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Required Student Health Checkpoints for 18-19 School Year

Children who are healthy do better in school, live longer, have more productive lives and higher self-esteem. Please work with your child’s medical provider, Dentist and school to make sure your child has a great future and healthy smile! Starting in the 2018/19 school year, new students entering PreK or Kindergarten and students entering grades 2, 7 and 12 should show proof of a dental examination and HealthCheck/comprehensive health examination prior to entry into school. If your child is going into kindergarten and did not provide proof of a dental examination in PreK, proof will need to be provided for kindergarten enrollment.

 
Upcoming School Calendar Changes

Please allow me to extend my sincere appreciation for your support of our school employees during the recent work stoppage. We are so excited to be back in school and working with our students.  School systems have been directed to make every effort to recoup as much instructional time as possible.  The plan to accomplish this task was carefully thought out and every option considered.  As such, the following changes have been made to our school calendar...

 
Superintendent's Message - Back to School
Parents and Staff,

I am so thankful to announce that Pleasants County Schools will be OPEN on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. I am so looking forward to seeing our students, teachers and service personnel. I appreciate everyone’s understanding and support of Pleasants County Schools. We are encouraged that the actions of the WV Legislature will ensure a bright future for education in West... Virginia.

Thank you and have a good evening.

 
Superintendent's Message - Work Stoppage
Pleasants County Schools has always placed a high priority on providing our students a quality education.  The greatest resource we have in our communities is our children and we take great pride in the responsibility of educating our students.  In order for our school system to be successful, we must consistently have a highly effective workforce.  We in Pleasants County Schools do not view ourselves as a workforce but a team.  We do not see our work as a job but a blessing to educate our youth.  Understanding the importance and value of our team, our professional and service employees deserve and need our support as they work with our State legislature to secure competitive wages and benefits.  West Virginia ranks 49th out of 50 states in teacher pay and its school employees have not had a raise in many years.  The significant increases in insurance premiums have outpaced salaries... 
Snow Make-Up Days

There are major changes in how we are making up time lost due to school closings this year. Snow/Inclement Weather Days will be made up for the 2017-2018 school calendar as follows: Snow Cancellation Days 1-5...

 
 
When to Keep Sick Children Home

Because we care... We coordinate with the local health department in protecting children from certain symptoms of communicable diseases. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care arrangements...

 
Flu Season

The flu season has started in Pleasants County. We want to prevent the spread of the flu and do our best to keep our students and staff healthy. Please see our county and school webpages for important information regarding influenza, such as how to protect your child and what to do if your child becomes sick. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school to speak with your child’s school nurse. 

 
 
Washington, DC Trip Information Washington, DC Trip Information

As you may know, students at PCMS go on a culminating class trip to our nation's capital the spring of their eighth grade year. We try to help offset the cost of this trip by offering fundraising opportunities each year to go into individual student accounts. You may also make payments at any time. Click on "Read More" for payment coupons and current eighth grade trip forms and information.

 
Superintendent's Message - April
Pleasants County Schools is in full swing with Spring Events and Activities. It is a very busy time for all of our students and their families. The fourth nine weeks is under way with mid-terms coming out on April 19, 2018. Each school is gearing up for the General Summative Assessment (GSA) and we know our students will perform well, thanks to our teachers who have been working diligently to prepare them for these tests. The assessment will be administered in Pleasants County Schools the week of May 14th, 2018. 
Introducing SchoolCafe

Pleasants County Schools is proud to offer SchoolCafé, a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts. Setup Instructions
* View your child's cafeteria account balance
* Make payments to your child's cafeteria account
* Review daily spending and purchases
* Low balance reminders

 
PCMS Mission Statement and Core Beliefs PCMS Mission Statement and Core Beliefs

All students will succeed as learners today and leaders tomorrow.
 
PCMS’s Strategic Plan

PCMS updates its strategic plan each year.  Here is a summary of this year’s plan which was developed with input from the school administration, Faculty Senate and Local School Improvement Council.

 
New Lockdown Procedure (A.L.I.C.E.)
Pleasants County Schools has adopted a new strategy for lockdown procedure known as the A.L.I.C.E. plan. A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.  Prior to the A.L.I.C.E. plan, lockdown procedures involved the staff locking their doors, moving the students to a part of the room where they could not be seen, and quietly remaining there until an “all clear” announcement was given.  The A.L.I.C.E. plan offers a different philosophy in light of school violence.  The philosophy of A.L.I.C.E. is to use technology and information in a way so that staff and students can make informed decisions in a crisis, remove as many people as possible from the danger zone, and provide realistic training so that those involved in a crisis have a better chance of surviving.  
Information about Pleasants County School’s Grading Policy
 

A new grading policy for all Pleasants County Schools is now being used to determine students’ grades for each nine weeks. 

 
How to See Your Student's Grades
Click here for information about using LiveGrades to check students' grades. 
Contact Us
510 Riverview Drive
Belmont, WV 26134
Phone: (304) 299-5275
Fax: (304) 665-2451

Mrs. Lori Barnhart, Principal
labarnha@k12.wv.us

 
Mr. Aaron Hickman, Assistant Principal
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