PVHS Back to School 2022-23

Back to School Center

Hello Spartans! 

I hope you are having a great summer. It's only July, but before we know if the 2022-23 school year will be upon us. I'm looking forward to another incredible year and can't wait to get started. 

Make sure you are watching for information in the coming weeks regarding registration, times in which the building is open to walk your schedule, and other important items you'll need to get started. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you soon!

Darren Erickson
PVHS, Principal

August 2 Required Senior Review (Jan-Jun birth dates) Cafeteria 10am - 4pm
August 3 Required Senior Review (Jul-Dec birth dates) Cafeteria 10am - 4pm 
August 15 Schedules Posted on Infinite Campus

  • Don’t have a Portal account? Contact Susan Parks at 563-332-5550.  
  • The master schedule at PVHS is created based on student requests.  Teacher schedules, staffing needs, and textbooks are determined by course requests.  Therefore, schedule changes are not guaranteed.   Please note that requests for teacher changes will not be honored.  Email your counselor only if there is an error to your schedule, a class that is needed to graduate or required by your college/university.

August 15/16 10:00am - 12:00pm - Building and Office Open for fee payments, lunch deposits, etc. for all students. Building will be open for incoming 9th graders to familiarize themselves with the building  and to walk their schedules. We ask that you limit your visit to 30 minutes.

August 15/16 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Building is open for all students.  Office is closed.

August 18 7:00pm Virtual PVHS Open House - Building will be closed

  • Please log in to your student’s Google classroom and watch each teacher’s short video.  This is an opportunity for parents to gain information about performance expectations and curriculum content in each class. Detailed information to come.

August 23      8:10am First Day of School/ Early Dismissal - 9th Graders stay for Freshman       Orientation.

  • 10th - 12th grade, buses will be here at 3:30pm, please arrange your own ride home if  you do not want to wait for the bus.
     

August 23/24 ID Pictures, School Pictures, Activity Passes - taken during PE/Strength Training and  Health classes.  Activity passes must be paid before an activity pass is printed ($50) The order link is mylifetouch.com - Order Code: EVTF9X6NR To download a paper copy see flier here.

September 5 No School, Labor Day
September 5 Run with Carl - Register here to support PV Seniors.
September 7 Early Dismissal, 12:05pm, buses leave at 12:30pm.

Did you know you can download your school’s calendar right to your digital calendar?  Click here.

EARLY DISMISSALS:  This year, PV schools will dismiss early on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments on August 15. To access the parent portal, please follow the following guides:

Infinite Campus Getting Started Guide
Navigating the Portal Video

If your student is riding the bus, you will learn your bus assignment through the parent portal.  Bus assignments will be made in mid-August and we will alert you when they are available. Bus assignments could change up to the night before school starts, so check back often! 

Click here for a reminder of the expectations we have for our exceptional bus riders.

Iowa Immunization Law requires all students entering 7th grade to have one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine.  Once these have been completed please provide the date to your school nurse. The State of Iowa allows NO grace period for the start of the school year. Students without evidence of these vaccinations or an immunization exemption certificate on file will be unable to attend school in August until the requirement is met.

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

Want to know what’s for lunch today?  Click here for breakfast and lunch menus. 

You can also download the Nutrislice app by searching “nutrislice”.

The USDA has ended the free breakfast and lunch program. We appreciate your understanding as this was not a local decision, but a decision made by the USDA and Federal Government. 

Breakfast and Lunch Prices 2022-23 Reduced 
PVJH Breakfast $1.85 $0.30
Lunch - Tier 1 $2.90 $0.40
Lunch - Tier 2 (Salad/Sub) $3.15 $0.40
Milk $0.50 $0.40

FREE & REDUCED MEALS: Your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by filling out the 2022-2023 Iowa Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals/Milk. To begin your online free and reduced application, please log in to your Parent Portal Account here. If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550. Please note that the Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.

  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”
  • After your application has been processed you will receive a notification in your parent portal inbox.
  • If you are unable to complete the online application please click here

If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Corie Gamble, at 563-332-5550 or gamblecorrie@pleasval.org.

NEED A SPORTS PHYSICAL?  Click here for the form.

MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS VACCINE INFORMATION: Students entering grade 12 must have 2 doses if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received at 16 years of age or older. There will be no grace period allowed, if your child does not meet the state requirements they will not be allowed to start school on August 23. If your student has a medical exemption; a new medical exemption to include the Meningococcal vaccine is required. YOU MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

A few changes have been made to the program, please refer to the new service-learning handbook.

Incoming Sophomores:

Fr/So Service- Learning Requirement: 30 hours

  • Service-Learning Inventory (1 hour)
  • 27 hours at non profit organizations (501c3 non profit status)
  • Reflective Project (2 hours)
  • Sophomores must complete a minimum of 15 hours by the end of 1st semester to remain in good standing

As you are being grandfathered in, you can choose whether or not to do the service-learning inventory (if you choose not to, you will need 28 hours volunteering) but will need to do the reflective project.  If you have already completed your hours, you do not have to do anything additional. The service-learning inventory, reflective project information, updated hours opportunities, and more can be found on the service-learning website.

Incoming Juniors:

Junior Senior Service -Learning Requirement: 40 hour passion project

  • project theme to be approved (1 hour)
  • design of project- why, where (2 hours)
  • 35 hours at nonprofit organizations
  • Panel Interview (2 hours)
  • Track hours on hours verification form
  • Hours should be turned in monthly so that progress can be tracked.

The information for theme, design, panel interview, updated hours opportunities, and more can be found on the service-learning website. You can complete these things at any time so you can begin your service.

Incoming Seniors:

Junior Senior Service -Learning Requirement: 40 hour passion project

  • 40 hour passion project
  • project theme to be approved (1 hour)
  • design of project- why, where (2 hours)
  • 35 hours at nonprofit organizations
  • Panel Interview (2 hours)
  • Track hours on hours verification form
  • Hours should be turned in monthly so that progress can be tracked.

As you are being grandfathered in, you can choose whether or not to do the theme and design of the project (if you choose not to, you will need 38 hours volunteering) but will need to do the panel interview.  If you have already completed your hours and a PowerPoint and reflection, you do not have to do anything additional. The information for theme, design, panel interview, updated hours opportunities, and more can be found on the service-learning website.

Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to the PVHS Family:

Cynthia Carius, Administrative Assistant - Principal/Registrar
Anthony Frakes, Social Studies
Marc Gaskin, Band
Kelly Hanrahan, Math
Diane Layton, Paraeducator
Megan Ludwig, English
Kathleen McCunn, French
Rachel Meyer, Art
Trever Moore, Math
James Morrissey, Paraeducator
Stephanie O'Donnell, Food Service
Zachary Paustian, Special Education
Collette Rhoades, Nurse
Karl Stubben, Science
Meredith Zietlow, Social Studies


RUN WITH CARL!  Funds raised from the ½ mile, 5k and 5 mile race benefit the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program!  This year the PVEF will award more than 130 scholarships to graduating seniors!  Run with Carl and support our seniors!  Sign up for this Labor Day event here!


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