Eblast for April 20, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
Upcoming Events - ALL EVENTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
April 23: General PTSA Mtg & Elections - DETAILS TBD
April 29: College Admissions Forum, 7PM
April 30: Last Day to Purchase a Yearbook Online
May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week

Click here for updated information about Miami-Dade County Public School closures and other important COVID-19 updates

Click here to Read The Week in Review at M-DCPS
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Administrative Contacts
April 16, 2020
Administrative Office Hours 
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Victoria Dobbs Principal - (786) 519-1084 VDobbs@dadeschools.net
  • Daniel Barreras  Assistant Principal - (786) 509-9111 dbarreras@dadeschools.net
  • Karina Cahill  Assistant Principal - (786) 471-7171 kcahill@dadeschools.net
  • Vivian Del Valle Assistant Principal - (786) 505-2611 vdelvalle@dadeschools.net
  • Tierney Hunter Assistant Principal - (786) 530-5490 TierneyHunter@dadeschools.net
  • Jesus Tellechea Assistant Principal - (786) 530-5585 jtellechea@dadeschools.net
Student Recognition Application:
Attention Seniors:
 
Please complete your exit survey ASAP. Click here for survey .

Questions? Contact Mr Nerenberg:  Hnerenberg@dadeschools.net
Admissions Forum:
Attention JUNORS- Posse Scholarship Opportunity:
Palm Echo Yearbook Applications Now Available:
SAT Update From the College Board:
We hope you're doing well during this challenging time. As the College Board continues to respond to the impact of the coronavirus, our thoughts are with you.
In the face of school closures, we’re adapting to give students opportunities to show their strengths and continue on the path to college. Our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators.
Right now, public health officials have made it clear it's not safe to gather students in one place. Many U.S. states have closed schools for the rest of the academic year, and globally there are widespread school closures across 192 countries. As such, we won't be able to administer the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ as planned on June 6, 2020.
We're working hard to make the SAT available in school and out of school as soon as the public health situation allows. Students will have opportunities to take the SAT to make up for this spring’s lost administrations.
If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we'll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.
Students will be able to register for these administrations beginning in May. We’ll communicate directly with students when the exact date is available. Eligible students will be able to take the exam with a fee waiver. Students who were registered for June and those in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will have early access to registration for the August, September, and October administrations.
For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT when schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to open their doors and provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to can take the SAT.
In addition, almost all of our state and many of our district partners have expressed their interest in providing SAT School Day administrations in September or October. Specific information about state and district testing will be shared in the coming weeks.
In the unlikely event that schools don't reopen this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, much as we’re delivering digital exams for three million Advanced Placement® students this spring. As we’re doing with at-home AP® Exams, we would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions.
We're committed to giving students as many chances as we can to show their strengths to admissions officers. As we navigate this evolving situation, we'll continue to rely on your partnership to ensure students have what they need as they apply to college during the 2020-21 school year.
We'll regularly update our  webpage  with information. Thank you for your partnership during this unprecedented time.
Sincerely,
College Board
UP-START Program Info (for students currently experiencing unstable housing):
 
Hello Families,
 
With so many families in our community facing difficult times due to the coronavirus outbreak, unstable housing has become more commonplace and this is a top concern and priority for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Did you know that Project UP-START is a program that provides additional support services to any student who is currently experiencing unstable housing? This includes students who are sharing the housing of family or friends out of hardship, students living in temporary shelters, public places, or in a hotel/motel.
If you have school-aged children living in any unstable housing situation or know a family with M-DCPS students in this situation, please visit Project UP-START’s website at http://projectupstart.dadeschools.net for information about the program and services. Students who qualify will be registered into Project UP-START and will be eligible to receive additional support services to improve their attendance and achieve academic success. Take care of yourself and be safe.

Saludos familias,
Debido a que tantas familias en nuestra comunidad enfrentan tiempos difíciles debido al brote del coronavirus, la vivienda inestable se ha vuelto más común y esta es una de las inquietudes y prioridades principales para las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade.
 
¿Sabía usted que el Proyecto UP-START es un programa que proporciona servicios de apoyo adicional a cualquier estudiante que actualmente esté experimentando una vivienda inestable? Esto incluye a los estudiantes que comparten la vivienda con familiares o amigos por causa de dificultades, estudiantes que viven en refugios temporales, lugares públicos o en un hotel / motel.
 
Si usted tiene niños de edad escolar que viven en una situación de vivienda inestable o conoce a una familia con estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade que se encuentran en esta situación, por favor, visite el sitio web del Proyecto UP-START en http://projectupstart.dadeschools.net para obtener información sobre el programa y sus servicios. Los estudiantes que califiquen serán inscritos en el Proyecto UP-START y serán elegibles para recibir servicios de apoyo adicional para mejorar su asistencia escolar y lograr el éxito académico. Cuídense y manténganse a salvo.
Miami Palmetto Senior High Registration for 2020-2021 School Year Now Open:
For more information click here
Online Learning Updates:
FREE Tutoring Through HOPE Tutoring and MDCPS:
For more information about this program click here
Activities Office News:
Food Distribution Sites- South Region (Open Weekdays, 4-7PM):

> Homestead Senior High School
2351 SE 12TH AVENUE HOMESTEAD, FL 33034

> South Dade Senior High School
28401 SW 167TH AVENUE MIAMI, FL 33030

> Robert Morgan Education Center and Technical College
18180 SW 122 AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33177

> Miami Killian Senior High School
10655 SW 97TH AVENUE MIAMI, FL 33176

> Felix Varela Senior High School
15255 SW 96 STREET MIAMI, FL 33196

> John A. Ferguson Senior High School
15900 SW 56 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33185

> G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School
3601 SW 147TH AVENUE MIAMI, FL 33185

> Southwest Miami Senior High School
8855 SW 50TH TERRACE MIAMI, FL 33165

> Palmetto Senior High School
7460 SW 118 STREET PINECREST, FL 33156

> Goulds Elementary
23555 SW 112TH AVE, HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

> Leisure City K-8 Center
14950 SW 288TH ST HOMESTEAD, FL 33033

> Southridge Senior High School
19355 SW 114TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33157

> Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary
851 SW 117TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33184

> Bent Tree Elementary
4861 SW 140TH AVE, MIAMI, FL 33175

> R R Moton Elementary
18050 HOMESTEAD AVE MIAMI, FL 33157
Message from Mr. Nerenberg:

I can answer any questions about college applications for next year or if any one has an issue with admissions for next year - I am available via email. If they need to talk I will be available on an as needed basis. I am still in contact with the colleges more than ever. Stay in contact on Edmodo (codes below), and on Facebook under Scholarships for Parents at Palmetto. 
Stay well.. 
warmest regards, 
Harry Nerenberg College Counselor
Miami Palmetto Senior High
hnerenberg@dadeschools.net
palmettoguidance@dadeschools.net

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Spammers Alert!!
WARNING! Spammers are already at it. Please know that PTSA will NEVER contact you and ask for money or gift cards. In this case, they are now asking for money for COVID-19 support for people in need. WE WILL NEVER ASK THIS. Don't fall for it!
Yearbook News:
ATTENTION PANTHER FAMILY! THERE ARE LESS THAN 100 YEARBOOKS LEFT FOR SALE!
ORDER YOURS TODAY FOR $65 BEFORE THEY ARE OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT.
THE FINAL DATE TO PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK ONLINE IS APRIL 30TH, 2020.
THE SALE OF YEARBOOKS ON DISTRIBUTION DAY IS NOT GUARANTEED AND ADDITIONAL YEARBOOKS WILL NOT BE ORDERED.
 
Click here (link to https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=15248 ) to purchase yours today!
 
Cordially,
The Palm Echo Staff
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