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Summer Reading Guidelines Available for Students K-12

posted Jun 8, 2020, 10:38 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 10:38 AM ]

girl reading
Students and families can access information about summer reading assignments by going directly to this link, where you can view PVSD's Purpose for Summer Reading; guidelines for summer reading for elementary, middle, and high school students, and information regarding how to access ebooks/ where to find books.

Parents and guardians are an integral part of a child’s reading process and success, so please encourage your child(ren) to practice active, meaningful reading and talk with them about the texts they select. Elementary students work towards reading a certain number of minutes per week. Secondary students (grades 6-12) are to read two books that they self-select.

Statement from the Board of School Directors

posted Jun 2, 2020, 7:17 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 7:18 AM ]

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As elected school board directors who have the privilege of serving the Perkiomen Valley School District (PVSD) community, we feel it is our responsibility to issue a statement condemning ongoing acts of harassment and violence against black men and women.

Recent events, including a pandemic that has shone a spotlight on the socioeconomic and health care disparities that affect persons of color and horrific acts of violence, have focused the world’s attention on the racial inequities in this country. As elected representatives of our community, we condemn these inequities that continue to exist in our society. As individuals, we are outraged and deeply saddened and concerned for those members of our community who are deeply affected by these incidents. We want our families of color, and especially our black male students, to know that we love them, we value them, and we stand with them. Although we are separated by social distancing, please know that counseling resources remain available through the district and students are invited to reach out for support.

As individuals who are not black, we recognize that we must work to understand the experience of individuals in our community who are. We will continue to engage with our community as we learn from each other and will also seek to hear from those who feel their voices are unheard. We invite community members to reach out to us to share your input regarding issues that are of importance to you.

Words are not enough, and this statement cannot be the end of the conversation. We stand with black families and like-minded community members in demanding swift, system-wide change. To that end, we call upon our administration to strictly uphold district policies on nondiscrimination (#103) and on diversity (#151). Additionally, we direct administration to ensure that the curriculum presented in our schools fully represents the diversity in our schools, including ensuring that students are presented with a diverse array of course offerings and classroom resources. Initiatives that seek to address equity and inclusion must be broadly integrated throughout all levels of district programming rather than one-off events attended by like-minded individuals.

Finally, the safety of our schools and our community is rooted in a foundation of mutual respect and trust for all. We will continue to work to create a safe environment for all PVSD students in our schools, in our community, and beyond. We reaffirm our commitment to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students that is governed by principles of equality, justice, and humanity, and a respect for the inherent dignity and worth of all people.

PVSD Board of School Directors
Judy Lofton, President
Matt Dorr, Vice President
Sarah Evans-Brockett
Gene Halus
Reena Kolar
Kim Mares
Beth Roberts
Wayde Weston
Laura White

Kindergarten Registration Update

posted May 1, 2020, 6:53 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 1, 2020, 6:53 AM ]

k registration
If you have a child who will turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2020, he or she is eligible for kindergarten in the Perkiomen Valley School District. With the pandemic shutdown, the majority of our elementary schools could not conduct in-person kindergarten registration appointments, so we will be moving to an online process.

If you had already scheduled a registration appointment at your child’s building, the school will reach out to you about the registration process, which will take place virtually. You will be asked to complete an online form, and provide additional supporting documentation via email. Child screenings will take place online via Zoom.

If you have not scheduled a registration appointment, please do so before the end of May. You can schedule appointments by contacting your child’s school:

Evergreen Elementary School:

610-409-9751

dharp@pvsd.org

K registration online form: https://forms.gle/qGiErfNBdEbUrAPt8


Schwenksville Elementary School:

484-961-7064

wledford@pvsd.org

K registration online form: https://forms.gle/tUGZcc2UPnaGidvT9


Skippack Elementary School:

610-409-6060

pjacobson@pvsd.org

K registration online form: https://forms.gle/ST7yXu5Y6XzxW6eh7


South Elementary School:

 610-489-2991

kajones@pvsd.org

K registration online form: https://tinyurl.com/SouthK20-21


If you cannot complete this process virtually, please reach out to your child’s building for assistance. We look forward to meeting your child!

 


"Navigating Through Our First Virtual Voyage" Recordings/Presentations

posted Mar 31, 2020, 5:47 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 28, 2020, 8:19 AM ]

facebook live
In case you missed Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell's Facebook Live discussions about "Navigating our First Virtual Voyage", please view the discussions and an accompanying presentations below. 

May 27, 2020


 

April 29, 2020


April 15, 2020


April 1, 2020

 

Coronavirus Shutdown Communication/Information

posted Mar 27, 2020, 11:05 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:08 AM ]

megaphones
Miss a message that we sent out about the school shutdown? No worries - we have posted all of the email communications sent out in chronological order on a webpage dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic and related topics. Please check this page frequently for updates to make sure you haven't missed anything. You may also check our Facebook(@PerkValleySchools)/Twitter (@PV_Schools) accounts for updates and information.

Not getting our emails? Check your spam/junk folders and mark any communication from pvsd.org as safe. If you don't see any messages in your spam folder or your regular inbox, make sure that your email address is correct in Home Access Center. Click here for instructions on how to update email addresses in HAC. If your contact information is correct, our messages aren't in spam, and you're still not getting our emails, it's possible your email provider may be blocking emails that come from pvsd.org. Contact your email provider to learn how to "whitelist" emails from pvsd.org. If these steps don't work, please reach out to Jessica Lester, Manager of School & Community Engagement, for assistance at: jlester@pvsd.org

Learning Enhancements Resource Page for Families

posted Mar 19, 2020, 7:16 AM by Jessica Lester

dad and child learning
Need some ideas for learning enhancements for your child during the shutdown? Please visit our resource page for information - we will be adding to this page periodically. Be sure to check back for more links, tips and resources. 

School Board Approves 2020-21 Calendar

posted Jan 14, 2020, 8:49 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 8:50 AM ]

day planner
The 2020-21 instructional calendar was approved at the Jan. 13, 2020 School Board meeting and features a pre-Labor Day start to school and several half-days for in-service. The 2020-21 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The last day of school, if all three built-in snow days are used, will be Thursday, June 17, 2020. To view more information about the calendar development process and download a PDF, visit our webpage.

Hotspots Available for Families in Need

posted Dec 16, 2019, 10:46 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 16, 2019, 10:46 AM ]

digital devices
We are pleased to offer free hotspots to families without internet access in the home as a way to support anywhere/anytime learning. Through a generous donation, we are making hotspots available to families so that all students can take advantage of the anywhere/anytime learning model.

A hotspot is a handheld device that provides wireless network connection to other devices (such as a phone, computer or Chromebook). Free hotspots will be given to families based on income and/or need, and availability of devices (limited quantities are available).

Want to learn more? Please visit our webpage for more information or call your child's school.

PVSD Launches Alumni Network

posted Sep 5, 2019, 5:24 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 5, 2019, 5:24 AM ]

alumni logo
We're excited to announce the launch of the new PVSD Alumni Network: alumni.pvsd.org! This alumni portal offers PV graduates a way to stay connected to fellow classmates and the district through an online community that is tailored specifically for alumni interests. If you are a PV grad, or know someone who is, please share news about this platform and its many benefits. See below for more information.

What does the Alumni Portal allow you to do?
  • Connect and network with over 1,000 (and growing) PV alumni. Explore what your peers are up to and find alumni near you.
  • Learn about events, career opportunities, and important news from the community.
  • Reconnect with your old friends, and share what's new in your lives.
  • Learn about ways in which you can contribute to the future of the district.
How is it different from a social network?
  • This is an exclusive private community with access restricted to only our alumni.
  • Provides a safe, secure way to support one another for career connections, mentorship, professional advice etc.
  • The data is secure and no third party can access it.

Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 26, 2018, 8:46 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 8:46 AM ]

sub aide advertisement
Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Work at PVSD as a Substitute Aide! Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. Although regular availability is preferred, this job provides significant scheduling flexibility from week to week. Apply now online or contact Susan Angel (sangel@pvsd.org) with questions.

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