Pesa Sooname U Wueno'o to our Numu Wahabu Muha (August-Indian Grass Month) birthdays! Our students and staff with August birthdays 🎈 enjoyed a special lunch and ice cream 🍕 🍦😋 for lunch today!
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
PLHS students sit in the amphitheater courtyard.
PLHS students sit in the amphitheater courtyard.
Look at this group of amazing students! Today was the second day at TMCC for these 19 PLHS students. We're bursting with pride to be sending such a big group of kids out to master college, build their confidence, and chase their dreams!
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
19 students sitting on stairs at TMCC
We are still installing our new air quality meters, but here there are for most of our classrooms. You can see that they're all green. Green is good, safe air. They run in opposite numbers than AQI. Anything over 80 is good. 60-79 is warning, and 59 and under is unsafe. When numbers drop down, we increase the air flow to the room by turning the AC on or by opening the flue up a little. Then we monitor to make sure the numbers come back up quickly. With this system, we can make monitor air quality remotely and can make sure the building is safe to bring kids into in the morning.
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
Room numbers in white boxes with green indicator lights
Families, we will be holding school as usual today. Our air monitors say the air in the building is clean. The smoke forecast for near surface smoke in Nixon is light to moderate for the day. We will let you know if the air quality in the building deteriorates. We only get three snow/cancelation days in a school year, then have to make up missed days in June and no one wants to do that. As long as our is safe, we will go ahead with holding classes.
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
We know Washoe County canceled school for today because of the air quality and that they just called a state of emergency because of the smoke, but we feel confident that Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School can stay open for now and that we'll be able to tell you when the air is not safe for children. At this time, we want to keep students safe and learning in school. We have new air quality monitors that we're installing. You can see in the third picture that our AQI is 85, putting it in the yellow moderate range. We'll be installing these throughout the school this week, so we can accurately monitor the air quality for our students and staff. We have several air scrubbers here at PL, such as the one shown below in the first two pictures, filtering our air through powerful HEPA filters. We also have industrial strength filters, filtering our air coming into the building. We've had to change filters out a couple of times this fire season to keep the air coming into the building clean and fresh. Once it's inside, the air scrubbers make sure it stays clean. The air scrubbers make our school more COVID safe, since they have been shown to reduce infection rates, but they also make our air at school more safe during these terrible smoke days. We hope the wildfires and smokey days end soon so we aren't forced to use our snow days as smoke days and risk adding days to the end of the school year.
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
air monitor
air scrubber panel
air scrubber
We're operating as normal today.
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
Isn't this a beautiful spot to have lunch? With the clearer air the last couple of days, PL students have been able to enjoy our new picnic tables. Eating outdoors is much safer during the pandemic so we encourage kids to eat outside when the air is safe.
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
several students eating lunch at picnic tables
several students eating lunch at picnic tables
several students eating lunch at picnic tables
Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School will be starting at the REGULAR TIME today. We will NOT be having a start as Washoe Schools are. They are calling it because of air quality for kids who live up north close to the Dixie Fire. Our buses are already out getting kids, so we will start our day at 7:30, as usual.
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
Lakers families, we've been getting some questions about uniform attire. Please make sure your students are not wearing leggings or jeans to school. Thank you for your helping us teach the students how to dress like a Laker!
2 months ago, Sarah Russell
Uniform Pants
PLHS is so lucky to have these two women on staff! They make our school a truly unique and special place for our students. One of our changes this year is that we now have twice as many Native Studies-based courses! Mrs. Wright teaches Native Studies to all of our freshmen, plus Native Art and Native Dance. Mrs. Brady teaches Native photography, Native Film, Native Geography (with cooking), and UNITY as a school-wide leadership class. We are honored to have them on staff sharing their wisdom with our students!
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
Picture of two women wearing masks, standing in front of a picture on Pyramid Lake and the Pyramid.
PLHS Volleyball Schedule - 2021 For Changes & Updates, click the link, select View Schedules https://www.rschoolnevada.org/public/genie/1351/school/5/
3 months ago, Deanna Patrick
Volleyball Schedule - 2021
Volleyball Schedule - 2021
PLHS Football Schedule 2021 For Changes & Updates, click the link, select View Schedules https://www.rschoolnevada.org/public/genie/1351/school/5/
3 months ago, Deanna Patrick
Football Schedule - 2021
What are you wearing tomorrow? 👕👖😷PLHS Uniforms! ⏰🚌 Back to school tomorrow!
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
dress code
🚌Bus Routes for tomorrow morning! ⏰School starts at 7:30 a.m.! 😷Wear a mask (not a bandana)! 👕Wear your uniform! 🥳Can't wait to see everyone!
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
List of bus pick up times
We celebrated two summer graduates today! Here is one of our graduates, Sam, with our Virtual Learning Instructor, Shari Dunn. Shari knows that working independently on Edgenuity is hard for most adolescents, so she works hard to establish supportive relationships with each one of them so she can encourage them in a way that is meaningful to them to keep going. This summer 11 students completed 21 classes in Edgenuity and two finished the courses they needed to graduate! If your student is already a PLHS student and wants to learn more about distance learning, see the application and contract below and/or reach out to Ms. Dunn at dunnsk@plhs.us.
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
Photo of a graduate in a maroon cap and gown standing with a teacher in a tie dye shirt. They are both wearing masks.
 Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High will offer the opportunity for students to participate in distance learning for the 2021-22 school year. The primary purpose for offering a distance learning option is so families who are worried about their students’ health during the COVID-19 pandemic have an option to keep students home while continuing in their studies.   _____ Staff Support PLHS staff will support students who are participating in distance learning. Staff support may include daily or weekly emails and/or text messages, support studying for and taking assessments, technical support, and tutoring sessions. _____ Distance Learning Software The software we will be using for distance learning this year is called Edgenuity. Students will work independently on Edgenuity, progressing through courses at their own pace.  _____ Course enrollment Typically, students will be expected to complete six (6) semester courses each semester, although in some circumstances may be enrolled in more or fewer courses. The courses will be chosen by the guidance counselor, in consultation with the family.  _____ Attendance Students will be expected to make progress in each class each week. Attendance will be taken by ensuring that the student has at least twenty (20) active minutes working in each class each day, Monday -Thursday. If at the end of the week, the student has not worked in each class for a total of eighty (80) minutes, the student will be placed on distance learning probation.  _____ Weekly Lesson Completion Requirements Students are expected to complete at least four (4) lessons per class per week (or as arranged with the Virtual Learning Instructor or School Counselor) and maintain adequate progress toward course completion (that is, be “on track” in Edgenuity). If students do not maintain adequate progress in a course, the student will be placed on distance learning probation. _____ Distance Learning Probation If a student does not meet attendance or course progress requirements for any of their courses for a week, the student will be placed on distance learning probation for the following week.  If they do not meet attendance and lesson completion requirements for the probation week, they will be removed from the distance learning cohort and will be enrolled in school with their peers.  If a student is placed on distance learning probation three times during a semester, they will be removed from the distance learning cohort and will be enrolled in school with their peers. _____ Timeline Students will be expected to complete all of their enrolled courses in the semester in which they are enrolled. Failure to do so will result in either being removed from the distance learning cohort or having to start the course over again. Appeals may be made for special circumstances.
If you are interested in distance learning for your child, please initial next to each item on the previous page to indicate that you have read and understood it, then complete the information below.    Date:________________  Student Name: _______________________________________  Parent Name: ________________________________________  Semester you are requesting distance learning for:	 ☐ Fall	 	☐ Spring    Why do you think distance learning will be better for your child than sending them to school with their peers? _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________    ______________________________				_______________________________ Parent Signature						Student Signature    Application and Contract approved:    ______________________________				_______________________________ Administrator Signature						Counselor Signature
Enrollment Thursday morning 8/5 We have not finished totalling all the packets from our super fun back to school barbeque night on Tuesday, so these numbers might change by the end of the day today. ⭕️Sixth grade is full. ⭕️Eleventh grade is full. 3️⃣ Ninth grade has three spots. 3️⃣ Twelfth grade has three spots. 🚌School starts Monday at 7:30 am! Eeee! Can't wait!🎉🎉🎉
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
Current enrollment numbers
Both the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that students attend school in-person this fall. Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School is reopening in full to students on August 9, but will monitor the guidance of local and national health  organizations as the pandemic develops. Because we need plenty of space for social distancing in our classrooms, we will be  capping enrollment for each grade level at 24 students, except for 6th grade, which we will cap at 12 students.  Priority will be given as follows:  Returning students who finished the 2020-21 school year with us Students who live on the Pyramid Lake reservation Household members of Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School students and staff Students coming from other areas We will not enroll any students who are not Pyramid Lake residents until after the first day of school, which is August 9. However, families can submit completed applications to be placed on a wait list.Masks will be mandated for all students and staff, re
🚌🚌🚌Updated Bus Routes🚌🚌🚌 School starts Monday morning!
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
NIXON DRIVER: MRS. ELLINGTON •	6:50 AM  703 ARROW  •	6:58 AM 204 PL GYM •	7:00 AM PAIUTE ST  •	7:05 AM HOLLYWOOD AND CEDAR •	7:08  AM HOLLYWOOD & WATERLINE •	7:10 AM 203 CORRAL & S.R.447 •	7:13 AM SAGE HEN CIRCLE •	7:15 AM  ALKALI CRT •	7:18 AM BASIN & BUCKSKIN RD •	7:22 AM 760 VALLEY RD  RSIC DRIVER: MR.DODSON 6:25 AM @ RSIC GYM  RENO URBAN DRIVER: MR. MARTINEZ •	5:30 AM @ S. VIRGINIA ST  •	5:50 AM @ BEECH ST  •	5:58 AM @ S. MADDUX DR •	6:05 AM @ EL RANCHO DR @ 7-11 •	6:15 AM  @ 15 TH ST KEYWAY APT •	6:35  AM @ 14745 VISTA DEL RANCHO RD AT THE MAIN GATE  •	6:45 AM @ CHERRY SPRINGS CRT  FERNLEY/WADSWORTH DRIVER: MR. CHRISTENSON •	6:25 AM @ 635 BROOK LN  •	6:32 AM @ 430 WILLOW WAY •	6:45AM @HILL RANCH RD •	6:55 AM @ 5TH & S.R. 447 •	7:00 AM @ 5TH & RABBIT •	7:05 AM @ COMMUNITY BUILDING •	7:08 AM @ PYRAMID ST & RAILROAD CIRCLE •	7:10 AM @ BRADY & SAGE BRUSH FALLON DRIVER: MR. WELCH  •	5:50 AM @ 7954 DOI DICUTTA •	6:05 AM @ 775 TULE ST  •	6:07 AM @ 1071 SHOSHONE ST  •	6:10 AM @ RIO VISTA & RAMBLING WINDS DR •	7:10 AM @ WADSWORTH COMMUNITY CENTER (MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS) SCHURZ/YERINGTON/FERNLEY DRIVER: MR. MARTOLIN •	5:40 AM @ 1408 COLONY DR •	5:45 AM @ 1614 FEATHER LN •	6:15 AM @ 625 BOVARD ST  •	7:05 AM @ 209 HAZELNUT CRT   HUNGRY VALLEY DRIVER: MR. FRANICH •	6:20 AM @ BUS STOP @ FANCY DANCE •	6:25 AM @ BUS STOP @ NUMAGA SUTCLIFFE DRIVER: MR. NAKAI •	7:00 AM @ DESERT FLOWER @ DEWEY •	7:03 AM @ PAKWE @ LAST FIRE HYDRANT •	7:05 AM @ FISHERIES RD & PYRAMID HIGHWAY •	7:08 AM @ 2455 PYRAMID HIGHWAY AT MAIL BOXES •	7:10 AM @ 77 PYRAMID HIGHWAY AT MAIL BOXES
All High School Athletes MUST have their 'Register My Athlete' Online Registration Completed. If you need help with this, please call me, Deanna Patrick, at the High School: 775-574-1016, ext 1004 or email me: patrickd@plhs.us Here is the link to Sign In or Create an account for Register My Athlete. https://www.registermyathlete.com/login/
3 months ago, Deanna Patrick
RMA Link - Scan with your camera
We couldn't have a better counselor team at Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School! These two amazing counselors have big plans for supporting our students! 2021-22 is going to be great!
3 months ago, Sarah Russell
Picture of two smiling women in front of the school
 Meet the Counselor Team! July 29, 2021  Our school counseling team is excited to welcome you all back from an especially challenging year. We would also like to welcome our “new” guidance counselor Ms. Jacie Paulsen! Ms. Paulsen has been a part of the Laker family for the past four years teaching English and being involved in many other activities at PLHS.  Ms. Paulsen will be joining Ms. Lynsie Dunn as the second member of our counseling team here at Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School where we look forward to meeting the needs of all of our students.   As School Counselors, our primary responsibilities are  to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all of our students.  We look forward to offering support to our students, staff, families, and community.  We will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom guidance interventions, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School students.  At Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School our Counselors will be the points of contact for the TMCC Jump Start program, transcripts, scheduling, and academic support, as well as therapeutic interventions and community referrals.  Ms. Paulsen and Ms. Dunn can be contacted by email at paulsenj@plhs.us or dunnl@plhs.us     If you have any questions or if you have any inquiries about specific counseling services.    Sincerely,     Lynsie Dunn                                                  Jacie Paulsen School Counselor			     School Counselor
Back to School BBQ-TONIGHT!
3 months ago, Charitie Carpenter
Back to School BBQ-August 3rd