It comes up faster than you remember as a kid: summer vacation. Seems the older you get, the shorter the school year gets. (Remember when summer didn’t come quickly enough?)
So now that you’re starting the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,” what now? Many kids would like nothing more than a TV or video games and a full refrigerator. But you know that they need more stimulation than that.
Did you know the average student loses about 1 - 2.6 month's worth of learning in math and reading over the summer? Parents can help prevent this loss (the summer slide) and save time spent on back-to-school reviews.
Here are some ideas for you and your children to have a fun, stimulating summer.
Read-- set aside time each day for reading. Visit the library often. PHIS has a summer reading challenge---Summer is a Time for PUDDING Reading First! Information about the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at: http://phislmc.weebly.com/reading-challenges.html. Completed reading logs are due to Mrs. Arenson (librarian) in the fall.
Your child has the opportunity to continue his/her reading program (Reading Plus, PowerUp, or Core5). Students know which program they are a part of and have their login information.
Here’s a reminder: your student’s username and password are the first part of their email address (for all three programs). For example John Robert Smith, 6th Grader, would have the following login information:
To log in to one of the sites, please send your students to the following links:
Site Code (if needed): rppleas9 PowerUp: https://www.lexiapowerup.com/?SiteID=6099-6466-3538-8431
If your student is prompted to put in a teacher’s email, use firstname.lastname@example.org. Core5: https://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=6099-6466-3538-8431
If your student is prompted to put in a teacher’s email, use email@example.com. Computer science, math and more can be found at https://www.khanacademy.org/ Math support can also be found at https://about.zearn.org/
ENROLLMENT/PROOF OF RESIDENCY INFORMATION:
The entire enrollment/proof of residency process can be completed online eliminating the need to attend the Enrollment/Proof of Residency Event in person. We encourage you to do so. To help you get started, please access the following links:
For on-line registration, please go to: https://sdm.sisk12.com/PL360x3/login. Please complete/update information and forms for all your child(ren). To prove residency, email a current water, gas, or electric bill to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay fees on-line by going to pleasanthillschools.revtrak.net/ Chromebook Fee (required) Yearbook (optional)
For those unable to enroll or prove residency on-line, you may attend our Enrollment/Proof of Residency Event that will take place August 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill High School.
If you are unable to complete enrollment online, and you cannot attend the Enrollment/Proof of Residency Event, you will need to come to the Intermediate School beginning August 9 between the hours of 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Our secretaries will be able to assist you with enrollment and collect fee payments. Please remember to bring proof of residency if you are unable to email it to email@example.com.
Student schedules will not be provided at the Enrollment/Proof of Residency Event. Student schedules will be available through SIS--either parent portal or through your child’s log in beginning August 6.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer; we look forward to seeing you in the fall!