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Get Ready to Rock Your First Day Pictures

posted Aug 16, 2019, 7:07 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 16, 2019, 7:08 AM ]

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We hope you have your cameras ready - we’re going to be asking our parents to submit their “first day” photos to us again this year. We hope to capture the emotion and excitement of the first day back to school by creating a photo gallery on our website and on Facebook. Feel free to download and print the "first day" signs we've created for this year. 

Photo requests: Submit a maximum of two images from your day. Please make sure the images are in JPG format and are no bigger than 2 MB in size and at least 300 DPI in resolution. In sending us your photos, you will agree to allow your child’s image to appear online or be used in PVSD publications.

You may send photos to jlester@pvsd.org. We look forward to seeing what you send!

First Day Signs 2019


Fall Community Ed Registration Now Open

posted Aug 12, 2019, 8:23 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 8:24 AM ]

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A new school year is beginning but you don't have to be a child to get in on the learning - PVSD's Community Education program is proud to offer a full roster of continuing education classes this fall for people of all ages! A brochure is being mailed to area homes the week of Aug. 12, but you can also access our brochure online and register through our webstore beginning Aug. 12.

Some of the new classes we are offering this session include: Mat Pilates, Genealogy, Tips for Selling Your Home, How to Cook Healthy Meals, Self-Care Workshop, and Generation Pound Classes for Kids.

Of course, we are also offering swim classes (registration is coming up on Aug. 24, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 - see webpage for information), Behind-the-Wheel instruction, Bricks 4 Kidz after-school Lego clubs, exercise classes and many other workshops meant to provide meaningful instruction and advice.

Schedules, Teacher Assignments to Open Aug. 13 for Secondary, Aug. 14 for Elementary

posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:02 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 8:47 AM ]

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Home Access Center will open at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for secondary students to view schedules. The following day (Aug. 14), HAC will open at noon for elementary students and their families to view teacher assignments. By staggering the opening of HAC, we hope to eliminate some of the delays that have occurred in the past when many people access the system at one time. Please read on for other important information:

PAY YOUR ACTIVITY FEE ONLINE
Parents/guardians of secondary students will be able to pay activity fees online through HAC this year. The student activity fee is $100 per student in grades 7-12 with a maximum fee of $300 per family. Activities that will be assessed include all sports programs (interscholastic and intramural) and non-graded activities such as band, chorus, school plays and musicals, and clubs. To see a list of extra-curricular activities and athletic programs, visit our website.

Once all team and activity rosters have been finalized, you can pay the associated fees online. Sports teams and music ensembles anticipate having final rosters by the beginning of September. Other activity and club rosters will be finalized as the groups form and prepare to meet. To access the payment portal, choose the “Fees” tab. In order to be directed to the Frontstream payment portal, you need to disable pop-up blockers on your web browser. There are fees associated with online payment processing: 25 cents for electronic payments, 2.10% for debit card payments, 2.39% for credit card payments, and 2.89% for credit rewards cards.

BUS INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN HAC
Bus information -- such as your child’s stop, arrival times and bus number -- will be available on the “Demographic” tab for all students. Please be sure to check this section regularly before school begins as updates may occur while our bus company modifies routes to make sure they are the most efficient.

TEACHER LETTERS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Parents/guardians of kindergarteners and first-graders who are new to the district will receive copies of teacher letters via mail the week of Aug. 12. Everyone else will be able to view teacher assignments via HAC and may view teacher letters through the teacher’s profile page on www.pvsd.org.

We look forward to seeing you when the new school year begins on Aug. 26!

Sixth-Grade & Ninth-Grade Orientations Coming Up Aug. 22 & Aug. 23

posted Aug 9, 2019, 6:21 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 6:21 AM ]

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If you have a rising sixth-grader or ninth-grader, please save the date for these upcoming orientations:

Thursday, Aug. 22
6:30 p.m.
Middle School East/Middle School West Sixth-Grade Orientation/Meet-the-Teacher Night

Friday, Aug. 23
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Perkiomen Valley High School Freshman Orientation (Competition Gym)
5:30 to 7 p.m.
       Perkiomen Valley High School Open House. Parents are invited to join students to walk the building and
       meet administrators and counselors.

Chromebook Distribution Information for Students/Parents

posted Aug 7, 2019, 12:24 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 12:31 PM ]

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We are excited to announce that students in grades 6-12 will be receiving Chromebooks this August as part of our Digital Transformation/1:1 Initiative. We invite parents/guardians to learn more about this initiative at a Family Orientation Night being held on Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm. in the auditorium at Middle School East.

In the meantime, we are encouraging students and parents to prepare for Chromebook distribution in August. In order to receive a Chromebook, visit our 1:1 Initiative page, review the information on the page, and then click on the Chromebook Acceptance Form button on this page to submit the form digitally. Upon completion of this process, your child will receive a barcode that he/she can bring with him/her on distribution day (see schedule below). Please note that the student username and password is needed to submit the form. If your child does not remember this information, please visit https://accounts.pvsd.org and complete the process to reset. If you are having trouble completing any of the steps, please contact our Technology Department at (610) 489-8506, ext. 2061.

CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Aug. 23: PVHS Grade 9

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - after Freshman Orientation in the auditorium
5 to 7 p.m. during the Open House in the auditorium

If your student is not able to attend the orientation or open house on Aug. 23, he/she will be issued a Chromebook on Aug. 27 when the devices are issued to grades 11 and 12.

Aug. 27 (during the school day): PVHS Grades 11-12

Aug. 28 (during the school day): PVMS East - Grades 6-8

Aug. 29 (during the school day): PVMS West - Grades 6-8

Request for Proposals on Auditorium Sound and Light Systems for

posted Jul 19, 2019, 10:57 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 19, 2019, 11:33 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is requesting quotes for upgrading auditorium sound and light systems at the middle schools and high school. Please click here for the scope of work. RFPs will be due on Aug. 23, 2019 by noon to Mr. James D. Weaver, PRSBA, Business Administrator, Perkiomen Valley School District, 3 Iron Bridge Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426.

Kindergarten Orientation Scheduled for Aug. 20

posted Jul 11, 2019, 6:40 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 8:23 AM ]

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Incoming kindergarteners and their parents are invited to attend kindergarten orientation sessions scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20. Times vary by school. Please see below for details.

Evergreen Elementary School: 
98 Kagey Road, Collegeville 
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m. 
New Family Orientation: 12 p.m. 

Schwenksville Elementary School: 
55 Second Street, Schwenksville
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:45 a.m. 
New Family Open House: 8 a.m. 

Skippack Elementary School: 
4081 Heckler Road, Collegeville 
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m. 
Open House (Aug. 22): 9 a.m. 

South Elementary School: 
200 E. Third Ave., Trappe 
AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m. 
PM Kindergarten: 10:45 a.m.
Open House (Sept. 5): 5 p.m.

Capital Improvement Projects Planned for Summer 2019

posted Jun 7, 2019, 6:25 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 14, 2019, 6:02 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District will be taking care of some much needed facility improvements this summer. Please visit our facilities page to learn more about what's happening throughout the district to improve South Elementary School, enhance energy efficiency, and restore athletic fields.

Summer Reading 2019 - Program Details

posted May 29, 2019, 6:41 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 7:19 AM ]

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SUMMER READING INFORMATION - FOR ALL STUDENTS GRADES K-12
Students and families can access information about summer reading assignments through this link, where you can view PV's goals; assignments and lists for elementary, middle, and high school students; the research examining why summer reading is so important; and a video about PV's summer reading experience. Parents and guardians are an integral part of a child’s reading process and success, so please encourage your student(s) to practice active, meaningful reading and talk with them about the texts they select.

PV ONLINE BOOK CLUB - FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 9-12, ALUMNI, PARENTS/GUARDIANS, FACULTY & STAFF

We are proud to introduce PV's first Online Book Club for this summer! High school students, alumni, parents/guardians, and faculty/staff have voted and selected We Were Liars by E. Lockhart as the first selection. If you still want to join the book club, sign up here. You can get the book at your local library or purchase through any of these means:

Buy it at Amazon
Buy it at Barnes & Noble
Buy it at Towne Book Center

Summer Meal Options for Families

posted May 24, 2019, 5:51 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 12, 2019, 5:26 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is offering nutritious meals and snacks, free of charge, to children in need. Bags of food will be available throughout the summer and can be picked up at the District Office or Schwenksville Elementary School. There is no requirement to provide personal financial information to qualify for this program.

The bags will include:
1 breakfast item for each day
1 lunch item for each day
1 snack item for each day
1 fruit or vegetable for each day

If your child would benefit from this program, you are encouraged to enroll him/her by completing this form and returning it to your school counselor by Friday, May 31. Once your child is enrolled in the Power Packs Program, he/she will receive bags of food each week throughout summer or until you no longer need to participate. All bags can be picked up on Mondays, beginning on June 10, in the front office at Schwenksville Elementary School or District Office. If you have questions, please email powerpacks@pvsd.org.

Families may also use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

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