PVJH #SpartanNation August 20, 2021

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Welcome Back:  It has been energizing the past three nights to see the excitement and enthusiasm of our students as they have entered the building to find their classes and organize their lockers.  We can't wait to see everyone on Monday morning!

Pick Up and Drop Off:  Getting in and out of the parking lot is always challenging on the first few days of school! All students will be dropped off and picked up at the back of the building. Please familiarize yourself with the traffic patterns for drop-off and pick-up at PVJH to make the transition easier!

Bus Assignments: If your student is riding the bus, please make sure to check the parent portal Sunday night.  Bus assignments could change up until that time.

Back Packs:  PVJH will be returning to previous policy in which backpacks are not allowed in the classrooms for the 21-22 school year.  Drawstring bags and shoulder bags are not allowed as well.  Students will be carrying their chromebooks and a folder/binder between classes as there are no textbooks that the students will be responsible for carrying. 

 Chromebooks:  7th grade students will be receiving their chromebook and charger during their 2nd period class on Monday, August 23rd.  Any new 8th grade student will be receiving their chromebook from the counseling office during 3rd period.  Reminder for 8th grade students, please bring your chromebook on the first day of school fully charged.  Please charge and check your chromebook to make sure it is fully functioning prior to classes on Monday.

Immunization Requirements: As a reminder, all immunizations must be up to date by the start of school.  Please see this link to check which immunizations are required.  If you have questions, please call your school nurse.

 School Pictures:  Will take place on Friday, August 27th during students Language Arts classes.  Order online at mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID Code - EVTXF9ZC2. Picture retake days will be announced at a later date.

Free Breakfasts & Lunches:  As a reminder, all students qualify for free breakfasts and lunches through the end of 2021.  Al a carte items will still be charged at normal pricing.

Run with Carl:  Join us on Monday, August 23 for a training run with Fleet Feet!  We’ll meet at the Life Fitness Center at 6:00pm.  All who participate will get a special discount promo code! You can sign up for the race now here or volunteer for the race by clicking here.  Proceeds support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

August 23            First Day of School, 7:34am
August 26            Junior High Open House
August 27            Picture Day
September 1      Early Dismissal, 12:55pm
September 6      No School
September 6      Run with Carl
September 9      Homecoming Parade
September 10   Homecoming Game
September 13   MAP Testing Begins
*For the extra-curricular calendar, click here.

 

 

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Family ID: To sign up for a fall sport at the Junior High, you need to sign up with Family ID. Click here for instructions. You need to provide an updated physical every year.  We will no longer be collecting paper physicals; you must upload them to Family ID.

Season One Sports Practices Start Monday, August 23: Students involved in Cross Country, Football and Volleyball, those sports will be in Advisor (period 9 on their schedule) from 2:30 - 3:10 pm.  When the bell rings they will be released to the following and will start practices at 3:25. 

·  Football - locker room and then out to the football field For details about Football from our coaches, please click here.

·  XC - locker room and then out to the shed by the baseball diamond. For details about Cross Country from our coaches, please click here.

·  Volleyball - locker room and then 8th to B-gym and 7th to C-gym (locations 75 and 76 on the school map).

·  Cheer - no practice until Wednesday 8/25 but will be in rm 124

Practices will last until 4:50 pm and students are released to either ride home with parents (back of the JH) or board the late run busses (front of JH) which depart for drop off at 5:05.  Late run bus information will populate in Infinite Campus under the Transportation link prior to the first day of school.  

 **All are encouraged to bring their own water

Sport Pictures are 8/27 for XC and Volleyball and then 9/3 for Football and Cheer.

OPUS Honor Choir:  Click here to learn how your student can audition for this prestigious choir!

 

The PV Platinum Kid's Clinic:  We are so excited to welcome our future Platinum dancers back on the field with us to perform some sunshine-filled routines at half-time of the sophomore PV football game on Friday, September 3rd. The clinic will be held on August 29th from 1-4pm at the Riverdale Heights gym. The clinic costs $30 and includes an adorable shirt, photo, and dancer entrance into the game on 9/3. Dancers can buy a poster for $5 that our Platinum dancers will sign on the day of the clinic. Our days are brighter knowing we will get to dance with you soon! Click here to Register. Contact hugheselizabeth@pleasval.org with questions!

Robotics Meeting: Teams are forming for grades 5-8 First Lego League robotics for this fall! If you are interested in coaching or if you are interested in signing your child up for robotics, please join us on Wednesday, August 25 at 6:00pm at Belmont Administration Center for an introduction to the season and team-formation meeting. We will meet as a whole group to answer questions and talk about the season. Coaches will stay for a continuation to discuss team formation. (Information on grades 2-4 teams will be coming soon!) Questions can be directed to pvrobotics@pleasval.org.