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Pioneer Middle School is a wonderful place to teach and learn. We have a tremendous staff, talented students, and a supportive parent community. We offer a strong curriculum that is aligned to state and national standards in all core areas. Our students score well above state averages on the MEAP and perform equally well on standardized tests.

Daily Schedule

Homeroom 8:04-8:25 a.m.
1st Hour 8:30-9:24a.m.
2nd Hour 9:29-10:23a.m.
3rd Hour 10:28-11:22 a.m.
4th HOUR/
LUNCH
6th Grade Class: 11:27- 12:21 p.m.

Lunch: 12:21 -12:41p.m.

Recess: 12:41- 1:01p.m.

7th Grade
Recess: 11:22-11:42a.m.

Lunch: 11:42-12:02p.m.

Class: 12:07  - 1:01 p.m.

8th Grade

Lunch: 11:22 -11:42a.m.

Recess: 11:42 - 12:02 p.m.

Class: 12:07- 1:01 p.m.

5th Hour 1:06- 2:00 p.m.
6th Hour 2:05- 2:59 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal

Students are released from school at 11:14 a.m. on half days.

Arrival and Departure

Students should not arrive on school grounds earlier than 7:45 a.m. and are to depart school grounds no later than 30 minutes after dismissal unless they are participating in a school sponsored activity.

Absences

Learning is a complex process that demands full participation by the student as well as regular observation. Whenever a student is absent from school, the process of learning is interrupted and the teachers' abilities to provide appropriate instruction are hindered. We recognize absences from school may be necessary under certain conditions. However, every effort should be made by students and their parents to ensure good attendance and to limit absences or tardiness. If a student is absent for any reason, please telephone the school at 416-2770 and choose the attendance line. Parents may request homework for extended absence if a student is absent for 3 or more days. Please allow the teachers a 24-hour notice to prepare homework requests.

Lockers

Lockers are provided to students as a convenience and are the property of Pioneer Middle School. Students are to use only the locker assigned to them and should not share their locker or the combination with anyone else. Students are responsible for the appearance and neatness of their lockers. To help maintain a safe environment, the school reserves the right to inspect lockers when necessary.

Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy 

The district has developed policies regarding cell phones and electronic devices to help support a safe and productive environment in our schools. Please be aware that the following policies will be strictly adhered to for the upcoming school year.

Pioneer Middle School’s Cell Phone Policy:

 

Pioneer Middle School recognizes the importance of  communication and collaboration, and provides devices for students to be productive in the classroom. To keep the focus on academics and to reduce unnecessary distractions, the school will be enforcing the following:

  • Cell phones and all mobile devices shall be TURNED OFF  from 8:04 - 2:59.

  • Cell phones and all mobile devices shall be kept in a student’s locker.  Lockers must be locked at all times.

  • Cell phones and all mobile devices are not allowed to be in locker rooms or restrooms at any time.

  • Cell phones may be used in a classroom when directed by the teacher for academic purposes only. 

  • If a student needs to make an emergency call during the day, they are to come up to the office.  They can use the school phone or their cell phone while in the office.

Consequences and Family Communication:

Students using phones or electronic devices without authorization:

  • First Offense: Student may be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and can pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day.

  • Second Offense: Student may be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and can pick up the phone from the office at the end of the day.   Student may serve a detention or complete a reflection handout.

  • Third Offense: Student may be asked to surrender his/her phone to the teacher and will be able to pick it up at the end of the day.  The student will meet with administration to create a personal electronics plan/contract.

Visitors

Visitors must report to and register at the Main Office.   Parents are welcome to visit classes in session

when an appointment is scheduled, in advance, with the teacher. As a courtesy to both teachers and students, please do not

interrupt a class without an appointment.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found articles are kept in the cafeteria on the stage where students can check during lunch and at passing time. Some articles, such as eyeglasses may be kept in the office.

Textbooks

Textbooks are assigned to individual students. When assigned, students complete evaluation forms describing the condition of the book. Students are responsible for the condition of the book when returned. A significant change in the condition of the book (beyond normal wear-and-tear) may result in a fine. Students are also responsible for the replacement cost of a lost book. Students should not share or loan books to other students.

Early Dismissal

Parents are urged to have their children attend school all day.    Appointments should be scheduled for times when school is

not in session. A student who must be dismissed early must provide a note upon arrival at school, signed by a parent, stating

the time and reason for early dismissal. Students will be issued an early dismissal pass. Parents must come into the main office

and personally sign the student out of school. Students are required to contact teachers prior to dismissal to receive

assignments that they will be missing due to early dismissal.

Riding Home On a Different Bus?

Occasionally, students wish to have a friend ride their school bus home with them. In order for this to occur, both students

must have signed notes from their parents stating their child’s name and the student who is riding/accompanying him/her

home. These should be dropped off in the office before school to be approved by an administrator and picked up after lunch.