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Science Wing Photo

ATTENTION EVERYONE!  WHAT’S HAPPENING AT PHS?

We are excited to report that the science wing construction is winding down in time for the start of face to face instruction for our high school students to begin on Monday, October 5th!  As we reported previously, slightly more than 70% of students have chosen the face to face educational program.  This reduced number of students in the building will allow for maintained 6’ social distancing in high school classrooms.
For a sneak peak at the construction progress of the science wing, please click on this link from the presentation at last week's Facilities Meeting:

SCIENCE WING SLIDE SHOW
SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:  All board meeting agendas are posted on Board Docs - https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/pali/Board.nsf/Public under the “meetings” tab.

Here is the schedule for virtual School Board (Regular and Committee) Meetings during this month:

 

10/7/20 - Policy Committee 5:30PM

10/7/20 - Regular School Board 7PM

10/14/20 - Education Programs and Services Committee 6:30PM

10/15/20 - Joint Operating Committee(UBCTS) 8PM

10/19/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee 9AM

10/21/20 - Regular School Board 7PM

10/28/20 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM

10/28/20 - Athletics Committee 7:30PM


Go Pirates!

FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT! BROADCAST LINK:
Live Broadcast (fee charged)
MORE PIRATE PRIDE! ATHLETICS:
Here is our upcoming competition schedule:

 Events for 9.26 - 10.3.pdf

We are planning to live stream ALL evening athletic contests held in the stadium. You can find the live stream by going to our Youtube channel, PSDTv or simply click this link.


CALENDAR UPDATE - Updated Calendar Page

9/28/20 - Student/Staff Holiday 

10/28/20 – Half Day for Students/In-Service PM

NOTE:  Printed calendars need to be updated when you receive yours!

LAST CHANCE FOR CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE:  Low cost, great coverage!  This option for families ends on Sunday, September 27th - don’t miss your chance to protect yourself from any expensive charges for chromebook damage.  Easy as 1-2-3!  Sign up today:  https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/palisd


Wearing a Mask

Public Service Announcement on YouTube:  Wearing Your Mask Properly

 

Wear your Mask Correctly
*
Wash your hands before putting on your mask * Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin * Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face * Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect

Take Off Your Mask Carefully, When You’re Home
*  Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
*  Handle only by the ear loops or ties
*  Fold outside corners together
*  Place the mask in the washing machine
*  Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash your hands immediately after removing


RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION REMINDER:  Thanks to everyone who has completed the Returning Student Registration Form for your child(ren).  This information MUST be completed each year for students regardless of educational program - face to face or cyber - please reference emails sent earlier for the link or contact dholmes@palisd.org for a needed snapcode,  It is helpful if you put “snapcode” in the subject line.

New students who entered PSD this year do NOT need to complete this form; it was a part of the registration process for your child.

NOTE:  When making changes to your child(ren)’s emergency contact section, you must REMOVE and RE-ENTER the information for the emergency contact.  Also, please only list “emergency contacts” in that section - do not include parents/guardians who are already listed in another section of the form.  Sorry for the confusion this year, several software changes between the Returning Student Registration Form and PowerSchool (our student information system) have made this year a little more tricky.  Thanks for your patience and support.

SOON, WE WILL BEGIN TO COMMUNICATE USING UPDATED STUDENT INFORMATION ONLY!  This is a system change between our student information system and our communications system.  If you have NOT completed your Returning Student Registration Form, you will NOT be able to receive communications from our district as a result of a software update between the two systems.  Target date for switching over is mid-October.  This update will affect ALL communications from the district and buildings.  Please complete your Returning Student Registration Form today!


Fall into Reading Challenge for Youth

Reading Challenge for Adults

OUTDOOR MARKET EVENT THIS SATURDAY!
Outdoor mommy market! Come shop everything kids... Clothes, books, toys and gear. Vendors will be spread out throughout the property for your comfort, and masks are required.  Saturday Sept 26th 10am to 1pm at Springfield Mennonite Church, 1905 Pleasant View Road Coopersburg Pa 18036.

Suicide Logo Image

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE COUNCIL OF SOUTHEAST PA:  In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, please see the linked newsletter prepared for you by our SAP Counselors, Trish Watkins and Nicole Rodenbaugh.  Please feel free to share this link to your school communities - click on the link provided here: https://www.smore.com/pkwme


 

SILVER CREEK AA EVENT:

Make plans to attend Silver Creek A.A.'s Cornhole Tournament on Saturday October 3rd and you can register and pay as a Team or as a Sponsor by Clicking Here:


http://www.silvercreekathleticassociation.com/cornhole-2020.html


Silver Creek Cornhole


Hope is not lost

The Palisades Community is invited to participate in a special socially-distanced event bringing awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. Join the Bucks County NAMI and Suicide Prevention Taskforce at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 4 for a Decorated Car Show on the air strip at Warminster Community Park (WCP)’s Special Event Area! Decorate your car in themes of mental health and suicide prevention. The best decorated cars will win prizes and be featured in our ‘Hope Is Not Canceled’ Live Stream on November 7. Hear inspiring messages from state and local officials, individuals in recovery, and survivors of suicide, all from your car. Enjoy treats from Native Sweets' Depressed Cake Shop and Starbucks, with music by DJ Maggie Mayy!

Event: Decorated Car Show

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Check-In & Events: 1:00 PM

Location: Warminster Community Park

350 E. Bristol Road, Warminster, PA 18974

(Special Events Entrance not Main Entrance)


TRANSITION TUESDAYS:  Families with students ages 13-21 with IEP’s are encouraged to attend.  Transition Tuesdays webinar series flyer w_ dates.pdf


YMCA BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE:  This service is up and running at Springfield Elementary school. Please see the attached flyer for registration information. YMCA Before and After School Care
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