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PVSD Community Ed Fall Brochure Now Available Online

posted Aug 13, 2018, 7:12 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 7:12 AM ]

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The Fall 2018 Community Ed brochure is now available online, and will be mailed to residents by the end of August. We hope you will check it out to learn more about our swimming programs, Behind-the-Wheel training, and new classes for children and adults such as Mixed Media Art, Knowing Your Strengths for Teens, and cardio and strength training. You can register online at https://perkiomen.revtrak.net/.

Home Access Center to Open Aug. 13 for Secondary, Aug. 14 for Elementary

posted Aug 12, 2018, 7:37 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Aug 12, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

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Home Access Center (HAC) will open this week for student schedules, teacher assignments, bus information and more. HAC will open at noon on Monday, 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. 13. 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.

HAC LOG-IN INFORMATION

HAC log-in information has been sent via email to all kindergarten families and to first-grade families joining the district for the first time. Those who already have accounts may log-in with their existing information. If you have forgotten that information, please use the “Forgot my username or password” link on the HAC log-in screen to retrieve that information.

School Supply Lists for 2018-19

posted Jul 18, 2018, 11:40 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 11:43 AM ]

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Take advantage of those back-to-school sales and purchase your school supplies early! We've posted our lists for elementary and middle schools. Please keep in mind these lists are provided as a general idea of what your child may need. Teachers may request additional items upon the start of school. Click here for the details.

Save the Date for Upcoming Orientations

posted Jul 9, 2018, 9:58 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 9:59 AM ]

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Please mark your calendar for these orientation dates and times if you have a child starting kindergarten, 6th grade, or 9th grade in the coming school year. 



KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION: AUG. 21 (Times vary by school; please see below):
    
Evergreen Elementary School Schwenksville Elementary School  Skippack Elementary SchoolSouth Elementary School
 AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m.  AM Kindergarten: 9:30 a.m.  AM Kindergarten: 9:15 a.m. AM Kindergarten: 9 a.m. 
 PM Kindergarten: 10:30 a.m.  PM Kindergarten: 10:45 a.m.  PM Kindergarten: 10:15 a.m.  PM Kindergarten: 10:15 a.m.

6TH GRADE ORIENTATION: AUG. 23, 6:30 p.m. at both Middle School East and Middle School West

9TH GRADE ORIENTATION: AUG. 24, 8 a.m. to noon (students only - beginning in the Competition Gym); Open House the same date from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (students and parents)

Summer Reading Information is Now Available

posted May 29, 2018, 11:50 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 29, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District's Summer Reading guidelines have been posted and can be accessed online, where you can view our 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. Thanks, and happy reading!

PV Power Packs and Summer Meal Options for Kids

posted May 25, 2018, 11:52 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 6:42 AM ]

PV Power Packs bag
Resources are available for families who need to find free meals for their children this summer. Nutritious meals and snacks are being offered free to children in need through the PV Power Packs program. Bags of food will be available throughout the summer and can be picked up at the District Office (3 Iron Bridge Drive in Collegeville) or Schwenksville Elementary School (55 Second Street in Schwenksville) on Mondays throughout the summer during regular business hours. Bags will include one breakfast item, one lunch item, one snack, and one fruit or vegetable for each day of the week. If your child would benefit from this program, please complete this form and bring it with you when you pick up your food. 

In addition, there are other options for assistance through the state/federal government: 

  • Call 211
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text "MealPA" to 877877
  • Visit: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
  • Use Rangeapp.org on your smartphone to locate sites
Want to donate or volunteer? 

Donations of non-perishable food are being accepted for the PV Power Packs program at Schwenksville and Skippack Elementary Schools, as well as Perkiomen Valley High School and the District Office. Items may be dropped off during summer business hours. If you would prefer to donate money, please make a check payable to PVSD with the words "Power Packs" in the memo line. Checks may be dropped off at the same locations where food donations are being accepted.
 
If you are a member of the community who would like to volunteer for the PV Power Packs program, please send an email to powerpacks@pvsd.org.

2018 Immunization Requirements

posted May 9, 2018, 11:25 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 9, 2018, 11:30 AM ]

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Before the summer gets away from you, please take a moment to review the 2018 school vaccination requirements. If you have your child scheduled for his or her annual check-up, please be sure to talk with your doctor about what's needed for the coming school year. Click here for the requirements by grade level.






 

Food Service Subs Sought

posted Mar 22, 2018, 7:45 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 7:46 AM ]

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The PV Food Service Department is now hiring for several substitute positions. You’ll work in a friendly, fast-paced environment with people who enjoy serving the students and faculty of our district. This is a great opportunity for parents - work while children are in school, earn extra money, and have the summers off! Apply online: https://perkiomenvalley.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Substitute Aides Needed

posted Oct 23, 2017, 9:42 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 10:03 AM ]

substitute aide ad
Looking to take your involvement with the district to the next level? Work at PVSD as a Substitute Aide! Submit your application as a Substitute Teacher Aide and spend your days providing meaningful service to students and staff in our schools. Although regular availability is preferred, this job provides significant scheduling flexibility from week to week. Apply now online or contact Susan Angel (sangel@pvsd.org) with questions.

Have a Preschool-Aged Child? Sign Up for GetSet4K Texts!

posted Sep 22, 2017, 12:37 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 12:43 PM ]

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If you have an up-and-coming kindergartener or are the parent of a kindergartener already, you might want to begin receiving our helpful GetSet4K messages.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we will send you texts with valuable pointers and information about how to help prepare your child for kindergarten and reinforce their learning.

On Mondays, you will receive facts about childhood literacy. On Wednesdays, you will receive tips about what you can do at home to help children learn to read and identify letters. On Fridays, you will be encouraged to continue helping your child grow with more practice tips.

To receive our texts, please fill out this form and we will add you to our recipient list. 

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