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Special Topic Board Meeting, Jan. 25

posted by Jessica Lester

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The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a special topic meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss assessment. The agenda for the meeting will be available Jan. 23 in BoardDocs. You may submit public comment in advance via email at virtualboardmeeting@pvsd.org or you may participate in the virtual meeting using the information below. Please remember to state your name and municipality when giving public comment.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://pvsd-org.zoom.us/j/96344083498
Passcode: 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://pvsd-org.zoom.us/u/acCogeyd1r

The meeting will also be streamed live on YouTube and updates will be shared on Twitter. 

Jan. 26 an Asynchronous Day for PVHS

posted Dec 17, 2020, 11:52 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 20, 2021, 6:16 AM ]

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Tuesday, Jan. 26, will be an asynchronous day for high school students only. This is because of PSAT administration occurring in the building. For information about PSAT administration, click here. 

Registration for Winter 2021 Community Ed Session Now Open

posted Dec 8, 2020, 11:38 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 11:38 AM ]

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We are excited to offer a variety of programs this winter for our community designed to serve all ages and interests. Classes begin in mid-January, so long as the conditions of the pandemic do not lead to building closures. 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
  • A New Take on Comic Books
Also, we are proud to announce the return of private swim lessons and Family Swim! You can browse our offerings here. Links to our registration portal are included with each class description. 

Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

posted Oct 2, 2020, 12:05 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 15, 2020, 12:51 PM ]

If the pandemic had not intervened, we would have welcomed our latest Hall of Fame inductees back to the Valley this fall and celebrating their accomplishments. We hope to see them next fall for a proper ceremony that all can enjoy. In the meantime, you can learn more about them on our Hall of Fame webpage.

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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.

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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