Students in all grade levels underwent cultural sensitivity training recently. Learning how what they say could have an impact on others. Click here to watch the video.
The next P.A.C.K. meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st!
Veterinarian Dr. Larry Witter (a grandfather of one of our students) will be our special guest.
Attention rising 6th graders (2017-2018 school year): Please join us for our Hawk Hill Camp (rising 6th grade orientation program).
Date: August 24, 2017
Time: 9-12 noon
If you are a parent of a rising 6th grader, please review Pocahontas’ Planning Guide PowerPoint for the 2017-2018 school year.
Check out this week’s Hawk Flyer (3/17) which includes all the latest news and information happening at Pocahontas Middle School.
Make-up work policy overview:
If a student is absent for 2 days or less, our make-up work policy indicates that it is the student’s responsibility to secure the work and several options are suggested. The student may check the homework boards, and the corresponding work in Schoology, then they should speak with the teacher(s) upon returning to school.
If a student is absent for 3 consecutive days, a parent/guardian may contact our School Counseling Secretary (Mrs. Faison) at 364-0847 by 8:30 a.m. on the third day and request the make-up work be collected for the student. Teachers will submit work to the school counseling office only when the request is initiated by Mrs. Faison. Work may be picked up by the parent after 3:30 p.m. on that same day.
Family trips/vacations: A planned family trip is the responsibility of the parent/student to inform the front office, request principal’s approval, inform teachers and arrange for the child to collect work before leaving on the trip. The School Counseling Department does not coordinate the collection of make-up work when the family has a planned a trip and knows ahead of time that the child will be absent; the responsibility falls on the parent/student to work with the teachers directly.
We kindly ask that parents not circumvent the make-up work policy and e-mail teachers directly if your child is sick; it is important that we honor the school-wide policy in place to help foster students’ independence and accountability.
Recycle With Us: For a Clean Earth, For a Brighter Future
Drop off your toner and inkjet printer cartridges at Pocahontas, during normal school hours (7:45 AM – 4:30 PM). All printer cartridges that are dropped off will benefit our cause, and will be recycled by FundingFactory’s fundraising-through-recycling program. You’ll be helping us earn cash and supplies while keeping our Earth clean and green! Please see our Project Green Hawks’ site for more information.
Calling All Dads and Other Male Role Models:
Do you have a day off?
Would you like to spend a day with your child during their school day?
Be a Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer!
Three clickable easy steps:
1. See what a Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer does!
2. Complete a Volunteer/Mentor Form and send it in to our school office.
3. Contact Mr. Milcarek: Set up a date and time you’d love to volunteer.
Absence due to Illness FAQ:
Q: When my child is out sick, am I required to call the school? Do I have to send in a doctor’s note?
A: When your child is sick, you are required to notify the school by calling 364-0830 (before 9:00 if possible) or calling/sending in a parent note within 24 hours of his/her return to school. Doctor’s notes are not mandatory until you have reached 10 sick days.
However if your child is sick for several consecutive days before you have reached 10, and you take him/her to the doctor during the illness, you may want to ask for a doctor’s note and send it into the Front Office, because each of the days will then be coded differently (because of the doctor’s visit) and they will not subtract from the 10 sick days
Please send a note into the office if your child will have an early dismissal. Students drop these off before school or during homeroom.
An Authorization to Pick Up form must be on file before you may pick up for an early dismissal. If you did not fill this out on Zipp Slip, please print using this link, fill out and ask your student to drop it off in the Front Office. Otherwise we will give you one.