February 10, 2021
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
We are happy to announce that Returning Student Registration emails will be coming out soon with a NEW process! Please keep an eye on your emails for this email which will include the new instructions.
High School Student Drivers Permit Requests
Drivers under the age of 18 are required to show proof of school attendance per NRS.483.2521. All Nevada students will be required to submit a DMV-301, the Department of Motor Vehicles Certificate of Attendance form, to the local DMV office when applying for either an instructional permit or a driver's license. Students who fail to meet the attendance standards outlined above will be unable to secure the school official's signature required on the DMV-301 to apply for an instruction permit or driver’s license. The Registration office will be the one to verify this information.
Please send an email request to our Registrar by emailing SloanInfo@pinecrestnv.org. Make sure to include your students first & last name, date of birth, and parent first & last name requesting the DMV-301 form – we will complete the form in full. Please allow 2-3 full school days for this request to be processed – requests for same day or next day are not guaranteed. You will be contacted by email when the DMV-301 document is ready for pick up at our front office.
Thank you for your understanding.
Confirmed positive COVID cases for the week of February 1st:
3 positive cases
Family Martial Arts is doing a fundraiser for our school! Please see the information below for more information:
For your purchase you will be receiving the ability to attend age specific Martial arts classes (in person and/or online) up to 3x per week. Classes will be available to attend at both of our Family Martial Arts locations in Henderson.
Click the registration link to register and secure your spot!
Head to our website at www.pinecrestsloancanyon.org and click the "spirit store" button at the top.
Secondary students are coming back on campus beginning February 1st. Please remember you cannot begin lining up for carloop until 7:50 am. This will allow all secondary students to go through their morning carloop without disruptions. Thank you!
Breakfast and Books
Ms. Horvath and Ms. Lopez will be hosting Breakfast and Books on Friday, February 12th. You can access Ms. Horvath's zoom room via clever. The zoom room will open at 7:40 am. Reading will begin at 7:45 am.
Dear Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon Families –Kids Heart Challenge Kicked off 1 week ago, and our students have learned so much about how to keep their hearts happy and healthy. And thanks to our Heart Hero friend, Journey, we’ve also learned that practicing kindness and gratitude helps others feel happy and healthy! Has your child picked their heart healthy challenge yet? If not, download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App or visit https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=5553&pg=company&company_id=294439 to register and choose to Move More, Be Kind, or Drink More Water. Just for registering, your student will receive a FREE secret agent decoder wristband and help us win the Classroom Challenge! Teacher that registers the most students will win a playground pack and the teacher that raises the most $ in life-saving donations will receive a $25 amazon gift card! And be sure to read the details below about the awesome incentives just for our school! Thank you so much for your support!
The Goal to Slime Mrs. LaComb has been met as far as over $7,000 raised! Currently at 156 students registered!
The NEW SLIME CANDIDATE IS MRS. SATORY! The new goal has been set at $10,000 and if met then your principal will be SLIMED!
Wednesday Attendance Procedures
Since the state requires attendance to be taken daily, all students will be REQUIRED to sign-in to their FIRST PERIOD TEACHER on Virtual Wednesdays. This will be completed on a Google Form, which will be created by their first period teacher and placed on their Google Classroom stream. Students will be given a 2 hour span of time to complete this attendance form from 7:30am until 9:30am – the form will be shut off at 9:31 am and any student who has not turned in their attendance will be marked ABSENT for the entire day.
Attention 9th grade students
and 8th graders in Algebra 1:
You will be taking the PSAT 8/9 either on February 24th, March 3rd, or March 10th. This test will be done in person. More details to follow.
Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon MS: What Colleges Look For - How to Stand Out in HS (8th)
There will be a UNLV presentation for 8th grade students on February 10th. Please check your email for more information.
Secondary Spirit Week – February 22nd-26 (See flyer on next page)
Raising Awareness for Americans with Diabetes (All Month)
Among Us Game Night
- Middle School Date: Friday, Feb 19th at 6PM
- High School Date: Friday, Feb 26th at 6PM
Honor Roll Awards
Keep an eye out for an invitation to Straight A and A/B honor roll awards which will take place Friday February 19th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.
9th and 10th grade students are returning beginning February 1st. 6th grade students are returning beginning February 22nd. 7th and 8th grade students are staying virtual until further notice. Please refer to your email for more information and cohort placement. Thank you!
Secondary carloop drop off is from 7:25 am - 7:50 am. Carloop pick up is from 12:20 pm - 12:35 pm. Students must be dropped off and picked up using carloop. They are not permitted to walk on or off campus.
Afternoon Math Classes
As a reminder, afternoon math classes are required. Attendance is recorded during afternoon math classes.
Secondary Spirit Week February 22 - 26
High School Athletics:
Our High School Girls Flag Football team began their season a few weeks ago. Thank you to Coach Barnes and best of luck to our Lady Pirates this season!
At this time Basketball is still categorized as not cleared to compete per mandates set forth by the Governor’s office. We look forward to a great season next year in a new gymnasium.
The remaining NIAA (High School) shortened seasons for Fall and Spring are still currently in place and would include Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer and Track & Field. At this time there has not been enough interest received to field a soccer team at the high school level. It is imperative that athletes complete the Register My Athlete process in order to have an accurate count for teams and to form rosters. A step by step guide to complete registration is available on the NIAA RMA for parents page: http://www.niaa.com/x/cxdts
Athletes are NOT allowed to practice or compete without a completed RMA.
Physicals have been extended and will be good for 2 years due to COVID restrictions. Documentation must be uploaded to the athletes RMA portal.
Fees will not be charged until there is clarification and confirmation that a season will take place for a program. Please get your registration done as soon as possible so there are not delays in your athletes’ ability to participate.
Middle School Update:
The latest from NCSAA was that winter season sports for middle school have been canceled. There are still plans to hold limited sports in the spring which would include Soccer, Track and Cross Country. If your middle school athlete is interested in participating in one of these please complete the interest form below by 1/20/2021. This will allow us to determine interest and our ability to fill teams/rosters.
Families can receive free lunch through the free lunch program until May 26, 2021. To receive lunches they need to be pre ordered thru our website.
Pre-orders must be completed by Monday before 2pm for pick up on Tuesday of the following week. Extra meals will not be available as this is a preordered only program.Please make sure you are able to come pick up the meals so there is not waste. Pick up is Tuesday from 10am-3:45pm unless noted otherwise.
How to Report an Absence:
Pinecrest Sloan Canyon is implementing a new absence reporting system. The system follows new health and safety guidelines advised by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA). If your child was absent from school, either physically or virtually, you must now report the circumstances of the absence to the school. To report the absence, you will need to go to the Pinecrest Sloan Canyon website,https://www.pinecrestsloancanyon.org/. On the home page of the website, under the Attendance tab you will click on the Student Absence Google Form. Please answer each of the sections completely. Make sure to submit when you are finished.
Thank you for your cooperation. We are committed to keeping the health of our students and staff members our number ONE priority!
If you need a pre-arranged absence please fill out the pre-arranged absence form (on our website under the attendance tab), not the Google Student Absence form. Thank you!
If your child is having technical issues with their school issued Chromebook please contact Intellatek first. They are open from 8 am - 12 pm Monday - Friday. The Intellatek Hotline number is: 702-840-6060. If Intellatek tells them to trade their chromebook out please email Dalton Clark at Dalton.Clark@pinecrestnv.org.
February 10th - High School CTE Zoom Meeting
February 10th - Secondary Photo Day
February 11th - PS I Love You Day
February 12th - Data Day (HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS)
February 15th - President's Day NO SCHOOL
February 16th - K-1 Honor Roll Awards Loop
February 17th - 2-3 Honor Roll Awards Loop
February 18th - 4-5 Honor Roll Awards Loop
February 19th - Secondary Honor Roll Awards Loop
February 19th - MS Zoom Game Night
February 23rd - 26th - Secondary Spirit Week
February 26th - HS Zoom Game Night