Summary of Pershing County School District

 

 

 

PERSHING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL OPENING

 

Pershing County Schools will convene Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Elementary students in grades Pre-K through fifth will attend from 7:43 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Middle School students will attend school from 7:44 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. High School students will attend school from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and meet in the High School Auditorium the first day of school.

 

 

SCHOOL REGISTRATION & ORIENTATION INFORMATION

The Pershing County School District will hold pre-registration for all students who did not attend school in Pershing County during the previous school year.

 

Information about student registration can be obtained by calling:

 

Lovelock/Imlay Elementary Schools (Pre-K to Grade 5)

Shanna Bradbury, School Secretary, or Shea Murphy, Principal

(775) 273-2176     FAX: (775) 273-2150

Students can pre-register beginning Monday, August 8th from 8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Lovelock Elementary School Office. Kindergarten students must have reached 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2016. First grade students must have reached 6 years of age on or before September 30, 2016.

 

Pershing County Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Lisa Moura, School Secretary, or Cindy Plummer, Principal

(775) 273-1200     FAX (775) 273-3191

Sixth grade students register Tuesday, August 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Seventh grade students register Tuesday, August 16th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Seventh and Eighth grade students register Wednesday, August 17th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - at the middle school.

 

Pershing County High School (Grades 9-12)

Patty Garretson, School Secretary, or Thomas R. Brooks, Principal

(775) 273-2625     FAX (775) 273-2163

All returning high school students or new students to the district who will be in grades 9-12 who did not pre-register during the Spring 2016 semester should contact the school during the week of August 15th. Orientation will be held for Freshman and new students in the High School Auditorium on August 18th at 5:00 p.m.

 

Pershing County Learning Center & Adult Education

Dave Pollard, Coordinator

(775) 273-4994     FAX (775) 273-4913

 

Information can also be found on the district website at www.pershing.k12.nv.us

 

A Back to School Night for Pre-K to 12th grade will be held at the Pershing County High School’s New Gym on August 18th, 2016 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for registration and information. Pershing County Middle School is sponsoring a fundraising dinner including pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, and bottled water for $5.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSHING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS AND FEES

 

ALL NEW STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND IMMUNIZATION RECORD.

 

IMMUNIZATION: New students must also provide written evidence of completion of immunization from either a doctor or the community health nurse on the day of registration. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Debbie Pontius, school nurse, at 273-1147.

 

IMMUNIZATION RULES: All students, from early childhood to 12th grade, must be up-to-date on their immunizations (shots). Exemptions in Nevada are only for medical or religious reason. Specific requirements:

·         All students entering 7th grade MUST have Tdap (whooping cough, tetanus & diphtheria) before the first day of school. Contact your doctor or the community health nurse to arrange for your child’s Tdap.

·         All children must have either had the chicken pox disease OR TWO chicken pox shots (VAR or Varicella). One shot is not enough to protect your child.

If your child has recently gotten new shots, or is new to the school, please give a copy of each child’s shot record to your child’s school.

 

All immunization data the District receives is entered into WEbIZ, the NV statewide immunization database unless parent or guardian asks, in writing, for the District not to do so.

 

STUDENT HEALTH SCREENING RULES: The school nurse reports the number and results of vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings to the state. AB354 of the 2013 legislature requires this. Only total numbers of students screened are reported, not individual names or results. Parents may “opt out” their students from screenings. You may do this by giving a written note to the school nurse. Parents will receive written advance notice of scoliosis screenings. Vision and hearing screenings are done throughout the school year.

 

Contact Deborah Pontius, the school nurse, by phone at 273-1147 or 273-2176, or go to www.pershing.k12.nv.us and click on the tab for” school nurse” for more information about all immunizations for school and questions about screenings.

 

SPORTS PHYSICAL: All students wishing to participate in any extra-curricular activities must get a physical prior to the beginning of the sport season. Enrollment in the football insurance program must occur before the opening date of football practice – August 11th.

 

STUDENT INSURANCE AVAILABLE - Students who wish to purchase insurance are encouraged to pay the premium by registration day. Enrollment is available online at: www.k12StudentInsurance.com

 

ACTIVITY FEES

Book and activity fees for school students are as follows:

 

High School student body cards $30.00, student book deposits $10.00, English Class fee $10.00, Science fee $25.00, P.E. Uniform fee $10.00, and Class fees for the Shop and Art classes. Those students who do not have a student body card will be charged $3.00 to attend extra-curricular High School events.

 

Middle School student book deposits are $10.00, student body fees $15.00, and lab fees $10.00, for a total of $35.00. Middle School yearbooks may be purchased separately for $30.00. Middle School students who have not paid the student body fee will be charged $3.00 for middle school activities.

 

Lovelock Elementary School yearbooks may be purchased at a later date for $15.00.

 

Admission to extra-curricular High School events will be adults $5.00, Middle School and Elementary School students $3.00, and senior citizens $3.00. Season passes are available for individuals. Contact the High School office for more information.

 


NUTRITION & WELLNESS POLICY ­– The Pershing County School District has implemented a Nutrition and Wellness Policy in compliance with federal and state mandated regulations. The purpose of the Nutrition and Wellness Policy is to help educate our students in participating in a healthy eating and living environment. The policy provides the guidelines for acceptable food and/or drink items allowed during school hours. All food/drink items provided by parents for a cold/sack lunch from home are not required to follow the nutrition and wellness policy. The district’s Nutrition and Wellness Policy and approved snack list may be viewed on the district’s website www.pershing.k12.nv.us by clicking on the SCHOOL NUTRION link. Questions may be directed to Julie Myers, Food Service Manager, at 273-2176.

 

SCHOOL BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM - The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs will begin on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 23. Meal prices for school breakfasts are $1.70 for Elementary students and $1.85 for Middle and High School students and adults; lunches are $2.45 for Elementary students, $2.85 for Middle & High School students, $4.00 for adults and .50 for extra milk. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 to 7:40 a.m. at Elementary and Middle schools. Lunch will be served during each school’s lunch period.

 

Your family may be eligible for free and reduced meals. Please complete an application. Applications are available at every school or on the District’s website www.pershing.k12.nv.us.

 

Households receiving assistance under the Food Stamp Program, TANF, SNAP or FDPIR for their children will be notified of their eligibility and that their children will be provided free benefits unless the household notifies the school that it chooses to decline benefits. If your household does not receive a notification regarding your eligibility by September 1, 2016 you need to submit an application to your child’s school.

 

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE & REDUCED PRICE CATEGORIES

(Effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

 

                                 REDUCED MEALS                                         FREE PRICE MEALS

Household

Size

 

Annual

 

Monthly

Twice

Per

Month

Every

Two

Weeks

 

Weekly

 

Annual

 

Monthly

Twice

Per

Month

Every

Two

Weeks

 

Weekly

1

21,978

1,832

916

846

423

15,444

1,287

644

594

297

2

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

20,826

1,736

868

801

401

3

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

26,208

2,184

1,092

1,008

504

4

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

31,590

2,633

1,317

1,215

608

5

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

36,972

3,081

1,541

1,422

711

6

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

42,354

3,530

1,765

1,629

815

7

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

47,749

3,980

1,990

1,837

919

8

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

53,157

4,430

2,215

2,045

1,023

For Each

Additional

Family

Member

Add

 

 

 

7,696

 

 

642

 

 

321

 

 

296

 

 

148

 

 

5,408

 

 

451

 

 

226

 

 

208

 

 

 

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PERSHING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

GENERAL INFORMATION & NOTICES

 

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

It is the policy of the Pershing County School District not to practice discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. This nondiscrimination policy is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 pertaining to race, color, and national origin; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 pertaining to gender; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 pertaining to disability; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 pertaining to age.

 

This policy pertains to admission, access, treatment and employment in the School District's programs and activities, including vocational education. Students, parents or guardians, employees, or members of the community who have any concerns about these regulations or who wish to file individual grievances should contact the Pershing County School District Coordinator for Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and Age Discrimination. The name, address and telephone number of the Coordinator is as follows:

 

                                Russell Fecht, Superintendent

                               Pershing County School District

                                1150 Elmhurst Avenue, P.O. Box 389

                               Lovelock, NV 89419

                                (775) 273-7819    

 

A copy of the Pershing County School District grievance procedure for Discrimination may be obtained from the office of the Coordinator listed above.

 

The Pershing County School District recognizes its obligation to provide overall program accessibility throughout the School District for disabled persons. Contact the Pershing County School District Coordinator to obtain information regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons.

 

DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

The Pershing County School District has designated the following information as Directory Information: student's name, address, parent/guardian's name, student's participation in school activities, awards, date of birth, height, and weight for athletic team members, photographs, honors and distinctions, or other personally identifiable information which would not generally be considered harmful or invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory information may be released to agencies, military recruiters, institutions or businesses for the purpose of providing students with yearbooks, class rings, graduation announcements, athletic apparel, school pictures, scholarship opportunities, or other purposes that benefit the student and/or the school. Directory information will not be released when the purpose is primarily for commercial or sectarian use. Parents who do not want the Pershing County School District to disclose directory information from their child’s education records without prior written consent, must notify the District in writing within two weeks of this publication notice or enrollment in school.

 

INTERNET USE:

Pershing County School District students have direct Internet access for educational purposes. Parents must notify the Principal's office in writing if they do not wish for their children to participate in this activity. All students new to the district, grades 6-12, are expected to sign the Student Network/Internet Agreement and abide by the policies as stated in the Acceptable Use Policy.

 

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE PRACTICE:

The schools use video cameras on district property to ensure the health, welfare and safety of all staff, students and visitors to district property, and to safeguard district facilities and equipment. Video cameras may be used in locations as deemed appropriate.

 

The district shall notify staff and students through this publication that video surveillance may occur on district property. Video recordings may become a part of a student’s educational record or a staff member’s personnel record. The district shall comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to record maintenance and retention. Students or staff in violation of Board policies, administrative regulations, building rules or law shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Others may be referred to law enforcement agencies.

 

NRS 391.097 TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS – Pursuant to NRS 391.097 this is notification that a parent or guardian may request the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher as to his/her degree(s) and area(s) of certification. Information can be requested from the school district office during regular business hours.

 

ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records. They are:

·         The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the District receives a written request for access.

Parents of eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parents or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

·         The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.

Parents or eligible students may ask the district to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

If the District decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the District will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

·         The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interest. A school official is a person employed by the District as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; a person or company with whom the District has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Upon request, the District discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

Schools may also disclose, without consent, “directory” type information such as:

·         Student Name (Student names are prohibited on the Internet.)

·         Major field of study

·         Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

·         Weight and height of members of athletic teams

·         Degrees and awards received

·         Photograph

However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students one week to request in writing that the schools not disclose directory information about them.

Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. For additional information, you may call or write the District:

Pershing County School District

PO Box 389

1150 Elmhurst Ave.

Lovelock, NV 89419

775-273-7819

Parents and eligible students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

600 Independence Ave., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

 

NEW STATUTES – Pursuant to NRS 355.210 and 386.360 newly enacted statutes affecting public and private schools passed during the 2015 Legislative Session can be found at:

http://www.doe.nv.gov/

 

 

PERSHING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

…..…IS SEEKING TO LOCATE, IDENTIFY, AND EVALUATE PRIVATE AND HOME-SCHOOLED INDIVIDUALS 3-21 YEARS OF AGE WHO ARE SUSPECTED OF HAVING A DISABILITY AND MAY BENEFIT BY RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES.

If you suspect that your child has a disability and would like to have your child evaluated, or your child has already been determined eligible for services and you would like more information, please contact:

Marian C. Nelson

Special Programs Coordinator

Special Education Director

Pershing County School District

P.O. Box 389

Lovelock, NV 89419

775-273-5099

EMAIL: mnelson@pershing.k12.nv.us

 

 

 

 

Winnemucca Publishing (LRM, HS, & BB) Publication Date: August 10 & 17, 2016

 

 

 


 

 

 

         

PERSHING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

IS SEEKING TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS

BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3-21

WHO HAVE SUSPECTED OR KNOWN DISABILITIES

 

These individuals may be evaluated for special education services.

Special education services may be made available to eligible individuals.

 

CONTACT: Marian C. Nelson

Special Programs Coordinator

Special Education Director

775-273-5099

EMAIL: mnelson@pershing.k12.nv.us

 

 

Publication Date: August 11 & 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE

 

The Pershing County School District has prepared the Local Plan for the provision of special education services to disabled youngsters for the 2016-2017 school year. This plan assumes compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and will enable the district to receive federal special education funding.

 

The public is welcome to review the Local Plan at the Pershing County School District office as it was submitted to the Nevada Department of Education. Please contact Marian C. Nelson at 273-5099 to set up an appointment to review the plan.

 

 

 

Publication Date: August 11 & 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

PCSD is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or veteran status in its programs or employment.

Pershing County School district is aware of potential accessibility issues with our website and is currently working to correct any ADA issues found within.

The Pershing County School District is committed to making its website accessible for individuals with disabilities according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance in accessing on-line information or with the functionality of PCSD's website should contact (775) 273-7819 or e-mail rfecht@pershing.k12.nv.us for further assistance.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district Title IX/504 Officer: Russell Fecht, Superintendent: 775-273-7819.