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Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Dress Code

    As the weather gets warmer we would like to remind students and parents of our dress code. 

    PLEASE READ...................

    ** NO holes in jeans above the knee ** EVEN WITH LEGGINGS UNDERNEATH 

    No spaghetti straps

    Shorts must be the length of arms and fingertips extended

    No bare midriff - shirt must hit waist when arms are extended up

    No sagging pants

    No inappropriate wording on shirts

    View the PWL Student Handbook for the complete dress code.

    Students who violate the dress code will receive the following consequences: 

    1st Warning - Student will have to change clothes and call their parent.

    2nd Warning - Student will have to change clothes and they will receive lunch detention.  Parent will have to come pick up the offending item of clothing.

    3rd Warning - Student will have to change clothes and they will receive lunch detention.  That offending item of clothing will be kept until the end of the year.Dress Code



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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.

     Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

    Home of the PANTHERS
    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

    Student Enrollment is online.  Click HERE to enroll your student.

    Happy Summer!

    Our Summer Office Hours are 8:00 - 3:00

    Our office will be closed from Thursday, July 1 and will re-open on Monday, July 19.

    On Thursday, August 5th, please join us for 6th Grade Orientation at Pau-Wa-Lu!

    There will be TWO sessions available: the first session is from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. The second session is from 6:00 PM-
    7:30 PM. Please click on this LINK  for  SignUp Genius that will allow you to sign up for the session that works best for you and your family. 

    We are so excited for you to join our amazing teachers, staff, and students at PWL!


    Back to School Immunizations

    Our amazing new team at Social Services along with the fantastic Nurses at Douglas County Community Health have launched a back-to-school immunization event for our school community this summer on July 29th.


    PWL Receives Smallwood Grant

    We would like to thank the Smallwood Foundation for awarding PWLMS this grant and we would like to thank our teachers, Jennifer Worthington and Julie Michel, for recognizing our need and writing the grant.  This has truly made a difference for teachers and students in our school.


    Free Lunch Daily for the        20-21 Schoolyear

    School NEWS

    Summer Math Camp

    Summer Math Camp


    Please read our attendance policy below.


    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 or excuse a tardy or 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:

    • YOU MUST be listed as a contact in Infinite Campus to pick up a student. 
    • We WILL NOT RELEASE a student to someone who is not listed as a contact in Infinite Campus.
    • You can change your contacts in Infinite Campus by either contacting the office or through your Infinite Campus parent portal.

    This is for the safety of your student

    ~ thank you

    Bell Schedules

    We have several different bell schedules: Regular Day, Early Out, 30 Minute Advisory, and 90 Minute Testing.  Viewing the calendar on this page you will be able to determine which bell day it is.

    You can view the schedules here: Bell Schedules