Textbook/Resource Pickup TODAY
Most students took their Chromebooks, notebooks, and textbooks home before spring break. However, for those who have not, the high school building will be open today from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for parents or students to pick up student supplies and textbooks from lockers. This includes band instruments that may have been left at school during spring break! Please send just one member of your family to pick up your students’ supplies. If you are unable to do so, please reach out to another PCHS family to pick supplies up. If your family is simply unable to pick up these items, please call the high school (641-628-4440) and leave a message or email email@example.com. School personnel will make arrangements with you if you are simply not able to get to school for needed supplies. The locker does not need to emptied, just pick up textbooks and items needed to continue learning virtually.
PCHS Society Meeting and Board Nominations: The PCHS Society meeting scheduled for April 17 has been postponed until later in May or possibly beyond. We are currently looking for board member nominations for four open positions and would ask you to prayerfully consider whether you might be called to serve. Board members are called to serve as trustees for the mission of the school to ensure God-honoring, excellent education for students for generations to come. Open board positions include:
District I (Calvary CRC, Faith CRC, Connect Church, Pella II CRC, Covenant Reformed)
District III (Newton CRC, Prairie City CRC, Sully CRC)
District IV (Oskaloosa I CRC, Oskaloosa Bethel CRC, Cedar CRC)
One At-Large Board Position (PCHS supporter from any church)
If you are interested in serving as a board member, please call the school or email Principal Dan Van Kooten at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on April 6. Each open position requires the nomination of at least two persons who are to be elected at the next PCHS Society Meeting.
Integration Briefings: Given the ramifications of responding to COVID-19 as a school, we will not be sharing Integration Briefings the next few weeks. Instead, we will be sharing communication regarding plans around our COVID-19 response.
Little Eagle Work Day Canceled: There will NOT be a volunteer work day Saturday, March 21 as previously advertised.
Blood Drive Canceled: The March 24 blood drive planned at PCHS has been cancelled. Please consider donating at the community blood drive at Peace Lutheran Church March 23. To schedule a time contact Misty Van Der Kamp at Misty.VanDerKamp@lifeservebloodcenter.org .
Gene Van Wyk Memorial Run Canceled: This event scheduled for April 11 has been canceled.
2019/2020 Financial Assistance Opportunities
LOG/STO Program: Applications are now being accepted for the Legacy of Grace LOG/STO Program: Applications are now being accepted for the Legacy of Grace STO program. Online applications only will be accepted this year. Go to the link on the PCHS website or www.logsto.org/application-info.cfm to apply before the April 30, 2020 deadline! You are eligible for STO funds if your income on line 7b of your IRS 1040 for the 2019 tax year is not more than three times the poverty rate. The qualifying income levels are listed on the website under the applications tab. PLEASE APPLY IF YOU QUALIFY!!
Tuition Assistance: All tuition assistance applications are made through a 3rd party (FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment). To apply, go to the link on the school website or https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3Z9Q6. You will need to set up an account, fill in all the required information and attach all the required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be processed. There is a $35 nonrefundable application fee to apply. The deadline for applying is also April 30, 2020. Applications will be accepted after that date but funds in the tuition assistance budget will be limited. For questions or assistance with either of these forms, please contact Gail in the school office.
**NOTE** Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus all scheduled events are subject to change.