The Daily Update for today (5/8) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for details on getting student belongings back next week from all buildings.
The Daily Update for May 7 has been posted to ppps.org. Parents of secondary students looking for extra challenges will find links to online resources, including Khan Academy. Please be sure to vote by Noon tomorrow, and to fill out Mr. Reo's parent survey on at-home learning.
The Daily Update for today (5/6) has been posted to ppps.org. New information today about athletics/player fees being refunded this week for MS and HS athletes. If you have not yet voted for the TOP 10 nickname submissions, please do so by Noon on Friday.
I am very fortunate to work with a fantastic group of people. I want to say thank you to every paraprofessional, my office staff, our ISD colleagues, our food service staff, my office staff, our maintenance and custodial staff, my behavior team, and my teaching staff for creating a fun, challenging, and inspiring place for our kids to learn in and for our staff to work at. Thank you for what you do, and more importantly, thanks for stepping up to the challenge of this school closure. I’m proud to work with each and every one of you!
The Daily Update for today (5/5) has been posted to ppps.org. The PP District Library is inviting parents to a new online parenting group starting this Wednesday to share conversation and strategies for parenting during the pandemic. Info/registration link in the Daily Update.
The Daily Update posted for today (5/4) to ppps.org. Parents, please see invitation from Mr. Reo to participate in survey/forum to provide feedback on at-home learning. Also, details about picking up belongings from elementaries & Cedar Street. MS & HS details are coming soon.
The Daily Update has been posted for today (May 1) to ppps.org. Lots of important new information on the update today, so be sure to take a look. Also, voting has now started for the TOP 10 nicknames submitted to Paw Paw Public Schools. Please be sure to vote.
The Daily Update for today (4/30) has been posted to ppps.org. Please look for details about the process for voting for the next Paw Paw Public Schools nickname, which begins at Noon tomorrow, Friday, May 1, and goes for the next week.
The Daily Update for today (4/28) has been posted to ppps.org. The update reminds anyone interested in participating in the online Community Forum about the PPPS Nickname tonight to register first, and a registration link is provided, along with information about the event.
The Daily Update for today (4/27) has been posted to ppps.org. Please be sure to see a special message for all 8th graders, updates to Learning Plans for the week of 4/27, and information on the Community Forum tomorrow (4/28 @ 6:30 pm) on the process to change the PPPS nickname.
The Daily Update for today (Friday, 4/24) has been published to ppps.org. It has information on an opportunity for parents to buy technology at a reduced price, and also important updates on the process to select the next Paw Paw Public Schools nickname.
The Daily Update for today (4/23) has been published to ppps.org. It has information on an opportunity for parents to buy technology at a reduced price, and also important updates on the process to select the next Paw Paw Public Schools nickname.
Student leadership in the process to change the PPPS nickname is highlighted in this 4/23 article from The Courier-Leader: http://pawpawcourierleader.com/news-paw-paw-area-news-van-buren-county/pphs-students-lead-task-force-through-mascot-name-change
The Daily Update for today (4/23) has been posted to ppps.org. Look for info from school counselors, tech support for students/families, and an update on the process to replace the Paw Paw PS nickname. The window for making nickname suggestions closes tomorrow (Fri. 4/24) @ Noon.
The Daily Update for today (4/22) is up on ppps.org. An important update today is the reminder to all HS-aged students who want to attend Tech Center next year: you must apply, and they are due this Friday! Also, families who need food support: look at those links in the update.
The Daily Update for today (April 21) has been posted to ppps.org. It has information about flash drive exchanges for at-home learning over the next weeks. Please also check school sections on our website (under the SITES tab) for more information/links to learning resources.
The Daily Update has been posted for today (Monday, April 20) to ppps.org. Please look for details regarding device and flash drive pickup, links to new community resources, and a link to the PPPS Continuity of Learning Plan which has been approved by VBISD and sumbitted to MDE.
Learning materials (flash drives/devices) available for pickup today any for student who needs them. Parents must be present. Grades 5 and below pick up @ Later Elementary today from 11-1 and 5-7 PM. Grades 6 and above pick up from 11-1 @ PPHS in the food distribution line.
Remember that student learning devices (Chromebooks) are available for pickup today. Students grades 5 and below pick up at the Later Elementary today from 11-1 and 5-7 PM. Students grades 6 and above pick up from 11-1 at Paw Paw High School in the food distribution line.
Just a reminder that our Continuity of Learning plan begins tomorrow for Paw Paw Public Schools. Our teachers have been working tirelessly to create some purposeful, engaging content that will be posted and available beginning tomorrow, Monday, April 20th. Work will look a little different this time around as we follow the State of Michigan Executive Order that suspended face-to-face learning. We really need your help to communicate to your children that school is not over. They have the same teacher, but their classroom is now at home for the rest of the school year with the same high expectations as always for their best effort on everything that is delivered to them. Work will be distributed weekly by grade level through our website, district app, social media, Schoolmessenger email, and student email. Work will be available first thing Monday morning. For families that do not have a device, we will have chromebooks available for students in kindergarten through 5th grade to sign out on Monday from 11am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm at the Later Elementary front entrance. A parent must be present to sign for the device. Devices are limited, so we need your help by asking that our first round of devices go to families that do not currently have a device at home and for families that have more than two children sharing a device. For families that do not have internet access, we have made a change to reduce the amount of person to person contact that was necessary to create printed packets. Beginning Monday, we will have flash drives available for those families with no internet access. You will need a desktop, laptop, or chromebook to access the content. Again, flash drives are for families with no internet access. The flash drive will have content loaded onto it for all grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Families with flash drives will be able to exchange their flash drive every Monday for new content. This will be the same content that will be available on-line for all other families. Teachers will be conducting virtual class meetings where they will be holding discussions and checking for understanding on essential skills. I am asking for your help to allow and encourage your child to participate in these virtual meetings as much as possible. Students are able to participate in the class meetings by phone if they do not have appropriate access. Teachers will follow up with personal phone calls to complete checks for understanding with students over the phone that were unable to attend virtual class events. This new learning for all of us and I’m sure we will encounter glitches along the way. We are excited to begin Phase II of our Learning Plan and we appreciate your patience, understanding, and support to help us make this plan work. Please watch for additional communication from your child’s teacher over the next several days. Do not hesitate to contact our office at 269-415-5300 for the Early Elementary and 269-415-5400 for the Later Elementary if you have questions or if you need to make arrangements for an alternate time to pick up a device or flash drive. Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement to our staff during this experience. We are, as always, committed to providing the best for your child in a way that protects the safety and health of everyone.