Middle School Blizzard Bags can be found under the Schools tab or by clicking HERE
Notice: PDY Late start days Feb 19, March 19 and April 16 have been Cancelled
RE: “Blizzard Bags” for future calamity days
It’s been quite a winter so far! The challenging weather is unprecedented, and as a result, Pike-Delta-York Schools have now had to close a total of 10 times. Like most districts in Ohio, we have exhausted our allowable 5 calamity days (snow days, etc.). Because of the severe weather conditions, the Ohio Department of Education is offering an alternative to schools that essentially adds three additional calamity days if a “blizzard bag” policy is adopted. The “blizzard bag” policy will allow our district to close if severe weather happens again without having to make up those days (up to three). The PDY Board of Education adopted the “blizzard bag” policy on January 30th.
What are blizzard bags?
Blizzard bags are lessons prepared by teachers in advance and posted on-line. For students without internet access, paper copies are also available and can be provided beforehand. Instead of simply missing school when we close, students are expected to complete the day’s assignment at home and hand them in to teachers when returning to school. If your child can't complete the work at home due to lack of internet access, etc., s/he will have two weeks to complete the assignments upon returning to school. Our goal is to give our students opportunities to continue to learn even though school may have to be closed and to make this a success for all of our students.
Here is how this will work?
If we have to close school again you will receive an instant alert as usual, and a message that this is a “blizzard bag” day. Students will go to our website at www.pdys.org, click on the their building tab, then click on “blizzard bags”. At that point they will see a grade level link, after clicking on that they will see their teachers name. When clicking on that there will be assignments for them to complete. Those assignments will be identified as “Blizzard Bag Day 1”, “Blizzard Bag Day 2”, and “Blizzard Bag Day 3”. Again, if your child does not have internet access, or it isn't working that day, there is no need to worry. Your child will be given the opportunity to make this work up over next two weeks when we return to school. In some cases, resources or material may be provided in advance. The intent is to make this easy, interesting, and relevant for students.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to endure this “historic winter”. Safety is our number one goal for your child. Having said that, we never want to be in a situation where we are worried about getting to school facing adverse weather conditions. These blizzard bags help give us peace of mind, knowing our kids are safe, and that learning can continue.
If you have any questions, please call your child’s principal or teacher.
Jay LeFevre, Superintendent
Ellen Bernal, Elementary Principal
Mike Vicars, Middle School Principal
Marty Friess, High School Principal
PayForIt, an online payment system, is now currently available and allows district families the convenience of paying for student lunches online. Directions on signing up, making payments, as well as general information are available under the "Parents" tab or by clicking HERE. You must use the Powerschool student ID number to create this account.
Welcome Mr. Mike Vicars, Delta Middle School Principal
Events that are happening at the Middle School can be found on the website at www.pdys.org. under Middle School Announcement Archives. The new student information system is the Parent Portal, found on our website, is an excellent way to stay informed of your child’s grades, attendance, events and daily bulletins (announcements). You can also have all this information set up in the parent preferences to be emailed to you. If you currently do not have access to this Parent Portal system please call the office for assistance. Please keep all your parent and student address, cell phone number and home number updated in the school office.
School Hours 8:15 am – 2:55 pm If your student is absent please call the MS absence phone extension line #1 to leave a message that includes your student's name and absent reason. A parent/guardian or doctor note is required to excuse the student for the day. 5 absences are allowed per semester. If an Advanced Absence is needed the form can be printed off the "District Forms" on our website or they are available in the school's office.
Calamity day announcement information is available on all local television and radio stations.
The Pike-Delta-York Middle School seeks to offer a quality education focused on the needs of youth in transition between childhood and adolescence. We believe that community involvement is necessary to help create this quality education. During this transitional period, the student will be given support and guidance to grow intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. We commit ourselves to encourage academic and personal growth by providing a variety of learning experiences and trustworthy role models that will enable students to master the skills needed to cope with the demands of life.
All visitors must report to the office and get a visitors pass.
All doors lock when school starts.
The Daily Bulletin announcements can be sent to you email through the Powerschool Parent Portal. Please keep all cell phone, home phone and addresses up to date with the office.
Science Club information is available on our website under the Organizations tab
PDY MS Blizzard Bags can be found under Schools tab on our website
Tons of Lost and Found items are on the table be sure to check for any lost items
Yearbook order forms are available in the office
All Blizzard bag assignments are due to the teachers.
Mar 3 Creative Writers INK at NWOESC
March 6 DMS Winter Band and Chorus concert at 7pm in the HS Auditorium
March 10 Magazine sale prize award Money Wheel during lunch
Mar 19 CANCELED Late start PDY starts at 10:15am
Mar 24 thru 28 No school Spring break
April 16 CANCELED Late start PDY starts at 10:15am
April 29 - May 16 OAA testing dates
8:10 am First Bell Rings (students dismissed to locker/class)
1) 8:15 am - 9:03 am Tardy Bell Rings Start of School Day
2) 9:06 am - 9:49 am
3) 9:52 am - 10:35 am
4) 10:38 am - 11:21 am
5) 11:22 - 11:52 8th gr lunch 11:54 - 12:38 class
11:22 - 11:52 7th gr lunch 11:54 - 12:38 class
12:08 - 12:38 6th gr lunch 11:24 - 12:07 class
12:08 - 12:38 5th gr lunch 11:24 - 12:07 class
6) 12:40 pm - 1:23 pm
7) 1:26 pm - 2:09 pm
AA) 2:14 pm - 3:05 pm Academic Assist
2:55 p.m. Dismissal Begins
Middle School Principal
419.822.9118 ext. 1104
419.822.9118 ext. 1102
419.822.9118 ext. 1106
Mrs. Karen Milek
419.822.9118 ext 5179