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Half-Day/In-Service Planned for Oct. 7

posted by Jessica Lester   [ updated ]

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Wednesday, Oct. 7, will be a half-day/in-service for all students. Please read on for information about the half-day schedule for elementary and secondary students. 

Elementary students who follow an AM schedule will have synchronous activities online from 8:40 to 10:30 a.m. with asynchronous activities taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students who remain virtual all year will follow the same schedule. Students who follow a PM schedule will have the reverse, with asynchronous activities taking place from 8:40 to 10:30 a.m. and synchronous activities taking place online from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be no scheduled class time for elementary school students past 12:15 p.m. and no special area classes on half-day/in-service days.

Secondary students will follow a schedule with shortened class periods and no lunch period. The day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.

Bus Schedules Available in ParentVUE

posted Sep 24, 2020, 9:00 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 24, 2020, 9:00 AM ]

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Transportation to our schools will resume starting Tuesday, Sept. 29. Bus stop information will be available in ParentVUE, but adjustments may continue to be made, so be sure to check back for updates.

Please note that busing is available to all students, regardless of the responses submitted to a survey earlier this summer that asked parents if they would allow their child to take the bus or if they would prefer to drive. The survey questions were intended to gather an idea for numbers and responses were not documented as a family's commitment to one form of transportation over the other.

Bus numbers, as well as arrival and drop-off times, will be available in the "Student Information" section of the portal, if you access ParentVUE from a desktop device. On the app, you can get to the bus information by clicking on your student, and then clicking on "Student Info" and looking for the "Additional Information" link at the bottom-right corner of the screen. See screen shot below.

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If you have questions about your child's bus number or bus stop, please contact our transportation provider, STA, at (610) 489-9110.

Grades K-2, 6 and 9 to Begin On-Site Instruction Sept. 29

posted Sep 24, 2020, 8:47 AM by Jessica Lester

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We're looking forward to welcoming back grades K-2, 6 and 9 onsite starting Tuesday, Sept. 29! If you need help keeping track of letter days and hybrid schedules for your 6th- or 9th-grader, please feel free to download and print one of our calendars to assist you and your child. As a reminder, here is how the groups will be divided and the days they will be on-site:




Middle School East Group 1 (last names A-L)
Middle School East Group 2 (last names M-Z)

Middle School West Group 1 (last names A-K)
Middle School West Group 2 (last names L-Z)

Group 1 attends Mondays/Tuesdays and every other Wednesday
Group 2 attends Thursdays/Fridays and every other Wednesday


High School Group 1 (last names A-G) - attends A and D days
High School Group 2 (last names H-O) - attends B and E days
High School Group 3 (last names P-Z) - attends C and F days


K-2 students will be on-site every day starting Sept. 29 in a half-day schedule, with half the students attending in the morning (8:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and the other half attending in the afternoon (12:40 to 3:15 p.m.). These schedules are already in place as part of Virtual Voyage 2.0.

Grades 3-5 Invited to Join Instrumental Music Program

posted Aug 25, 2020, 12:46 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 21, 2020, 7:48 AM ]

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If your child is in grades 3-5, he/she is eligible to join the Perkiomen Valley School District instrumental music program. Learn more by visiting the Music Department's website: 


This site is a one-stop shop to choose an instrument, sign up and rent. Click on the link to explore what awaits for your child and family. If your child is already playing a band or orchestra instrument and plans to continue with that same instrument this year, you do not need to re-register. Information about the lesson schedule for returning students will be coming from the instrumental music teachers soon.

ParentVUE Opens Aug. 25

posted Aug 24, 2020, 1:14 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 24, 2020, 1:15 PM ]

ParentVUE, our new parent portal replacing Home Access Center, is ready for access starting Tuesday, Aug. 25. Each parent/guardian will be sent activation code emails with instructions for creating an account in ParentVUE starting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25. It may take some time for you to receive your code, so please be patient if it does not arrive right at 10 a.m.

Parents/guardians who receive their activation codes will be prompted to create accounts and will have immediate access to the system. Schedules for secondary students will be available for viewing starting at 12 p.m. on Aug. 25, while elementary schedules will be available later (we will send an email update to elementary parents/guardians with further information).

Secondary students will be able to access student schedules through StudentVUE via ClassLink and will be receiving separate instructions from building principals on how to log in.

Following account activation, you will be able to access ParentVUE in the following ways:

· Go to parentvue.pvsd.org
· Select the “ParentVUE” button from the right-hand side of the pvsd.org homepage
· Download the ParentVUE app from the App Store or Google Play

We encourage you to watch this video for a quick tutorial in navigating the portal. Please note that currently, some features are not accessible and that the portal will continue to evolve as the school year continues. We look forward to making it as user-friendly as possible. More information about ParentVUE can be found on our website. If you experience trouble creating your account or logging in, please call our Help Desk at 610-489-8506, ext. 2061 or email helpdesk@pvsd.org.

Registration Open for Fall Community Ed Programs

posted Aug 19, 2020, 10:10 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 19, 2020, 10:11 AM ]

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The PVSD Community Ed Department is excited to offer a variety of programs this fall for our community designed to serve all ages and interests. Classes begin in mid-September. Here are some of the newest offerings:
  • Teaching Kids Emotional Intelligence with Essential Oils
  • Kitchen/Bath Remodeling 101 - What to Expect With Your Project
  • How Money Works
  • Science Explorers Virtual Clubs
Also, we are proud to announce the return of our Behind-the-Wheel driver education program! You can browse our offerings here. Links to our registration portal are included with each class description.

As we alter our program to conform with current health/safety guidelines, we ask all to be mindful of the following:
  • All class participants will be expected to wear masks while in our buildings.
  • All class participants will be expected to complete a symptom monitoring questionnaire prior to the start of any Community Ed class.
  • All class participants will be expected to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Classes may be canceled or moved to a virtual format depending upon current and prevailing guidelines related to the pandemic.
Financial assistance is available - click here for a form that can be printed, completed and emailed to communityed@pvsd.org

Working Papers for Teens

posted Jun 11, 2020, 10:38 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 11, 2020, 10:39 AM ]

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Working papers for children turning 14 are still being processed during the school closure. The first step is to complete the state's working permit application. Once that is done, contact Kelly George (Perkiomen Valley High School) to set up a virtual meeting so that she can witness the application being signed, and collect a copy of the student's birth certificate, driver's license or baptismal certificate for proof of age. The final blue copy of the permit will be mailed home once it is processed.

Statement from the Board of School Directors

posted Jun 2, 2020, 7:07 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 7:10 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

Hotspots Available for Families in Need

posted Dec 16, 2019, 10:39 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 16, 2019, 10:43 AM ]

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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.

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