Eblast for May 4, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 21: General (Virtual) PTSA Meeting, 7PM - Details TBA
May 25: No school, Memorial Day
June 3: Last Day of School & Virtual Graduation!
Yearbook & Senior Items Distribution Plan TBA

* Schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. Distance learning will continue. Graduation protocols for seniors will be announced soon.

Click here for updated information about Miami-Dade County Public School closures and other important COVID-19 updates
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! We Need Your Help!
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th. Although we have been away from school, we still want to show our teachers & staff how much we appreciate all their hard work during the school year and during distance learning. Please take some time to review what we have planned for each day of the week. Now more than ever we need to recognize and thank our teachers and staff. Thanks so much for your participation!
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 
AP Exam Update from The College Board:

Here's important information to help guide your child through the AP® Exam day experience.
New Resources:
• AP Exam Day Checklist: Your child should complete this checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each AP Exam they'll be taking this year, and keep it next to them on test day.
• Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give your child quick, easily accessible information about the test day experience and what they need to do to prepare. Additional videos will be posted to this playlist soon. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4844oyQviUHOOddAaMOdDAqpk&SFMC_cid=EM305181-5553&rid=83836411
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
Graduation Information From Dr. Feldman:
Good morning, District 9 Community.
We hope this message finds you well and healthy. Dr. Feldman would like to share updates on graduation ceremonies and special senior recognition. Please feel free to share this with your communities to help make this a memorable moment for our seniors who are most deserving of it.
Students and their families, M-DCPS employees, community and media partners, and the public- at-large are encouraged to support the campaign and the culminating day by using social media, putting together their own recognition opportunities, airing the M-DCPS Senior Recognition public service announcement, and featuring Class of 2020 graduates in news stories on air, online, and in print publications.
To assist in this effort, the District will highlight seniors for the next five weeks, following the schedule below:
•          Week of April 27 – May 1: College and athletic scholarships recipients
•          Week of May 4 – 8: Military and first-generation grads or other outstanding achievements, including exemplary community service
•          Week of May 11 – 15: Top 10 percent of graduates and Silver Knight award nominees
•          Monday, May 18 & Tuesday, May 19 – Recognition of all seniors
•          Wednesday, May 20 – Community-wide Senior Recognition Day
On May 20, schools will be encouraged to post “Class of 2020” photos and students will be asked to share videos of special memories on social media platforms using the following hashtags:
•          #MDCPSGrad
•          #Classof2020
•          #MeetMDCPSGrads
•          #SeniorSpotlight #District9 #D9Rocks
The community is also invited to express congratulations via social media utilizing these hashtags to collectively acknowledge the accomplishments of the Class of 2020.
For the most up-to-date information, please download the Dadeschools mobile app to your iPhone or Android device. Follow us on Twitter @mdcps and @miamisup, on Instagram @miamischools and @miamisup, and on Facebook at MiamiSchools and AlbertoCarvalho & Follow District 9 on Twitter @Larry_Feldman, on Instagram @lfeldmand9, and on Facebook Larry Feldman.
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

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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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