Good Evening Highlanders!
This is Mr. Vasallo, principal of Dunedin Highland Middle School with my weekly update.
February 2nd is report card day. If your student is a MyPCSOnline student, please make sure your email address in Portal is up to date, as report cards will be emailed home.
February 9th is picture re-take day and picture day for online students. If your face-to-face student needs re-takes, please send them to school with the picture package you received so they can return it. If you have an online student and would like to have them take a picture for the yearbook, please sign up for an appointment on the sign-up genius link:
2020-2021 Yearbooks are on sale now! You can purchase them online at the online payment link on our website: https://pcsb.revtrak.net/Middle-Schools/dunedin-highland-middle-/dunedin-ms-yearbook-sales/
Moving forward, if you wish to change your child's current learning option from online (MyPCS) to in person, or from in person to online, please fill out the Learning Option Change Form. Dunedin Highland Middle School staff will reach out within 7 days to discuss potential changes to your student's schedule, including teachers. In order to meet the needs of all learners, there will likely be changes to your student's schedule and/or teachers.
January is National Mentor Month. If you would like to mentor a student, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Mrs. Lawrence at 727-469-4112 ext. 2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Talleres Virtuales para las Familias Aprendices del Inglés en Escuelas del Condado de Pinellas
Pinellas County Schools is offering workshops for ESOL families. See the attached document for dates and times.
February 2nd Report Card Day
February 9th Picture day for Online students and Re-takes
February 15th No School for Students/Teacher Professional
If your child rides a bus to school each day, you can keep updated on any issues by signing up for Bus Bulletin. Bus Bulletin will notify you by text, phone call or email if:
- A bus is late.
- A route has changed.
- There has been an accident.
If your child rides a bus, please take advantage of this free service. Sign-up by going to http://busbulletin.com/parents/
The bus bulletin link can also be found on the district website. Just click on the Transportation button.
We want to make sure our face-to-face students are bringing their devices back and forth to school each day. Face-to-face classes are using Canvas and students need to be able to access Canvas at school. Students also need to bring their devices home in case there is a need to quarantine students.
We are continuing our laptop distribution for face-to-face students this week in 7th period. In order for your student to receive a laptop, your student must have:
- Returned the devices they had checked out
- Completed the Laptop Parent Responsibility Form
If you have not completed the form or if your student needs to return their device, please have them bring the form and/or device to their first period teacher so that we can have their laptop ready to be delivered to their 7th period class.
For MyPCSOnline families, who wish to pickup their child’s laptop, please contact your student’s grade level office to set up an appointment:
- 6thGrade Clerk, Ms. Herbert, email@example.com, ext. 2052
- 7thGrade Clerk, Mrs. Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 2051
- 8thGrade Clerk, Mrs. Yeasting, email@example.com, ext. 2053
For MyPCSOnline Families: if your MyPCSOnline student has a substitute teacher for a class there will not be a Live Lesson in Canvas. If your MyPCSOnline student has a sub, the teacher will post an announcement in the course that will have the assignment for the day and an attendance link so your student is marked present.
Please consider showing your support for the PTA by signing up today at https://dhms.new.memberhub.store/store
Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch status at https://www.myschoolapps.com
That’s all for this week at Dunedin Highland Middle School, where we conduct ourselves with Respect, Excellence, and Pride! Go Highlanders!
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