United Way, along with Publix, donated $2200 to the Putnam County School District. These funds will go to support teachers and staff for the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, gift bags with school supplies and goodies were donated and shared with new teachers. We are thankful for Dawn Infanti and the United Way for their commitment to find ways to support our school district! #ProudtobePCSD Pictured: Dr. Rick Surrency (PCSD Superintendent), Kelly Huang (Publix Bakery Manager), Dawn Infanti (United Way), Ashley McCool (PCSD Director Community Relations), Bud McInnis (PCSD Board), Melissa Nelson (United Way), Adrian Bennett DVP (Publix), Leigh Ann (Publix Customer Service Manager), Mikie Corrigan (Publix Store Manager), Jenny Harvey (United Way) and Jeremy Duncan (Publix Assistant Store Manager).
We are excited to announce Mrs. Tammie Sheehan as the Putnam County School District Administrative Office Nominee for the 2021-2022 Support-Related Employee of the Year. Tammie is the Coordinator of Payroll for the Putnam County School District and has been with the District 32 years! Well Deserved! Congratulations Mrs. Tammie! #ProudtobePCSD
Interlachen Jr -Sr High School State Fair Culinary Winner Jayden Monroe was recognized at a recent School Board Meeting. Jayden has attended the event with IJSHS Chef Tyson and has placed in the State Fair every year for the past NINE years! What an incredible achievement!
If you are a parent of a college bound Senior or a PCSD Student (or graduate) with college plans, check out these awesome resources! There is even a FAFSA WEBINAR on October 19th at 6:00pm to get you all ready to complete the FAFSA! We want all of our students with college ambitions to be prepared to make a smooth transition into your post-secondary field of study so don't miss out.
TONIGHT! Please join us as we discuss important items related to College and Career Readiness: Student Search Service College Board Scholarship Partners and Recognition Programs College Board Opportunity Scholarships Big Future When: October 7th, 2021, at 6:00-7:00 PM (EST) Topic: Unlock College and Scholarship Opportunities: A FLP Parent Webinar Series Register HERE: https://collegeboard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zzcmSkJ6QZmicbDYudh6eg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
PCSD 7th Grade Career Exploration Day! All PCSD 7th grade students have an opportunity to job shadow in our community on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Students will receive an excused absence from school for spending time in the workplace with a family or community member of their choice. Please look for more information posted by the school. Participating schools: CCJSHS, IJSHS, PJSHS, QIRJSHS
For families of students at Jenkins Elementary School: This morning shortly after school began, a school administrator found a BB gun in a bathroom on campus. The school enacted a lock down until the situation could be investigated. Putnam County Sheriff's Office deputies on scene determined there was no threat and the found BB gun was unloaded and inoperable. The lockdown was lifted and school has resumed as normal. Deputies and school staff are continuing to investigate, but at this time there is believed to be no threat to the campus, students, faculty or staff. A call was made earlier by school administrators to all Jenkins Elementary families immediately after the lockdown through our School Messenger system. If you have a student at Jenkins Elementary, and did not receive that call, please be sure that you update your contact information with the school. Thank you!
PCSD's K-2 teachers, school-based coaches, and administrators came together this week to continue their journey to learn the new B.E.S.T. Standards for ELA and plan for instruction of the standards using their new Benchmark Advance curriculum. Teams reviewed the new benchmarks, explored curriculum resources, learned a structure for backwards planning, and worked collaboratively to design Unit 3 lesson plans. #ProudtobePCSD
Sarajean McDaniel, Executive Director for Leadership Development & 2020 FL Principal of the Year, was honored at the FSU football game. She, along with other educators of the year honorees, were recognized for their continued dedication to Florida’s children! #ProudtobePCSD
PSAT TESTING Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Notification for ALL students in grades 8, 9, 10 & 11 PSAT gives students an opportunity to experience and practice a college readiness test. All students can learn their academic strengths and access free, personalized prep for the SAT. Students in grades 10 & 11 can earn a concordant score for the Algebra EOC graduation requirement! *If you do not wish for your child to participate, please contact their school's testing coordinator.
Please see information from Health Services Coordinator, Kena Foster, regarding updated COVID-19 testing sites!
The following message is for staff, students, and families of Interlachen Jr-Sr High School from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office: Please be aware we have received information of a threat at Interlachen Jr-Sr High School. At this time the threat does not appear to be credible. However, during morning drop-off, parents will notice an increase in law enforcement presence that will continue throughout the day as we continue to investigate this unverified threat. We urge parents and guardians to talk to their students about the seriousness of making a written threat about a school campus. We take every threat seriously and will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. A written threat is considered a second-degree felony. Anyone with information about the threat that occurred in reference to Interlachen Jr-Sr High School is asked to contact CrimeStoppers of NE Florida at 1-888-277-8477, download the P3 app, or use the ForitifyFL app. Students can access FortifyFL on their chromebooks or at www.putnamschools.org. All tips are anonymous. There is no further information to be released at this time as to the nature of the threat. Please remember this is an active investigation.
We're celebrating #ConstitutionDay Signed in 1787, the Constitution is the foundation of our government and establishes our rights as Americans. Governor Ron DeSantis spoke on the importance of this day: https://rumble.com/vmlp8f-constitution-day-2021.html
Parents! We need your HELP! We have seen an increase of vandalized property in our schools this week prompted by a recent Tik Tok challenge. Please talk to your students about the severity of this destructive behavior. This causes a severe disruption for all students and staff. We appreciate your support in keeping our schools clean and safe for everyone.
The PCSD District Office held a Ramen Noodle RoundUp for Feed the Need Putnam! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this cause. Pictured: Alice Keith, Renee Hough, Tracy Piscitello, and Rebecca Motes #ProudtobePCSD
This is an AWESOME opportunity for our PCSD students. Don't miss out! You must register for this event. Your parents/guardians may also want to connect to this resource as well. Please share! #ProudtobePCSD LINK: https://bit.ly/3lpeBEM
COVID-19 Testing at No Cost to You Teacher Training Center 1101 Husson Ave, Palatka, FL Starting September 14th Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM Schedule an appointment at curative.com
Please join PCSD as we honor and remember those that lost their lives on 9/11/01. We are grateful to our first responders & military personnel that protect us & ensure our freedom. We will never forget!
GUARDIAN PROGRAM RECOGNIZED August 11, 2021 Did you know since the 2018-19 school year Putnam County Schools have had anonymous protectors in the schools called Guardians? Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, Sheriff Gator DeLoach and Superintendent of Schools Rick Surrency began a plan to arm school employees on campuses as additional safety for students and staff. Residents were vocal on both sides, but ultimately the Guardian program prevailed and is showing to be an overwhelming success in safeguarding our schools and supplementing our youth resource deputies. Recently, Sheriff DeLoach and Superintendent Surrency presented the Guardian program at a National School Safety conference. Guardians undergo a long selection process including mental health evaluations, more instructional hours than required by the state, physical evaluations, live shooting simulations and more. In the three years since the program began Guardians have provided insight in situational awareness and helping further harden our schools. Guardians were also instrumental in several school lockdowns in which students were found with weapons on campus, all while maintaining their anonymity. In these cases students were never in danger and classes resumed as normal. Currently we have 60 Guardians in Putnam County schools who serve as a force multiplier for our deputies in stopping threats to our children. Our deputies and Guardians take their mission to protecting the schools seriously and would engage any threat willingly and without hesitancy. We are ready and prepared for the upcoming school year. #ProudtobePCSD
In an effort to keep our students and staff safe in environments where social distancing is difficult, we will require all students and staff to wear a mask when riding a school bus beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021, until further notice. Thank you!