Eblast for June 1, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
Upcoming Events - ALL EVENTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
June 3: Last Day of School
June 3 and 4: Senior Celebration & Distribution Days

*Yearbook distribution info TBA

* Schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. Distance learning will continue.

Click here for updated information about Miami-Dade County Public School closures and other important COVID-19 updates
Final Message from Your President:

WE MADE IT!!! The last few days of the school year are finally here. What a crazy, chaotic, and stressful last few months it has been for all of us. Through it all, our students, teachers, staff, and parents have gone above and beyond to make it work. I’m so proud to be a part of this Panther family and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your patience and willingness to be there for each other.

CONGRATUALTIONS to our outstanding Senior Class! We are heartbroken that we can’t all be together to celebrate you and all you have accomplished. The Class of 2020 will be remembered forever for your strength and resilience. Our hearts are with you as you continue your journey and we know that you will succeed in all you set out to do!

Although we don’t know what the future holds or what the next school year will look like yet, we have hope that things will start to return to some semblance of normalcy over the next few months. No matter what the future holds, I know that our Panthers will meet it with grace and strength.

Even though this is our last weekly e-newsletter of the year, PTSA will continue to post any important info on Facebook and Instagram as well as send out e-blasts when needed. Please stay connected and in touch. We hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer.

Warmly,

Gina Vinueza
MPSH PTSA President
SENIOR CELEBRATION & DISTRIBUTION DAYS DETAILS:
CONGRATULATIONS SILVER KNIGHT WINNERS!
CONGRATULATIONS CONNOR PIPHO!
Yearbook UPDATE:
 
Balfour is working hard on our yearbooks but had to close last month due to COVID 19. Our Yearbooks are EXPECTED to ship the second week of July. Info on distribution will be emailed from the school and PTSA will post when we have the info. Please stay tuned and connected.
PSI ALPHA Laptop Drive:
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS of 2020!
Palmetto High’s Virtual Graduation Information:
MDCPS announced their 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony schedule. Palmetto High School’s virtual graduation will be held on June 16 th at 1:45. For more information click here
Palmetto High’s Underclass and Senior Award Ceremonies:

Palmetto’s Virtual Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on June 1st at 6:30 PM.
Seniors will be notified by email that they are receiving an award and an invitation to attend the ceremony. Make sure your child is checking their email!

Last week's Palmetto’s Underclass Awards Presentation can be watched here
New! Panther Football Web Site:
Stay updated on all things Panther Football on their new web site . Don’t forget to sign up to receive email updates (form is at the bottom of the home page).
Palmetto High School Spiritwear:
The Miami Palmetto Senior’s PTSA school store is operated by  Sharingwear.org , a charitable organization founded and operated by Nicole Markus, a Palmetto High senior. Sharingwear’s Palmetto Senior Online Store is the sole PTSA/school source to buy dress code shirts for Palmetto Senior as the Palmetto Senior PTSA does not operate a physical store at school. All clothing featured on Sharingwear’s Palmetto Senior Online Store are approved by Miami Palmetto Senior High as qualified dress code attire that can be worn to school five days a week. 
Designs can be purchased in multiple clothing styles (tshirts, sweatshirts, etc.) and some designs are available in multiple colors. Orders are custom printed and take 2-3 weeks for delivery, however COVID-19 may add some extra time to the delivery timeline, so order early on!
All profits from Sharingwear’s Palmetto Senior Online Store are shared 50% with the Palmetto Senior PTSA and 50% with Sharingwear’s Charity of the Month. The current Charity of the Month is COVID-19 Relief.
Please visit  SharingWear.org  to stock up on clothes for next year!
SCOIR IS HERE!
This is just the beginning of a new chapter of college search and applications. MDCPS is using a program called SCOIR which will facilitate applications, college search, interest inventory, and everything else pertaining to post secondary search. 
We need our students and parents to sign up for this as soon as possible.
Here is a list of instructions for the kids to sign up. 
 
Please pass it on to your kids no matter what the grade level is, but we are focusing on juniors right now. 
They will be able to use it today!
 
Students can use these instructions to register for their Scoir account, which are also located in the Student Getting Started Guide.
 
If you are using the URL method (which is what I recommend if students do not check their email), those instructions begin at the 1:25 minute mark of the video. Please see below for written instructions:
 
Step 1: Open up your school registration URL:  https://app.scoir.com/signup?hsid=101153
 
Step 2: Enter an email that you would like associated with your Scoir account and submit. This should be an email that you plan to frequently check because important notifications, such as messages from your counselor, will be sent to this email address.
 
Step 3: Check your email to find the Scoir email invitation and select the option to complete your registration.
 
Step 4: You may be prompted to enter your Student ID number and birthdate. Enter this information correctly and select the option to verify your student ID.
 
Step 5: Create a password and sign up! You can now begin exploring Scoir!
 
Step 6: To access your account moving forward, sign in at  app.scoir.com
 
SENIORS:
Please do not forget to do your exit survey on  dadeschools.net.  It is on the front page of the student portal before you sign in.
We Love our Panther Seniors!
If you would like to donate to help us celebrate our Seniors, please use this link .
The Panther Newspaper 2019-20 Issue 6 Now Available!
The Panther Newspaper 2019-2020 Issue 6: Panthers in a Pandemic can be read here 
Attendance Reminder:
 
Students MUST login to their portal on a computer/laptop (not a phone app!) during each distance learning day, and also LOG OFF the portal by 9 PM in order to be counted for attendance.
Change in Food Distribution Schedule:
Beginning the week of April 20, M-DCPS will distribute food  twice  a week. Multiple meals will be handed out at school sites on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
For more info including distribution locations  click here
Register to Vote 2020 & Vote by Mail:

REGISTER TO VOTE!!!! (and if you have an 18-year old please help them if they need it!)
Register to Vote Florida:  https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home
 
Need to Contact Palmetto High?
The following is copied fr om this web site

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
Attention Seniors:
 
Please complete your exit survey ASAP. Click here for survey .

Questions? Contact Mr Nerenberg:  Hnerenberg@dadeschools.net
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.
FREE Tutoring Through HOPE Tutoring and MDCPS:
For more information about this program click here
Activities Office News:
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!
H ave Something You Want to Share?
If there is something you would like to share in the MPSH weekly e-blast, please email KatieLAbbott@comcast.net by the end of the school day every Friday.
 
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