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PVHS High Lites - May 22, 2020

posted May 22, 2020, 11:58 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated May 22, 2020, 11:59 AM ]

The nurses will be hosting a medicine pickup day on May 27th.  Please contact Mrs. Torrence at atorrence@pvsd.org to schedule a time.

Students who have left items in the school are being scheduled to pick up their items on June 5th (seniors), June 8, and June 9 for underclass students. Students were sent a google form to let us know what items they needed to retrieve. We will notify students regarding their assigned date and time to pick up their belongings.

Working Papers can now be issued if a student between the ages of 14 to 18 is in need for a new job and working papers have not yet been issued.  Working papers are required by the State of Pennsylvania until a student is 18 years old.   Please send an e-mail to kgeorge@pvsd.org for the instructions and procedures that have been established by the State of Pennsylvania during our COVID 19 closure.  

If your child is having a problem with their Chromebook we ask that they submit a helpdesk ticket to helpdesk@pvsd.org. Our technology team will be able to assist.

 

Seniors/Class of 2020:

The makeup day for cap and gown pick up is May 26.  Seniors who were not able to make their assigned date were asked to fill out this form to note their availability. If your son/daughter did not pick up the cap and gown yet, please have them fill out the above form by Sunday at 10 pm.  They will be sent confirmation Monday.

When the students picked up their cap and gown they received TWO placards. The first was a salmon/orange color and said “Congratulations to..”, which is the one that that is to be placed in the front passenger side of the windshield of the car the graduate is in.  The number on the placard is so that we can easily and quickly look at our list of names of graduates to know who we are announcing.  The second placard is either pink or blue, which contains the text “ Family of…” and can be used if you need a second vehicle for the procession.  Only 2 vehicles will be permitted per graduate and no cars will be permitted on campus without a placard.    But more info will be sent out soon.    If a student did not receive a placard, they did not sign up for a time and date to process. Please contact me if you would like them to attend. 

I sent the students a link for a google form asking them to take a picture of themselves in their gown, holding their cap (they can decorate it!) I might need your help getting these pictures by May 29th.  Picture of Senior in Gown with decorated cap

If you would prefer that we do not include your senior’s name and picture in the virtual graduation video on June 5th or the revised version which will include video of the graduates walking across the stage please fill out this Form by May 26.

More specific information will be sent to you regarding logistics for June 3 and June 4.  We are busy finalizing the event and it is shaping up to be quite the celebration for our seniors. 

Seniors have signed up for a date and time for the graduation procession on June 3 or 4th.  Their placards serve as confirmation of the time and date of their arrival on campus those days.  I

Senior awards will be announced via Facebook Live (the high school’s page) on May 27th at 7 pm. Students who are receiving an award received a letter with their cap and gown. 

The Senior Survey is in Naviance. This must be completed in order to send FINAL TRANSCRIPTS to colleges, trade schools, etc.  

Please double check that students have completed their survey and have taken care of all debts that are currently listed in HAC.  To pay a payment for a debt in HAC you will need to turn off your pop up blocker. You can pay with a credit card or check online (there is a 25 cent charge to pay online with a check).    

Senior students:  Interested in saving all your Google Drive files and data to take with you when you leave PVHS? Take a look at these instructions and video on using Google Takeout. Takeout is an easy way to capture and transfer all your PV Google account files. If you have other files in your PV network computer account, copy them over to Google Drive before using Google Takeout to make sure you get everything! The process can take up to a week, especially if you have a lot of things to transfer. Please note, your PV account will be disabled and will no longer be accessible after July 15, so if you want your items, do the Takeout process before that date.  We are making arrangements for those who have files on the PVTV computers to come in and copy their files after June 5th. 

 

Please stay safe during this time,

Dr. Cyndi Moss

 

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Helpful Guide - where to find answers

Facebook Live Presentation by Dr. Russell, May 27

posted May 22, 2020, 6:58 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 22, 2020, 6:58 AM ]

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Save the date for an upcoming Facebook Live presentation by Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell. She will provide an update on the end of the school year, summer activities, and what's being considered for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Watch on Facebook at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 27. If you do not have a Facebook account, the video will be posted to our website, on Twitter and on YouTube following the presentation. 

Attention Seniors - Use Google Takeout to transfer your school files

posted May 20, 2020, 12:25 PM by Kristi Lainhart

Interested in saving all your Google Drive files and data to take with you when you leave PVHS? Take a look at these instructions and video on using Google Takeout. 

Takeout is an easy way to capture and transfer all your PV Google account files. If you have other files in your PV network computer account, copy them over to Google Drive before using Google Takeout to make sure you get everything! The process can take up to a week, especially if you have a lot of things to transfer. Please note, your PV account will be disabled and will no longer be accessible after July 15, so if you want your items, do the Takeout process before that date.

Congratulations on your graduation and best of luck in all you do!  

Reminder: Virtual Schools/Offices Closed for Memorial Day

posted May 20, 2020, 8:41 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 20, 2020, 8:41 AM ]

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Perkiomen Valley School District will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25. Please remember to take a moment to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.

Calendar for Class of 2020 Recognitions

posted May 19, 2020, 1:42 PM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated May 19, 2020, 1:43 PM ]


Please see the information below regarding upcoming recognition events for the senior class.









AP Test - New and Updated Test Information

posted May 7, 2020, 2:22 PM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated May 7, 2020, 2:29 PM ]

AP STUDENT TEST DAY INFORMATION  

AP Students should go to cb.org/ap2020 to print a checklist for test day.

At cb.org/apexamdaydocs AP Students can access all required or recommended documents for Specific AP exams. 

On Monday, May 4th, AP Students can go to cb.org/apdemo to practice different ways to submit their responses and learn to be comfortable with the last 5 minutes of the test (which is submitting test documents). For students taking AP Language exams, the APP that they will need to download will be available on May 11th, and will include a practice version in English. If a student cannot do the demo, they will probably not be able to use that device to test. 

On May 4th, AP students will receive an exam confirmation and their AP ID Number at the email address they provided to the Collegeboard. If a student does not receive this email, they can access this information from their Collegeboard account. You can change the email at which you would like to get your test information on your Collegeboard account. Two days before each AP test, you will get an e-ticket sent to both the email you provided and to your Collegeboard account (myap.collegeboard.org).

Your AP ID will be right on your e-ticket. You will receive a different  e-ticket for each individual AP test you take. There will be a yellow triangle that will say "Go to Exam" that you will click on to gain access. Each e-ticket is personalized for you. Be sure to save your e-ticket in case any issues arise during testing and you have to order a late test. Do not delete the e-ticket email. 

AP questions will be viewed by students in a web browser, like Chrome. You will write or type your answers outside that browser. You can:

1. Copy and Paste - On Laptop or Desktop
Use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or a similar application.
Type your AP ID and Initials at the top of the response.
You will have 2 windows open.
Be sure to save often or turn on Autosave.

2. Attach a Document, then hit submit - Laptop or Desktop
Use Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or a similar application.
Type your AP ID and Initials at the top of the document.
Make sure if there is more than 1 question you create a separate document.
Save often or turn on Autosave.

3. Handwrite Responses - Smartphone or Tablet
Need a stack of White Paper, lined or unlined.
Write your AP ID, Initials and Page Number at the top of each page.
Write with a dark pen or pencil.
Take a photo of each individual page. 1 page per picture.
Attach ALL pages before you submit.
Accepted files - .png .jpg .jpeg

Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics students may be more comfortable writing responses.

You can use:
Class Notes and Study Guides
Textbooks and Classroom resources
Previous assignments and assessments
Calculators for certain exams

Exam Day
For 1 Question Exams:
Log on 30 minutes before Start Time - Check-in
Click e-ticket and complete ID Information
Wait for the exam to begin automatically
45 minute exam starts - Question appears - Do not refresh browser - appears automatically
5 minutes at the end to submit your response.
Be sure to disable Grammarly plug-in or the exam will not work.

For 2 Question Exams:
Log on 30 minutes before the Start Time - Check-in
Click e-ticket and complete ID Information
Wait for the exam to begin automatically
25 minute Question 1 - Appears automatically
5 minutes - Submit response question 1
15 minutes - Question 2 appears - Do not refresh browser - appears automatically
5 minutes - To submit question 2 response

Questions may have more parts than a student can answer in the allotted time. DON'T WORRY, You don't need to complete the entire question to get a 5. Difficult questions require fewer points to get a score of 3, 4, or 5. 

The exan screen should guide you step-by-step on exam day.

Students who have accommodations; They are built into the test automatically.

Testing Environment
Quiet Room - Set  "Do not Disturb" on your device.
Devices should be plugged in.
If you have limited bandwidth, ask others to stay off the internet during testing.

Troubleshooting
If you cannot access the exam demos on May 4th at cb.org/ap2020:

Update to the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Make it your default browser.
AP Testing WILL NOT work in Internet Explorer
Disable browser plug-ins or extensions
If you need to Install Chrome (Free) - Do a Google Search for "Get the latest Chrome Browser" and follow the instructions


INFORMATION FOR AP STUDENTS APPROVED FOR EXTENDED TIME


Because the exam is shorter and the system students will use is new, all students approved for extended time will receive online AP Exams enabled with 100% extended time. This will automatically appear on the timer within the exam(s) for all students approved for extended time.

For one-question exams, students will receive 100 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response.

For two-question exams, students will receive 60 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response to the first question, and then 40 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response to the second question.

Please be aware of the following:

Students don't need to use the full time provided to write their responses, and they can submit their responses whenever they're ready to do so during the exam. Spending more time than necessary on a response is unlikely to provide any score benefits.

For exams with two questions, the second question won't appear until the 60 minutes for the first question has elapsed. Students shouldn't refresh their browser—they should simply wait until the timer runs out and the next question appears.

The extended time includes 10 minutes to attach/paste the response and click Submit. However, students will only receive an onscreen reminder to submit their response when there are 5 minutes remaining. Therefore, if a student thinks they'll need more than 5 minutes to attach/paste and submit their response, they shouldn't wait for the onscreen reminder to start the submission process.

Exception: If a student is approved for extended time in listening or speaking and is taking a spoken AP world language and culture exam, they'll receive the approved amount of extended time—50% or 100%—to prepare their responses for each task, as follows:

French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture—For 50% extended time: For Task 1 students have 3 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 13 minutes total to prepare for the presentation. For 100% extended time: For Task 1 students have 5 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 22 minutes total to prepare for the presentation.


PREVIOUS INFORMATION
1. AP Students need to check the email address they used to create their account on myap.collegeboard.org; students should regularly check this email address for the most recent information about their AP Exams.


2. Students should verify their Collegeboard Account at myap.collegeboard.org by clicking their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm that their email address is the one to which they would like to receive the e-ticket to take their AP Exam. If it is not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking UPDATE.


3. This email address will be used to get the e-ticket to take your AP exam(s).

Commencement Options for 2020

posted May 6, 2020, 8:43 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 6, 2020, 8:43 AM ]

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Did you miss the parent meeting with Principal Dr. Cyndi Moss on May 5? The presentation shared with participants can be found here. Read on about plans for Commencement 2020 and how we are hoping to honor seniors in this new environment. 

AP Exam Information and Schedule

posted Apr 3, 2020, 11:49 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 11:58 AM ]



Here’s what you should know about the 2019-20 AP Exam administration.  

Exam Length, Structure, and Format

  • The exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March. We know that some students have lost more class time than others, and we want to be fair to all students.

  • Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. 

  • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question is timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.

  • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, and include an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.

  • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone.

  • Students taking AP world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions three and four on the current AP Exam; written responses will not be required. 

Students Who Don’t Have Internet or a Device

We recognize that some students may not have access to the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If you are a student or you know a student who needs mobile tools or connectivity, you can go to cb.org/tech by April 24, 2020.

Courses with Portfolio Submissions

The following courses will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET:

  • Drawing - Studio Art

  • Computer Science Principles (note: this portfolio submission is best done on a laptop)

Exam Timing and Tasks

  • Exams will be given from May 11 through May 22.

  • Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.

  • Make-up test dates will be available for each subject from June 1 through June 5.

  • Students can take the exam at home or in school, if schools reopen.

  • SSD Students: AP Tests will automatically apply extended time for students with disabilities.


Exams by Local Start Times

Below are the primary exam dates.

Exam Start Times: Local times may vary depending on a student's geographic location.

Hawaii Time: 6:00am
Alaska Time: 8:00am
Pacific Time: 9:00am
Mountain Time: 10:00am
Central Time: 11:00am
Eastern Time: 12:00pm
Greenwich Mean Time: 4:00pm

Hawaii Time: 8:00am
Alaska Time: 10:00am
Pacific Time: 11:00am
Mountain Time: 12:00pm
Central Time: 1:00pm
Eastern Time: 2:00pm
Greenwich Mean Time: 6:00pm

Hawaii Time: 10:00am
Alaska Time: 12:00pm
Pacific Time: 1:00pm
Mountain Time: 2:00pm
Central Time: 3:00pm
Eastern Time: 4:00pm
Greenwich Mean Time: 8:00pm

11-May

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

United States Government and Politics

12-May

Latin

Calculus AB

 

Calculus BC

Human Geography

13-May

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

English Literature and Composition

European History

14-May

Spanish Literature and Culture

Chemistry

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

15-May

Art History

United States History

Computer Science A

18-May

Chinese Language and Culture

Biology

Environmental Science

19-May

Music Theory

Psychology

Japanese Language and Culture

 

Italian Language and Culture

20-May

German Language and Culture

English Language and Composition

Microeconomics

21-May

French Language and Culture

World History: Modern

Macroeconomics

22-May

Comparative Government and Politics

Statistics

Spanish Language and Culture


"Navigating Through Our First Virtual Voyage" Recordings/Presentations

posted Mar 31, 2020, 5:51 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 6, 2020, 10:39 AM ]

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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. 

April 29, 2020


April 15, 2020


April 1, 2020

 

Coronavirus Shutdown Communication/Information

posted Mar 27, 2020, 11:09 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:10 AM ]

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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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