It’s that time of year again for the Putnam County School District’s New Teacher Summer Institute! This morning the New Teacher Summer Institute began with PCSD's fabulous new staff members coming in to pick up bags of teacher goodies, individually packed breakfast items, and cupcakes. The New Teacher Institute officially kicked off in a virtually session with a warm welcome from our Superintendent of Schools, Rick Surrency. We are SO PROUD to have these educators in our classrooms! #ProudtobePCSD
We are excited to offer our families a free and engaging after-school learning program focused on academic and enrichment for our students in grades K-12 at 11 of our schools! Our program includes daily classes with a strong emphasis on reading, mathematics, science and STEM activities. Each site offers a unique variety of recreation and enrichment activities. Students also receive homework help and a daily snack. All staff are PCSD employees, and instructional activities are provided by our certified teachers. All PCSD COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during the after-school program. The following application must be completed for each PCSD student who is seeking to participate in a 21st CCLC After-School Program. Please note the following: -The first day of the program is Monday, August 31, 2020. -The program runs Monday-Thursday for 2.5 hours beyond the school day. -Students must be enrolled at a school that offers a 21st CCLC program to attend. -Space is limited at each school site depending on grant funding and previous average enrollment. -Pre-K students are not permitted to participate in 21st CCLC programs at this time. -Bus transportation will not be provided for the 2020-21 school year. -Families will be responsible for picking up students each day at the end of the program. -This is not a “drop-in” program. Students are expected to attend all program days. -Families are expected to participate in various events and learning opportunities throughout the year. -One application must be completed for each child in a family. Link to application: https://bit.ly/2P5Pxmz For more information, please email Ashley McCool [email protected] or Justin Campbell [email protected]. You may also contact the Department of Federal Programs at 386-329-0543.
Summer Feeding Program 2.0 will resume Aug 3rd - 13th Monday - Thursday 10am -1pm at select locations Please see Flyer or call Food Service Department 386-329-0524
This afternoon Superintendent Rick Surrency led a virtual discussion on ‘Implementing an Equitable Approach to Increase Graduation Rates’ to a group of Superintendents from across the nation. What an honor to have School Districts from all over the United States look to Putnam County as a role model in Graduation Rate improvement. In 2015, PCSD’s graduation rate was an astonishing 54.9%. Since implementing our Graduation Initiative, putting in place systems of support, and by increasing awareness around timely graduation, we saw drastic improvements to our graduation rate beginning in 2016. We proudly boasted an 86.3% graduation rate in 2019. Our target goal for 2020 is 90%. As we look toward the future, we are optimistic that our District staff, students, and parents will continue striving for excellence by setting high expectations in student performance, and graduation rates. #ProudtobePCSD
Putnam County School District's Reopening Plan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLz4FqopChk
Putnam Schools Student and Parent School Reopening Guide www.putnamschools.org/page/reopening