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Regular office hours 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.
Picking up your student early? Please send your student with a note in the morning--she will be waiting for you on time in the office.
|Information||Dances are from 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Activity busses leave 4:30 T & Th
Report Cards are sent via email;
Late Start Wed 2/4/2015
PHS to register Incoming 9th graders at HRMS
REGISTRATION SCHEDULE - SEE BELOW
2/16-20 - Mid-Winter Break
2014 - 2015 Trimester Schedule Trimester I: 9/3/2014 - 11/26/2014
Trimester II: 12/1/2014 - 3/12/2015Trimester III: 3/13/2015 - 6/19/2015
REGISTRATION Information and Forms CLICK HERE High School
3/18 PHS parent night 6:30 - 8:30
3/24 & 3/26 PHS & GHHS counselors at HRMS
4/7 GHHS parent night 6-7:30
6th Grade Registration 2015-16
4/2 Purdy and Minter Creek
6/4 HRMS parent night 6:30 - 7:30
7th & 8th Grade Registration 2015-16
4/2 Forms sent home for students to register online
4/7 Forms due back
Information-What is going on at HRMS
Beginning January 30th, our VPO will be selling pocorn for 50 cents per bag. Students may purchase one bag or can purchase a card to use as a punch card and share with their friends. Be sure to PUT YOUR NAME on your cards! Popcorn must be eaten in the commons and will be sold during lunches only.
Now available to pay online!
The new online payments portal is available for your convenience.
To Access online payments, click Here
Peninsula School District posts flyers for community events at the Community scroll down menu at the District website: http://www.psd401.net
Some of the agencies and events represented are; Key Pen Parks, PenMet Parks,Girl Scouts, Safe Sitter, A Special Screening of the Homestretch, Connected WatersContest, and Puget Sounds Like Fun Day!
Safe Sitter Courses
babysitter courses offered by Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One CLICK HERE
Check your student's meal plans:
get an id# call 253.530.1014 www.mymealtime.com
Pierce County Sex Offender Notification
Principals will be notified directly by Pierce County if a Level 1 or Level 2 Offender moves within 100 feet of their school; however, in the event a Level 3 moves into the community the District will be notified. The most efficient method for families to remain aware of the registered offenders in our community is to access the Pierce County Sex Offender website:CRIME WATCH
Preparing for Inclement Weather and School Closures
To All Staff and Parents:
Soon the fall/winter storm season will be upon us. We have provided information to assist staff and parents with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to help you understand how weather decisions are made.
Highly Capable Program Referrals
The district is currently accepting referrals for students to test this spring for qualification into next year's (2015-16) highly capable (gifted) programs. The Cognitive Abilities test, along with academic achievement measures in math and reading, are used to identify students who may benefit from this program. Parent permission is required for testing -- please see referral form for details. Students in 4th grade or above that have already qualified as highly capable do not need to retest. For more information about the highly capable program visit our website.
If you are interested in referring a student for testing this spring, please complete the referral form and turn it in to your child's school no later than January 30th.
Washington Tops Nation Again in New National Board Certified Teachers
For the second consecutive year, Washington has the largest group of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).
A total of 946 Washington teachers achieved their certification this year, which nearly doubles last year’s first-place ranking of 516 new NBCTs. That maintains the state’s fourth-place, nationwide, in the total number of NBCTs (8,285). Peninsula School District currently has 79 NBCTs.
“The National Board certification process promotes teacher leadership,” said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. “The commitment these teachers have made to their profession is an integral part of raising the quality of teaching in Washington and making a difference students can feel in the classroom.”
As part of this process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
Congratulations to PSD’s newest National Board Certified Teachers!
- Jennifer Bookman: Gig Harbor High School
- Christopher Coovert: Gig Harbor High School
- Melissa Dower: Goodman Middle School
- Patty Fisher: Gig Harbor High School
- Karen Kent: Harbor Heights Elementary
- Sarah Mattson: Harbor Ridge Middle School
- Amanda Naylor: Gig Harbor High School
- Kathryn Portteus: Kopachuck Middle School