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 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!
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
Dear South School Parents: If you missed packet #4 drop-off on May 15th, we will have a bin by the the front door of South School for a couple of more days for packet return. We will empty it at the end of each day, but it will be left overnight for parents that will not be able to make it during the day. The bin is labels "All Packets."
Dear South School Parents: The packet drop-off for the last packet will be on Friday, May 15th, from 2-6 PM. This packet applies to fourth quarter report cards. Please use the normal student drop of lane. Please return any library books at this time. All text books and workbooks may be kept t home for additional practice over the summer. Student yearbook production is delayed and these will be available at a later date. Thank you for your continued support. The South School Team.
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.
Reminder: Packet & report card pick-up is from 2-6 at South school today. Please bring your old packets and any library books you have at home!
Dear South School Parents: We will have a packet pickup on May 1, from 2-6 PM. Please come through the normal drop off lane. We will also have bins set up for the return of packet #3. Our spring picture composites are supposed to be on their way. Our goal is to pass these out on May 15th when parents return packet #4. You will be able to order these online or by phone. Pictures will be mailed directly to your home. Kindergarten pre-registration packets can be picked up by preschool parents on May 1st from 2-6 PM. Please return the forms in the self-addressed, stamped, envelope. We will mail packets to incoming kindergarten students from other Pittsfield programs this week. If you are new to Pikeland or have a child that is not in a program, please contact the school at 285-2431 for a pre-registration packet. A kindergarten registration and camp will be held in early August. Thank you all for your support during these trying times. Stay safe, enjoy your families, and stay #saukeestrong. Doug Smith Principal
Please follow the link to watch a video on plans for kindergarten pre-registration for the coming school year. We will be sending information out to families in May. https://youtu.be/mRQwQ06hkp0
The staff at South wants to give a shout out to our Little Braves. We miss you and hope you enjoy this greeting made just for you. https://youtu.be/J2kJurbOeZ0
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
Need to relax? Please enjoy this bedtime story from Bella Curless as she sits by the ocean.
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
Do you now what really happened with the three little pigs? Mrs. Smith shares this bedtime story from a different perspective. https://youtu.be/d50GIq_EYV0
Got Fish? Mrs. Bigley and Rosie share a cute bedtime story called The Pout Pout Fish. https://youtu.be/tBCs7NiZvt0
There is nothing like a Snug House even if it is a Bug House. Mr. Heafner shares a family favorite as our Bedtime Reader today! https://youtu.be/CqE9dwSkXxI
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
Mrs. Curless is breaking out some Dr. Seuss for the bedtime story today! Enjoy! https://youtu.be/RGVPVMh__i4
Are you hungry? How about a Giant Jam Sandwich with Miss Willard. 🙂 Miss Willard is our bedtime reader tonight! https://youtu.be/M5MDrR1GkLs
We have a Saukee senior, Quinn Corgiat as our bedtime reader! Please enjoy Knuffle Bunny! https://youtu.be/h04Z6tFpadE
Mrs. Boren is I’ll be doing a live music lesson on YouTube at 3 PM today! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri3wS_A5v2w&feature=share
Dear Parents and Students: Please enjoy the latest bedtime story presented by Mr. Smith. South School will try to share many new stories while school is closed for our students to enjoy. Have a great evening and stay safe! https://youtu.be/ICm_4IU9KvM
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.
Dear South Parents: We are celebrating St. Patrick’s a day early. Please let your students wear green Monday if they want to join!
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.
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
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.
Have you seen The Page? It's the digital journalism publication from PCS! https://sites.google.com/view/thepage2019-2020/home
Penny Wars winners announced! Most pennies & pizza party winner - Mrs. Bigley's Class ($101 in pennies). Grand total winner - Mrs. Wessel's class ($233.86) The grand total raised for the Little Brave Boosters (PTO) was $1541.56, Thank you all for your support.
In honor of Cody and his family, tomorrow will be camo/plaid/Saukee/jeans day. Let's color our school with camo/plaid.
South School will be sharing the results of Penny Wars soon!
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.
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.
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.
Little Brave Boosters Meeting, Tuesday, February 11th at 6:00. Hope to see you there!
Pre-Kindergarten & PACT HeadStart Programs in collaboration with Four Rivers Education District and the Pike County Health Department are offering FREE vision, hearing, and developmental screenings for all children between ages 2 1/2 to 5. Screenings will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th at the Pittsfield Methodist Church. Call South School at 285-2431 to schedule an appointment.
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.
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!
Dear Families: Please join us for Reindeer Games tomorrow from 5:30-7:30. Santa will be here. There will be lots of other things to do as well!
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.
Just a reminder that today is an early 1:30 dismissal SIP day in Pikeland. 1:20 South, 1:25 PHS, 1:30 PCS.
Dear South Families: On Friday, teachers will start escorting classes to the area in front of the high school for the homecoming parade at 1:40 PM. Parents are welcomed to join us. Please look for your child's class as they come out of the school and join their class in walking to the high school. D.S.
Book fair starts tomorrow and dress up days!
Parent reminder - school will get out at 1:20 PM on Thursday.
Parent Reminder - School dismissal is at 1:20 PM today.
It was a great first day at South! We are ready for our new minders tomorrow!!
First day of school for students is Monday, August 19th! Dismissal for the first 5 school days will be at 2:35.
Today, we are learning about the new Pikeland App!