Good afternoon Pirates! The amount and intensity of snow this morning was definitely a surprise and unfortunately, has created some very slick conditions given the wetness of the snow. Although the main roads will begin seeing improvements as the day goes on, our side/back roads may still be challenging given the slickness of the snow and we fully anticipate our buses needing more time this afternoon to effectively make their runs on time. Thus, WE ARE RELEASING THE HIGH SCHOOL AND PATHFINDER STUDENTS 20 MINUTES EARLY so that our buses can make it back for the elementary runs. The HS will release at 2:10 and Pathfinder at 2:24, with Farley Hill, Country and Navigator releasing at their normal time. Also, all after school events will proceed as scheduled, unless otherwise notified. Thank you and have a great afternoon!
2 months ago, Rick Todd
Good evening Pirates. Just providing a quick update on our intentions for school tomorrow. First and foremost, we know there are still some spots throughout our district that have standing ice on the back roads, despite the warmer temps and efforts by the road commission to scrape the dirt roads. At the same time, we have seen improvements in many areas that have made travel safer, although driving with caution still needs to be at the forefront. With that being said, we are planning on moving forward with school tomorrow, with our transportation team assessing the known trouble spots early (4am), hoping to see improvements on the known icy areas. Depending on the conditions, we may need to re-route buses, contact families to make adjustments or there may be instances were we just can't get the buses to the stop. We anticipate these instances to be minimal if at all, but nevertheless, something we may need to contend with. For those parents who feel that it is not safe for you to transport you child to school or have your high student drive because of the ice present on your road, please know that it is o.k. to keep your child home. Any change in this plan will be communicated as soon as we are able. Thank you and enjoy your evening. ~Rick
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Good evening Pirates! Although many of the main roads in our area have drastically improved, the many back/dirt roads, along with paved roads within many subdivisions remain iced over, with some being impassible. The road commission informed us that there will be no improvement to these roads until tomorrow and with temps hovering around the freezing mark tonight, conditions will remain too dangerous to run school. Thus, PCS will be cancelling school for Wednesday, Jan. 24. Additional information regarding after school events/athletics will be provided tomorrow by noon. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. Have a great evening. ~Rick Todd
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Good morning Pirates. Due to the icy conditions, especially on our snow packed back roads, we will be closing school today, Jan. 23. Please be safe if you have to travel this morning and we look forward to seeing our students back in class tomorrow. All community education events are cancelled for this evening and more info about scheduled athletic events/practices will be forthcoming later today. ~Rick Todd
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Good evening Pirates. As shared in my email this morning, we are concerned with the temperatures that will be present throughout Wednesday morning as they are expected to range between -15 and -20 degrees (windchill temps) and all the weather models are pretty consistent with this projection and thus, we will be closing school on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Given the temperature will rise to approximately 16 degrees by the afternoon, all scheduled athletic and community education events will proceed as normal. Thank you for understanding and appreciate your support. GO PIRATES!! ~Rick
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Good afternoon Pirates! Given the storm that will be bringing intense snow, wind, and cold this evening and into tomorrow, we are CANCELLING ALL events for tonight, which includes HS basketball games, Family Fun Night and all other Community Education Programs. For Saturday, we are also CANCELLING Community Education Basketball (will be rescheduled) and any scheduled Pool Parties. We appreciate your understanding in helping us keep our Pirates safe. ~Rick
3 months ago, Rick Todd
Good afternoon Pirates! We will be hosting our Mobile Food Pantry this Wednesday, December 13, at the PCS Bus Garage from 4:30pm to 6pm. The following food items will be distributed: strawberries, mixed fruit, elbow macaroni, diced tomatoes, almonds, walnuts, garbanzo beans and Halal chicken. Please share with anyone who may be able to take advantage of this service. Thank you.
4 months ago, Rick Todd
PCS Families! We are thrilled to share this INCREDIBLE resource with our families who have children who struggle with anxiety. There are 2 ways to can attend: Virtually or in person at PCHS Pirate Union. We will feed you dinner if you attend in person.
6 months ago, Basia Kiehler
November 9th Flyer
Good morning Pirates! The scheduled book bus event for today is being rescheduled due to the inclement weather and will now take place this Thursday, August 17 and will occur at the same times and locations as previously scheduled. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see many of our little Pirates on Thursday. Thank you.
8 months ago, Rick Todd
We want to express our gratitude to our amazing leadership mentors who volunteered their time to help us during the Pathfinder Middle School leadership camp this week. Thank you for being such positive role models and for inspiring our students to be their best selves!
8 months ago, Basia Kiehler
Reaching Higher Mentors
Our Pirate Book Bus was a huge success last week, and we're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting another one next week on Tuesday, July 18th. We've made a slight change to the first stop location, so please be sure to take a look at the updated flyer!
9 months ago, Basia Kiehler
Updated Book Bus Locations
Hi PCS Elementary Families! Please join us for our Pop Up Reading event at Cap'N Frosty today from 3pm to 4pm (weather permitting). Listen to a story read by one of our teachers and then receive a free book to take home. Hope to see you there! (If weather forces us to cancel this event, a message will be sent out as soon as possible). Thank you!
9 months ago, Rick Todd
Good morning Pirates!! We will be hosting our Mobile Food Pantry this Wednesday, July 12, at the PCS Bus Garage from 4:30pm to 6pm. The following food items will be distributed: pears, spaghetti, corn, Garbanzo beans, walnuts, and chicken drumsticks. Please share with anyone who may be able to take advantage of this service. Thank you.
9 months ago, Rick Todd
PCS families! Please join us for our annual Pop Up Reading events and visit the PCS Book Bus Stops. Our first book bus will run on Tuesday, July 11th. See flyers below! Hope to see you all there so you can get a free book!
10 months ago, Basia Kiehler
Summer pop up reading Events
summer book bus events
Hello Pirates! We will be hosting our Mobile Food Pantry this Wednesday, June 14, at the PCS Bus Garage from 4:30pm to 6pm. The following food items will be distributed: applesauce, green split peas, dry navy beans, rice, green beans and pulled pork. Please share with anyone who may be able to take advantage of this service. Thank you.
10 months ago, Rick Todd
Hello Pirates and Happy Last Day of School!! I have provided my last weekly update for the year as a short video to personally express our gratitude to our parents and staff, along with recognizing five special staff members who will be retiring. Thank you for being part of our PIrate Family and have a great summer! ~Rick Video: https://youtu.be/tdAckitwyzc
10 months ago, Rick Todd
NOTICE: M36 has just been cleared to reopen as Charter was extremely responsive and was able to get the wire off the road and all normal traffic patterns can resume as normal. We thank you for your flexibility and understanding and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused as this happened at the very worst time. Thank you.
10 months ago, Rick Todd
NOTICE: A gravel truck has just knocked down a wire (communications/fiber we believe) right in front of Navigator School at the exit drive. The fire department has closed M-36 at McGregor/M36 and at Farley Rd/M36 as we are waiting for DTE and/or Charter to arrive on the scene. Our buses will be able to pick up our students at Pathfinder (2:45) and will be able to transport our students home. However, parents who are coming to pick up their child at Pathfinder MUST use the entrance off of McGregor if coming from the east or if coming from the west, please use Darwin rd. to access McGregor. Law enforcement will be on site to help direct traffic. We are hoping that this issue will be resolved by the time we will dismiss for elementary. We will keep you posted. Thank you.
10 months ago, Rick Todd
Good morning Pirates! We are looking forward to sending off our Graduating Class of 2023 at Pirate Stadium on this beautiful Sunday morning and we wanted to remind our Pirate family that the graduation ceremony is being streamed at 10am using the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9hLpvQkCNQ. Congratulations Graduates and GO PIRATES!!
10 months ago, Rick Todd
Update to Internet outage: Testing has confirmed a break in the fiber located at Lee Rd. in Brighton. A crew has been dispatched to the sight and will begin working on fixing the break. Unfortunately, we cannot provide an estimated time for completion at this time. Thank you.
11 months ago, Rick Todd