Online Support Group for Parents to Address Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health: Thursday, Nov. 5 @ 7 PM. Parents working to support and manage the stress and anxiety of COVID for themselves and their students and families will have a new resource available when Paw Paw Public Schools begins a series of support-group meetings tomorrow, Thursday, November 5, aimed at addressing and easing the mental and emotional challenges facing our school community. Each support group session will provide a short, informative presentation on issues related to mental health and well-being and then an opportunity for discussion and the sharing of ideas and resources. The sessions are not intended to be therapy, but rather opportunities for parents to learn more about mental health and the challenges of parenting during COVID, and to learn about resources available for anyone who may need additional support at this time. Sessions will be led by Paw Paw Public Schools Mental Health Clinician Stacey Coon-Ballard and Curriculum Director Corey Harbaugh, as well as other individuals from Paw Paw Public Schools who can join the conversation and add perspective, ideas, and resources. The online support group meetings will meet twice each month, every other Thursday, at 7 PM via Google Meet, starting this evening, Thursday, November 5. Any parent who wants to have access to the support group link should sign up on the PPPS digital app, at the District website, ppps.org, or at the link on the school Facebook pages. To register and be sent a Zoom link, please use this web address: https://forms.gle/YThVLgdUahEn1KXr6
If you haven't completed the PPPS District facilities survey, please do so before Monday using the following link. https://forms.gle/Baq9MC3Lax9PvWqz5 Thank you!
Attention Paw Paw families: Students in grades Kindergarten through through 5th grade are going to be dismissed at 10:45 this morning due to a power outage. Because our middle school and high school building have power, students in grades 6 through 12 will be released at their normal times today. Again, K-5 and GSRP students will be released at 10:45 this morning. Bus riders will board the busses at that time. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
Wishing all of our Paw Paw families a great weekend! We are looking forward to seeing students back in school on Monday. Please send students with a mask if possible. All those who arrive without one will be provided with a disposable mask at the bus stop or building entry door. Don't forget, Monday is a 1/2 day of school!
Tonight's school board meeting, a Committee of the Whole work session, will be broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04I3RxzLUHc7e6pAfRsDBQ The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE APPROVAL OF AGENDA PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS Educating in a Pandemic Staff Roles PPPS's 2020-2021 Preparedness Plan ADJOURNMENT
The District Calendar for 2020-21 has been UPDATED. Please note that it's very likely that modifications to events on this calendar will need to take place in response to the "Phase" our section of the state is in relative to COVID-19. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gRGRunN3qmzJuXKLjuhuxQ_pd4dycD0F/view
The PPPS 2020-21 school year calendar is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gRGRunN3qmzJuXKLjuhuxQ_pd4dycD0F/view
The Daily Update for today (6/9) has been posted to ppps.org. Please note that this week is the end of school and the end of the COVID-19 shutdown food distribution program. The summer Meet Up & Eat Up program will launch in a few weeks. Details on materials/technology returns, and GSRP enrollment.
The Daily Update for today (6/4) has been posted to ppps.org. It includes information about a full Summer Reading Program offered for students of all ages at Paw Paw District Library. Be sure to also read the update on the nickname process: the final ranking process takes place next week, June 8-10.
The Daily Update for today (6/3) has been posted to ppps.org. It includes a link to a memo explaining the CREDIT vs. NO CREDIT system being used by the MS and HS levels for final report cards, and it also contains several important updates from the MS on end-of-year procedures.
The Daily Update for today (June 1) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for information on returning materials/equipment to the elementary schools and to Paw Paw HS. Look for additional information for the other schools in the days to come.
The Daily Update for today (5/29) has been posted to ppps.org. It has a link to information about the Parade of Seniors being held for the Class of 2020 this evening. Please read the document for important details.
The Daily Update for today (5/27) has been posted to ppps.org. Today's update has a link to information about additional food support available to families during the COVID-19 crisis provided by the State of Michigan through the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Daily Update for today (5/26) has been posted to ppps.org. It has a link to the agenda and link for the School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting tonight, and a request from the elementary schools for the return of library books.
Superintendent Rick Reo provided an update on the nickname selection process this morning at ppps.org, and Mr. Reo's update includes a link to a 5/22/2020 memo regarding the progress of the Task Force. It can be found here: https://www.ppps.org/article/252424?org=ppps
The Daily Update for today (5/21) has been posted to ppps.org. Please take note: after today's food distribution from 11-1 at PPHS, the next time food will be distributed is NEXT THURSDAY. There will be no food distribution Monday (May 25), in observance of Memorial Day.
Daily Update has been posted at ppps.org. If you haven't already, please take a look at food distribution information for tomorrow, as there will not be distribution on Memorial Day. Flash drive exchange tomorrow, as well. Tonight, the Roundup for Fall, 2020 Kindergarten at 8 pm.
Daily Update for today (5/19) has been published at ppps.org. It is a shorter, special edition, with information for planning for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Please see info on food and flash drive distribution, and information about Kindergarten Roundup tomorrow at 8 PM.
The Daily Update for today (May 15) has been posted to ppps.org. Please be sure to note the update on meal distribution for next week Thursday, May 21.
The Daily Update for today (5/14) has been uploaded to ppps.org. Look for information on pickup times and locations for student belongings from MS & HS this evening and tomorrow.