PVHS Updates

May 18, 2020
 
Seniors,
Here is good news you have been looking forward to...
 
1. Here is the link to view your Virtual Graduation on Tuesday, May 19 at 730pm
Links to the premier broadcast of the PVHS Virtual Graduation can be found here on Tuesday: 
https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/coronavirus/high_school_graduation_plans
The Ceremony will be streamed live from the FMS Youtube Account and the PVHS Facebook account starting at 7:30 p.m. Families will also be able to download the ceremony via mp4 video in a Google Drive. 
 
2.  We are distributing your diplomas on Wednesday, May 20 from 9am to 12pm.  Please see the following directions and procedures.  We want to make this process as efficient and safe as possible.  It is very similar to the Cap and Gown distribution 2 weeks ago. We look forward to seeing you then:
Please remember that we are doing this under the current guidelines and Opening Phase placed on San Juan County at the current time.  The number one goal for this process is staff, student and community safety.
****Before you read further: collect all items that you need to return (laptops, uniforms, instruments, library books, textbooks, etc) and place them in a bag or box and label the bag separated by item (see below).  You will need to return these items to receive your diploma.  Bring these items with you for diploma distribution.***


Station 1A Laptops: 

Laptops will be collected separate from other items.  Students will put their name on the laptop and turn in the laptop and charger.  The laptop and charger will be placed in a bin by IT staff.

Station 1B Collection of all other school items:  

Bag other items separately (eg. athletic uniforms in one bag, books in another bag, etc..) Make sure that each bag is labeled with your name. Place them in the trunk before you leave your home. Large items, like instruments should be in their case and labeled with your name on it.

PVHS staff will pull these items from trunk

Station 2 Diploma Distribution:

You will receive your Diploma, Diploma Cover, Graduation Programs, and a gift from Project Graduation. A principal or assistant principal will distribute these.

Rules

1. First and foremost - “Remain in the car at ALL TIMES”,

a. You must Wear A Mask while you are on campus.

b. Open Car Windows Only if Necessary--Open Trunk if Possible from Inside

c. Follow all Signs Posted and Drive Carefully

d. After your diploma is received, please Exit to Panther Trail or

Continue Loop to North Exit Without Stopping and lastly,

e. We strongly Encourage Disinfecting All Materials Received When Returning Home As A Precaution.  


-Any students who are not able to participate on this day will be given an opportunity the following day on May 21 from 10am to 12pm in the Front Entrance/Old Bus Lane (same location). 

*After this time, you will only be able to receive your diploma by appointment only, please contact Karrah Shay to schedule this appointment*


- Stagger your times - example: If all designated alphabet students arrive  at 9am there will be a traffic jam and you will wait longer in line.   Please decide that you will randomly choose a 10 minute interval at 9:10, 9:20, 9:30 and so on. Same for the 10am, and 11am alphabet.

Travel Route Instructions:

- Times are provided alphabetically, after our honored and distinguished graduates, follow your time frames.

- Stay in your vehicles.

- A liaison will be at the Guard shack to direct you to Line 1 or Line 2

They will communicate to personnel to which line you will enter.

 

- Follow vehicle travel route instructions throughout the whole process.

 

See Pictures Below with traffic flows.


Alphabetical Schedule by Last Name

9am - 10am Honor and Distinguished Graduates and Abe - Eriver

10am - 11am Escojeda - Miller

11am - 12pm Mills - Young

 

1. Seniors will enter through the main entrance traveling north on College Blvd into PVHS, turning right. (There will be no left turns into campus). 

2. Seniors will proceed to the Guard Shack for direction from Liaison to determine Line 1 or Line 2.

3. Seniors will continue straight into the old bus lane which will be split into 2 lines.  Signs will be posted with line #s.

4. Continue through the line to drop off your laptop and school property.

5. Continue through the line to receive your diploma.

6. Seniors will receive their items from staff. Roll your window down or open your trunk from inside the vehicle as you approach the distribution tables. Staff will place your items in the trunk of your vehicle.

6. Once seniors receive their diploma, they will continue through the bus lane to the Loop, turning left to exit the parking lot and continue on loop to Panther Trail or the North Exit by Lions Wilderness Park.

 


Liaisons and staff will monitor all parking lots to remind students not to congregate.


Vehicle entry is through Main Entrance

 

Alphabetical Schedule by Last Name

9am Honor Graduates and Abe - Eriver

10am Escojeda - Miller

11am Mills - Young

 

 

We appreciate your cooperation through this process. 
 
We will provide information regarding Yearbooks when we are able to distribute them.  At this time, we are under safety guidelines to minimize staff and number of personnel on campus working this distribution. 
We hope you are well and safe...Have a great week of celebrating your accomplishment!! 
Congratulations - Graduates!!
 
Always a Panther! 

 


 
May 15, 2020
 
 
Staff and Students,

I hope you are all well and healthy.  I hope that you are finding something productive during our closure

I wanted to remind you that we are closing out our continuous learning next week.  For those that still need to change their Q3 grade from 'no credit' to "pass", your time is running out.  I encourage you to reach out to your teachers to take advantage of the opportunity to receive credit(s) towards your graduation.
Grade changes are due for finalization on Tuesday, May 19.  This will be the last opportunity for you to change your credit status with any of your classes.
The last opportunity for continuous learning will be May 19 with 2 following days allowed for your teachers to provide feedback on your progress and learning of any new material.

 

I have received questions regarding laptops, textbooks, yearbooks, etc...Currently San Juan County is in the 'pre-phase' of opening.  Depending on when we are able to move into the next phase, we will provide a date, direction and process for turning in school equipment and a process for collection of items you may have left at school.  San Juan County is at least 2 weeks behind the rest of the state with moving into that phase.  Our current 'pre-phase' does not have an expiration time and we await the next orders from the governor.
 
A REMINDER FOR SENIORS:
We are providing a Virtual Celebration for you on Tuesday, May 19 at 730pm.  This is your scheduled Graduation time that you have planned all year.  We will provide the link through email and Schoolmessenger to both you and your first contact in Powerschool.  Our staff is working diligently to complete this for you.  If you have received an email requesting permission, a picture, etc... that information is needed as soon as possible so that we can include you in this celebration.  Both you and your primary contact in Powerschool will have received an email or phone call with the needed information.  (If you have not been contacted, we have what we
need from you)  I hope you are looking forward to this and planning this time with your families.
Once we move into the next phase in San Juan County, we will provide another event so that you can be recognized for your accomplishment.
IMPORTANT FOR SENIORS:  Your last day to complete work towards credit is today, May 15.  If you are working with a teacher to complete this work in credit recovery, you may have the weekend to complete this work. I know that our counselors have been communicating with all of you who are in need of credits to meet graduation requirements regularly and have plans for you to complete these requirements.
 
As we wind down this school year, I want to restate my gratitude for your adaptability and flexibility during this time with unknown timelines and guidelines that are ever changing.
 
I hope you have a great weekend!  Enjoy the beautiful weather and do something you enjoy.
 
Always a Panther!
 

 

 
May 13, 2020
 
Seniors - better known as the CLASS OF 2020,

 

I am proud to announce our plans to provide your virtual celebration on May 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
I wanted to inform you of this time so that you can reserve this time with your family and decide how you will view.  I also hope this gives you the opportunity and time to Celebrate with your family on your scheduled special day.

 

We will provide information on the link and how to access this virtual Graduation and Celebration.
I am also providing a link to share direction from our leaders at Farmington Municipal Schools regarding what our next steps will be in celebrating and providing another event for you.  Unfortunately, we do not have any dates due that we are waiting for San Juan County to be updated to Phase 1 from the Governor's Office.  Please review this link for more information.
 
I hope this helps with your scheduling for this event.  Once it is posted, it will be available for some time.  You will be provided with this information.

 

I would love nothing more than to celebrate your Graduation traditionally.  I appreciate your patience and understanding with our current guidelines.  We will announce your next plan for celebration when we can.
 
Have a Great Weekend.
 

 

 
May 7, 2020
 
Students, Parents, and Staff,

I hope this email finds you well and in good health and spirits.  I also want to Thank You for all of your patience and adaptability during these past weeks.
 
As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, I hope that you have had an opportunity to express your gratitude with your teachers through emails or messaging.  They have tackled our current "virtual" environment and adapted.  None of us have been trained or taken a course on this, and it is amazing to see the great things that they are providing for you in their learning opportunities.
 
I wanted to provide you with the most current news from PVHS for this week.
Our teachers are still planning continuous learning opportunities and our credit recovery/and grade changes for credit from Q3 are coming to an end soon.  I want to again encourage you to take this opportunity to receive credit for any class that you may have failed in Q3.  Please contact your individual teachers for that information on how you can change those grades from "No Credit" to "Pass".  These credits can still be obtained towards your progress to graduation.  All work towards grade changes is to be completed by May 19.
 
We had a great opportunity to 'see' our Seniors yesterday as they collected their caps and gowns.  It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm and excitement as they drove through to collect these items.  It was great to see their smiles and get to wave to them as they drove by.  I hope that this generates excitement in your accomplishment and anticipation for things to come.
 
With that, I wanted to provide an update regarding graduation.  Our graduation committee appreciates all of your input and ideas that were provided.  I want to direct you to the following link from Dr. Schmidt regarding the plans that we have proposed. 
This can also be found by going to fms.k12.nm.us and checking the updates on Covid-19.
 
Our team has worked with various entities, including FPD, FFD, Central Office, NMPED, Governor's Office, and our graduation committee to develop these plans to Honor and Celebrate your accomplishment.  I look forward to announcing that we are approved and providing direction soon.  Unfortunately, San Juan County remains in a Stay at Home Order and we are unable to provide any further information.
 
I did get to visit with your Valedictorian - Taiz Rodriguez and Salutatorian - Jacob Gomez today.  Congratulations to both of these individuals in this achievement!  You have worked hard for this and I know that this is a stepping stone in what you will accomplish.  They are an excellent representation of the CLASS OF 2020 and the hard work that you all have completed.
 
Along with Graduation, we are also working on plans to collect school property and distribute Yearbooks.  Based on our process yesterday with seniors caps and gowns, we have a foundation for how we will communicate and provide direction for this event.  When it is safe we will provide specific dates and information of when students will be able to collect personal belongings and return school material. I will continue to provide information as soon as possible through emails, robo calls...
 
At this time, I encourage you to use your laptops and textbooks to engage in the continuous learning opportunities that your teachers are providing.
 
Your Summer Reading materials have been released.  Please see the email sent by Mrs. Sartin regarding your options.  You can also view this information on the PHVS website tomorrow.  Our summer reading committee did excellent work in reviewing these books for you.  This was a collaborative effort of several teachers and parents.  Thank you for all of your work!
 
In closing, as we near the official end of the school year, I want to thank you for your efforts this year.  We have definitely had our share of ups and downs.  You have navigated through with great integrity.  That "grit" will take you many great places as you progress through your futures as it is the foundation of Growth and Lifelong Learning.
 
I hope you all have a Great Weekend and are taking advantage of the beautiful weather.  Stay safe and healthy,

 

ALWAYS A PANTHER!
 
 

 

April 29, 2020

 

Seniors,

Here is some news you have been looking forward to...
We are having your cap and gown distribution on Wednesday, May 6, from 1pm to 5pm.  Please see the following directions and procedures.  We want to make this process as efficient as possible.  We look forward to seeing you then:

 

1. First and foremost - “Remain in the car at ALL TIMES”,

a. All seniors Are Strongly Encouraged to Wear A Mask

b. Open Car Windows Only if Necessary--Open Trunk if Possible from

Inside

c. Follow all Signs Posted and Drive Carefully

d. After Cap and Gown are received, please Exit to Panther Trail or

Continue Loop to North Exit Without Stopping and lastly,

e. We strongly Encourage Disinfecting All Materials Received When

Returning Home As A Precaution.  


-Any students who are not able to participate in this day will be given an opportunity on May 11 from 9am to 11am in the Front Entrance/Old Bus Lane (same location). 

- Stagger your times - example: If all designated alphabet students arrive  at 1pm there will be a traffic jam and you will wait longer in line.   Please decide that you will randomly choose a 10 minute interval at 1:10, 1:20, 1:30 and so on. Same for the 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm alphabet.


 

Travel Route Instructions:

- Times are provided alphabetically, follow your time frames.

- Stay in your vehicles.

- A liaison will be at the Guard shack to direct you to Line 1, Line 2 or Line 3,

They will communicate to personnel gathering materials for you in that line

so you can recieve your cap and gown and other ordered items from

Jostens (line 3 is for new orders and payments)

- Follow vehicle travel route instructions throughout the whole process.

 

See Pictures Below with traffic flows.

1. Seniors will enter through the main entrance travelling north on College Blvd into PVHS, turning right. (There will be no left turns into campus). 

2. Seniors will proceed to the Guard Shack for direction from Liaison to determine Line 1 or Line 2. (Line 3 if placing an order or making payment).

3. Seniors will continue straight into the old bus lane which will be split into 2 lines.  Signs will be posted with line #s.

4. Continue through the line to receive your cap and gown (and other ordered items from Jostens)

5. Seniors will receive their items from staff. Roll your window down or open your trunk from inside the vehicle as you approach the distribution tables. Staff will pass your items through the vehicle windows (you may choose to open their trunk for placement of items)

6. Once seniors receive their items, they will continue through the bus lane to the Loop, turning left to exit the parking lot and continue on loop to Panther Trail or the North Exit by Lion’s Wilderness Park.


 


Liaisons and staff will monitor all parking lots to remind students not to congregate.


Vehicle entry is through Main Entrance

 

Alphabetical Schedule by Last Name

Starting at 1pm Abe - Cruz (81)

Starting at 2pm Curtis - Journey

Starting at 3pm Julg - Otto

Starting at 4pm Pacheco - Young

5pm if needed for overflow

 

 

We are excited to get to at least see you through your vehicle window.  We also appreciate your cooperation through this process.  
At some point, you will need to wear and have pictures with your cap and gown.  If you hang it up, steam it in the bathroom during a shower - the wrinkles will come out.  (DO NOT iron it)
This is exciting!!  Future directions will provide details on how we will celebrate your Graduation! 
We hope you are well and safe...Have a great weekend. 
 
Always a Panther!  see you next Wednesday,

 

April 27, 2020

Students, Parents, and Staff,

As we begin week 6 of our extended closure, as the weather starts to warm up, and as we become more restless; please remember to stay safe and healthy.  I hope you all remain in good spirits.

We start this update with encouragement for all of our students and finish with news for the Class of 2020.

I continue to encourage you to take advantage of learning opportunities presented by your teachers.  I know that they enjoy hearing from you and communicating with you as you participate in these planned activities.  Please reach out to your teachers if you have not done so, and remember that deadlines for Pass/No Credit for Q3 are approaching quickly. If you failed Q3, please take this time to work with your teachers to gain your credit(s) towards graduation.

Now for Seniors:  Good News!!

We are working on a plan to distribute Caps and Gowns.  We should have this plan finalized and approved later this week. So, expect an email with directions by weeks end.   Please check your emails for this process.  

Also, We are currently working on your celebration for graduation.  We do not have all of the details yet, but we will provide you with a celebration and an opportunity to receive your diploma.  There are many details and guidance directions with social distancing to consider, so these must be made with every precaution that we can.  We appreciate all of your input on this process and are still considering all options.

Please stay safe, stay home, and stay healthy.  Our staff appreciate all of your work and hope that we will see you all soon!!

Always a Panther!

 

  

April 20, 2020

Students, Staff, and Parents

I hope this email finds you still well and in good health and spirits.

These last few weeks have definitely been an altering perspective for all of us.  I appreciate your patience and flexibility with our current #stayathome environment.

With that, I wanted to provide as much information as possible and answer as many questions that I am sure many of you have.  

Given the current state, many of the questions I have been asked do not have an answer...yet.  There are many unknowns and until there is some definition and guidance with re-opening our facility, timelines cannot be established.  However, our administration, office staff, and other support staff are working diligently on preparing procedures for the times when we can move forward.  Once we establish when, we will inform how these items will be collected and distributed:

First (Seniors):  Distribution of Cap, Gown, and other senior items will be of first priority.  This includes plans for graduation and which option is chosen based on celebrating your accomplishment in the closest to normal fashion that we can given the guidance and restrictions on social gatherings.  We appreciate your input from the graduation survey, all ideas are being considered by our graduation committee.

For everything else: once we determine when, we will inform as to the how.  This includes; laptop collection, yearbook distribution, personal item collection, fines and fees, summer reading books, and uniform collection just to name the most prevalent.

Again, I want you to know that we are working on options and processes while navigating this closure.  Unfortunately, any decisions with timelines cannot be made at this time.  We appreciate your patience and adaptability.

I hope that you are taking advantage of the time with your families and the opportunities that teachers are providing through the continued learning plan.  I hope that you continue to stay safe and healthy.  Our teachers are still planning and provided essential content for students to learn.  I encourage you to take advantage of this learning as some material will be needed for future assessments and course work.

If you need support or assistance, please do not hesitate to call the school at 599-8880 and leave a message.  We can forward your message to the appropriate resource.

Have a Great Week!

Always a Panther!!


 
April 13, 2020

Students, (Specific to Seniors towards the end)

I hope all is well as we enter another week of our #stayathome.  Remember to stay positive and to control the things that are in your control, do your best with the things that are not in your control.
I have received many questions, most answered but I wanted to put the answers in one location for you to stay informed...
1.  Is work voluntary?  Yes, all work is voluntary.  I encourage you to control your continued learning and take advantage of the content that you will most likely be assessed on or need in your future, such as SAT, ACT, next year's course, etc.   Learning is lifelong, and though this current circumstance is beyond our control, we can still control how we react and take responsibility for ourselves and the learning that takes place. Credit will be granted based on your Q3 grades.
If you failed a course for Q3, please, please, please take advantage of what your teachers are offering for you to gain credit for this semester.  Reach out to your teachers, as they should have tried to reach out to you.  This will be the easiest credit recovery you will have.
2.  Can I get "my stuff" that I left at school?  Currently, our building is closed and we will continue to follow the direction from the Governor.  Once we are able to ease restrictions and open the building back up, we will provide times when you can pick up any personal items as well as checking in laptops, yearbook distribution, turn in uniforms, etc.  We will notify you of these times.  Do not expect a time or an answer in April, since we are still in #stayathome through April 30 and could possibly be longer.
SENIORS:
1.  You have been sent an email with a link for a survey question.  Check your school gmail account.  Please complete as this will help determine our next steps in celebrating your accomplishments.  Please provide ideas that you may have, keep in mind any social distancing expectations that may still be in place as you share those with the graduation committee. (Let your parents know that they have also been sent a link for their responses)
2.  Cap and Gown.  We are working closely with Jostens to find the best way to distribute these in a timely manner in consideration of what our celebration will look like.  Typically, these are sent to the school and we distribute them in early May...we will find an alternative solution for this year...
3.  Anything that has been delivered by Jostens (announcements, senior memorabilia, etc.) will not be available until we are able to loosen restrictions on public gatherings and open up our building.
4.  Graduation Ceremony (with #1 above).  A graduation committee will review your survey data and determine a course of action for your celebration.  This information will be provided as it is determined.  We are working diligently with other high schools and district staff to determine the best way in this circumstance to provide your celebration.
5.  Awards Assembly - Mrs. Slindee and Mrs. Calcote are working to provide an alternative to our celebration of your accomplishments and scholarships.  They will provide information as they determine this process.
6.  Your counselors will reach out to you, to inform you of any needs to reach your graduation goal.  If you have not heard from your counselor, please reach out through email, but know that they have many students to contact personally.
I hope that you are well, I look forward to seeing you soon....
Always a Panther!

 
April 7, 2020 

Students and Parents

First, I hope you are all well and staying safe and healthy...#stayathome...
I want to first thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time.  This is new for all of us and I wanted to let you know that the PVHS staff is working hard to provide procedures and practices that will provide opportunities for students to continue learning.
 
To provide you with the most current information we are remaining in our current status for this week...I encourage you to continue to take advantage of the opportunities that teachers are presenting for student growth and learning.  
 
Beginning April 13, we will continue with the continued learning opportunities in new content for 9th-11th grade students.  Our staff has been provided or has developed essential content for the remainder of the school year for the course specific topics that they will be providing as an opportunity for our students to continue to grow.  These lessons should average about 25 minutes per day for Monday through Thursday each week.  This includes delivery and aligned activity.  You will receive targeted feedback on your work to provide you with information on how to improve or address a misconception represented in your work.
 
By Monday, on the PV webpage will be a link that provides specific office hours for each teacher or department.  Please email your specific questions with teachers at these times.  These are the times you can expect immediate responses from our staff.  Of course, you can email outside of those times but the responses may be delayed.
In addition, through our CLP (Continued Learning Plan) and guidance from NMPED and FMS we will begin to place grades for Semester 2 into Powerschool. 
 
A Summary of highlights:
1.  Grades at this point are determined as a Pass or No Credit based on Q3.  These grades will be transcripted at the end of the Semester2 with a note placed about school closure.  For the foreseeable future, current high school student's GPA will be calculated using 7 semesters as these Pass/No Credit will not be factored into their GPA.
2.  Students who failed Q3 will have an opportunity to work with their teachers to provide evidence of learning to satisfy criteria in receiving a "Pass" for their semester2 grade.  (Quarter grades are not transcripted and we will no longer submit grade changes for Q3).  This change to a "Pass" will be represented as the Semester2 grade and will be transcripted.  If students do not provide evidence of satisfying criteria to pass with their teacher(s), their grade will remain "No Credit" for those courses that were failed in Q3.
3.  This same process will be in place for Seniors.   Every senior should know by the end of next week that they have met graduation requirements or what they need to complete in order to meet those requirements.  This information will be provided through email or phone conversations with their counselor.  Many options are available and these will be discussed individually with your counselors.
4.  A sigh of relief for many of this year's seniors...Senior Exhibition is cancelled. 
5.  Further information will continue to be provided.  The above is a summary of what you can expect moving forward during our extended school closure.  Please feel free to email teachers, counselors, or administration with your questions and concerns.  The school/staff directory is located on the PVHS webpage under the "school info" tab.
7.  There will be a survey about graduation sent to Seniors.  We are looking for ideas and opportunities to celebrate their success, whether traditionally or alternatively.  If you have ideas, please let us know so we can discuss with our Graduation Team.  Without knowing what the future holds, we are preparing for many options.  Information will be provided as we find solutions.
 
Our staff will continue to meet weekly with their departments and content groups to discuss learning goals, content delivery, and activities that can be provided for students.  This instruction will be reflected in their correspondence with students through their platform...most likely Schoology.
 
Again, I hope all of you remain safe and healthy and all of us at PVHS are looking forward to face to face interactions with each and every one of you...

 

 

March 30, 2020

Students, Parents, Staff

First, I hope you all remain well and in good spirits.  I want to acknowledge and appreciate your patience as we work through the latest news from the NMPED regarding closure for the remainder of the school year.

To provide you with the most current updates I am providing the following information:

District officials, along with school leaders and other personnel, are reviewing latest documents provided by the NMPED and what learning looks like over the next couple of months. While there are many questions, we anticipate that many of the questions will be answered through our continuous learning plan as it meets the requirements of the NMPED. Particular questions we hope to answer will be those around seniors graduation requirements and the Pass/No Credit status. I ask for your patience in this regard and I will provide an update to our learning plan moving forward by the end of the week. 

For Seniors, I know that this last quarter has not been what you envisioned.  We are working as best as we can to provide you with as many typical opportunities as possible, however, they will look different in the current circumstance.  You will continue to remain updated and be provided opportunities to share your input as we navigate these processes. Continue your work in the required courses, particularly with dual credit and credit recovery, if applicable. 

I encourage all students continue to view, learn, and complete tasks provided by their teachers as this learning could be represented in their Pass/No Credit achievements for this semester.  Though voluntary at this time, the content could be included in future lessons that determine Pass/No Credit status. 

Again, I wish all of you the best.  I hope that you remain healthy and safe.  We will get through this together.

Always a Panther!

 

March 27, 2020

Parents and Students, 

 

I hope everyone is taking care of personal health and safety during this time.  I also hope that you have taken opportunities to spend this time with your families and loved ones.

 

Today, we received the initial news that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  I know there are more questions than answers at this time.  I have faith that our leaders and teachers will develop plans that provide continuing learning opportunities and what this closure means for many topics including: Graduation, credits, events, essential content and others.  As I said, we do not have any answers at this time and it is crucial that you allow our decision and policy makers to work through processes that provided answers to the many questions that we also have at this time.  I assure everyone that we will communicate the details of any procedures that are agreed upon and hopefully answers to your many questions.

 

This is new territory for us as educators as well, we will adapt and explore options that continue to provide as many opportunities as possible that are in the best interest in the education of our students.   Please provide us with the time to adapt our curriculum and patience to receive that information, we are working as quickly as we are capable.

 

I will provide weekly updates that should answer many questions as we move through this closure.  I will also provide any information that will need to be known by students, parents, and teachers as information is given to me and is vital to the continuing education of our students at this time.

 

Seniors are of specific interest to everyone.  Our counselors will be working endlessly in their communication with Seniors to inform and provide opportunities to ensure that students who can graduate…will graduate.  Once we receive detailed documents and are able to determine what our local education agency (district and school) will need for graduation requirements, we will provide that information as soon as we can.

 

Again, I hope you are all well and taking time with your loved ones.  Expect communication regularly.  I appreciate your flexibility and patience.  We will figure this out.

 

Our staff will maintain current practices that we have put in place during the temporary closure, and will provide information to their students once the receive direction for the permanent closure for their remainder of the school year.

 

I hope to have initial information early next week.  You will receive another email with this information.  This information will also be posted on the PVHS website at pvhs.district.fms.k12.nm.us.

 

Always a Panther!

 

 

March 23, 2020 
PVHS Staff, Students, and Parents

 

First, I hope that you have had a good scheduled Spring Break.  We are now into our extended closure due to Coronavirus Directions from State and Federal entities.  We are now entering uncharted territory and your adaptability and flexibility are appreciated as we navigate through what is next.  As you know, news and directions change regularly and we will try our best to remain in communication with you regarding updates.  At PVHS, we are committed to helping students through this time in continuing their education as best as possible.  

 

This email will outline and detail what you can expect from PVHS Staff and Administration during this time and also other information that you may need.
For the most current update, please visit https://district.fms.k12.nm.us for more information.  Please check regularly for district response to directions as well as meal delivery plan schedules and technology access.

 

INSTRUCTION:
PHVS will continue to provide opportunities for instruction and resources through our normal channels including Google, Gmail, and Schoology.  Students should check their teacher's Schoology pages and their email for more information from their teachers.  Please encourage students to log on to Schoology and/or Gmail to check for lessons and resources posted by their teachers.
Teachers have been instructed to provide feedback for assignments submitted; work will not count towards a grade at this time.  This opportunity for independent learning, enriching, filling gaps, and deepening understanding of content is strongly encouraged as we continue to look at the long term goals for each student pertaining to future such as the SAT, AP, EOC exams, and needed content for their next year's coursework.
If any students have any specific academic questions including scholarship and college information, please contact your counselor through Gmail or leave a message at 505-599-8880 with specific and detailed information including your name and contact number.
If any student needs a transcript or demographic information, email Mr. Hopkins our registrar at jhopkins@fms.k12.nm.us with your request.

 

AP Students: stay in contact with your teachers and counselors regarding upcoming tests.  College Board is working on putting resources on their website to help each student prepare for the test and upcoming testing information.  These resources will be communicated by your teachers.

SJC/Dual Credit:  Students need to be in contact with their instructors this week to find out how those teachers are proceeding in the following weeks.  You can email them through Canvas at https://canvas.sanjuancollege.edu/login/ldap . If you are having issues getting into Canvas you may call the Help Line at 566-3266, have your student ID# ready.  IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU STAY IN COMMUNICATION WITH SJC INSTRUCTORS.
Credit Recovery/Tutorial Students: Edgenuity will remain open through this period and students will need to work at home to gain their credit in recovery.  Lessons and quizzes will be open as needed.  Lynsay Reinhardt will be your contact for opening tests and quizzes.  She will also contact you as group regarding procedure with your current tutorial teacher. Mrs. Reinhardt can be contacted at lreinhardt@fms.k12.nm.us .  SENIORS, IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE YOUR CREDIT RECOVERY CLASSES, YOU WILL NOT GRADUATE.  

After School Senior Credit Recovery: Teachers will contact students with their assignments and needs to complete their coursework.  SENIORS, IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE YOUR CREDIT RECOVERY CLASSES, YOU WILL NOT GRADUATE.
Students who receive support services:  Your case manager will be in contact with both parents and students to update and confirm any IEP needs.


SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT (Social/Emotional, Health) :  Emotional support is available during this time.  Please email Pamela Edwards at pedwards@fms.k12.nm.us for any support.  You can also check the website: https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/coronavirus/resources_for_parents/emotional_support


FMS FOOD SERVICES:  Check https://district.fms.k12.nm.us/coronavirus/meals for schedules of delivery.
Food services will have curbside meal distribution at various schools in the district from 8-10am Monday thru Friday.

 

TECHNOLOGY ACCESS:
During this time, our computer techs are available and can help you with laptop needs via a help desk ticket or an email to Mr. Sartin or Mr. Martinez.  They can be contacted at gsartin@fms.k12.nm.us or nmartinez@fms.k12.nm.us  We understand that not all students have access to the internet each day.  There are available hot-spots at each school in parking lots, but we understand that students may face health and other barriers to online access during this time. You can also submit a ticket to https://fms.incidentiq.com or call the technology office at 505-599-8820 and leave a message.  Please include your student's name and school as well as your contact information. 
If you need internet service, please review some resources at: 

FURTHER ASSISTANCE AND QUESTIONS
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If you have any further questions or need additional information, you can call PVHS at 505-599-8880 and leave a voicemail.  Please be as specific as you can in your message with your name, student name and contact number so that our staff can forward to the appropriate resource.

You can get more information about FMS District response to coronavirus at their webpage . https://district.fms.k12.nm.us

If you have not already liked our FMS or PVHS Facebook page, please do so to receive information through that platform.

Spanish Resource:  Please email Pattie Trevizo for any questions.  Contact her at ptrevizo@fms.k12.nm.us 

Thank you for your patience and perseverance.  We are adjusting daily and hope that our entire community is safe and healthy.  We believe the measures taken to this point are good for the entire community.  We will come back stronger and with great appreciation for our face to face opportunities.

As we gain further information, we will do our best to inform.  You can also check the websites in the above text for ongoing updates.

ONCE A PANTHER....ALWAYS A PANTHER!!!

 

Kelly Thur

Principal
Piedra Vista High School
(505) 599-8880