Good evening PMS Families, This is Mrs. Fisher, the principal of Poca Middle School. I wanted to let you know how excited we are to begin the 2020-21 school year. The staff of PMS is eager to begin instruction with our 5 day, in-person students, as well as our PCS Virtual students. This Tuesday will begin our staggered re-entry for all PMS students. For those students with last names beginning with A-K, your first day of school will be Tues., 9/8. If your last name begins with the letters L-Z, your first day of school will be Wed., 9/9. Please remember our doors will open 30 min later this year. The doors to PMS will open at 7:45 and instruction will begin at 8:15. I would also like to announce that end of the day, parent pick up for PMS students, will take place in the side parking lot, next to the old gym. Do not park in the fire lane. Park in a parking spot and wait for your student in your vehicle. The re-entry plan for PMS may be found on our Facebook page where you may find additional guidelines/procedures for this school year. Currently, Putnam County is Orange on the Metric Scale. This means, if we remain orange as of 9pm on Saturday night, PCS will not be able to begin the school year in person. Should this occur, you will receive a communication on Sunday/Monday from PCS providing you with instructions regarding next week. You will also receive information from PMS with specific instructions about student laptop pick up dates and times so we may begin remote instruction. Again, we look forward to seeing our students next week!
Any student that is signed up for virtual learning may pick up their laptops from Poca Middle School this week. Sixth grade student laptop pick-up began today. If you missed your pick-up time for 6th grade, you may come tomorrow or Thursday to do so. Seventh & Eighth grade students will pick up their devices tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2nd from 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30. The make up day for device pick up is Thursday, September 3rd from 8:30-11:30. If you are unable to make it to any of these days/times, please call the school at 304-755-7343 to schedule an appointment. Laptop pickup will take place on the side of the building closest to the old gym. Upon arriving to the school, parents and students will go through a COVID-19 screening and then be given a packet of information that both the parent and student must complete. Once the paperwork has been completed and returned to the staff, students will have their yearbook picture taken and then be given their laptop, along with any other materials needed (i.e. textbooks). Students MUST log in to their laptop on campus prior to departure to ensure they can log in at home. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the main office.