Are you considering enrolling a sibling for next school year?
You will want to fill out the 2022-2023 Enrollment link, which is active as of January 10. As a current family, you will not need to attend an information meeting, the sibling will automatically be placed in the lottery, which will be held March 4th.
News & Updates
Dear Pacific Charter Institute Students, Families and Staff,
I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break. After an exceptionally challenging 2020-2021, we are excited to look ahead to new beginnings in 2022!
We recognize within the Pacific Charter Institute family of schools our greatest strength is relationship, especially between parent, student, teacher, and the broader community. In times of challenge, it is our connections with students and families through in-person relationships that will sustain our program and allow us to continue to offer a flexible, student-centered, personalized public school.
As we look to the spring semester, there are several items worth reiterating to ensure the health and safety of all.
- Masks are required at all in-person, indoor activities.
- We will continue to observe social distancing during all activities.
- Stay home when experiencing any symptoms of a cold/flu.
- If you have symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 (or are awaiting results), or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the Health Clearance Screening Form to be cleared for in-person activities. Please do not attend any in-person school activities until you have received approval.
As a reminder, students and other individuals entering the site are requested to review the COVID-19 Self-Assessment form; if you or your student can answer “yes” to any of the questions, please contact a school administrator before entering the site.
I want to let you know that we have kits with two rapid antigen COVID tests available: (the kits are reserved for on-site student use – students can test at the beginning and conclusion of quarantine, if appropriate.)
- At this time, we are asking families to request a test kit for their student, if desired
- Currently, we have a very limited supply, therefore we are reserving kits for all students who participate in the on-site classes
If your student’s test delivers a “positive” result, we ask you to notify us and share the results. If you suspect possible exposure or symptoms, please contact our Health Clearance Team by completing the following form on behalf of your student.
I appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. We will get through this together!
Matthew Schneider, Site Leader
Covid 19 Health Screening Form
Free testing for COVID-19 is available in your community. Click here to find a testing location near you.
Winter Art Contest
Our next contest of the year’s theme is “Books”. Have fun, be creative – paint, draw, write a poem, research, do a report on your favorite book. Just make sure it has something to do with books!
Deadline to enter is Friday, February 4th at noon. Everyone who participates will be entered into a random drawing for one of our fabulous prizes! All work submitted will be on display in the office for the Winter Season. Get creative and have fun!
On-Site Tutoring Sessions
We now have tutors available on site! Sign-up links are available through your teacher and on our website under parent info. Just click on the site info/sign up links tab.
Submit your Doodle Art for the Yearbook!
We want so showcase your creativity. Doodles can be in pen, pencil, or color! Words are optional. (We cannot guarantee every doodle submitted will be in the yearbook, but we will try our very best to find a spot that works) Forms are available at the counselor’s office or print out this form, and drop it off at the front office.
Yearbook Student Spotlight: Learning from Home
Attention Homeschool Parents & Students! Yearbook would like to shine a light on our homeschool students by including a section in the yearbook dedicated to students’ experiences of learning from home. If you or your student (s) would like to participate, please submit a photo and 4 sentences reflecting your homeschooling experience. Please see this form for more details and submission information!
National School Choice Week
National School Choice Week is January 23-29. The goal of NSCW is to shine a positive spotlight on the K-12 educational options for children, including public, charter, magnet, private, online, and home education. We are grateful that we have a choice in the way that we educate our children and want to celebrate that.
We are asking for our families to fill out this form and drop it off or email it back to Mrs. Stone by January 18. We want parents and students to participate. You can write, draw a picture, be creative. Why are you grateful for your school? The goal is to display all of these on our front windows during NSCW, therefore, please do not include your student’s name on the front.
HP Non-sponsored News
The following classes on Outschool are taught by one of our HP parents. Allison teaches online spelling classes that are helpful for struggling spellers ages 7-12, and wellness & self-improvement classes for teens & pre-teens. Here are a few of her classes:
One-time (55 minutes) classes include How to Plan Your Day, Cultivating Gratitude, & Self-Care. These can be found on her profile page
Be on the look-out for more info regarding February mini-rallies and Spirit Week!