Announcements for February 24:

Come support the Pine Island FCCLA and the American Red Cross on March 2nd! 


The FCCLA will be hosting their spring blood drive on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. It will be at the Cornerstone Baptist Church (857 Rolling View Lane SE) from noon - 6pm.  Students, teachers and community members are all welcome to donate. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Nordrum at 


If interested to donate please call 1 -800 - RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: pineislandhs to schedule an appointment.


* Middle School Yearbook - LAST CHANCE to guarantee your copy of the 2020-2021 yearbook is February 28th!!  Order yours NOW for $25.00 at


*Anne Simpson, Makenzie Alberts, and Elaine Sauder completed applications, speeches, and interviews for Region VIII FFA Office.  

The results were just released this morning...

President - Anne Simpson - (Also becomes an Assistant State Officer)

Vice-President - Makenzie Alberts


*MHS is having a diaper drive to help support the baby closet opening at the Pine Island United Methodist Church, and Pine Island FFA wants to help!
Throughout FFA Week (February 22-26) and the following week (March 1-5) we will be raising money to purchase diapers for the cause. We encourage ALL students, parents, and staff to donate and participate. Not to mention, we have some fun incentives involving the officer team and our advisor, Mr. Erickson.
If we raise:
$10 - Pie in the face for Lauren Wangsness, Chapter Sentinel
$20 - Pie in the face for Brooklyn Radtke, Chapter Reporter
$30 - Pie in the face for Anne Simpson, Chapter Treasurer
$40 - Pie in the face for Makenzie Alberts, Chapter Secretary
$50 - Pie in the face for Calli Griggs, Chapter Vice President
$60 - Pie in the face for Kaedyn Peterson-Rucker, Chapter President
$100 - Pie in the face for Mr. Erickson
$150 - The entire officer team gets pied AGAIN!
$200 - The entire officer team has to color their hair for a day at school
$250 - Mr. Erickson will color his hair for a day
$500 - Mr. Erickson will shave his head

Bring your donations to Mr. Erickson's classroom or the high school office!

Prior Announcements:
*Pine Island Trap Team- Registration for the spring season of the Pine Island Trap Team closes next Friday, February 26th. Forms and waivers are available in the office and in Mr. Smith's room or email him at

Late registrations will NOT be accepted. 


* Congratulations to our 2021 School Spelling Bee Champion, Lyndee Northrop. After 14 rounds, Lyndee (8th grade) was the winner and will move on to the next level of competition on March 9, at Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester. Jonah Muller (6th grade) finished in second place, and Austin Luckey (6th grade) placed third. Other participants included Noah Prose (7th grade), Emily Reisinger (8th grade), and Kylie Meyer (7th grade). 

*The Pine Island Community Scholarship Application is now available!  This application allows Pine Island seniors to apply for numerous scholarships offered by local businesses and organizations - there really is something for everyone! Application materials can be found in the Community Scholarship Schoology Course (access code: 2KG7-J7MN-RNRX8). Application materials must be submitted on Schoology by Wednesday, March 31st.  

*Did you know?

Pine Island School District is streaming middle school and high school activities! We currently have 635 subscribers to our youtube channel. Our goal is to get to 1000 subscribers before the end of February! When you subscribe, you have the option to click for reminders when the next event is happening! There is nothing like watching Panther activities on a big screen TV from anywhere in the nation. Send the link to family and friends! Subscribe today


* March 1 – Senior Profiles due to the News Record
The Zumbrota News Record prints senior profiles for local graduates. If you are interested in being included, please fill out the form and submit the form and a senior picture to the News Record at:  2020-2021 Senior Profile Form
PLEASE NOTE – the News Record cannot open google forms. Please submit via pdf or type answers in email.

*Attention students (Grades 10-12): Pine Island High School will be offering the ASVAB test on Friday, February 12th at 8:45 a.m., in the Forum Room. The ASVAB is an aptitude test that measures strengths and weaknesses and predicts future academic and occupational success in the military.  Students interested in taking the test must sign up with Mrs. Garcia by Wednesday, February 10th.  This can be a great opportunity for students looking at the military and/or students who would like to learn more about how their individual strengths and interests may translate into the work of work.   


Seniors: The Pine Island Lions Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors. Information about the scholarship including application criteria and application materials is available on the College and Career Center Schoology.  


*Attention seniors planning to attend RCTC in the Fall:  The 2021-2022 RCTC Foundation Scholarship Application is now open! It will be open through February 12, 2021. All new RCTC undergraduates should access the application by going to this link below. Once you are at that webpage,  follow the “Prospective Students” application steps to complete a scholarship application – even if you are a current PSEO student. More detailed information about how to apply can be found by watching:

Attention Seniors:  People's Energy Cooperative will be offering a $1,000 scholarship for students planning to attend college (any academic major) and a $2,000 scholarship for seniors pursuing a lineworker education program. Application materials and information about scholarship qualifications can be found on the People's Energy Cooperative website. 


Livestream Events: 

Want to watch any livestream event for the District this year? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. Go to the Pine Island Schools Website: Click on the District tab, then scroll down to livestream events and then search for the event you are looking for. Or click Subscribe. Go Panthers!

*YEARBOOKS-Attention 2020 graduates- the yearbooks are in and can be picked up in the H.S. office. Siblings are also welcome to pick up books.


*Library Access High School:

We have added a link on the homepage under the 5-12 School tab to the Library. Under the link you will see access to the books available to students as well as an email address to Mrs. Jaci Bloxham in the Library. Students can email her the title and author of the book they want, and she will coordinate their pickup of the book. We hope this helps continue access during the limitations of COVID.

*Please email for anything and everything technology related

Students, try this if you are having Zoom issues.

Step 1 - Log out of Schoology

Step 2 - Click Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) Ctrl+Shift+Backspace (Chromebook) to clear your cookies and cache (make sure dropdown at top is set to ALL TIME)

Step 3 - Log back into Schoology by clicking the quick link on the bottom of the school website and attaching it to your PI255 account (not a personal email).

Delete any old bookmark you are using for Schoology login. Make sure you are always using Google single sign-on.

Step 4 - Create a district Zoom account with school email. Go to and click Sign In - enter school email and password when prompted and when you see the Zoom homepage, you are done and can close the window.

Go back and try it again. 


School Day
In order to make transportation work with new restrictions, the 5-12 school day has been adjusted. Class starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. We also have to limit extra traffic in the building. To limit this traffic the doors will open at 8:30am and students will need to leave the building no later than 3:30pm. The doors will then remain locked for the evening. Students are not allowed in the building before 8:30am or after 3:30pm. 

A/B Calendar
Attached is the
A/B Calendar which specifies A and B days for the entire year. Even if school is canceled for a day, the A/B calendar will stay the same for the entire year.


All students (grades K-12) and staff will be required to wear a mask (Executive Order 20-81).  The Pine Island District will supply one mask to each student enrolled in the Hybrid Model.

Learning At Home
Students will again have days they are learning from home whether on the A/B rotation, or if they are on the family flex plan. The school day will follow the same schedule for students both at home and at school. Classes will start at 8:45am and finish at 3:15pm. Students will be required to checkin and join classes during the school day. Each teacher will communicate with students how they will participate in each class from home. Attendance and participation is required. 



To check attendance and final course grades, you will need to know your Skyward login. Skyward will also be used to schedule conferences this year and view your student’s homeroom teacher and course schedule. You can find the link to Skyward at the bottom of the school district website.

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