Petersburg High School ONLY will move to remote learning today, Tuesday, Nov. 2, due to multiple recent close contact exposures outside the school setting. Contact tracing efforts are not happening easily and will require additional time for interviews and quarantine decisions. All extracurricular practices are cancelled at this time. Mitkof Middle School and Stedman Elementary School will remain in person. All high school students will be expected to attend classes virtually. Check your email, Facebook, and pcsd.us website for updates.
PHS Spirit Week this week, following our Monday Inservice Day. Tues--Tourist Day Wed-Decades Day; 12th=60's, 11th=70's, 10th=80's, 9th=90's Thurs--Viking/Valkyrie/Scandinavian Gear Fri--Blue & White Day Our Lady Vikings Volleyball team at home this weekend, starting on Thursday. Go Vikings!
Have a safe and fun Halloween! No school districtwide on Monday, Nov. 1 for Teacher and Staff Inservice.
PHS Music Fans! Here is the streaming link for Tuesday night's Honor Music Festival concert (Oct. 26), starting at 7:00 pm: https://youtu.be/mkWVGc0Lhao
Today is the deadline for ordering Original Works items! Cash or check is due at time of order.
Viking Wrestling Home Meet this weekend. In-person is only available with a pass; masking is required. Follow the action online: Fri 5:30 start--https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/petersburg-high-school-petersburg-ak/gamf4e73a77d5 Sat 10am to 3pm--https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/petersburg-high-school-petersburg-ak/gam32b63fdda6 Sat 3:00 to 8:00pm--https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/petersburg-high-school-petersburg-ak/gamb96e40a8ea Some teams delayed or cancelled due to weather, so this will be a smaller event, and times may adjust to accommodate. Go Vikings!
Lady Viking Volleyball is playing in Metlakatla tonight and through the weekend. Game time scheduled for 8:45pm, but the tournament is running a little late. Watch the Lady Vikings at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkVBsfQQlXfiEhAGAJCJsLA
The Activities & Athletic Photography Contract is open for proposals! The School District is looking for a photographer for Activities & Athletics to provide photos to be used in the Yearbook. We are looking to award the contract for the next 4 years. Deadline for submitting a proposal is Nov. 5th. Love activities and have a passion for photography? Check out the bid process and how to submit a proposal at this link: https://5il.co/10tp1
Working Against Violence for Everyone (WAVE) October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Wear purple on Thursday, October 21st for domestic violence awareness. Search your closet for anything purple, or get creative by painting your nails purple or wearing a purple mask. Take a selfie or group pic with your family, friends or colleagues and share the picture along with a fact about domestic violence to social media. Tag @PetersburgWAVE and use #DVAM #Every1KnowsSome1 #PetersburgWAVE! For more information, go to https://www.petersburgwave.org/events-1/wear-purple-thursday-2021
Important upcoming dates for Stedman Elementary November 1st NO SCHOOL Inservice 2nd-5th Culturally Responsive Survey (Grade 3-5) TBD Migrant/Title I Pizza Event 22nd Evening conferences 23rd Early Out @12:00 (Just like a Friday) 23rd Conferences 24-26th NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving vacation
Did you know the National School Lunch Program serves nearly 30 million children every school day in cafeterias, classrooms and, when necessary, even at home? Join us in celebrating National School Lunch Week October 11–15 to highlight the importance of school lunch and the critical role school nutrition professionals play in helping children succeed in and out of the classroom.
The Division 3 Cross Country State Championship meet will be live streamed on NFHS Network - you will need a monthly($10.99) or yearly subscription. This is the same network we use to stream Basketball and Volleyball, so you may already have a subscription. The first race starts at 10am Saturday Oct 9th (the link shows Pacific Time). Don't be late, these kids run fast and be sure to subscribe before the start of the race. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/asaa/gamba7fb7de1c You can also sign up for text notifications to follow your favorite runner. Get their splits and their results. Here is that link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=67161&perPage=50
Good Luck to the PHS Cross Country Team at their Division 3 State Championship meet this weekend. Let your legs do the running, your mind do the pacing, and your heart do the pushing. Go Vikings! From L to R: Uriah Lucas (12), Kate Thompson (9), Lakell Deinhardt (10), Kinley Lister (10), Caleb Lutomski (9), Michael Durkin (12), Alexus Sakamoto-Quezon (11), DeeDee Toyomura (11), Kieran Cabral (10), Valon Weathers (10), Chase Lister (12), Breiland Willis (10). Photo by Coach Tom Thompson
Make-up and Community School Photos will be offered: Where: Seaprints Photography Studio/Sons of Norway Mezzanine When: Saturday, October 30th Time: By Appointment Only Text or Call: Tanya at 518.0712 to schedule your time.
PHS & MMS will return to in-person school on Tuesday, October 5th on regular schedules, an ODD day in PHS. MS Picture Day will happen on Wednesday, October 6th, as well as HS students who missed the first day of pictures.
UPDATE: The PSD Health Advisory Team met this afternoon to assess the level of community spread, including impacted staff and students who have tested positive for Covid or are considered close contacts. We continue to send positive energy to all of our staff, students, and families who are dealing with Covid at this time. Our staffing levels are still very tight, particularly in the secondary schools, but we believe we can continue in-person learning at Stedman Elementary (Monday, Oct. 4), and resume in-person learning at the Middle and High School beginning Tuesday, Oct. 5 (MS/HS remote Oct. 4). This will allow the majority of our students on quarantine to return in person, and will allow a buffer day on Monday to confirm that we have enough staff to adequately supervise all classrooms after the weekend case counts come in. Every action that is taken in our school and community directly impacts our ability to offer and maintain safe, in-person learning and extracurricular activities for our students. We need everyone’s help to make this happen. Thank you for your support! Continue to check your email, Facebook, and pcsd.us website throughout the weekend for specific building information, schedules, and updates. Staff and student health and safety will remain at the forefront of any decisions that are made.
Reminder: No school district wide Friday Oct 1 , it's a Teacher In-service day.
URGENT: Due to the continuing increase in Covid positive cases related to secondary school staff and students, with extensive contact tracing efforts underway, Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School ONLY will move to remote learning for the remainder of the day (Sept. 28). The buses will be available for student pick up starting at 11:05 am and students may grab a lunch on the way out. Stedman Elementary School will remain in session at this time. Check your email, Facebook, and pcsd.us website for specific building information and schedules or if the closure will last longer.
In late August, school districts were notified by the Department of Education that they would be involved in identifying and notifying close contacts of known positive Covid cases in the schools, due to the increased number of positive cases in the state overall. Identified school administrative staff work in conjunction with Public Health to determine circumstances for exposure, but Public Health will not be interviewing/monitoring school identified close contacts in these situations. Public Health will still interview all positive cases and any close contacts identified outside of the school settings. This is a departure from how things were done last year, so we appreciate your continued patience as we work through this public health process in our school setting. If you have specific questions or concerns about this new change to procedure, or would like to discuss close contact determinations for your child, please contact Public Health directly at 772-4611 or contact building/district administration.
We have been notified of several students who have recently tested positive for Covid. The District will return to universal masking (red status) while contact tracing efforts are underway. At this point, there are no school or classroom closures and we will remain in person. If your child is a close contact, you will be notified by the school. HS activity practices are cancelled for today. Please monitor your email, One Call text, and social media for updates.