Return to Play Conditioning has started for PHS athletes and they will be using the PHS track M-W-F from 7:45-9:30 A.M. and M-TU-TH-F from 5:00-8:00 P.M. until further notice. The track will be closed to the community during those times to allow our athletes to use the facilities. We will keep you informed of any changes to those times. The PCS walking path will still be open for walkers during those hours.
The packet pick up scheduled for today and tomorrow is for PCS only. Thank You!
Good morning! Just a reminder: We will have an end of the year packet pick up from 10am-2pm and 4pm-6pm today. We will also have a pick up tomorrow, Thursday, 10am-2pm. This packet contains report cards and other items that are normally handed out towards the end of the school year. We look forward to seeing you at one of our pick ups! Have a great day!
PCS Parents, We want to thank you for all the time you have taken to help your child with these educational packets. This is not the way we thought our year would go, but you have all been fantastic! We have been busy sorting and assessing the final sets of packets. ***All packets must be completed and turned in for your child to receive a 4th quarter letter grade. If students are missing any packets, or parts of packets, they will receive an “I” (incomplete) on their report card. Once the packets are completed, turned in, and assessed, the “I” will be replaced with a letter grade. All packets must be turned in no later June 17. This is the final deadline for taking packets. *** As we assess the packets, we are sending packets back to students who did not complete part or all of a packet. Please read the notes included with these incomplete packets. If your child is still missing packet work, once the work is complete, you can drop it off in the container by the main entrance. We will continue to have our bins out daily from 8-3. Any unfinished packets can be dropped off in the bin. Dpod 6-8 students: Fourth-quarter grades will consist of packets 2, 3, and 4. Cpod 3-5 students: Fourth-quarter grades will consist of packets 3 and 4. All of PCS: We will have one final pickup. The final packet will contain report cards and other items that are normally handed out at the end of the school year. Schedule for final pickup: Wednesday, June 10 - 10:00am-2:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm Thursday, June 11 - 10:00am-2:00pm ***There are still many library books out. Books can be returned in the same bin as the packets. We have a list of who has what book(s) out. We will begin making individual calls in the next week.*** Thank you so much for all you are doing. We realize this has been a long process. We also realize the students are ready to be done. We wish they could have finished the year at school with us. We love and miss our kids so much! Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing baseball in the fall, please email Mr. Craven at email@example.com. Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing softball in the fall, please email Ms. VanWinkle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't hesitate to call or email if you need anything. Sincerely, Mrs. Jockisch, email@example.com 285-9462 Mr. Frieden, firstname.lastname@example.org 285-9462
The Pittsfield High School track and the walking path between PHS and PCS are now open for individual and family walking/running. We ask that you follow social distancing guidelines when using those areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Second Call for PCS Baseball Any incoming 7th-8th grade boy interested in playing Junior High Baseball in the fall of 2020 can email Coach Heinz at email@example.com. Please include student's name, grade, and parent phone number. Thank you to those who have already responded back!
And just like that, the 8th grade graduation is complete! This isn’t the way we expected our graduation to end up, but it was so nice to recognize these young people. They are a pretty great group of students. We will miss them in the halls at PCS, but know they’ll do their best at PHS. We love our kids! Congratulations to the the class of 2024!
Congratulations to the PCS 8th grade class and the PHS Senior Class of 2020! Senior graduations will be live streamed Friday and Saturday from 10:00-7:00 on the Central Illinois Sports channel on YouTube. #SaukeeStrong #YouDidIt
ALL PCS STUDENTS: The final packet drop off is tomorrow, Friday. We will have our bins out 8-4 today and 8-6 tomorrow. Please make sure packets are completed and dropped off by 6pm tomorrow evening. ALL packets are due by the end of the day tomorrow. We want to thank you for all the time you have taken to help your child with these educational packets. This is not the way we thought our year would go, but you have all been fantastic! Mrs. Jockisch and Mr. Frieden
8th GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS: I just wanted to send a reminder that the graduation gown and freshman registration packet pick up will be this evening 4:30-6:30pm. See you then!
Second call for any incoming 7th & 8th grade girl interested in playing junior high softball in the fall of 2020. Please click on the URL below to fill out a short questionnaire for Coach VanWinkle. https://forms.gle/ugDixhMfLsZmi2Zj7
PCS Baseball Announcement for 2020 Fall Season Any incoming 7th-8th grade boy interested in playing Junior High Baseball in the fall of 2020 please email Coach Heinz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include student's name, grade, and parent phone number. Thanks!
Good afternoon!! I hope you're all having a great week! I have some 8th grade graduation information! Mrs. Greger and I will be at PCS on May 12 from 4:30-6:30. Mrs. Greger will be handing out registration packets. These packets have information about classes along with the document to choose classes for the freshman year. It is very important that these packets get picked up. I will have the graduation gowns. The students were measured for the gowns earlier in the year. The gowns were then ordered but no money was collected. The gowns are $20 each and that fee will be collected when the gown is picked up. Graduation: Graduation will take place throughout the day on May 20 and May 21. The hours are 10AM-7PM. The recognitions will be scheduled 10 minutes apart. Parents will be receiving a call from the school to schedule a time to bring their child in for the picture and diploma. Students and families are to abide by the following: Students, and only their immediate family members who are staying at home together, will report at their designated time to the front of Pikeland Community School. Families should use the front, main entrance to PCS. Upon arrival, the student may exit the car individually, in his/her gown, to receive his/her diploma and get a picture taken. (We will contact the family, or mail the photo, once the photo is ready.) At no time can anyone else exit the vehicle. Once the student has been photographed and received their diploma, he/she are to return to the vehicle and depart from the school grounds. When the student gets out of the vehicle, his/her name will be announced and the student will pick the diploma up off of the table. Please note that the table will be sanitized between students. School personnel will use masks and sanitize hands after each student leaves. Please don't hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Mrs. Jockisch
Attention, Band and Chorus Students Items for the May 15th drop off. Junior high band students need to return band polos. Please put these in a zip lock bag or shopping bag with your name on it. Junior high jazz band students need to return their jazz band books. All school-owned instruments need to be returned. 5th-8th grade band and chorus students need to turn in spaghetti supper donations/tickets. Please make sure to put them in an envelope with your name on it.
Packet/materials/report card pick-up/drop off at all Pikeland Schools today from 2:00-6:00. Please bring anything you need to return to your school and we will give you things, too! All schools 2:00-6:00 today.
I apologize for an error in the earlier post. It should state: The following things will be picked up —TODAY. The following things will be picked up TODAY.
Good morning! We hope you are all navigating through this crazy life right now! If you need something, school related or not, please give us a call. This is a very emotional time for all of us. We will help you in any way possible. We wanted to send a reminder that we have a packet pick up today, Friday, May 1. Pick up time is 2pm-6pm at the front of PCS. Please use the "Dpod" entrance for Dpod students and the main entrance for Cpod students. If you have students in both ends, you have the choice of which entrance you want to use. The following things will be picked up tomorrow: Packet #4 *Report Cards *Spring picture proof sheet (You will order directly from *Interstate) *Belongings from the PE and hallway lockers The following things will be dropped off tomorrow: *Any packets your child has finished (Packets 1, 2, & 3 for Dpod and 1 & 3 for Cpod should be complete) *Dpod Only - We will have an envelope on the table when you come to drop off/pick up. Please place ONLY packet #3 in that envelope. Put any packet #1 or #2 directly in the drop-off bin. *Library books (PCS library or teacher library books) *Dpod Only - Curriculum books *Dpod Only - Sports uniforms (volleyball and wrestling) Wow! That is a lot of information! There is one more piece of information that is important. If your child receives two envelopes, he/she didn't complete a packet. We have included the work that was missing or incomplete. Please have them do this work before they start on packet #4. Packets 1-3 need to be finished and turned in as soon as possible. If your child did not complete packet #1, or he/she has things missing from packet #1, he/she will have an (I)incomplete on his/her report card. Once the packet is turned in, it will need to sit for a few days before it is assessed, and then the grade will be adjusted. This process will take approximately 10 days. We will reprint and send out reports cards as soon as the process is finished. Please call if you have any questions. Sincerely, Mr. Frieden and Mrs. Jockisch 285-9462 #Saukeestrong
Parents of PCS 8th Grade Athletes: The IESA is going to honor 8th grade athletes by posting sports photos on their facebook page throughout the month of May. 8th grade parents that wish to partake in this can send photos to Jerred Heinz at email@example.com
P.C.S. grades 3-5, there has been a change in the Pies for P.C.S. pick-up schedule. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather reports, we have to move the third-grade pie pick up time to 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday (tomorrow). Fourth grade pick-up time is the same, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday. Fifth grade pick-up time is the same, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Thursday. For all pick-ups, we ask that you enter the front of P.C.S. and follow the signs. Once you reach the back of P.C.S. there will be a staff member to tell you how to proceed. To keep everyone safe, we ask that you practice social distancing throughout the pick-up process. Thank you for those who participated! If you have questions, contact P.C.S. tomorrow at (217) 285-9462. Have a great week!
- PCS Junior High Softball - If you have a daughter that is interested in playing 7th & 8th grade softball in the fall of 2020, please click on the URL below to fill out a short questionnaire for Coach VanWinkle. https://forms.gle/ugDixhMfLsZmi2Zj7
Good afternoon! We hope that you are all healthy during this "stay at home" time. We miss our students terribly, but we know this is the best for the health of everyone. We will have our next packet pick up on May 1 from 2pm-6pm. We are asking that Dpod students come in the Dpod drive and Cpod students come in the Cpod drive. This will help to reduce wait time. If you have a student in each end, just pick either drive. The following information is general for 3-8: Packet drop off - There will be an envelope on the table when you stop to pick up packet #4. Please place only the packet #3 in the envelope. If you have other packets, or parts of packets, please just place those in the bin. Packet #1 - If your child does not have all of packet #1 completed and turned in, he/she will receive an incomplete(I) on their 3rd quarter report card. A grade will replace the (I) once the packet is turned in and assessed. Library books/Curriculum books - Please place any library books on the cart provided. If any 6-8 grade students have a science or social studies book to return, please bring it with you and place it on the cart. Packet #4 pick up - Packet #4 will be picked up May 1. Packet #4 is due May 15. The official drop off for packet #4 is May 15. If your child has the packet complete and ready to turn in, we will have a container outside of PCS on May 12, 13, and 14. Please feel free to drop off completed packets at your convenience. 3rd quarter report cards - Report cards will be given out at the same time as packet #4. Please check for the report card before pulling away. Belongings - We have student belongings from their desks/lockers. We will have these ready to go along with the packets. Please state the student's name, grade level, and teacher. This is the classroom teacher for grades 3-5 and the Team teacher for grades 6-8. We will then get the student's belongings, packet, and report card and place them at the table. Uniforms - Volleyball players and wrestlers need to bring uniforms to drop off. Mr. Heinz will be at the drop off point. He will record your name as you drop your uniform off. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mr. Frieden or Mrs. Jockisch at 285-9462. Have a great weekend! Sincerely, Mr. Frieden and Mrs. Jockisch
IESA CORONAVIRUS UPDATE---IESA Cancels Remaining State Series Activities You can read more information about the IESA spring cancellations in the URL below. https://iesa.org/news/2019-2020/COVID4.asp
Pikeland Families--The link to the voice message that was sent on Friday afternoon about Sunday packet pickup and food distribution can be accessed here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/650565/Pikeland_Families_april_5.docx
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1 is food pick-up day in all of our regular locations from 4:30-6:00! All families with Pikeland Students can pick up Snack Pack food bags. We ask that you stay in your vehicles when you pick up food and let us bring it to you. Pick-Up locations are listed at the end of this email. We are also planning an additional learning packet pick-up and drop off and food distribution on this Sunday, April 5. We will have more details later this week for everyone. Additionally, we plan for the Governor to focus his daily 2:30 address today on schools. You can watch his address live here: https://multimedia.illinois.gov/press/press-live.html Click on one of the three links at the bottom to view/listen to it. That speech will give us more direction moving forward. Finally, Please continue to practice your social distancing. We want all students, families, and staff to stay healthy! Pick-up points for Snack Packs for Wednesday: Baylis--Post Office Detroit/Florence--Detroit Christian Church Milton--Christian Church Nebo--WattsUp? Cafe (corner restaurant) New Hartford/Summer Hill-- Ackles New Salem--Post Office Pearl--Jiffi Stop Rockport--Community Center Time-Park Square PIttsfield--Nazarene Church Community Center Pittsfield--Crossroads Center Paula Hawley PIkeland Schools
Pikeland Families, Earlier today, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week, and will update you when we know more. During this time, we will continue to make food through our Snack Pack program available to students and are working to increase what we can safely offer in the next two weeks. Our district covers 326 square miles and delivering hot and cold foods to all of our communities is a challenge. We are continuing to work with our stakeholders to find additional ways to safely serve our students. We will have an announcement early next week about our Wednesday Snack Pack deliveries. In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy. Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus. As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly and we will continue to communicate information as we receive it. Central office will continue to be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00-1:00. Please call if you have questions or need to find resources. We will do our best to help you. With Saukee Pride, Paula Hawley Superintendent
Let me start by saying that there is no playbook for doing what we are doing. The game and the rules change daily. Times like these require us to think on our feet and certainly outside of the box! Over the past few days we have had tremendous support from our staff, families, and communities to help get student learning in place while still being aware of the implications and restrictions imposed on us by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. On Wednesday of this week and next, the Pikeland Snack Pack program in conjunction with the Pikeland School District will be at 11 locations in the district handing out grab and go snack pack/meal bags of non-perishable items from 4:30-6:00. This will be a quick pickup process with bags delivered to each vehicle as you arrive.Please stay in your cars when picking up bags, and we will ask for student names as you receive your bag. There will be one bag per family but we will be flexible with families with a large number of kids. Pick up points on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 will be: Baylis--Post Office Detroit/Florence--Detroit Christian Church Milton--Christian Church Nebo--Old School New Hartford/Summer Hill-- Ackles New Salem--Post Office Pearl--Jiffi Stop Rockport--Community Center Time-Park Square PIttsfield--Nazarene Church Community Center Pittsfield--Crossroads Center We will post any changes to the program here as we move through the next week. If you have specific needs, please contact us and we will help you in whatever way we can. We can be reached at 217-285-2147 M-F from 8:00-1:00. Paula Hawley Pikeland Schools
Based on recommendations from the Regional Office of Education and the Pike County Health Department, Pikeland Schools will now be closed on Monday, March 16-Monday, March 30. School WILL NOT be open on Monday as previously announced. Teachers in grades K-12 have prepared learning packets for students and these can be picked up tomorrow, Sunday, from 1:00-4:00 at each school. Parents can drive through and pick up packets. PCS pickup will be in the front of the school on both sides. PIttsfield High School Students will be able to come into the building and pick up books and packets from 1:00-4:00 tomorrow. You will be able to pick up packets for other students tomorrow. You will just need to tell us what grade level packet you need when you get to the school. After we get through Sunday, we will put a plan in place to distribute any remaining packets. If you need to pickup medication for your child, please request it when you pick up the packet. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.
It is has just been announced by Governor Pritzker that all schools in Illinois, public and private, will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. Pikeland Schools WILL be open on Monday, March 16 and we will send learning materials home with your students that day. All school activities, practice, and games will be cancelled starting March 17 as well. We will share more information as we receive it.
IESA CORONAVIRUS UPDATE---Remainder of the IESA Volleyball State Series has been cancelled Please see URL below to read more information. https://iesa.org/news/2019-2020/COVID3.asp
The PCS 8th grade volleyball championship game at PCS has been suspended for tonight. Please see the release from IESA for more details. https://iesa.org/news/2019-2020/COVID2.asp
Please find below, information regarding the IESA wrestling state tournament: IESA Wrestling State Finals Cancelled---NIU Mandated https://www.convocenter.niu.edu/convo/events/convo_events/2019/important-update.shtml https://www.niu.edu/updates/index.shtml
Just a reminder that today and tomorrow are early 2:45 dismissals for parent/teacher conferences. Conferences run from 4:00-7:30 each day with no school on Friday.
Reminder! Today and Tomorrow (March 11th and 12th are 2:45 dismissals at PCS, 2:35 at South and 2:40 at PHS) Parent/Teacher Conferences start at 4:00pm and will go until 7:30pm. Thank you!
Congratulations to the PCS Braves Wrestling and the four wrestlers that advances to next weeks IESA state tournament in Dekalb! Macomb Sectional Results: Cole Walston 126 lbs - 2nd Place Cordell McKee 167 lbs - 3rd Cordale Guthrie 215 lbs - 3rd Jaron White 275 lbs - 3rd
The lunch menu at PCS for the first week of March is: 3-2-Chili & Crackers, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Celery sticks, fruit 3-3-Popcorn chicken, fries, fruit, chocolate pudding 3-4-Nacho's, beef, cheese, fries, Mexican corn, fruit snacks 3-5-Chicken Fajita, wrap, cheese, lettuce, chips, fruit 3-6-Pepperoni Pizza, carrots, ice cream bar, fruit
Have you seen The Page? It's the digital journalism publication from PCS! https://sites.google.com/view/thepage2019-2020/home
The Washington D.C 7th grade parent meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00 pm in Miss Foster's room.
Our PCS 7th and 8th grade girls’ volleyball team plays at Western Thursday evening. Western plans to honor Cody Walston by having a moment of silence. They are also asking fans to wear camo. If you plan to attend the game, please wear your camo in honor of Cody.
Happy Valentine’s Day Pikeland Families! Lots of Love, From Pikeland Distrct 10
Singing Valentines will take place on Tuesday due to the weather cancellation today and President's Day on Monday. On behalf of Swing Choir, thank you for your patience and understanding.
-Pittsfield Athletics Update- Boys and Girls Basketball games are on for this evening (2/14/20) Lady Saukees v. Carlinville starting at 7:00 PM - Regional Championship Saukees v. Western JV/Varsity starting at 6:00 PM. It's Take a Charge Against Cancer Night. Good Luck to all!
Pikeland Schools will he closed today, Friday February 14. Messaging system calls will go out soon. We are closed Monday as well for Presidents’ Day.
-Pittsfield Athletics Update- PHS Lady Saukees regional game at Carlinville is still on for this evening. They tip off at 6:00 PM v. Porta. Good luck Ladies! Freshman boys basketball game v. North Greene tonight has been cancelled.
PCS Wrestling Meet at Camp Point has been Cancelled for this evening.
The PCS volleyball game scheduled with Mendon for tomorrow (2/13/20) has been cancelled. There is no makeup date at this time.
PIkeland Schools will be dismissing today, Wednesday February 12, at 12:30 due to the incoming weather. 12:20 at South, 12:25 at Pittsfield High School, and 12:30 at PIkeland Community School. Morning Pre-K students will be dismissed at their regular time.
Reminder! Thursday, February 13th is SIP Day - Early Dismissal at PCS 1:30pm. (South 1:20, HS 1:25)
There will be No school today, February 6,in Pikeland!
Due to the incoming weather, Pikeland Schools will be dismissing at 11:00 today, Wednesday Feb. 5th. 10:50 South, 10:55 PHS, and 11:00 PHS. Students will have a sack lunch sent home with them.
PIkeland Schools are now dismissing at 10:05 for South, 10:10 for Pittsfield High School and 10:15 for PCS today due to the incoming weather getting here faster than predicted.
Pikeland Schools will dismiss at 11:00 today due to the incoming weather. Dismissal times are 10:50 for South, 10:55 at PHS, and 11:00 at PCS. Sack lunches will be sent home with our k-8 kids and available to high school kids who want them. No afternoon Pre-k.
Just a reminder that this Friday, January 17 is a 1:30 SIP early dismissal day for students. South School-1:20, PHS--1:25, and PCS--1:30. Also, there is no school Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King's Birthday.
The Pikeland School District is now accepting applications for the open school board seat in Pittsfield Township. Letters of application should be sent to: Pikeland CUSD #10 c/o Mike Gerard, 512 S. Madison St., Pittsfield, IL 62363 or hand delivered to the same address. Applicants must reside within Pittsfield Township. Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020.
Just a reminder that today is a 2:45 dismissal in Pikeland. South--2:35, PHS--2:45, and PCS--2:45. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! We will see everyone back on January 6. Merry Christmas!
There will be no school in the Pikeland District tomorrow, December 16. All morning practices are cancelled as well. A determination on afternoon practices will be made later tomorrow. Stay safe!
Just a reminder Pikeland families that tomorrow, Thursday , is a 1:30 early SIP dismissal for all students! 1:20 South, 1:25 PHS, 1:30 PCS.
PCS Parent Partnership Night is tomorrow (Tuesday) for parents of students in grades 3,4, and 5. We will have a light dinner at 5:00 with activities starting at 5:30. We hope to see you there! Your 3/4/5 students are welcome to attend with you as we will have activities for them, too!
Just a reminder that today is an early 1:30 dismissal SIP day in Pikeland. 1:20 South, 1:25 PHS, 1:30 PCS.
The phones are currently not working at PCS. If you have a transportation change for this afternoon please call the board office at 217-285-2147 and we will relay the message to PCS. Thank you!
First day of school for students is Monday, August 19th! Dismissal for the first 5 school days will be at 2:45.