs on their website, along with COVID-19 vaccination registration. Visit https://www.montcopa.org/3660/COVID-19-Vaccine for more information. Any questions or concerns regarding the vaccine registration must be directed to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health at publichealth@montcopa.org or 610-278-3000.

OTHER VACCINE RESOURCES:

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - lvhn.org
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network - slhn.org
  • Reading Hospital - towerhealth.org
  • Doylestown Hospital - doylestownhealth.org
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System - crozerhealth.org

NOTE:  According to news reports, retail chains such as CVS, Walgreens and Weiss may have vaccines available soon.

FAQ FROM BCDOH ABOUT THE VACCINE:  COVID Vaccine FAQ's.pdf

MORE ON COVID FROM ST. LUKES' UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK:

Dr. Mascitti discusses the COVID Vaccine - https://vimeo.com/502169324

REMINDER TO...

Kindly notify our nurses of any COVID-related developments at covidnurse@palisadessd.org - this is extremely important and allows us the opportunity to quickly perform a case investigation and execute the necessary follow up if as a positive case is reported.  
COVID RELIEF FROM PGW: PGW customers who face pandemic-related financial hardships may be eligible to receive $300 for their natural gas bills under a $2 million PGW COVID-19 Relief Grant program.  https://www.pgworks.com/customer-care/payment-assistance    


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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS (All Virtual):
01/27/21 - Facilities Committee 6:30pm - +1 252-699-0091 (PIN: 286080882)
02/03/21 - Policy Committee 5:30PM
02/03/21 - Regular School Board Meeting 7PM
02/05/21 - Joint Operating Committee (JOC) 8PM
02/10/21 - Education Programs and Services Committee 6:30PM
02/16/21 - Fiscal Oversight Committee 9AM
02/17/21 - Regular School Board Meeting 7PM
02/24/21 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM
02/24/21 - Athletic Committee 7:30PM

JANUARY IS SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH!
Thanks to the students who helped us honor our School Board Directors - great job everyone!

We are so thankful for the immeasurable dedication and commitment to our students and residents of the Palisades community!
REGION 1 - Bridgeton/Tinicum: Directors Freeman, Hallowell and LeBlanc
REGION 2 - Durham/Nockamixon/Riegelsville: Directors Haubert (Treasurer), Vandergast (Vice President) and Ott
REGION 3
- Springfield: Directors Fumo, Grochowiak, and Musantry (President)
Heather Long
UBCTS STUDENT OF THE MONTH!
Congratulations to PHS senior, Heather Long, a cosmetology student at the Upper Bucks County Technical School for being named Student of the Month! Pirate Proud!

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UBCTS - APPLY NOW!


UBCTS is now accepting on-line applications for the 2021-22 school year via our website https://ubtech.org/ubt/_top or https://upperbucks.enrolltrack.com/studentportal/#  

Since many programs fill to capacity quickly, we encourage you to complete your application by February 12th.  

FINAL REMINDER...TRANSPORTATION AND FOOD SERVICE UPDATES:

Transportation:

1. New bus schedules have been sent out through school messenger this week; they are effective January 26th. Any questions, please email busconcerns@palisadessd.org

2. New seat assignments, and a new seat number system, will also begin on January 26th.

3. On future virtual days, AM & PM Vo Tech students will be provided home to school, and school to home transportation. (No more drop spots). Routing is underway.
4. Due to reasons beyond our control, the parent App  NxStop will cease operations and terminate the free use of their app effective January 15th. 

Food Service: 

1. Back door breakfast & lunch meals are distributed for 7 days, on Mondays and Wednesdays. However, due to school closure we will not be distributing on Monday the 18th, and Monday the 25th. On those weeks, we will be handing out extra meals on the prior Wednesday.

2. All families are able to pick up meals for remote learning students. Pre-K through 18yrs. We also are providing food for all Charter school and non-public school students. 
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PALMS ONLINE MUSICAL - FREE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!

Please join us as Palisades Middle School presents their annual musical in a new, digital format! The Mystery of Custodia: An Online Musical is a comedic whodunit, following an amateur sleuth and her fellow classmates as they tackle the mysterious disappearance of Janitor Humphrey and Lunch Lady Linda. With a lot of laughs and a lot of heart, this musical is bound to brighten your spirits (as it has our students!).

We have two talented cast lists this year, and with the show being fast-paced (and free to watch!), you should check out them both! A cast list is located here

The Mystery of Custodia will be housed on the PALMS Choir YouTube Channel at https://youtube.com/palmschoirs.

Premiere dates are as follows:
PURPLE CAST: Thursday, January 28th at 7 PM
GOLD CAST: Friday, January 29th at 7 PM

The shows will remain available on the PALMS Choir YouTube Channel after their premiere. 

Thank you for supporting the PALMS Theatre Department and its dedicated and determined students.

MORE FROM OUR MUSIC DEPARTMENT...PHS PRESENTS - Musical for Spring 2021:

This year's spring musical, "High School Musical On Stage: One Act Edition" is set to live stream on Friday, March 5th at 7:00PM. Patrons can purchase tickets and view the show through the online platform "ShowTix4U". Adult tickets are $8, and Student/Senior tickets are $6. Please consider purchasing a ticket for everyone viewing the stream, as the ticket money helps sponsor this production. Based on the Disney Channel Original Movie, this on stage version is sure to entertain. Thank you for your support of our PHS Student Performers and Crew members. The link to purchase tickets is https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/43206 . Tickets are now on sale!


POETRY COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  This year's Bucks County High School Poet of the Year Competition is on! The deadline is March 19, 2021.

 

The winner will receive a $300 prize and be acknowledged with a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners.  In addition, the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year runners-up and finalists will give a live virtual reading. Mentioning the contest and public reading on college applications will demonstrate initiative, writing skills, and public speaking experience. Clearly, there’s a lot to gain from entering the contest.

The application process is easy and there is no entry fee. 

Poems and entry form must be submitted online atbucks.edu/hspoetentry
A flyer detailing this information is attached HERE

  

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RECEIVED A GIFT CARD FOR THE HOLIDAYS THAT YOU WON'T USE?  CONSIDER DONATING IT TO PCF FOR REDISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES IN NEED:  

This is a great way to help families in our community without spending your money to do so.  If you have a gift certificate that will go unused by you, why not donate it to the Palisades Community Foundation for redistribution to another family who would welcome the assistance!  Gift cards can be mailed to PO Box 194; Kintnersville, PA  18930 OR drop off at the high school main office between 7AM and 3PM (please mark attention Donna Holmes).  Thank you for your consideration!

BRICK SALES RETURN!

Use this P.C.F. Brick Application Form to purchase your commemorative brick which will be installed at the Walter T. Rohrer Stadium at PHS.  We have found a mason to help us get these bricks (past and present) installed!  Thanks for your consideration and for supporting PCF!

In the past PCF has helped our community with funding for numerous projects such as the stadium lighting, the all weather track, and murals at our schools...just to name a few. PCF also gives many grants to our students and teachers to help fund various projects and activities throughout the year. 


We also give back to our community members in need. This past year, PCF offered hundreds of free dinners each week over the summer  to our neighbors that were negatively impacted by the COVID -19 economic disruptions and we have purchased gifts and gift cards for families needing some extra help over the holidays!
To make a donation to PCF, please visit PCF's new website

PCCY Insurance

PCCY's Child Helpline helps families get health insurance for FREE and in every language!


The Helpline is for parents/guardians:  215-563-5848 x17.


  • Who have lost their jobs and are worried about losing health coverage for their children and themselves
  • Are concerned with the costs of testing and treatment of COVID-19
  • With any questions about CHIP or Medicaid coverage
  • With language interpretation needs

 

AN INVITATION FOR INTERESTED FAMILIES:


Happy New Year! My name is Karen Montague and I am the Bucks County Lead Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist for the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education Team (PEP) at Child and Family Focus, Inc. (CFF). We specialize in drug and alcohol prevention and intervention for youth and families in Bucks County, PA.   

 

We are currently enrolling families in a free, evidence-based program we are implementing, Strengthening Families Program for parents/caregivers and youth ages 10-14 (SFP 10-14). This program has been running for 26 years and has so many positive benefits to families! We are starting on Monday, January 25, 2021-Monday March 8, 2021 from 5:30PM-7:30PM. There are seven sessions which will be completed over 7 weeks (1 session per week) plus, a graduation ceremony will take place at the end and families will receive certificates. The first hour will be two separate breakout rooms with Parents/Caregivers and youth and the second hour will be a family session all together. I want to extend the invitation to offer this program to the many Bucks County families you serve as well! I know many families could use positive resources during this time, it would be wonderful to play a role in uplifting as many families as possible.

 

The program is funded by Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc, it will be held virtually over ZOOM, families will receive weekly meal stipends every Monday evening, and free raffled off prize/giveaways such as, microwaves, vacuums, lamps, printers, art supplies, earphones, crockpots, etc. Attached please find a flyer and brochure about the program, SFP 10-14. The World Health Organization named Strengthening Families Program 10-14 the number one prevention program out of 6,000 programs analyzed for long-term effects on substance use and misuse. Topics Covered include peer pressure resistance, reducing stress, finding our family values, better communication skills, problem solving, goal setting, and understanding each other better. 


For more on the Strengthening Families Program:  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sfp10-14/

CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE WINDOW NOW OPEN:

Register for chromebook insurance to cover accidental damage to your child’s chromebook the window is open from January 9-24th - take advantage of the low cost insurance offered to our families, click on this link to register:   https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/palisd

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IT IS TIME FOR REGISTRATION!  SPRING IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY!

Registration for Silver Creek

Use this link:  Silver Creek Athletic Association Registration
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