BY CHARLENE PAYNE | ONE MINUTE READ | [email protected]
Welcome to the November 2019 edition of PlumIS! We thought we'd take things a bit further and go full digital with a fresh new look and feel. Take a moment and look inside and enjoy all the editorial pieces that were selected just for you!
Check out what's been going on in the District:
• PBSD implemented Instant Connect. The system notifies families and staff when there is an emergency and/or cancellation within the District. Instant Connect also allows central administration, teachers, and club leaders to send messages to specific groups of parents and students. It is very important that parent Sapphire accounts are up to date to receive these notices. Check your account here.
• The District repeated its annual Safe2Say Something (S2SS) student training. The S2SS anonymous reporting system launched on January 14, 2019. The program, which is mandated under Act 44, shows students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize and report potential warning signs, especially on social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or to others. The S2SS program is provided by the Sandy Hook Promise, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to keeping our students safe.
• PBSD expanded its One-to-One device program this year to now include grades 4 through 12. The devices are equipped to assist parents in their efforts to keep their children safe online. The option to have data-driven activity reports delivered straight to parent email addresses is available. Click here for more information
• All PBSD families should have received their copy of the District Family Calendar identifying the events and activities that will be occurring at each building. It serves as a great communication piece for the events in the Distict. The online version can be found at here on our District website.
• There are over 11,500 subscribers on the District app! The app is a great way to get information quickly because it closes the communication gap between District school buildings and you. You can download it from the Android or Apple store by clicking here.
• PBSD is moving towards a paperless school enivronment which is a reflection of our committment to stay fiscally responsible while also being transparent with you. This move reduces paper and production costs and improves our ability to communicate with you more effectively.
PBSD is making great moves with our students and our community always being the main focus of our decisions.