PCDS Web Resources
Website resources of particular interest to parents are described below. Links to the available resources are provided along the right. An asterisk (*) indicates that the resource is only available when you are logged in to your website account.
The Latest provides up-to-date news and information for the entire PCDS community. It is distributed weekly via email (formally referred to as E-Family) and is also available by clicking its link at the top of any page on the website. Similar communications are provided by each of the division offices.
All events of importance and interest to the PCDS community are recorded in the Community Calendar. It's available by clicking its link at the top of any page on the website.
Your Website Account
Every member of the PCDS community has a website account with a user ID and a password. (If we have your email address on file, the site can send a forgotten password.) While most of the site can be viewed without accessing your account, you will need to log in to view information, which is particular to you, or we do not wish to be available to the public. When logged in, a link is available on this page to change your account password. Refer to Help with Logging In to the PCDS Website for complete information.
Finding What You're Looking For
If the information for which you're looking is not in an obvious location, you can peruse the Site Map, available at the bottom right of every page, or use the site's Search feature, which, in addition to having its own page, is available at the top left of every page. Note that the Search feature can only find words on web pages, not within any graphics or linked documents.
Communicating with PCDS Faculty and Staff
There are a variety of options for communicating with the school. Click Contact Us at the top right of any page for a variety of information about how to get in touch with school offices and personnel. A search tool is provided for contacting specific individuals. The site also provides email and phone extension information anywhere an individual is identified as a teacher, coach, advisor, staff member, or administrator. The blue envelopes are icons that can be clicked to send email messages.
The PCDS Parents' Association sponsors many activities throughout the school year that benefit students, faculty, and parents in every grade.
PCDS Community Directory *
The PCDS Community Directory includes the Family and Campus directories, a parent email address list, and class lists. Each is searchable and printable.
Family Profile Update *
When there are changes in your family's biographical and contact information (your "family profile"), we encourage you to update them online. Other than email addresses for sending forgotten passwords, a family's information can only be changed by the parents; students have not been given the capability to do so. Please note that if there is any change regarding the privacy of your information (e.g. in the Community Directory), we ask that you call the school.
NetClassroom is an online program, where you and your children can access academic schedules (grades 5 through 12), latest grade reports (all grades), and grades from past terms (grades 3 - 12).
Library / Research Services
In addition to the many free resources available on the Internet, PCDS subscribes to a number of web-based research services that provide access to a higher quality of information and services. (If you are logged in, the database services page will display the passwords necessary for accessing these services while off-campus.)
Department Course Pages
Each Middle and Upper School course has its own page on the site. In addition to access from the department pages, links to Middle School course pages are also available on the grade level pages.
Athletic Team Pages
Middle and Upper School athletic teams also have their own pages on the site, containing schedules, rosters, directions, and game results. (You must be logged in to view team rosters, where they are available.)
Tuition Payment by Credit Card
The School welcomes your credit card tuition payment with MasterCard, American Express or Discover. The transaction may be online or in person.
Textbooks and Physical Education Clothing
Middle and Upper School textbooks and physical education clothing are purchased online.
The school publishes monthly lunch menus which can be downloaded and printed.
School Year Dates
In addition to the Community Calendar, refer to this quick reference for the dates of vacations and school holidays.