PCSSD
The first NWEA MAP growth assessment begins this week. These evaluations guide teachers on how to help students continue to learn. We've added a section on our website with tips for traditional and virtual students: http://ow.ly/im1K50BqlZM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news for our PCSSD families: we are now able to offer FREE meals thanks to a recent USDA waiver. That means our virtual, blended and traditional students can eat breakfast & lunch for free through Dec. 31! http://ow.ly/GmaQ50Bh7HE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
15 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will be open for regular business hours tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 28). Schools will operate on their normal Friday schedule (which includes blended Group B students). Extended care and athletic activities will resume tomorrow as well. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
22 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Central Arkansas is expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Laura tomorrow. Based on the most current weather updates, the heaviest impact is expected between 3-4pm. Therefore, PCSSD will dismiss school early on Thursday, August 27. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30am and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00pm. Dismissal times are for both car and bus riders. District offices will dismiss at 1pm as well. There will be no district athletics events on Thursday, August 27. No decision has been made about school or athletic activities for Friday at this time.
23 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Schoology Update: The parent access feature is not turned on yet for Schoology. We are working to get all teachers and students up to speed before adding the parent access. We'll share more information next week. Thank you for your continued patience.
23 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE: Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator for PCSSD, offers another walk through of what Schoology looks like for students, starting with the log-in process to the student portal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/J3U850B8ZV1
23 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It may look a little different this year, but we are still sending well wishes and positive vibes for a happy first day of school! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
25 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Ellie Miller, a parent of 6 children wrote this poem earlier this month for @thrive. Mrs. Miller states in the article that, regardless of options, there isn’t a parent who won’t relate to the words of this poem. http://ow.ly/Issp50B6w5T #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
26 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator, walks through Schoology for students. This is a first look at a student account as the school year begins and courses are added. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y0JY3DjwITg WEB INFO: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/educational-approach #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
28 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Hey Parents! Here's more info on Schoology. This Parent Guide is packed with detailed explanations of different features, tools and step-by-step walkthroughs. This guide is designed to help you better understand Schoology. https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000873-Parent-Guide #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
29 days ago, PCSSD
Joe T. Robinson Middle
Parents - sorry for the duplicated message, but this is an update regarding Internet connection and phone access at Robinson. The Internet and phones are down at Robinson Middle, Robinson high, and the center of innovation. IT department is working on this right now and we will update once things are back up and running.
29 days ago, Joe T. Robinson Middle
PCSSD
PCSSD will use Schoology as its Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Students can submit assignments, review grades, engage in interactive discussions, take tests, and more. Check out this video for more info: https://vimeo.com/46433066 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
30 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Let's pretend! Integrate masks into your favorite pretend play scenes. Encourage your child to dress up as a doctor, nurse, or veterinarian. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Use easy to understand language and positive phrasing to explain why it is important for children to wear their mask. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
COMING SOON: Chromebook Distribution PCSSD will release information about chromebook distribution for all students soon. Every student in grades K - 12 will receive a chromebook no matter which instructional option they are in. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering back-to-school immunization clinics in Little Rock throughout the month of August. Check out the schedule on our website: https://www.pcssd.org/article/279757?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The revised district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on the district website and all school websites. This is a DRAFT version as it must still be approved by the Board of Education, but we wanted to share with you now for planning. You can find it here: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Regular physical activity during the summer can actually lead to increased concentration and improved test scores.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Find a park with walking trails and playground equipment for children to play.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Parents, please select one instructional option for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Responses must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. New students should complete this report, too! https://forms.gle/6eH77dqk2RjVuiBP8
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Consider signing kids up for a sports team or organization of their choice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kids are never too young to learn about diversity. To help broaden understanding of our black community, here is this week's resource as a helpful starting point: what you can learn from a box of crayons! http://ow.ly/fzy850AzBFd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Deputy Superintendent Ms. Alesia Smith visited Salem Media this week to talk about the Roadmap to Reopening. Listen to the segment on Rejoice Little Rock at the 35 minute mark: http://ow.ly/pUrl50AxuOR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is conducting a FINAL SURVEY to plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents will select one instructional option for each child for the year. Parents MUST fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. This survey must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. https://forms.gle/93BL5azfHWUuUkUq9 If you're new to PCSSD, please fill out this survey as well!
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Easy and fun science experiments are available online.
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Visiting local history, art, and science museums is fun and educations for children.
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Chocolate Day. Who doesn't like chocolate? Cookies, ice cream, candy bars, cakes, pies - what is your favorite way to eat chocolate?
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Birthday, America! How are you celebrating today?
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Open a lemonade stand to teach children about money management.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
NOW HIRING! PCSSD has more than 50 job openings right now. Check out the openings to see if there's something that might be a good fit for you. http://ow.ly/ogZ150AhBkS
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers: Ever-changing technology is one of the most constant parts of education. Summer months are a great opportunity to learn new technologies and how to implement them in your classroom next school year! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is following up on a previous survey sent earlier this month. Your responses to the survey are crucial as we plan for staffing, logistics, and safety precautions. The following survey is REQUIRED for all students. Parents must fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The survey has also been emailed to all parents. SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ALwVFMm6ePb36mz57
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
62% of kids say they enjoy summer reading so encourage your kids to spend some time in a book this summer. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Buildings may be closed, but registration is still open! Families with students returning to PCSSD must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Yolanda Richards at yrichards@pcssd.org.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is important during summer months for students to find books that they enjoy reading. 90% of kids say they are more likely to finish a book that they pick out themselves. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Father's Day!
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. You could visit our local libraries to check out books or even take some classes. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every student should have their final report card. Parents of students in kindergarten and 1st grade received an email report card. Parents of students in grades 2 - 12 can find their child's report card in HAC. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
LAST CHANCE!! The final collection date for Chromebooks is Thursday, June 11 from 4-6 pm. To avoid any late fees, please drop off the device, charger, and bag at SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE, ROBINSON MIDDLE, MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH or MAUMELLE HIGH. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers spend valuable classroom time at the beginning of each school year to catch up students who have fallen behind where they should be. It can take 4-6 weeks to re-teach students the material they forgot. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
By the time students get to high school, the learning loss caused by the summer slide can create a performance gap of 2-5 years. But simply practicing some skills will keep your student sharp heading into next year. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The summer slide is real and students can lose more than 2.5 months of math skills, 2 months of reading skills, and multiple grade levels of abilities without putting what they have learned this list year to practice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Many students have already closed their books and won't open them again until school is back in session. This puts kids at risk of falling behind and lower standardized test scores. We will provide facts and tips to avoid the summer slide here. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Shawn Burgess, assistant superintendent for human resources, discuss what it will look like for PCSSD to reopen for students in fall 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzAgdSNdE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to all our students from the superintendent's Cabinet at PCSSD! You are officially finished with the 2019-2020 school year. Check out this message of appreciation for you as head into summer break. https://youtu.be/1SlonalhXOU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cabinet sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out the messages. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Thank you to all of our PCSSD school nurses for caring for our students!
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. While this year may be different, we all can still thank our teachers for all they are doing for our students. Thank you! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We're so thankful for all our volunteers at PCSSD! Unfortunately we are unable to host our annual volunteer banquet this year. But we are still so appreciative for every hour dedicated to helping our students grow! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school this Friday. Teachers have a professional development day.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget this week's virtual spirit week activities! Show your school spirit and wear your school colors. Tag us so we can repost your picture. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652103/coi-ami.pdf
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget, AETN (Arkansas PBS) is providing in-home learning & activities w/ PBS KIDS educational programming starting today. Sign up for educational support: http://ow.ly/aNsN50yUEIe & check out more online resources: http://ow.ly/tQeY50yUEQU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is the current list of locations where grab-and-go meals will be provided during the week of spring break (March 23-March 27). Thank you to World Central Kitchen, Clinton Presidential Center and the City of Little Rock, AR for the joint effort in feeding our children.
6 months ago, PCSSD