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November Newsletter: English
At Paul, we define family, caretaker and community as anyone committed to growth, love, respect and success of the scholar and whole-child. Through our collaboration, appreciation of one another, and celebration of our differences, we help strengthen the academic, social, and emotional well-being of our student population. When we embrace this vision of family, we learn, grow, and succeed together!
Wondering how to help your scholar feel ready as they head back to the classroom? After remote and hybrid learning, the school-year transition might feel like a whole new ball game. But the good news is: you and your scholar have partners within Paul and throughout the wider community to meet your family’s needs.
- Review this list of DC-sponsored benefits that you, or someone you know may qualify for
- Tune in to hear adolescent experts discuss what you can do to ease the transition back to in-person learning
- Keep your sanity as a parent or caretaker – listen to this motivational advice when you need to re-center your mind and body
- Pirate Post – Monthly Family Newsletter
- September 2021
Childcare and Afterschool Resources
The Naviance Readiness Solution is a comprehensive toolset that helps you assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. PIHS uses it with our high school scholars to help them plan for college and careers.
Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college!
This website has resources for students and families to research colleges, careers and scholarships; to register for, obtain practice materials, and access scores forthe SAT/PSAT tests; and to learn more about, get practice resources and access scores for Advanced Placement tests.
Website that allows students to schedule to take the ACT test and obtain scores.
The DC – College Access Program, or DC-CAP, is a privately-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and enabling DC public high school students to enroll in and graduate from college. Every DC student is eligible to participate in DC-CAP services. Students can also apply for scholarships through the website that are specifically available to DC students, including the DC Tuition Assistance Grant.
PIHS students requesting transcripts should complete this form.
The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries.
Employment Resources (Adult and Teen)
Youth Services | does The District of Columbia American Job Center can help you find a new job, transition into something new, expand your skills, or even explore a new career.
Food and Nutrition Resources
Housing, Utilities and Finance Resources
Medical Resources (Healthcare and Immunizations)
SOUND OFF: SIGN-UP FOR A VIRTUAL RELATIONSHIP BUILDING SESSION!
The purpose of a Virtual Relationship Building Session is to build and strengthen relationships between teachers, families and scholars, on FaceTime, over the phone or on ZOOM/Google Hangouts. A Virtual Relationship Building Session is an opportunity to meet in a virtual setting, and learn about your family, as well as to establish trust and respect. Tell us your hopes, dreams, and goals for your child. Click below to email your Dean of Culture, anytime!
Virtual Relationship Building Sessions include:
- Getting to know each other
- Hopes & Dreams
- Learning Experience Review
- Communication preferences
NEED A LISTENING EAR?
Teachers and staff will frequently and consistently communicate with families in an individualized and differentiated way to best suit their child’s needs. We communicate through:
- Student-Led Conferences
- Emails, phone calls, text messages
- Monthly Network Newsletter
- Biweekly Grade & Academic Reports
- Family Orientation
- Back To School Night
- Parent Workshops & Parent Advisory Group
Provide a quiet space for learning
Help your child to create a schedule for completing work
Email/call/text teachers with questions
Monitor your child’s attendance in classes to ensure engagement
Encourage your child!
6) Pay attention to the Structured Office Hours or Tutoring invites!
7) Check academic progress weekly by signing in to Powerschool!
8) Make sure your child is in bed with NO electronics, by a reasonable time!
9) Check-in DAILY with students by asking questions about their class, ex.“What did you learn today?”
Parents: Check out these additional resource videos
One-on-one counseling with licensed mental health professionals
Referrals to local and state agencies and organizations
Health and Wellness Programs
Open-door policy and check-ins
Do you need additional support? Please contact : Dr. Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org