December 5, 2019
Dear PCS Community,
Believe it or not, we are nearing the end of the first semester and the mid- point of the year. With final exams looming in the not-so-distant future, calls and emails about extra help and support for student success are becoming more frequent. Fortunately, there are quite a few support options available for students:
First and foremost: PCS teachers are a remarkable and dedicated group of professionals who deliver engaging, top-notch instruction during classes every day. Students are engaged and challenged, and teachers carefully plan scaffolds and supports for learning.
Our teachers are often available to support students beyond class time, as well. Students are encouraged to use Tutorial time on Wednesdays and Thursdays to connect with their teachers, re-take benchmark exams, make-up work, or get a little extra help with challenging content. Many teachers generously also offer drop-in help before/after school, or during lunch, and others are happy to do so by appointment. We encourage students to advocate for themselves and to connect with teachers for extra help and support as often as needed.
In addition to individual teacher support, the following tutoring and support opportunities are available to all PCS students:
Academic advising, mental health supports, and other specialized services are also available right here at PCS and throughout the county. Our goal is to ensure that every student is connected to the supports they need to achieve success!
We wish all of our students final exam and Semester 1 success – let us know how we can help!
Head of School