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Pleasants County will be closed on Thu Feb 22 and Fri Feb 23 due to a work stoppage.

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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... 
Cookie_Dough Cookie Dough Fundraiser Pickup

The Cookie Dough Fundraiser pickup date  is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Please pick up your orders between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the back of the Art Room. Thank you!

 
Thursday_night_Family_night Family Night
PCMS will host a Family Night on February 22, 2018 at 5pm.  A meal will be provided.  The activity will consist of computer coding and prize drawings. Call (304) 299-5275 to RSVP as soon as possible. Hope to see you there! 
After School Tutoring Changes
Please note the following changes to after school tutoring. PCMS will resume offering after school tutoring for students beginning January 8, 2018. The program will now run every Monday and Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm at the middle school. It is specifically designed to work with students in their areas of weakness in English-Language Arts and Math. For more information please click "Read More." 
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 - February
I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  It is really hard to believe that it is February 2018. We will continue to keep student safety as our number one priority when decisions are made this winter in regards to school closings.  Pleasants County has currently missed 7 inclement weather days. 
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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Mar
2
1pm Early Dismissal
Fri Mar 2 2018
Mar
13
Board Meeting
Tue Mar 13 2018
Mar
14
3rd Nine Week Report Cards
Wed Mar 14 2018
Mar
22
Board Meeting
Thu Mar 22 2018
Mar
26
School Closed - Spring Break (Tentative)
Mon Mar 26 2018
to Mon Apr 2 2018
Apr
3
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
Tue Apr 3 2018
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