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Welcome to Potomac Middle School, A School of Excellence...Home of the Middle Level Panthers...."Staff, Students and Parents Working Together As One"

As a Baldrige in Education School, we are "Responsible" for our own learning and we are "Response-ABLE" to the success of Potomac Middle School.
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Potomac Middle School Announcements
First Day of School Reminders for 9/2/2014
Please look at all links below to get detailed information on each section. However, here are a few friendly reminders for the first day of school on 9/2/2014.
1. Look for your bus post card in the mail. Make sure you know your assigned bus number.
2. Do NOT bring all supplies on the first day. Lockers are not issued until the 2nd week of school.
3. Bring a notebook and something to write with only.
4. If you have a cell phone, please be sure to keep it secure in your pocket or small jacket. Remember, you're responsible for your cell phones.
5. You will not be allowed to carry backpacks around. Therefore, please don't bring a lot of items the first week. You won't need them right away :-).
6. Make sure you have your immunization clearance. If not, there will be options for your child on the first day of school. There is more to come on this.
7. Bus schedules will also be posted on the doors of the school.
8. Look for updates on the website.
9. Start practicing getting up early :-)
10. Smile, WE CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU AT POTOMAC MIDDLE SCHOOL!
2014-2015 bus schedules
The bus schedules for the 2014-2015 school year are here! There are several different buses so find your closest bus stop to find the time to meet the bus! We can't wait to see you all on September 2nd! Click here .to view the bus schedules for Potomac Middle School.
School Supply Lists 2014-2015
 
 

Please click here for the grade-level supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year! Students are not required to bring their supplies the first week of school. On the first day of school, students should only bring a pencil and a binder or notebook to write with. No backpacks will be allowed in the building the first week of school. Teachers will notify students when all of their supplies are due.  
 
TDAP Immunization Announcement for rising 6th graders

 
1. Parents are reminded that students entering sixth grade in Prince William County Public Schools this fall must present proof that they have had a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within the past five years. By state law, without proof of this immunization, children will not be able to enroll in school for the 2014-2015 school year.  PLEASE KNOW THAT STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL UNTIL THIS IS DONE.

Please bring TDAP information on August 28th at 6th Grade Transition Day if you haven't turned it in.
 
If the last Tdap booster shot was administered more than five years from the beginning of the upcoming school year, this immunization must be administered over the summer. The booster shot may be listed as T, Td, Dtap, and/or Tdap. Parents are urged to call their child’s doctor or local health department if they have questions.
 
Shots may be obtained from a doctor, military clinic, or the Prince William County Health Department. Documentation should be turned in to the front office. Click here for a complete list of TDAP locations.
 
The Prince William County Health Department may be reached at the following locations and telephone numbers: 9301 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110, 703.792.6301, and 4001 Prince William Parkway, Ste. 101, Woodbridge, VA 22191, 703.792.7300.
Student Letters

 Youve got mail logo 1326209262 300x200                                                         Be on the look-out for the student letter being mailed out this week with the student's homeroom information. The letters should be arriving by the end of the week. See you in September!
Principal's Welcome Back to School Letter

    
 
Please click here to read Principal Turner's "Welcome Back to School" letter for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

CORRECTION: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION IS FROM 1:30-2:30, NOT 1:00-2:30. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR CALENDAR.
Summer Reading Lists 2014-2015



Remember to check out the summer reading lists! Click on the link below to view the recommended books by grade level.

Click here


Transition Day/6th Grade Orientation

welcomeOur Transition Day/6th grade orientation will be on Thursday, August 28 at 8:00-12:00. We look forward to meeting all of our new students! Bus transportation will be provided! Please click here for additional information on the flyer. 

Click here for the bus routes
7th and 8th Grade New Student Orientation

New student orientation will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The orientation is for new seventh and eighth grade students. There will be no transportation provided for this event. Any sixth grade students who were unable to attend Transition Day are also welcome to attend.
 

Onlline Concussion Training

 Concussion Training
Students who have previously attended a face-to-face concussion class at Potomac Middle School, will be able to complete the Concussion Training requirement online this year. Rising sixth graders and new students to Prince William County are required to attend a face-to-face concussion class. Click here for the online training module. Make sure to print the completion certificate at the end of the training and return it to the front office as soon as possible in order to receive credit. Please call the school for any questions or concerns.
 

 

Middle School Concussion Presentations

          The first Concussion Trainings for the 2014-2015 school year are scheduled for August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm and August 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm.  Parents AND Students must attend to earn credit. Please be on time.  Doors will close promptly at 6:30 to begin the presentation. In order to try out for any sports you must have an updated sports physical (physical date must be after May 1, 2014) and a concussion training on file.




2014-2015 Back-to-School Night Dates



Back-to-School Night Dates will be:
6th grade-Monday, September 15, 2014 6:00-7:30 p.m.
7th grade- Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:00-7:30 p.m.
8th grade- Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Fall Pictures!

 
Our Fall pictures will be on October 14 and 15, 2014 based on P.E. class days. Remember to dress nicely and put on your best smile!

Free Individualized Math Practice for Students

Remember to sharpen your mathematical skills during the summer! Click here for the link to the free website, and the school access code is: S14PM2013.

 
Parent Portal Accounts





Effective August 22, parents who currently DO NOT have a Parent Portal user account will be able to request an account.

If you do have an account you can reset your own password. Resetting you password requires an active e-mail address in your account and that you had set up a security question when you previously logged into the account.

If you have an account and cannot  reset your password e-mail Mr. Hurlow. hurlowdi@pwcs.edu

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