College and Career Week
January 25, 2021
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.
The "Declaration of Intent to Retuurn" for your student was sent out last month and due on December 18th. If you have not already done so, please make sure that you complete your students' Intent for the 2021-2022 school year as soon as possible. Reminders are now being sent on a DAILY basis. Specific instructions will be within the email for you to complete this intent.
Thank you for your time!
Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon Campus
Confirmed positive COVID cases for the weeks of January 18th:
4 positive cases
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.
We are excited to announce our new Pinecrest Sloan Canyon Spirit Store! Head over to check out our Spirit Wear including: Shirts, Hats and Jackets!
All orders will be sent to the school for distribution. Please be sure to input your child's name and their teacher at check out. If your child is attending school in person your order will be sent to their classroom. If they are attending online your order will be sent to the front office and you will be notified when it is available for pick up.
For questions regarding orders or the Spirit Store in general please email: email@example.com
You can access the store directly through our website at any time.
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.
100% of your initial purchase of $100 will go back to your school!
You will immediately be saving $195 compared to regular enrollment cost of $295
You will continue to pay tuition in the amount of only $100 for the entire time you decide to keep training on the beginner program at any of our FMA locations, which is a continued savings of $70 per month.
There is NO contract or long term commitment required with this purchase.
Membership will be charged automatically monthly on the same date.
A 30 day written notice via email is all that's required to stop tuition payments.
If you have 3 or more children that would like to take class, the 3rd, 4th, 5th immediate family members may take class at NO CHARGE! (please contact the studio to arrange families with more than two participating children).
Click the registration link to register and secure your spot!
Pinecrest Sloan Canyon has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.
Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2019-2020 school year. That’s nearly 37% more than the 818 schools recognized last year. In 2020, Pinecrest Sloan Canyon was one of 831 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles.
“During an unprecedented year, Pinecrest Sloan Canyon female students have demonstrated perseverance and dedication in their study of AP Computer Science. We could not be more proud of Pinecrest Sloan Canyon's female students for staking their claim as the next generation of STEM and computer science professionals. We can’t wait to see their passion for next generation technology lead to lifelong success.”
“Pinecrest Sloan Canyon's students need the power to shape technology, not just cope with it,” says Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of global policy and external relations. “Young women deserve an equal opportunity to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers and tech leaders. Closing the gap in computer science education empowers young women to build the future they want.”
The first year of AP Computer Science Principles in 2016-17 attracted more students than any other AP course debut, and participation is on the rise. In 2020, more than 116,000 students took the AP CSP Exam—more than double the number of exam takers in the course’s first year, and a 21% increase over the previous year. In 2020, 39,570 women took the AP CSP exam, nearly three times the number who tested in 2017.
Providing female students with access to computer science courses is critical to ensuring gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and to drive innovation, creativity, and representation.The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019. However, a code.org analysis of 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics data finds women represent just 24% of the 5 million people in computing occupations.
That’s why new College Board research about AP CSP is so encouraging.According to the data, female students who take AP CSP in high school are more than 5 times as likely to major in computer science in college, compared to similar female students who did not take CSP. The study also finds AP CSP students are nearly twice as likely to enroll in AP CSA, and that for most students, AP CSP serves as a stepping-stone to other advanced AP STEM coursework.
These findings make it all the more imperative that schools nationwide achieve gender parity in AP Computer Science classrooms. The 1,119 schools that receive this year’s AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award should serve as inspirations and models for all American high schools, where overall, female students remain under-represented in computer science classes, comprising just 34% of AP Computer Science Principles participants. So there is a long way to go to achieve equal gender representation in the field of computer science. Currently, less than half of the nation’s high schools teach foundational computer science, a clear opportunity to be addressed by strong partnerships between policymakers, the tech industry, and educators.
Female Diversity Award
UPDATE: NEW GATE SCHEDULE
Please have your child check in to their Google Classroom for assignments and Q & A twice a week, before they meet in Zoom, and after their Zoom meeting.
2nd Grade- Wednesday
AM Students will log in at 8:30 am
PM Students will log in at 12:30 pm
AM students will log in at 9:30 am
PM students will log in at 1:35 pm
4th Grade- Tuesdays
AM students will log in at 8:30 am
PM students will log in at 1:30 pm
5th Grade- Thursday
AM students will log in at 8:30 am
PM students will log in at 1:30 pm
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at: Gwendolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday, February 3rd is World Read Aloud Day. Ms. Horvath and Ms. Lopez will be having a Breakfast and Books with a special guest reader that morning. Students can access Ms. Horvath's Zoom via clever. The zoom room will open at 7:40am, reading will begin at 7:45am.
- Our Safe School Professional has launched a new google classroom as a resource for Elementary students. On her site is the Safe School Professional Corner series as well!
- Congratulations to GRACE TARRANT for completing December Book Bingo and being randomly selected as our December Book Bingo winner! January Book Bingo is posted on the following page. Complete it for a chance to win a prize!
Elementary Sports Update:
The latest from NCSAA (the league that facilitates our schools sports) was that the Winter season sports for Elementary have been cancelled. There are still plans to hold limited sports in the Spring which would include Soccer, Track & Field, or Cross Country. If your Elementary School Athlete is interested in participating in one of these sports, please complete the interest form below by Friday 1/29/21. This will allow us to determine interest and gives us the ability to determine how many teams and coaches are needed for the season. Please click on the link below to complete the google form.
To document you completed Bingo CLICK HERE
Please email email@example.com with any questions regarding Book Bingo.
If you need to contact Mrs. Fromhart, our secondary school counselor, please fill out the contact form on the following sites:
For high school:
For middle school:
CLICK HERE FOR SAFE SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL GOOGLE CLASSROOM
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.
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!
If you did not receive a carloop tag for student pickup at the beginning of the year or if you need a replacement, please stop by the front office during school business hours. Students are only to be picked up in carloop once school is back in session and this tag is mandatory to do so.
High School Student Council Website
o Important updates on events.
o Our Constitution and Meeting Agendas/Minutes.
o Surveys, which will allow our students to utilize their voice and give us an opinion on upcoming events.
o Student/Teacher Spotlights: The students within the student spotlight are the students that we pick as teachers, and the teacher spotlight is teachers that are picked by students.
o Link to our Social Media Account: Another way to see important dates.
o NSOP: New Student Outreach Program (this is still a work in progress): This will allow students who are feeling disconnected, or who are new at our school to reach out to us, and student council can try and help them get connected.
o Any much more, feel free to look around!
College and Career Week
January 25-29, 2021
Monday - Dress for Success: Dress up like you are going to a college or job interview.
Tuesday - College/Career Poster: Make a (virtual) poster of the colleges you want to go to or careers you want to pursue and send it to Lindsey.Osborne@pinecrestnv.org, she will post them on our facebook page.
Thursday - College/Career hat and shirt day: Wear a college or work hat and/or shirt.
Friday - College/Career research day: Go to https://www.careeronestop.org/ and https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ and start exploring.
Your future starts here!!!
High School CTE Zoom Meeting
Your child is currently enrolled in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course at Sloan Canyon and has an opportunity to earn FREE college credits by successfully completing a sequence of CTE courses. We’d like to invite you and your child to join a zoom meeting with Somer Rodgers from The College of Southern Nevada on Weds 2/10. The zoom meeting will take place during your child’s CTE teacher’s office hours according to the schedule below:
1st 7:50-8:20am Aviation I & Cybersecurity I
2nd 8:25-8:55am Aviation II & Health Science II
3rd 9:10-9:40am Aviation I & Health Science I
4th 9:45-10:15am Aviation I & Cybersecurity I
5th 10:20-10:50am Health Science I
7th 11:30-12:00pm Aviation I & Cybersecurity II
ZOOM CODE WILL BE EMAILED TO FAMILIES THE WEEK PRIOR
High School Athletics:
Our High School Girls Flag Football team has been practicing and will have their first competition in the next few weeks. 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 complete 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.
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.
January 25th - 29th - College and Career Week
February 3rd - Elementary Breakfast and Books - Guest Speaker!
February 8th - NO SCHOOL
February 10th - High School CTE Zoom Meeting
February 12th - Data Day (HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS)
February 15th - President's Day NO SCHOOL