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School Board Work Session, April 6

posted Apr 3, 2020, 12:13 PM by Jessica Lester   [ updated ]

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The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors will hold a virtual work session on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. To join the meeting, please use the link and password below. The meeting will be recorded and later posted on the website. If you require reasonable accommodations to access these meetings due to a disability, please contact Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell at brussell@pvsd.org or (610) 489-8506, ext. 1101 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting with a request for such accommodations. The agenda will be posted in BoardDocs on April 4.

If you would like to submit public comment in advance of the meeting, you can send your comment(s) to virtualboardmeeting@pvsd.org. Please include your name and municipality or building assignment with your comment. The Board secretary will share all comments with the Board and make them available to the public.

If you join the meeting, you can submit comments using the Q&A feature in Zoom.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: pvsd

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,688036264# or +16465588656,,688036264#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 688 036 264
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acOGTCz0C0


"Navigating Through Our First Virtual Voyage" Recording/Presentation

posted Mar 31, 2020, 5:48 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 2, 2020, 9:24 AM ]

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In case you missed Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell's Facebook Live discussion about "Navigating our First Virtual Voyage", please view the discussion and an accompanying presentation below. 


Navigating Through Our First Virtual Voyage

 

Principal's Message 3.30.20

posted Mar 30, 2020, 4:01 PM by Chris Hughes

March 30, 2020


Dear PV East Parents,


I hope that you and your family are well. These are unprecedented times in which we find ourselves. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff here at East, I want to reassure you that our school community, which we have worked so hard to build, continues into this new virtual voyage. As we live through this global health crisis, please do not hesitate to reach out to administration, school counselors, and teachers should you need anything. 


With the recent announcement from Governor Wolf that schools across the state will remain closed indefinitely, and that the ‘stay at home’ orders will be extended until April 30th, our district has decided to transition from learning enhancements - essentially review work - to new learning. Last week our faculty and all staff were busy preparing for this new direction of instruction, and we are excited to re-engage with all of our students. We truly miss them!


We continue to send out Daily Announcements as well as a PVTV link via email. Our teams  also continue to post homework assignments on their team pages. Today our teachers started posting assignments in their Google Classrooms as well. See the middle level schedule below. We ask that you encourage your child/ren to check his/her/their school email each day as well as Google Classrooms for assignments to complete.  Please review Dr. Russell’s email from Friday (as well as past correspondence), and check the district’s website/social media for specific information regarding both accessing new learning and academic expectations. PVSD has a PVSD Virtual Voyage - information for Families page to support you.   


East’s school counselors will be available to our students daily, and they plan to share updates

periodically.  Students should reach out to their counselors with any counseling- and/or

scheduling-related need(s). Please check out our Counseling Center page for more information. 


The Safe2Say tip line is still active during this time.  This tip line will enables one to send

anonymous tips to notify the proper authorities to any number of concerns, such as, but

not limited to: mental health concerns, personal safety, drugs/alcohol abuse, bullying

and more.  There are several ways to report a concern: you can call 1-844-safe2say,

go to the Safe2Say, or download the app.  Your tip will be forwarded to an appropriate

person, and administrators and/or counselors will do our best to address the issue.


Don’t forget, in an emergency, please call 911!


Also, during the school closure, MS East will continue to run SAP (our Student

Assistance Program); we will continue to take referrals and provide connections for

students and families.  The mission of the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance

Services is to provide leadership for developing a safe and drug-free environment and

mental health wellness in schools and communities across the commonwealth.  Please

contact a school counselor for more information.  


Please don’t forget that East is still here to help and support you and your student(s). 

Please reach out to us through email.


Stay safe and be well!


Dr. Seamus Clune, Principal







 

Middle Level:  Grades 6-8

Day

Subject/Course

Time

Monday

ELA

Social Studies

World Language or

Instructional Sem. or

Reading Comprehension

Grades 6-8 - (Student commitment approx. 30-45 minutes per class)

Tuesday

Math

Special(A,C,E)/

Gifted Services

Grades 6-8 - (Student commitment approx. 30-45 minutes per class)

Wednesday

ELA

Social Studies

World Language or

Instructional Sem. or

Reading Comprehension

Grades 6-8 - (Student commitment approx. 30-45 minutes per class)

Thursday

Math

Science

Special(B,D,F)/

Gifted Services

Grades 6-8 - (Student commitment approx. 30-45 minutes per class)

*Friday

Represents a rotation 

Alternating Weekly→ 

ELA

Social Studies

World Languages or Instructional Sem. or 

Reading Comprehension

Special(A,C,E)

 

OR


Math

Science

Special(B,D,F)

Gifted Services

Grades 6-8 - (Student commitment approx. 30-45 minutes per class)


Week of March 30 - ELA/SS/Specials (A,C,E)/Inst. Seminar

Week of April 6 - No Class on Friday


If School Closure Continues….

Week of April 13 - ELA/SS/Specials (A,C,E)/Inst. Seminar (due to Holiday on Monday, April 13)

Week of April 20 - Math/Sci/Specials(B,D,F)/Gifted Services

Continue rotation accordingly




MIDDLE LEVEL SUGGESTED DAILY SCHEDULE


Before 9:00

WAKE UP

Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed

9:00 - 10:00

MORNING WALK

Family walk, morning exercise

10:00 - 10:15

ASSIGNMENT CHECK

Check email and Google Classroom

10:15 - 12:15

ACADEMIC TIME

work on Core Classes

12:15 - 12:45

LUNCH

Help make lunch

12:45 - 1:00

CHORE TIME

Clean lunch dishes, wipe counters and table

1:00 - 1:30

QUIET TIME

Reading, puzzle, nap

1:30 - 2:15

CREATIVE TIME

Work on specials: Music, FCS, Art, Tech Ed, World Language, etc.

2:15 - 2:30

ASSIGNMENT CHECK

Check email and Google Classroom

2:30 - 4:00

ACADEMIC TIME

Work on Core CLasses

4:00 - 5:00

OUTSIDE TIME

Biking, Walking, Jogging, etc.

5:00 - 6:00

DINNER

Help set the table

6:00 - 8:00

FREE TIME

TV, Xbox, Cell Phone, Games

8:00 - 9:00

SHOWER TIME

Get ready for bed

9:00 - 9:30

BEDTIME

Try reading a book; it will help you fall asleep



Coronavirus Shutdown Communication/Information

posted Mar 27, 2020, 11:07 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 11:09 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

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



Virtual Drop-In Zoom Meetings

posted Mar 20, 2020, 10:22 AM by Chris Hughes

PMHCA and Youth MOVE PA will be hosting a series of “Virtual Drop-In” zoom meetings to help reduce the sense of social isolation we can experience during this difficult time. These are NOT clinical or therapeutic groups!

Please see the attachment for more information about these meetings focusing on adults, youth and Certified Peer Specialists.  See the attached flyer below this announcement.

Learning Enhancements Resource Page for Families

posted Mar 19, 2020, 7:18 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Mar 19, 2020, 7:18 AM ]

dad and child learning
Need some ideas for learning enhancements for your child during the shutdown? Please visit our resource page for information - we will be adding to this page periodically. Be sure to check back for more links, tips and resources. 

Ski and Snowboard Club Trips Rescheduled/Postponed

posted Feb 4, 2020, 1:00 PM by Chris Hughes

Attention skiers and snowboarders, unfortunately mother nature is not helping this winter and causing our trips to be postponed.  Here are the new dates.

Original Trip #2 (January 23rd) is now moved to Thursday February 13th.

Original Trip #4 (February 6th) is now moved to Thursday February 27th.

Please see Mr. Hughes or Mrs. Storm  with any questions or concerns.

If any ski and snowboard club student needs there websale card to go on your own, please get it from Mrs. Storm in room 143.

School Board Approves 2020-21 Calendar

posted Jan 14, 2020, 8:52 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 8:52 AM ]

day planner
The 2020-21 instructional calendar was approved at the Jan. 13, 2020 School Board meeting and features a pre-Labor Day start to school and several half-days for in-service. The 2020-21 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The last day of school, if all three built-in snow days are used, will be Thursday, June 17, 2020. To view more information about the calendar development process and download a PDF, visit our webpage.

Operation Snowflake - Help a Homeless Shelter in Pheonixville

posted Jan 8, 2020, 12:13 PM by Chris Hughes

Builder's Club East will be collecting items for:

OPERATION SNOWFLAKE until January 17th.

It’s hard to believe that there are actually homeless people who live in our area; unfortunately, there are. 
Builders Club PVMS-E is collecting items to make Personal Hygiene kits to deliver to the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter right here in nearby Phoenixville, PA.

The following is a List of Needed Items:
Soap                           
Mouthwash   
Dental Floss
Wash Clothes             
Deodorant
Shampoo/Conditioner
Hand Sanitizer            
Lotion
Kleenex/Wipes
Combs/Hair brushes     
Disposable Razors
Socks                         
Shaving Cream Toothpaste
Men’s - Hats, Gloves and Scarves

All items should be NEW and UNUSED. 

We will also accept cash and gift cards to stores like Target, Giant, Wegmans, Redners, Walmart, etc. -- so we can purchase the items we still need.  Last year, we were able to give over 100 WaWa gift cards!

Please send donations in by Friday, January 17th..... donations may be dropped off to PVMS-East Main Office attention:  Builder’s Club or brought in to Homerooms and will
be collected. 

Questions? Please contact Builders Club Advisor: Lisa Eskin at leskin@pvsd.org or 610-409-8580, ext. 3203.

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