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posted Sep 18, 2020, 2:46 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 3:05 PM ]

Picture Days - November 16th and 19th

posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:29 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 3:09 PM ]


Hybrid students will have their photos taken during the school day on the following dates:
    Group A  - Monday, November 16 
    Group B - Thursday, November 19

Our virtual students may have their photo taken on either day between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00. 

As we get closer to the dates, look for a link to be sent by Dr. Clune to order your photos. We will not be sending forms home. Everything is touchless this year.

Principal's Message 9/17/20

posted Sep 18, 2020, 12:55 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 3:06 PM ]


Dear PVMS East Parents,

We had another busy week at PV East. There are many new procedures and a lot of information. Thank you for your patience as we work together to make this school year a success. I just want to remind everyone that there is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW (9/18/2020) due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

 

Grab & Go

If you have not yet picked up your child's Grab & Go bag, please call the office next week Monday - Thursday between the hours of 8:00 - 3:00 and make arrangements to pick up the supplies that your child needs for virtual learning.

HEALTH EXAMS:
Sixth grade students require a physical examination and seventh grade students require a dental examination. If your child has had these examinations, please be sure to send a copy to the Nurse's office. Forms are available on the PV website. Your cooperation with this is most appreciated!
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.  I can be reached at 610-409-8580 or emailed at tespersen@pvsd.org
 

Hybrid Schedule

Those students who have selected to participate in “Hybrid” learning will be divided into 2 groups, A & B, based on their last name. After receiving some parent feedback we have adjusted the days for hybrid to as follows:

Group A is A-L = Monday & Tuesday with alternating Wednesday

Group B is M-Z = Thursday & Friday with alternating Wednesday

Students will transition back on the following dates:

  • 6th Grade - Tuesday, September 29th
  • 8th Grade - Monday, October 19th
  • 7th Grade - Monday, November 9th

So the 6th Grade Hybrid ‘Group A’ (A-L) students will return to school on Tuesday (9/29) and Wednesday (9/30). 6th Grade Hybrid ‘Group B’ (M-Z) students will return to school on Thursday (10/1) and Friday (10/2).

Those students who selected Virtual Voyage 2.0 will remain virtual. This will ensure proper social distancing as well as promote consistency. All students are also expected to wear a face covering in school.  On the days that students are not in school, they will continue to participate virtually. 

Half Day Schedule on 9/23/2020

We will be following this half day schedule on Wednesday, September 23rd. Al clas periods are 30 minutes.

 

Half Day Schedule

 

6th

7th

8th

7:50 – 8:00

HR

HR

HR

8:00 – 8:30

1

1

1

8:30 – 9:00

2

2

2

9:00 – 9:30

3

3

3

9:30 – 10:00

4/5

5/6

4/5

10:00 – 10:30

7/8

7/8

6/7

10:30 – 11:00

9

9

9

11:00 – 11:30

10

10

10

 

 

Textbooks and Library Books from the 2019-20 school year

We are still missing a few textbooks and library books from last year. If you happen to find any in your house, please return them to our school at your earliest convenience.

 

 

Chromebook Problems

If you are having Chromebook issues, please contact helpdesk@pvsd.org for assistance.

 

First Day Packet Paperwork

Please fill out the necessary paperwork for your child. These forms are normally sent home on the first day of school. They can be found on our website at 

http://www.pvsd.org/parents/first-day-packet-materials

 

 

Tentative Photo Days

Hybrid students are scheduled to have their photos taken during the school day on the following dates:

Group A  - Monday, November 16 

Group B - Thursday, November 19

 

Our virtual students may have their photo taken on either day between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00. 

As we get closer to the dates, look for a link to be sent out to order your photos online. We will not be sending forms home. Everything is "touchless" this year.

Activities

Please look at the ‘Activities’ tab at the top of our webpage for the most up to date information about clubs and activities.

Math Club

Do you love math and a little competition? Student sign up for the AMC 8 Math Challenge is due by September 23.  Email Dr. Bowen at nbowen@pvsd.org or join her google classroom with class code: loq4dzu to join MSE Math Club and sign up for the challenge.

Yearbook

The yearbook needs pictures! Please send any pictures of your child to the yearbook advisors: Smullowney@pvsd.org or mszwak@pvsd.org.  

 Ursinus Mentoring Project

Tomorrow (9/18/20) is the last day for students to submit an application to participate this semester with the Ursinus Mentoring Project. Students must use their pvsd account to access the application.

If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact the main office. 

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal

 

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 18 - No school, Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 23 - Half-day In-service

Monday, September 28 - No school, Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 29 - 6th grade hybrid schedule begins

Wednesday, October 7 - Half-day In-service

Monday, October 12 - No school, In-service Day

Monday, October 19 - 8th grade hybrid schedule begins

Wednesday, October 21 - Half-day In-service





Attachments:
 phased_reopening_of_schools.pdf (453.8 KB)

Principal's Message 9/11

posted Sep 13, 2020, 2:22 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 3:07 PM ]


Dear PVMS East Parents,

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual MTTN last evening. We so appreciated your positive feedback. We really enjoyed the opportunity to share about our curriculum as well as help you get to know us better. We will be posting a link on our website in the near future so that you can watch a recording of the event.

 As today is September 11th, our teachers have acknowledged ‘Patriots Day’ and the anniversary of 9-11 with their students. It is important that we remember. 

 

Activity Night

There will be an Activity Night this evening that is sponsored by our East Home & School Association. It will be a Kahoot! Trivia activity for 1 hour. Students will be sent a separate email with log in information. Although a student can use one device and toggle between screens, the trivia game is a better experience with 2 devices. Students must use their real name and prizes will be awarded randomly based on participation. There will be no prizes for the top scores, so please encourage your child to participate and have fun! The times are as follows:

 

  • 6th Grade @6PM
  • 7th Grade @7PM
  • 8th Grade @8PM

 

Tech Help

If you are having any technology problems please contact the PV Help desk.

helpdesk@pvsd.org

 

PBIS 

Please read the attached letter and view this presentation on PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports) that was shared with your students. There are virtual learning behavioral expectations that we want you to be aware of so that you can support us. 

PBIS Presentation

 

Ursinus Mentoring Program (Working Title: Name May Change)

A unique opportunity for middle school students at East and West to meet virtually for two hours a week with Ursinus College students.  You will engage in a variety of activities to build a relationship with each other.  This program will assist you with making connections and setting goals.  There is no cost to the program but you must apply as there is limited space.

 

Students must submit a completed application by next Friday, September 18th at 3:00PM to be considered for participation in this 1st Semester.  Mentoring groups will meet weekly on Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday. Groups of middle school students will be paired with Ursinus College students for the entire 1st Semester. Groups will start meeting virtually in the last week of September.

Ursinus Mentoring Application

 

Math Club

Do you love math and a little competition? Email Dr. Bowen at nbowen@pvsd.org or join her google classroom with class code: loq4dzu to join MSE Math Club

 

First Lego League

FLL (First Lego League) - FLL is an extracurricular activity for teams of Middle School students geared at early robotics systems that utilizes Lego pieces, tools, coding, and mechanics in completing a series of tasks for the execution of a final goal.  The efforts culminate in an end of year competition with other area schools. There will be more information sent in the near future about joining.

 

The following website will give you a glimpse at what this entails:  

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

 

Yearbook

The yearbook needs pictures! Please send any pictures of your child to the yearbook advisors: Smullowney@pvsd.org or mszwak@pvsd.org.  

 

Thank you again for making this first week a success. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact the main office. 

 

Remember -- East Rocks!

 

Proudly,

Dr. Seamus Clune

Principal



Attachments:
 VIRTUAL_BEHAVIORAL_EXPECTATIONS_MATRIX.pdf (231.3 KB)

Ursinus Mentoring Program (for Middle School Students)

posted Sep 13, 2020, 2:18 PM by Chris Hughes

Dear PV Middle School Students,

Please consider submitting an application to be part of an extraordinary experience between PV Middle Schools and Ursinus College. 

Ursinus Mentoring Program (Working Title: Name May Change)

A unique opportunity for middle school students at East and West to meet virtually for two hours a week with Ursinus College students.  You will engage in a variety of activities to build a relationship with each other.  This program will assist you with making connections and setting goals.  There is no cost to the program but you must apply as there is limited space.

 

Students must submit a completed application by next Friday, September 18th at 3:00PM to be considered for participation in this 1st Semester.  Mentoring groups will meet weekly on Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday. Groups of middle school students will be paired with Ursinus College students for the entire 1st Semester. Groups will start meeting virtually in the last week of September.

Ursinus Mentoring Application

Space is limited and the program begins at the end of September so apply today!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Clune

Principal

Follow us on Instagram @east_student_vision

posted Sep 5, 2020, 8:24 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 3:02 PM ]

The students of East now have their own Instagram.  Follow us @ 
east_student_vision to get the students' perspective of all things East!

Summer Reading Guidelines Available for Students K-12

posted Jun 8, 2020, 10:42 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 10:42 AM ]

girl with book
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.

Statement from the Board of School Directors

posted Jun 2, 2020, 7:22 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jun 2, 2020, 7:22 AM ]

school board pic
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

Support & Referral Helpline - Department of Human Services

posted Apr 14, 2020, 6:38 PM by Chris Hughes   [ updated Sep 5, 2020, 8:15 PM ]

COVID-19 UPDATE

Your Mental Health is a Priority

 

 

Support & Referral Helpline 


The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched the statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public health professionals who advise social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”

 

 

The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is available at
1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

 

 

To create and staff the support line, DHS has partnered with the Center for Community Resources (CCR), an experienced regional crisis and call center provider based in Butler County, licensed to provide crisis services. 

CCR staff are trained to be accessible, culturally competent and skilled at assisting individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, co-occurring disorders and other special needs. Staff use the principles of trauma-informed care to listen, assess needs, triage calls, and provide appropriate referral to community resources to children, teens, adults and special populations.

CCR will collaborate with individuals, families, police, emergency medical teams, hospitals, schools, and human service providers on the local level to provide quality care to their community members.

“We recognize the significant strain this crisis is putting on families across Pennsylvania, and we want you to know that you do not have to struggle alone. If you need help, reach out,” said Secretary Miller. “The compassionate caseworkers staffing the Support & Referral Helpline will be there to answer your call and be a line of support during this difficult time.”

 

Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • United Way of Pennsylvania: Text your zip code to 898-211 for resources and information in your community.

 

 

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.



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Perkiomen Valley's Relaxation Room

posted Mar 23, 2020, 1:09 PM by Chris Hughes

This is a place for students to find activities to destress and find comfort while we are away from school. New activities will be updated. https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-relaxing-room



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