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Community Message on the Reopening of Schools

posted Jul 10, 2020, 6:19 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 7:14 AM ]

back to school safe
Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell will deliver a community message about the reopening of schools on Tuesday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (see link below). This meeting will also be livestreamed to our YouTube Channel, which you can access via livestream.pvsd.org or directly on our YouTube channel.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/93930913925?pwd=MjFEQld3bnFWM2E1d3p1UUNJVVBPZz09
Password: pvsd

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,93930913925# or +19292056099,,93930913925#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 939 3091 3925
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acazB73FaR

School Board Business Meeting, July 13

posted Jul 10, 2020, 6:05 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 6:07 AM ]

school board pic
The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors will hold its business meeting on Monday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be virtual and can be accessed using the link below. If capacity is exceeded in the Zoom meeting room, the meeting can be viewed at livestream.pvsd.org, on our YouTube Channel, and it will also be live Tweeted via our Twitter account. The agenda will be available in BoardDocs on July 11.

If you would like to submit a question or comment, you may send it in advance to virtualboardmeeting@pvsd.org. Please include your name and your municipality with your comment. If you require reasonable accommodations to access the meeting due to a disability, please contact Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell at brussell@pvsd.org or (610) 489-8506, ext. 1101 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting with a request for such accommodations.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/96344083498?pwd=YlhMZzNUUUV6Q3BRejhuZWp2OUF1Zz09
Password: pvsd

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +19292056099,,96344083498# or +13017158592,,96344083498#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 963 4408 3498
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aJzPTM6uS

Community Ed Offers Virtual Camps/Classes for Summer

posted Jun 15, 2020, 9:43 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 9:45 AM ]

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Looking for options to stay busy this summer? PVSD's Community Ed program has lots of virtual options for children and adults. They include: 
  • Book Clubs for students K-12 (offered free, thanks to PVSD Foundation funding)
  • Chess Camps students ages 5-13
  • Coding and Game-Making Camps for students 5+
  • Science Camps and DIY Science Kits for students 7-11
  • Music Camps/Classes for students
  • Yoga Classes for adults and teens
  • Project 24: A yearlong, online course to help build a secure financial future
  • Intro to Financial Literacy: A course for young adults entering college or the workforce
We also have a number of other adult workshops being offered, including Getting Paid to Talk and dog obedience/training programs. You can take a look at our offerings by clicking here. Sign up now - many of these camps and workshops begin soon - get your spot now!

Behind-the-Wheel instruction continues to be on hold. While the state has given schools permission to open for instruction on July 1, 2020, school districts must have a health/safety plan in place that has been approved by both the School Board and the State in order to reopen. Our goal is to have that plan in place by mid-July. We will update as details become available.

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 ]

working papers
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.

Summer Reading Guidelines Available for K-12 Students

posted Jun 8, 2020, 8:24 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 10:12 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.

Summer Book Clubs Offered for Students

posted Jun 8, 2020, 8:19 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 11:54 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District is proud to offer a summer virtual book clubs for students, courtesy of a donation from the PVSD Foundation. Access those offerings here via the Community Education Department.

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

Kindergarten Registration Update

posted May 1, 2020, 6:49 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 1, 2020, 6:50 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, 5:42 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 28, 2020, 8:16 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, 10:51 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:05 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

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