Cougar Update: March 7

Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 3/7/2022 7:00:00 AM

Greetings Cougar Families,

Starting tomorrow, CHS students will be required to obtain a tardy pass if they do not make it to class on time.  Students will be admitted quickly to class by their teacher when they show the tardy pass. The tardy policy will give us documentation that will help us better communicate to parents and guardians. 

Please encourage your student to get to class on time - they cannot learn when they are not in class.

One of our biggest challenges is student truancy.  We want to build a culture of pride and learning and in the past couple of months, it has been a huge challenge to motivate students to get to classes. 

Thanks so much for your support.  Have a great week!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

We have three amazing workshops in the month of March brought to you at no cost!

Budget Basics presented by A+ Federal Credit Union: with inflation on the rise, and coming off a pandemic, budgeting is more important now than ever. A+FCU has partnered with Pflugerville ISD to help parents and families explore the basics of money management as well as showing you the “how-to’s” of a functional spending and savings plan.

Register here to secure your spot and receive zoom information  A+FCU Budget Basics

                    Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

                    Time: Noon- 1:00 p.m. CST

Inside the Darkside of the Tobacco Industry and Drug Addiction presented by the Texas State Safety Center. This two-part training will feature research scientist Dr. Victor DeNoble, Ph.D. who was recruited by and worked for Phillip Morris Tobacco Company. Part one of the training exposes the dark side of working for a tobacco company and reveals discoveries of nicotine addiction while part two discusses how addiction can change the chemical makeup of the human brain as well as how the most frequently used addictive drugs, including marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and methamphetamines affect the brain.

Register here to secure your spot and receive zoom information Inside the Darkside of the Tobacco Industry and Drug Addiction

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST

HELP! My child is glued to their screen! Presented by Ensemble Therapy. Kate Mire, LSSP, NCSP, Parent Coach, will lead you through the latest research on screen time usage, help you prepare a family media plan to establish clear expectations for screens and explain how screens can be used as effective tools with children.       

Register here to secure your spot and receive zoom information HELP! My child is glued to their screen!                   

                        Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

                        Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. CST

From Dana Wilcott ~ PfISD Family Services Coordinator

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The Pflugerville ISD College and Career Team would like to invite 9-11th grade families to our Create Your Future Night on March 8th, 2022. During this event, you will have the opportunity to meet various college & military representatives from 5:30 – 8:10 PM. The event will be held at Pflugerville High School for all PFISD families.

We will begin with a College & Military Fair from 5:30 – 6:30 PM where you will be able to talk to various institutions from across Texas and the Country. After the College Fair, we invite you to attend three sessions that will help you understand more about the College & Military Enrollment/Enlistment process. These presentations will be held by the experts themselves (College & Military Reps) and focus on various topics including (but not limited to):

General Application Tips & Tricks (deadlines, automatic admission, what to include in the app, where to apply, etc.)

How to Build a College Resume

Essay Writing Process

How to Enroll in Your Institution

The Benefits of an Out of State or Private Institution

The Benefits of Beginning at a Community College Etc.

Logistics

Please park in any parking lot at Pflugerville High School and enter PHS from door number 40. These set of doors are located in the very front of our school. The doors will not open until 5:30 and we hope that you can stay to take advantage of the entire program.

We do encourage all 9-11th Grade Students to Attend the program as this is an opportunity to learn from the experts.

There is no need to register beforehand. 

If you have any questions, please email Nick Howell (Pflugerville High School – College and Career) at Nicholas.Howell@pfisd.net