October 7, 2020-21
Issue 4
Curriculum Office
Important End of the Quarter dates

  • 10/8/20 through 10/12/20 - Fall Break for students
  • 10/13/20 - 1st & 2nd block Final Exams
  • 10/14/20 - PSAT for all sophomores and any freshman & juniors who have registered through mypaymentsplus
  • 10/15/20 - 3rd & 4th block Final Exams
  • 10/16/20 - Quarter 2 Classes Begin
Q1 Final Exams
Final exams will continue to be given for every course and students must take their final exam during the structured time provided on the bell schedule. In addition, all final exams will be administered online. All students, including in-person students, have the option to take their final exams at home. In the event an in-person student wishes to take their final exam at home, they do not have to report to Peachtree Ridge for the rest of the day, as they will continue their asynchronous learning at home.

Q2 Grades in ParentVUE
Parents, as we transition to the second quarter on October 16, you may need to toggle your Parent Portal Gradebook to see your students Q2 grades. Please note that grades are organized by grading periods (Quarter, Semester, and Quarter End of Course) so there maybe multiple toggles.
Academic Letter Night
Parents after collecting data from our Academic Letter Night Survey, we will be hosting the evening virtually. We will begin our presentation at 7:00
on 10/20/20. More information on how to view the night is forthcoming.  
PSAT
Peachtree Ridge, through a grant from the Georgia Department of Education, offers the PSAT free of charge to all students in a 10th grade PRIDE and at a charge for any student in a 9th and 11th grade PRIDE. The PSAT is scheduled for in-person administration on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Peachtree Ridge High School. Registered students for the PSAT must arrive at Peachtree Ridge on October 14th prior to 6:50 AM.  

Any student who is not taking the PSAT, in-person and digital, will be learning asynchronously on this day. While in-person students are still welcome to come to school, students and parents are encourage to consider digital learning on this day. All students will continue to be provided remediation and acceleration opportunities through next Friday as they aim to finish the quarter strong. Students who report to Peachtree Ridge and are not taking the PSAT will continue their learning in the commons and theatre, as our classrooms are unavailable.
Homecoming
Homecoming Game is October 30. Come out and support the Varsity Lions Football Team and the Homecoming Court!
  • THERE IS NO DANCE!
  • Nominations for Homecoming Court ends Wednesday 10/7.
  • Final round for Homecoming Court will be from Tuesday 10/13 - Friday 10/16.
  • Court will be comprised of 10 students
  • Court members will be provided information via email and packets.
  • To be a member of Court, students DO NOT have to be face to face students. ANY current PRHS student is eligible for nomination.
  • Spirit Days
10/26 Monday – Meme Day
10/27 Tuesday – Dress Like A Kid Day
10/28 Wednesday – Character Day
10/29 Thursday – Decades/Throwback
10/30 Friday – Spirit Day
Care Closet Earns Award
The Eta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. presented their Community Service Award to Peachtree Ridge High School Care Closet.
2020-2021 Student Council
Executive Board
PRHS and the Student Council Advisors would like to congratulate the following candidates for being chosen to serve as the 2020-21 Student Council Executive Board:

President: Shivani Desai
Vice President: Ryan Pham
Executive Secretary: Nikita Dandekar
Communications Director: Angela Kwok
Parliamentarian: Joane Hong
Historian/Webmaster: Katherine Pham
Outreach Chair(s): Rachel Kim & Jessica Vuong
Relay Chair: Alison Chung
Homecoming/Prom Chair(s): Angela Nguyen & Amanda Yoo
Senior Class Chair(s): Katie Kim & Jennifer Zhang
Executive Director (at-large): Riya Sayani
Reflections Contest
2020-2021 Reflections Theme: I Matter Because...
Students submit your art digitally to RidgeReflections@gmail.com
by Thursday, October 15


Seniors
Senior Superlatives
Seniors can vote for Senior Superlatives and add their Senior Quotes using the form found on the eCLASS page titled PRHS 12th Grade Homecoming Voting. This is for Senior's only.
FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is open for the 2021-2022 school year. Senior students and families planning to attend college or university in the fall are encouraged to apply.
Senior Portraits
Senior Picture Date Added: October 21 has been added as an additional date for Senior Portraits after school. Sign up at MagicMomentPhotography.com.
Senior Dues
COUNSELING NEWS
Virtual Visits from
College Representatives
PRHS Students, colleges want to meet you! Get to know colleges by attending virtual college information sessions. Do you have questions about a college of interest? Do you want to learn more about potential colleges of interest? 
Virtual college visits are added here each week

Coming up are:
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Temple University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Savannah State University
  • University of Chicago
  • Colby College
  • Boston University
SPORTS
GOFAN.COM for Event Tickets
Sports tickets can only be purchased via gofan.com with a credit or debit card to home sporting events. Due to limited capacity, there are less tickets to events. To purchase a home ticket for games please click here.  Many other schools are going touch-less for tickets as well. If they are using GoFan, those tickets will also be available under Peachtree Ridge.
Clubs and Activities
Dance Team Tryouts

Jazz Dance Team Auditions: Tuesday, September 29th and Wednesday, September 30th in the Dance Studio from 2:15-4pm
(highly technical dance: multiple turns in second, switch leaps, years of dance technique needed)

Hip Hop Dance Team: Monday, Oct. 5th, Tuesday, October 6th, and Wednesday, October 7th in the Dance Studio from: 2:15-4pm

See Mrs. Ondre or Ms. Wood with any questions or email your questions as well.
Media Center
If your student would like to check out books this semester, we are offering curbside pickup on Fridays from 8am-4pm. We are also delivering books to classrooms for our face-to-face students. Just fill out the following form to order your library books and then put the book on hold in the media catalog (directions on how to do this are in this form):  

GOOD NEWS! There will be no overdue library fees this year.
Yearbook:

Yearbook Fast Facts Fall 2020:
Please see the attached documents for info on Senior Picture Makeups, Senior Ads, and FAQs about the program.
PTSA
Your Donations and Membership Help PRHS PTSA

Support the PTSA membership campaign.
Go to mypaymentsplus.com to purchase a membership.

Last year, thanks to our members and donors, we had a surplus of funds totaling $4,700.00. PTSA donated those funds so this year, our high school is able to make improvements throughout the school. To make a donation or purchase a membership to the PTSA, please go to My Payments Plus. Every dollar that is not used by PTSA this year will go directly to Peachtree Ridge High School. Your support counts and every dollar helps!

Our PTSA appreciates your membership and welcomes your ideas.
Please join the PTSA today!
Membership is only $10.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Any donations outside of memberships stays 100% inside Peachtree Ridge High School. Donations can be made on mypaymentsplus.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL NEWS
Do you have a Question about:
Driver's Education?
SAT/ACT Prep Classes?
Defensive Driving?
ESOL?
Summer PE/Health?
Credit Recovery?
End Zone after-school tutoring?
Facility Rental?
Student Apps

There are two new Apps for students.

  • StudentVUE (where you find your grades, barcode, and other information)
  • Pulse (eCLASS on the go)

Use this link to get more information. https://www.gcpsk12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=25831

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Peachtree Ridge High School
1555 Old Peachtree Rd. Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 957-3100