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Welcome from Dr. Barbara A. Russell
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"The noblest question in the world is:
What good may I do in it?”
— Ben Franklin

Dear PV Families, 

Welcome to 2019! Here are some district-wide updates as we embark upon a new calendar year. 

Facilities: A selective renovation project is planned for South Elementary that could potentially be completed during summer. Upgrades and enhancements will be made to our oldest school building and I am excited for our South community! There will most likely be other schools "touched" by some amount of construction or facility upgrades this summer. Stay tuned, much more to come on this topic. 

1:1 Initiative (Digital Transformation): We are planning to provide every secondary level student with a device (Chromebook) in the 2019-20 school year as part of our Digital Transformation. Students will be assigned a device, similar to the way they are assigned a textbook, to facilitate their learning anywhere, anytime.  Later this spring, we are planning a Phase I implementation in ninth grade. Implementing the 1:1 on a small scale, in ninth grade only to start, will help us to recognize any infrastructure needs, management protocol revisions, as well as teacher and/or student concerns before implementing fully at the high school in the fall of the 2019-20 school year (and quite possibly at the middle level too). A presentation to the School Board is planned for February 2019 to provide greater details.

School Safety: School safety is always on our minds and we continually evaluate our efforts to prevent and/or respond to situations related to student safety. This year, we have implemented the Run/Hide/Fight component to our protocols and are practicing what that means as part of an emergency response with our staff and students. In late winter, we will be implementing the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) Anonymous Reporting System, which is a state-mandated tipline every school district in Pennsylvania must adopt in early 2019. S2SS will allow anyone in the school community to report individuals at risk of hurting themselves or others through an app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline. As we learn more about this system, we will share the information.

There is a lot happening district-wide, much more than what I have shared here.  I certainly hope your children are experiencing a positive school year! Do not hesitate to reach out to me with feedback. 

Thank you for all that you do in partnering with us! 

Dr. Barbara A. Russell
Superintendent, Perkiomen Valley School District
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  • PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion On Tuesday evening, February 12, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the MSE Library, Dr. Derrick Gay will be our guest speaker. Dr. Gay is an expert consultant on ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 2:13 PM by Barbara Russell
  • PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion PV Partners will meet on Thursday evening, January 17, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Middle School East library. The group will discuss current district-wide goals and ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2019, 6:39 PM by Barbara Russell
  • Community Facilities Committee Meeting(s) The first Community Facilities Committee meeting will take place on Nov. 28. The purpose will be to establish the educational values we want to uphold when evaluating the options that ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 11:05 AM by Barbara Russell
  • Superintendent's Roundtable The roundtable discussion scheduled for Monday, November 26 from 6:30-8:00 in the HS library, will focus on school safety, facilities, and your items/topics of your choice ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2018, 10:57 AM by Barbara Russell
  • PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion The next meeting for the PV Partners group is scheduled for November 14 in the MS East library from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. I hope to see you there
    Posted Oct 31, 2018, 6:44 PM by Barbara Russell
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All residents in the Perkiomen Valley School District are invited to attend a Superintendent's Roundtable discussion. These informal discussions are an effective way for parents and community members to communicate directly with the administration of the Perkiomen Valley School District to share concerns, ideas and suggestions. Dates for the 2018-19 school year will be:

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Postponed
Monday, Nov. 26
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Wednesday, March 27
Wednesday, May 29

Roundtables will be held at the High School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you would like to be a part of a discussion, please contact Jessica Lester at (610) 489-8506, ext. 1142 or Please indicate what date you would like to attend and what schools your children attend (if applicable).