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Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Daily Screening

    PARENTS:  Please review the attached documents prior to sending your children to school.

    PWL News


    To Find Your Cohort


    Parents can click on the schedule tab in their IC Portal account and it will display Virtual or nothing if they are at home that day. 

    Check out the Today screen to see if your student is physical or virtual today.  A Virtual tag displays at the top of the schedule on days the student is attending virtually.  

    There is a rotation calendar that you can view as well.  To check another day, go to the calendar screen, click Schedule and click a day in the calendar to see if your student is attending in school or virtually that day.

    Click the link below to see a calendar of your Cohort... make sure to go down to the purple bar that says COHORT ROTATION CALENDAR.

    Cohort Calendar


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    Safe Voice

    In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous.

    Welcome to Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School
    Pau-Wa-Lu Celebrates 25 Years!
    educating 6th - 8th Grade

    Regular School Hours are 7:40am - 2:11pm   

    Early Out School Hours are 7:40am - 12:41pm

    Office Hours are 7:00am - 3:30pm

    Registering Students is by appointment only.


    8th Grade Transition Meetings

    Greetings from PWL! It's hard to believe that your 8th grader is in his/her final semester of middle school. Wow! During this time every year, we meet with all of our 8th graders and at least one of their guardians for a 30 minute slot of time to go over the four year plan for high school as well as answer questions about classes and high school expectations. These meetings are mandatory for both the 8th grader and at least one guardian to attend. We've always enjoyed meeting with 8th grade students and families in our offices, but due to COVID safety protocols, all of our meetings will be held virtually this year during your student's virtual day so that we don't have to pull them from physical class time. You will be receiving an email from Sign-Up Genius to sign up for a date and time during the last week of January through the first week of February. Please review the below To-Do List to be prepared for the 8th grade transition meeting:

    • MOST IMPORTANT: ensure that you can log in to Infinite Campus using your Parent Portal. During the meeting, you will be asked to review your student's plan on Infinite Campus, and that CANNOT happen unless you are on your Parent Portal. Guardians logging in with their student's username and password will not suffice. If you cannot remember your username/password or have not yet set up a Parent Portal, please call the school at 775-265-6100.
    • Sign up for a date and time that works for both you and your student to join either a Google Meet or a phone conference during one of your student's virtual days. To join a Google Meet, you have to have the Google Meet App downloaded. If that doesn't work for you, please sign up for a phone conference when you sign up for a time/date in Sign-Up Genius.
    • Please click the Douglas High School Registration Site to look at classes and information for incoming freshmen.
    • In the next few days, be on the lookout for an email from Sign-Up Genius to sign up for a time and a date for the 8th grade transition meeting.


    Please email counselors Katie Emm at or Mike Arraiz at if you have any questions. Thank you!

    PWL Talent Show Winners

    THANK YOU!  to all of our PWL Virtual Talent Show participants. We know that a talent show in this capacity can be a bit different, so we REALLY appreciate the opportunity to see our students shine.

    The below student videos were voted on as the top four talent submissions from our PWL Staff Talent Show Panel.

    Please enjoy our amazing students and their talents!

    Coby Anderson                              Click to view Video               
    Pedro (Ollie) Sullivan Click to view Video 
    Deanna Pacurar Click to view Video 
    Jacie Lynn Ryan Click to view Video

    Free Lunch Daily for the        20-21 Schoolyear

    Free Meals

    Meals for Distance Learning

    Lunch Sign up for Distance Learning

    Click HERE to sign up for lunch for the days you will be home. You will pick this meal up on the day you are at school.  MEALS WILL BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

    Week of:  Jan 19-22

    MONDAY, 1/18 - NO SCHOOL

    TUESDAY, 1/19 - Cohort 2

    • Block Schedule, 1-2-3
    • MAP Testing
    • Volleyball Practice - 3:00pm

    WEDNESDAY, 1/20 - Cohort 1

    • Block Schedule, 1-2-3
    • MAP Testing
    • Volleyball Practice - 3:00pm

    THURSDAY, 1/21 - Cohort 2

    • Block Schedule, 4-5-6
    • MAP Testing
    • Volleyball Game @ CVMS - 3:00pm (no spectators)

    FRIDAY, 1/21 - Cohort 1

    • Block Schedule, 4-5-6
    • MAP Testing
    • Volleyball Practice - 3:00pm

    8th Grade Transition Meetings will start Monday, Jan 25.  If you have an 8th grade student this is a required meeting.  Please contact the school to set up an appointment.

    Cohort Distance Learning Information

    VIDEO on Infinite Campus Attendance

    VIDEO - Checking in for Attendance on Virtual Learning Days with Infinite Campus. 

    Early Out Check in Schedule

    Students who are virtual on an Early Out day will follow the Early Out schedule for classroom check-in/attendance

    HoW to Virtually Login
    Virtual Login

    Welcome to 


    We educate students from 6th-8th Grade

    School Social Worker

    Support is available for you and your families. You can make a free appointment with the mental health professional/ social worker if you are searching for:

    Referrals for basic needs/community mental health support,

    Coping skills/ritual,

    Family conflict resolution, 

    Mental health support, 


    Appointments must be made with at least 24 hours advance notice. Once you book your appointment, the mental health professional will contact you with a link to google meet or a phone number, and confirm your appointment. 


    Shawna Pisciotti, LSW,   CSW-Intern 


    SUICIDE HOTLINE                  1-800-273-8255


    SAFE VOICE 833-216-7233

    MOBILE CRISIS 775-688-1670


    There are 2 ways to report your child's absence:

    1. Call the school at            775-265-6100

    2. Email Mrs. Walter at kwalter@dcsd.k12.nv. us

    Parents/guardians have three (3) days to report an absence before it turns into  a truancy. 

    See our Attendance Policy

    Picking up a Student

    Please note when picking up a student from school:

    • we will ask you for ID
    • you must be listed as a contact in Infinite Campus or we will not release the student to you

    You can change your contacts by either contacting the office or through your Infinite Campus parent portal.

    This is for the safety of your student ~ thank you.

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