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Was Your Student Absent from School?

If your student is absent, please send an e-mail/absent note to msms-attendance@pwcs.edu to report your student's absence. The absence note/email should include your Student's full name, grade, date(s) of the absence(s) and reason for the absence. For your student's valid absence to be excused, please send the e-mail/absence note as soon as possible, but no later than the 5th day after the absence. If you are unable to send an e-mail, you may fax your child's absence note to 571-719-2400.

Keep in mind that Pre-arranged absences should, when possible, be submitted at least 5 days prior to the absence. Please refer to Notice 724-1-19 for an explanation of what is considered Excused Absences and more detailed information regarding Attendance Policies.

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Updated Activity Bus Schedule

The activity bus schedule (PDF) has been updated. Please be advised that it is subject to change.

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Student Reminder

Students are reminded to use the sidewalks when walking to and from school. Please do not cut through private yards in an attempt to shorten your walk. For safety purposes, use the designated sidewalks.

Skateboarding is prohibited on school property.

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Before and After School Safety

For the students who walk to and from school, the crossing guards have asked us to remind you to listen carefully at the cross walk. They will say the word "CROSS" which will let you know that it is safe to cross.

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Bike Helmets Required

For those students who ride a bike to school, the Code of Virginia, as well as local ordinances, requires a protective helmet to be worn by every person below the age of 15.  If you are riding a bike to school, you are required to wear a helmet.

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No Skateboards on Busses

Attention all skateboarders - Skateboards are no longer allowed on buses.  They are difficult to secure, which makes them a safety issue.

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Safety Concern - Backpacks and Bags

We would like to remind students of an important safety concern - the carrying of string backpacks, tote bags, messenger bags and the like. These bulky items contribute to an unsafe environment in the hallway when someone is bumped and in the classroom where someone can trip over them. We ask that you comply with this safety measure by keeping these items in your locker, and if you are seen with one, you will be asked to promptly stow it in your locker.

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Help Selecting Reading Books for Your Child

The Virginia Department of Education has added a new resource to encourage independent reading among our youth and thereby improve academic achievement for all students. The research is clear! Students who read have higher achievement in all subjects.

To help you and your child in choosing books that can promote reading growth, your child’s English SOL score will include a Lexile Level. The Lexile Level is based on your student’s SOL score on the English portion of the SOL and approximates his/her reading level. This means that your child should be able to read and understand books in a Lexile range of approximately 100 points below to 50 points above the designated score.

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