Elementary Return to Learn: Here is an update on the timeline for the process we will use to decide the learning model for the 3rd Term, which starts February 16.
January 12 - Elementary families will receive a survey asking for input regarding learning models for the 3rd term. Families will be asked if they prefer 100% onsite, the hybrid model or 100% online. This survey will be non-binding.
January 25 - Using survey results and additional COVID-19 metrics, the Pleasant Valley Board of Education will approve a 3rd term learning model for elementary students
January 26 - Elementary families will receive an attendance verification form asking them to confirm a learning model for the 3rd term.
In the meantime, we ask that you stay in your current learning model, as schedules and staffing are set to allow for social distancing. Thank you for your patience!
Kindergarten Registration: The Pleasant Valley Community School District is compiling a list of names of students who plan to enroll in kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here for more information.
Winter Weather: Now that we have snow and ice on our playgrounds, please send your child to school with the appropriate winter weather gear. The most important item to have beyond a hat, coat and gloves/mittens would be boots. This year, due to our hybrid model and keeping kids with the same cohort group all day long, our playground is separated into zones. Each day the kids are assigned to a different zone on the playground. One day might be a zone on the blacktop but the next day might be a zone in one of our fields. Regular shoes might be ok on a blacktop day but our fields, along with areas that have playground equipment, will remain full of snow and ice. Boots are important to have for these recess days. Students will still go outside to their assigned zone if they do not have boots, but please consider equipping your child with boots for each day of winter recess. Finally, the majority of our kids, but especially our K-3 kids, really love to roll around and play in the snow. It would also be important to send K-3 students to school with snow pants so they can fully participate in snow related winter recess activities. 4-6 kids are welcome to bring snow pants as well. If anyone has questions or concerns about our winter recess procedures, feel free to call me at the school or send me an email. I'd be happy to address any question or concern.
School-Issued iPads: If you have a school-issued ipad, please turn it off and turn it back on. The Pleasant Valley Technology Department has pushed out new updates. Thank you!
Free Meals for All Students: All school breakfasts and lunches will be free through the end of the school year! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Meals Available for At-Home Learners: We will have meals available each week for 100% online and hybrid at-home days. You must fill out this form every week by Monday at 6:00am to register for the meals. Meals will be available for pick up every day from 10:30am-11:00am at PVHS in the bus drop off area.
FROM THE PTA
Reflections Ceremony: Because of social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, the PTA Reflections Ceremony will be a bit different this year. Instead of the typical live ceremony, we will release a video featuring all of our students’ entries and students will be receiving their awards at school from their principal next week. Student projects that did not advance to State will be returned to them next week and projects that have advanced to State will be returned at a later date. Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in the PTA Reflections program.
January PTA Meeting: The January PTA meeting will be held virtually on Monday, January 11 at 5:00 p.m. Join us to hear from Mr. Strusz regarding the district's Revenue Purpose Statement that will be on the ballot in March. If you'd like to attend, save this email and click here to be directed to the meeting at 5:00pm. You can view the meeting agenda on the PTA website.
PTA Board Opening: The Pleasant View PTA is currently seeking volunteers to fill a vacancy for our PTA treasurer. Duties include keeping track of PTA dues, finances, and payments. If interested, contact Amy Featherstone (amyLfeatherstone@yahoo.com).
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
PV Spartan Drama Children’s Show: Come see the Velveteen Rabbit Saturday, January 9th at 10:30 and 2! Each show is followed by a Q and A for the audience to ask any questions they have about the show and our theatre department! We encourage our future thespians especially to come see this show! Get tickets now! https://www.showtix4u.com/events/51