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Oct. 1, 2020

posted Oct 2, 2020, 5:31 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 5:32 AM ]

Dear PVHS Families,
 
I appreciate your partnership with us in all that is occurring for our students currently, including athletic, band, and cheerleading activities.  These activities have been underway for our high school students since the summer, while athletic activities for middle school students began this week. I am aware of questions on the part of many when it comes to spectators/attendees at the contests for these activities. 
 
Earlier this summer, Governor Wolf declared that the number of spectators/attendees at outdoor events could be no more than 250, while for those contests held indoors, there could be no more than 25.  Governor Wolf’s limits on these gatherings were then ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. Today, in response to an appeal by the Governor, the Third Circuit stayed the Western District of Pennsylvania decision on spectator/attendee sizes placing the previous executive order (250 outdoors and 25 indoors) back into effect.
 
I shared a message yesterday indicating we would be providing two tickets to each football player, marching band member, and cheerleader for tomorrow night's game in the stadium. We can no longer do so based on the ruling handed down today. As we consider the number of student participants for both schools tomorrow evening, along with both coaching staffs, and officials, there unfortunately is not room under the 250 maximum cap to allow spectators. 
 
I recognize this will prove disappointing to the parents of our students participating in the game tomorrow evening. I continue to engage with county officials and neighboring superintendents to advocate for increased numbers of spectators that also allow us to uphold the guidelines we know mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, i.e., social distancing and masks/face coverings. I will keep you abreast of any new developments in the number of spectators permitted at athletic contests. 
 
Sincerely,
Barbara A. Russell, Ed.D.
Superintendent 

Sept. 25, 2020

posted Sep 29, 2020, 7:58 AM by Jessica Lester


Sept. 24, 2020 - MTTN Night Info

posted Sep 29, 2020, 7:58 AM by Jessica Lester


Sept. 18, 2020 - Class Rings

posted Sep 29, 2020, 7:57 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 29, 2020, 7:57 AM ]

Dear Parents,

The sophomore class is getting ready to order their official Perkiomen Valley High School Class Rings.  A time-honored tradition, your student will wear their custom class ring with pride for years to come!

Please take a moment to view this short class ring presentation: here

You can view our digital class ring brochure here, and attached is the class ring order form and price list for download as well.

You can submit your student's class ring order by going to sscrings.com and following the steps.

The deadline for all orders is Friday, September 25th.
 
All rings ordered by this deadline will be delivered before Winter Break this December, giving your child an optimal amount of time to wear his/her ring while still in high school.

If you have any questions, our professional staff is ready to help!

Phone: 610-539-1330

Email: rings@studentservicesco.com

Sept. 18, 2020

posted Sep 29, 2020, 7:56 AM by Jessica Lester

Sept. 11, 2020

posted Sep 17, 2020, 10:39 AM by Jessica Lester


Sept. 5, 2020 - Grab and Go Info

posted Sep 17, 2020, 10:36 AM by Jessica Lester

Student Grab and Go Pick Up 

Information for Students and Parents

High School Grab and Go Pick Up will take place for students on Thursday, September 10th and Monday, September 14th from 3pm until 6 pm.  

If necessary, a makeup date will take place on Wednesday, September 16th. 

Teachers will communicate with students during class over the first three days of school about textbooks, novels, or supplies they may need to pick up at school for their classes.  It is possible that your child will NOT need to come to school to pick up supplies. They should only do so if one or more of their teachers communicate that materials have been 

Pick up locations will be arranged by homeroom location (comp gym, front entrance, bus loop) and each homeroom will be given a date and time slot for pick up. Students must refer to their schedule for their homeroom. It is Zero Period on their schedule. Times and Entrance Locations for Homerooms are listed on pages 2, 3, and 4 of this document.

Should a student participate in a sport or school activity and their time slot conflicts with practice, we will allow these students to come immediately after school for pick up.

Administration, Security, and Staff Volunteers will facilitate this grab and go, monitoring student entrance and exit at each of the three pick up entrance locations. Students must wear masks and follow social distance guidelines while in the building. 

Please follow these guidelines to ensure we are meeting proper safety expectations. 

  1. Students must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing while in the high school building.
  2. Parents should remain in vehicle while student is retrieving books and supplies from the building
  3. Students should go only to their homeroom for materials and then should exit from the door they entered in a timely fashion. They should not meet up with friends to chat or walk through the building. 
  4. Students should only come to school for the Grab and Go if they were told to do so by their teachers. There will not be anything for them to pick up if teachers have not set aside books or supplies. Many teachers have communicated they will be able to conduct class during virtual learning without dispersing books or materials. 

 

Student Grab and Go Pick Up Schedule

By HOMEROOM

Thursday, September 10th & Monday, September, 14th

Bus Loop Entrance  

Students will enter the building through doors by the cafeteria. Parents / students will pull vehicles along the bus loop sidewalk and remain in their vehicle while students go to their homeroom for textbooks and items. Please pull up as far as possible to allow space for cars behind you.  Students should exit through the same doors once retrieving items. 

3:00 - 3:15 Rooms 106, 201, 301

3:15 - 3:30 Rooms 116, 210, 310

3:30 - 3:45 Rooms 108, 202, 302

3:45 - 4:00 Rooms 112, 209, 309

4:00 - 4:15 Rooms 111, 203, 303

4:15- 4:30 Rooms 109, 208, 308

4:30-4:45 Rooms 204, 207, 304

4:45 - 5:00 Rooms 205, 305, 307

5:00 - 5:15 Rooms 206, 306

Competition Gym Entrance

Students will enter the doors near the lobby to the competition gym then go up the stairs towards their homeroom. Parents/students will pull park in the student lot then go up stairs to enter the building in the gym lobby area.  Please pull up as far as possible to allow space for cars behind you. Students should exit through the same doors once retrieving items. 

3:00 - 3:15 Rooms 211, 216, 259

3:15 - 3:30 Rooms 215, 227, 235

3:30 - 3:45 Rooms 212, 222, 257

3:45-4:00 Rooms 213, 244, 248

4:00 - 4:15 Rooms 214, 242, 258

4:15 - 4:30 Rooms 218, 231, 254

4:30 - 4:45 Rooms 219, 246, 249

4:45 - 5:00 Rooms 221, 226, 250

5:00 - 5:15 Rooms 228, 233, 252

5:15 - 5:30 Rooms 224, 232, 251

5:30 - 5:45 Rooms 217, 236, 255

5:45 - 6:00 Rooms 230, 253, 256

Main Entrance 

Students will enter the building through the front doors of the school by the main office. Parents / students will pull vehicles along the front loop in front of the school. Please pull up as far as possible to allow for cars behind you. Students will enter doors at the front of the school to go to their  homeroom for their books and materials and will exit through the same doors. Students should exit through the same doors once retrieving items. 

3:10 - 3:30 Rooms 118, 141, 150

3:30 - 3:50 Rooms 121, 132, 144

3:50 - 4:10 Rooms 127, 133, 143

4:10 - 4:30 Rooms 122, 130, 140

4:50 - 5:10 Rooms 125, 129, 137

5:10  - 5:30 Rooms 128, 131, 133 

Sept. 5, 2020

posted Sep 17, 2020, 10:35 AM by Jessica Lester

Good morning,

I hope this email finds you well.  We are in the homestretch and excited for the start of the school year Tuesday.  

Teachers will be meeting with their students via Zoom during their assigned class periods. Zoom information can be found in the Google Classroom for each teacher.  If your student uses their cell phone or chromebook time, they should be right on time for class.

Students with Period 4 Lunch

Period 1                                     7:50 - 8:39

Period 2                                      8:43-9:32

Period 3                                      9:36- 10:30

Period 4 (1st Lunch)                    10:30-11:00

Period 5 / 6                                 11:04- 11:52

Period 7 / 8                                 11:56-12:44

Period 9                                      12:48 - 1:37

Period 10                                     1:41-2:30

 

Students with Period 6 Lunch

Period 1                                     7:50 - 8:39

Period 2                                      8:43-9:32

Period 3                                      9:36- 10:30

Period 4 / 5                                 10:34-11:22

Period 6 (2nd Lunch)                    11:22-11:52

Period 7 / 8                                 11:56-12:44

Period 9                                      12:48 - 1:37

Period 10                                     1:41-2:30

 

Students with Period 8 Lunch

Period 1                                     7:50 - 8:39

Period 2                                      8:43-9:32

Period 3                                      9:36- 10:30

Period 4 / 5                                 10:34-11:22

Period 6/7                                   11:26-12:14

Period 8 (3rd Lunch)                    12:14-12:44

Period 9                                      12:48 - 1:37

Period 10                                     1:41-2:30

 

Please remind your student to check their PV email daily.  Students will receive information from their counselors, house principal and myself as well as the daily announcements through their email.    GMail Tips for students

If your child has forgotten their password, he/she can replace it at the website Resetting Password. Please watch the short video and follow the instructions.

If your student is having technology issues please email the help desk at helpdesk@pvsd.org for assistance.

Google classrooms can be accessed from Class Link.  If you are not using a school issued device you can access Class Link by downloading an app or going to a link as indicated below.

App Store 

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/studentvue/id412050327

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FreeLance.StudentVUE&hl=en_US

Or you can go to my.pvsd.org and log in to get to ClassLink.

If you have trouble navigating or logging in, please email helpdesk@pvsd.org. 

 

This year’s First Day Packet materials are being shared online. You can get to First Day Packets by going to PVSD website, select Parents and then select First Day Packets. Click on the folder that is for your child’s level. There are several forms that must be completed and returned to school. 

Those forms are:

  • Limerick letter/authorization form
  • Health Emergency Information from
  • Symptom Monitoring Acknowledgement form

You may return theses forms in any of the following ways:

  • Download, print, fill out the form and mail it to your child’s school
  • Download, print and fill out the form, take a picture of it, and email it to your child’s building secretary (see emails below)
  • Download, print and fill out the form, scan it, and email it to your child’s building secretary (see emails below)

Evergreen: dharp@pvsd.org

Schwenksville: wledford@pvsd.org

Skippack: pjacobson@pvsd.org

South: kajones@pvsd.org

PVMS East: dimelville@pvsd.org

PVMS West: csitron@pvsd.org

PVHS: nvenezia@pvsd.org

There is an optional publicity refusal form to complete - this only needs to be submitted if you do not want your child’s image used for publicity purposes in the coming school year. A student accident insurance form is also available and optional.

There are state vaccination requirements for students at various grade levels. Pennsylvania has extended the due date requirement for vaccinations for two months from the start of school. Please see the attached flyer for more of an explanation of required vaccinations. If you have any questions please contact either of our  school nurses, Amy Torrence at atorrence@pvsd.org or Kaitlin Cron at kcron@pvsd.org

Immunization Information

 

Hopefully you will find this technology resource helpful. HS Tech Resources

Tech Tips

Additionally, here is some information for your student to assist with the online platform.  Best Practices for Video Conferencing 

Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for September 24th this year.  It will be a virtual event. More information will be sent out next week.

Student text and material Grab and Go will be held on September 10th and September 14 from 3pm - 6 pm.  Teachers will notify students if they will have materials that need to be picked up during the first several days of school. Details will be provided prior to the grab and go dates. We are aware of a conflict for a number of students and will work with them on an individual basis.

Information was sent to parents of seniors and to the seniors this past week about the Senior Sunset Welcome Back Event this Monday, September 7th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Bus Loop.  We are looking forward to seeing the Class of 2021.

It has been confusing keeping dates straight with so many changes over the summer.  Here is the instructional calendar which was recently updated. 20-21 Instructional Calendar

Quick Links

HS Daily Announcements

20-21 Instructional Calendar

HS attendance 

Student Handbook

Graduation Projects

 

Upcoming Events:

 September 7th    Senior Sunset Welcome Back Event  6pm-8pm

September  8th    First day of school for all students (virtual)

September 18th   Rosh Hashanah (No School)

September 24th   Virtual Meet the Teacher Night- more info to come

September 28th   Yom Kippur (No School)

Have a great start to the school year. If you or your student have any questions please reach out to a counselor and/or house principal  or the HS main office for assistance.

 

Dr. Moss

Sept. 3, 2020

posted Sep 4, 2020, 11:12 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Sep 4, 2020, 11:13 AM ]

Hi Class of 2021 Parents and Guardians,
 
As we navigate these very different times, it is important to congratulate you all on being parents and guardians of this year's Senior Class. 
 
We are happy to announce that parents, along with the Class of 2021 Sponsors, have coordinated an event to celebrate these Seniors as they begin their final year at Perkiomen Valley.
 
There will be a Senior Sunset Welcome Back Event this Monday, September 7th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Bus Loop. 
 
Details on this event will be sent to Senior Students today. Please make sure you have your child check their school email for this important information. Students are invited to drive through campus for a goodie bag and welcome back cheers from Senior Parents. We would love for every Senior to come out to participate! 
 
Below is a link to a sign up genius where you can sign up to participate in cheering on our Seniors on Monday night.
 

Sept. 2, 2020

posted Sep 4, 2020, 11:11 AM by Jessica Lester

Good evening PV,

We are excited for the start of the school year.  Even though we are starting school in a virtual environment, please know the teachers and staff are working hard to prepare for the year.  We are getting closer to our anticipated opening of school next week, Sept 8th. 

We will follow a normal bell schedule while we are virtual and when we move to a hybrid schedule. This means classes will begin at the same time they would have begun if students were physically in the building.  

Bell Schedule

Regular

 

Period

Times

1

7:50-8:39

2

8:43-9:32

3

9:36-10:30

4

10:30-11:00

4/5

10:34-11:22

5/6

11:04-11:52

6

11:22-11:52

6/7

11:26-12:14

7/8

11:56-12:44

8

12:14-12:44

9

12:48-1:37

10

1:41-2:30

 

Now this does not mean that students will be sitting in front of a computer for the entire 47 minutes with a four minute break in between classes.  Nor does it mean that students will only be watching a prerecorded video for the entire period.  

What will happen during classes will look different than it did in the spring.  We will be having real live classes held through the chromebook.  Students will see and interact with their teachers, participate in discussions, lectures, activities and more.  It should feel more similar to what students were used to before March 13th. 

Teachers have been setting up their google classrooms and their zoom information.  Please have your student log into Classlink before Sept 8 and log into their Google Classroom.  Your students’ classes should all be listed there. Have your student go into each classroom to identify the information about how they should access Zoom on Sept 8th. If you have questions about a google classroom please contact the teacher.

This fall, attendance and grading go back to normal. Students are expected to attend class every period. Attendance will be reported and recorded in our new student information system.  Parents will be able to view attendance for each period and for the day in ParentVue. If a student is sick for the day and cannot attend classes  parents will need to email Mrs. Berry at the attendance office  at HSAttendance@pvsd.org.  Also if the student needs to go to the orthodontist or a doctor and will miss some  classes that day, please also contact Mrs. Berry.

Students who are in study hall period 3 and all AM tech students must make sure to respond to the google form each day in order to be marked present.  

Please remind students to check their PVSD emails daily. Invitations to each teacher’s google classroom will be sent to the student’s email address.

Our tech department contacted all students who are new to the district to arrange a time for a chromebook grab and go.  Don’t forget that if you have issues with a chromebook please put in a help desk ticket at helpdesk@ovsd.org

High School Grab and Go Pick Up for classroom materials will take place for students on Thursday, September 10th and Monday, September 14th from 3pm until 6 pm.  Should a student participate in a sport or school activity and their time slot conflicts with practice, we will allow these students to come at 3 pm for pick up.

Not all students will need to participate in the grab and go.  Teachers will notify students during the first two days of class if a grab and go is needed for their course. 

The sign up sheet will be available next week. 

 

Please share this with your student:

Things to do before Sept 8th:

  1. Make sure the chromebook is working and charged.
    1. If you have an issue, email the PV Help Desk at helpdesk@pvsd.org ASAP
  2. Login to the device.
    1. If you have forgotten your password, instructions to reset your password can be found here https://accounts.pvsd.org/
  3.  Access and print a copy of the student’s  schedule
    1. We are using StudentVue
    2. This can be accessed through ClassLINK
  4. Have your student check the school email and the google classroom
    1.  Gmail Tips = how to access https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BO5CRNoAUmKiMjRHdkl2Ye-R1SldEXPc/view
    2. You may see an email from your teachers that includes an invitation to Google Classroom and/or a Google Calendar invite with the Zoom link for class - ACCEPT these invitations
    3. Check into each google classroom to see the Zoom link
  5.  Identify a learning space at home
    1. Set-up a quiet space in your home 
    2. Check the lighting
    3. Be close to an outlet so you can charge the computer

Do these things while learning each day

    1. Figure out which letter day it is so the student attends the right class for PE/Health/Labs
    2. Log-in to each class on-time.
    3. Turn on the lights in the room!
    4. Have all class materials next to you - notebooks, books, calculators, etc. 

 

Do these things after the school day to be ready for tomorrow

    1. Charge the computer
    2. If the student missed something during class, email the teacher.
    3. If the student had an issue with technology email the PV Help Desk (helpdesk@pvsd.org)
    4. Complete any assignments needed to prepare for the next day.

 We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Dr. Moss

Mr. Berk

Mr. Stipa 

Dr. Slavin

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