School Culture at the Paul Middle School
Educating the whole child means more than just teaching content. School is a place where students learn critical interpersonal skills needed to be successful after middle and high school end. We recognize that social emotional learning is just as important as learning math, science, history and English. We help scholars learn habits, mindsets, skills and attitudes in five core competency areas that promote emotional intelligence: self management, self awareness, social awareness, responsible decision making and relationship skills. We know and believe that by helping scholars learn these essential skills, we are helping them become more resilient and successful young adults. Read important details about daily life here at Paul PCS MS:
📩For direct help with behavior, student conduct and the Paul approach to social-emotional sensitivity and school culture, please email Principal Walker directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Social Emotional Learning at Paul involves a community of learners including staff, scholars and families who work to foster a safe, caring, empathetic learning environment.
The Need to Know 💡
- Scholars must arrive by 8:00 am daily – arrival after 8:00am is considered late without an acceptable excuse with a note.
- First Week of School is from Monday, August 23rd through Friday, August 27th. School Dismisses at 1:30pm this week.
- Second Week of School is from Monday, August 30th thru Friday, September 3rd. School Dismisses at 1:30pm
- Breakfast and lunch are free everyday. Breakfast begins at 7:45am and is “Grab & Go” style.
- Need a Kids Ride Free Card? For use on Bus or Metro.
– Send an email Email to: email@example.com
– Include your full name, date of birth and grade
Welcome to Paul PCS! Entering our building, understanding our daily Morning Routine ⤵
Class Times ⌚
- Homeroom and Breakfast: 8:00am-8:15am
- Breakfast and lunch are free everyday for every student
- Transitions are 3 minutes in length scholars will transition as a group
- 6th grade lunch is 11:09-11:42pm in classroom
- 7th and 8th grade lunch is 12:06-12:39pm in two different cafeterias
- Dismissal begins at 3:40pm; each floor gets dismissed one floor and class at a time
We believe that scholars not only should be taught at a high caliber, but also model and embody what a MERIT Scholar is. A Paul Scholar always has MERIT:
- White oxford (button down) shirt with Paul school logo from Risse Brothers.
- Navy blue dress pants, uniform slacks or skirt with black belt. No joggers; no pants with elastic waistband or elastic ankle bands.
- COVID-safe mask and tie.
- Solid black shoe – sneakers (gym/tennis shoes) or dress shoes.
- Gold Paul polo shirt for Fridays (optional)
- 6th grade tie All Gold
- 7th grade tie All Navy Blue
- 8th grade tie Gold/Navy Blue Striped
Cell Phone Policy 📱
- All students will be assigned their own cell phone locker with a key on a lanyard.
- Scholar will be charged $5.00 if they loose their key.
- Scholars will be required to power their cell phones off before placing their phone in the locker.
- Scholars will only be allowed to access their cell phone lockers 2x a day
– Before Homeroom
Paul Public Charter school is not responsible for lost or stolen phones
When we think about social emotional learning, what we are really talking about are “soft skills.” These skills are taught, learned and modeled in a number of ways. These include formal instruction, informal instruction, restorative practices, and family engagement.
Supporting the Whole Child 💙💛
- Formal Instruction: Weekly lessons focused on developing one or more skills in a core competency area.
- Informal Instruction: Natural opportunities to practice, demonstrate, and celebrate SEL skills, habits and mindsets.
- Restorative Practices: Teaching conflict resolution and community restoration using skills, habits and mindsets learned through SEL.
- Family Engagement: Providing resources for families to practice SEL at home and in their communities.